Paint Size all about paint sizing
Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:19 PM
I'm looking for some advice on paint size. I have always tried to buy decent paint, but I've never payed much attention to it beyond that. If I can cut back on my paint usage and find some money, then I may try to start shooting mostly marbalizer this summer, but that definitely not for sure. I guess I'm just looking to try to figure out what brands tend to run bigger or smaller, and try to find some good paint-to-barrel matches...so hit me. Any advice in this area is appreciated, so take it away. Anything you wanna tell me, I wanna hear.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:47 PM
For a casual player, or even a serious player, single bore barrels can work very well. If you need another bore size you can just buy another one-piece barrel, it isn't that much different than a kit and you still have enough flexibility. The simplest route is to use a large bore barrel and buy paint that fits it. If it's a little small its no big deal. A lot of people tend to exaggerate the importance of having a perfect paint-barrel match. As long as the paint isn't too big, or it isn't grossly smaller than the barrel you won't likely notice a difference in how it shoots.
The link above can give you some rough estimates. If you're in a humid area paint tends to be on the large side, and a dry climate it tends to shrink a bit. From my experience, usually the best paint is what is made most local to where you play. The local paint supplier will tend to have a quicker turnaround and fresher paint in general. Where I live, Karnage paint shoots just as well as everything else, it's cheaper, and its always a fresh box.
This post has been edited by Piller: 08 April 2009 - 08:48 PM
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:59 PM
This post has been edited by TyTy: 09 April 2009 - 08:59 PM