light-u-up, on Oct 6 2007, 03:48 PM, said:
Orpackrat, on Oct 6 2007, 05:55 PM, said:
TippyFreak, on Oct 6 2007, 02:40 PM, said:
Orpackrat, on Oct 6 2007, 02:12 PM, said:
light-u-up, on Oct 6 2007, 01:15 PM, said:
A 3" barrel isn't going to make the paintball come out less than 300fps. 300FPS is 300FPS.
The shorter the barrel the less space the paintball has to accelerate to full speed so you need to fire the paintball with more power so it can reach normal velocity before exiting the barrel. A 3" barrel isn't as bad but a 1.5" barrel needs the velocity turned fully up for 300FPS. 300FPS on one of these short barrels = 350+FPS on a regular barrel.
where did you hear that ???
Where did I hear it? Did not need to hear it, we tested it before a game. Same results from a LAW, shortening the barrel = less range and speed, lengthening the barrel = greater range and speed (but there is a limit to how long a barrel can be before it takes away speed and range). To get the same range from the short barrel as the long, a grater volume of air is needer.
lmao, try searching some threads on here.
Or maybe YOU could stop being a jerk and think about what he's saying for a second. He just means to turn up the psi, which on many many many guns equates to "turning up the velocity."
More psi is required to send a ball out of a really short barrel because of the less amount of time/distance it has to accelerate up to 300fps. So yea, provided you keep the same fps/psi setting from a 12" barrel and suddenly stick a 3" on there, you will get less fps. 8" is the usual required length, depending on the gun.