Posted 16 December 2006 - 07:20 AM
If you have a chrono for you and your friends and they don't want to properly chrono their markers - it's lazyness on their part and dangerous - do you really want to play with a bunch of people that shrug and say it doesn't matter? Besides, there is a optimal sweet spot for markers, and hitting that mark (whether it be 260 or 285) just makes sense.
You might have to be hardnosed about it and tell them that unless everyone plays under a certain speed that you won't be playing with them again. I play with a group of hardcore mil simmers, you can come in with anything you want to shoot, as long as it's under 300 fps (and usually it's around 270-280 fps). Full auto, pump, a slingshot, as long as it's under - now that might not level the playing field for one person shooting full auto and another using a pump, but the speeds are consistant (and we chrono multiple times during the day to ensure that the numbers don't go up).
I'd rather be taken out by a guy shooting a good clean shot at 280, then some idiot empting his hopper at me at 340 - your not invited back if you can't follow this simple safety rule. I really can't believe that people balk at using a chrono, it's like saying you don't need to wear a mask because you never get shot in the face, so why bother. If you can't afford or refuse to use it, you shouldn't be playing, it's that simple - and you certainly won't be playing paintball with me if that's how you want to be.
"Artillery is the King of Battle: the King cannot swim, however, which is why we need you guys."
(USMC arty specialist to a group of Navy officers in an Amphib Warfare Indoc course.)
"Artillerymen believe the world consist of two types of people; other Artillerymen and targets."
"Do not touch anything unnecessarily. Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally."
Soviet infantry manual, issued in the 1930's