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25 July 2009 - 06:19 PMDoes anyone here also have the breech mod for this? I've got some questions about how to install it, since the instruction sheet was all of five sentences and I don't want to screw anything up.
If you could post here or PM me so I could get a hold of one of you, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
01 July 2009 - 02:56 PMWhat is the diameter of a stock F-69 rocket, and the regular Nerf rockets? i have a tennis ball(2.5in) air cannon that i want to adapt to pball. thanks
btw that is fairly stupid that they dont fit but the tighter the fit the more use you will get out of the air, think firearms.
If they go according to spec, they should be just about 2 inches, or a hair under 51mm. Both the metadyne and the alias launcher have inner diameters of 2 inches IIRC.
Yeah, well they were so tight a fit that they'd just get warped on the way out if we stuffed them in there, and they'd take sometimes even 2 shots to just clear the launcher. I mean, the stupid things would literally be ripped to shreds in the process too since they were no where near as durable as the Nerf rockets.
07 June 2009 - 09:28 PM
07 June 2009 - 10:56 AMI'm surprised to see people making comments that mil-sim should die and that paintball would be better off without it.
I don't care what you're shooting. A space gun or a mil-sim. As long as you're enjoying it and bringing good sportsmanship, I say welcome to the sport. It's not one group or another that will give paintballing a bad rap. It's individuals.
I'd rather see this sport expand and grow as opposed to having a section of it essentially neutered - As some of you seem to support.
You don't live in my state then i can see. Guns in MA is a big scary thing. You mention gun and everyone freaks out. Dead serious. Some of the strictest gun lawss in the country. People think anyone with a gun is a redneck yahoo. What does this have to do with PB and milsim???
Everyone i talk to about PB in this state who knows nothing about it all say the same types of things...
"OH so you go out in the woods and play army and war and pretend to be GI Joe?"
"God if you want to play soldier you should have just joined the army"
"Aren't you a little old to play GI joe?"
"So you enjoy shooting people with guns? Must be some kind of psycho..."
EVERYONE associates PB with guns, war, and army. Problem is...very little of PB is related to that at all. So just by having so many people shoot markers that look real, and having people pretend to be GI Joe, we have now been lumped in with the Gun Crowd. And in this state...that is a BAD thing. They are constatntly tightening laws on guns in this state. I know soon enough, PB will be thrown in with it....
Hence why i never call a PB marker a gun...i don't want them associated in ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. PC liberals are taking over this country more and more everyday, and as much as i hate to say it, but here we have to cater to their ways and try to avoid their hellfire and aims at curtailing our markers. Soon enough they will be called weapons.
well to be fair Boston MA was put on lockdown by this:
all joking aside, the lumping of groups into violent gun crowd is not fair and needs education, those people who think that kind of stuff will usually never change their minds, even if the markers we use are shaped like a teddy bear.
Even in a state such as MA it will change eventually with more public relations and integration. It will be a slow process but it WILL happen.
lol I remember that. I tried to find the ones that were placed in seattle, but it looks like someone else got to them first. Any person whos' watched adult swim for any length of time would have recognized that and probably had themselves a bit of a laugh. I suppose somewho who watches lifetime instead, calls in the bomb squad.
Legoto, that sounds like a problem with the general populace in general. Not being properly informed or educated about the difference between markers and firearms (guns). While a mil-sim look can defintely do more to provoke a response from someone who doesn't know the difference, but if it were to disappear the problem would still exist. Airsoft guns portray a much more accurate representation of a real firearm (no braided steel or macroline, no hoppers, no drop down, drop forward, or ASA of any kind) which will still put the people of MA in a flurry if they're worried about lite-brite cartoon characters. I'd want to say that the solution would be to educate the masses, but that's more of a pipe dream than anything.
Obviously we have a very different demographic to base our views off of, our state is assuredly more redneck friendly. One of the problems is that markers are already heavily associated with guns in forms other than milsim. No matter how you dress it up or color it, the idea behind both is similar. To accelerate a projectile to a dangerous velocity (dangerous depends on how you look at it, paintballers need to wear protection, so even though it's a very safe sport, without that protection the velocity of paintballs is dangerous to exposed areas). Not to mention, perhaps the most offending part to some people is still there, and is at the heart of the sport. You're using these markers (in their mind guns) and firing them at other people. People may still be wearing BDUs or the specops camo jerseys and pants, perhaps ghillie suits. In an outsiders mind, I imagine it looks largely the same, milsim markers or not.
I guess if you want to eliminate any association with actual firearms, the elimination of milsim is a step in the right direction. It's just the tip of the iceberg though. Don't think for a moment that if they did that, that they would stop there. I doubt that would stop people from making comments about joining the army or dressing up like GI Joe. I think education is the answer, but that's a difficult path to tread. There's no easy solution, but I find it hard to believe that conceding points and giving up rights that affect the sport are going to be helpful in the long run. But hey, to each his own.
I'll be watching to see what the outcome of this is. If so, I've got to wonder if other firearms manufacturers will follow suit in the crusade against airsoft and paintball markers.
07 June 2009 - 12:02 AMOh.... i ordered a Powerlyte Scepter barrel kit in Spyder thread from them around 20 days ago.... but it still hasnt arrived, it says that their phone number is "being changed" and it has said that since i ordered the barrel. My credit card has been billed. and now, to top it all off, when i go to the website and search for powerlyte barrels, they no longer have them even listed on their site.... what should i do? i have already sent an email to them...
I've got a similar story. I order about $100 worth of stuff at their site in late April, and it's been "processing" ever since. I've been charged and I've attempted to call, email, and use the service contact messages to get a hold of them. Their phones are all being "changed over" still, and their numbers are disconnected. I have just found no way to contact them and get a reply. It's pretty sad too, because last year when I went through them they were great and helped me out in no time when there was a problem with the order.
I've already initiated a dispute. It's been 6 weeks since they charged me, and not a peep from them.
80% of my last orders have been from Hotshot paintball, I like them. Even though they don't list when stuff is out of stock or backordered until you order it. Another reason I like them is because if they terribly screw up I can just go to there HQ and talk to them sence they are less then two drivng hours away from my house.
I find it easier not to email them, just call them. Around 50% of the time you get the answering machine but just leave a message and they always get back to you. There phone operator (Jen) is very kind and curdious.
They are paintballers too, they understand where you are coming from like when my package got backordered I called them and talked to Jen and explained to her that I had a senario game in 4 days and I switched my stock and they had it at my door step within 2 days.
Hard to call them when their phone system is being perpetually "changed over". Though I realize that two years ago things were probably much different. Maybe you can go down there and see whats going on for us!
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