View Full Version : barrels and balls

03-04-2009, 11:58 AM
when you have a barrel unskrewd from your marker and you take a .68 cal ball and drop it in is it suppost to go right through without getting stuck or even touching?

03-04-2009, 12:24 PM
no if its an exact fit it will be snug, if the paint is too small it will simply fall through
if its too big it obliviously wont fit

03-04-2009, 07:28 PM
All paint varies slightly so it will do that depending on your paint.

03-05-2009, 08:08 AM
yeah but what should it do?

03-05-2009, 08:24 AM
It should fit into the barrel easy but fit snug enough it takes a little bit of air force (you blowing) to push it out the barrel.

03-05-2009, 08:56 AM
i bout walmart baintballs and turni grade and they both role right out

03-05-2009, 09:19 AM
I bought walmart paintballs and tourney grade and they both roll right out.

That means your barrel is a large bore and/or your paint is small. I used to oversize my barrel so I didnt worry about about it & I dont see a whole big difference now.

03-05-2009, 09:37 AM
so it doesn't matter? if the paint isn't snug?

03-05-2009, 09:50 AM
I never had problems with over boring but if your anal about how it shoots, how much air you go through then it matters. If your just there to have a good time then I wouldnt bother trying to match the size up.

03-05-2009, 10:04 AM
so should i get .40 cal balls or would it even matter?

03-05-2009, 10:05 AM

03-05-2009, 10:24 AM
You want to stick to standard .68 paintball rounds. The actual size will range from high .670s to mid/high .690s. Using anything smaller, like .40, wont help anything other than maybe your pocket. But if you have trouble shooting them, you basicly wasted that money.