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MYNEWMR2
11-01-2010, 07:02 AM
How far does your mr2 shoot when you hold it horizontal? I'm not sure but I think mine isn't shooting very far... Approximately how far does yours shoot?

oldironmudder
11-01-2010, 07:33 AM
The distance any marker will shoot depends on so many things. What you need is a chronograph to set your speed to under 300fps.

THUNDR
11-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Yeah, you wan't to make sure you are 300 FPS (most feilds actually have a limit around 280), and any marker around there, all other things equal, will shoot just as far as yours, and no further. Paintball markers probably have an effective range of no more than ~85 feet reliably, without longballing or any of that.

MYNEWMR2
11-03-2010, 07:12 AM
Yeah, you wan't to make sure you are 300 FPS (most feilds actually have a limit around 280), and any marker around there, all other things equal, will shoot just as far as yours, and no further. Paintball markers probably have an effective range of no more than ~85 feet reliably, without longballing or any of that.


Yeah my local field has a 280 limit. mine didnt seem to be going 85 feet. I am going to get a barrel though. That should help distance.

oldironmudder
11-03-2010, 08:25 AM
It might. What FPS are you shooting?

DRAGON
11-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Yeah my local field has a 280 limit. mine didnt seem to be going 85 feet. I am going to get a barrel though. That should help distance.

Depends on what the diameter of paint you're using. Stock MR2 barrel isn't exactly a medium or small bore. If the paint you're using is significantly smaller than the bore, you will lose distance because alot of the pressure that should be behind the ball pushing it, is escaping around the ball instead. If you remove the barrel, let a ball drop through it and it doesn't stop at all in the barrel, it's too small for the bore and you'll lose not only distance but velocity as well -

THUNDR
11-04-2010, 08:14 AM
What they said. Barrels themselves in no way will increase your range (I wonder why there's the common belief that a longer barrel provides more range?), barring the Flatline or Apex. You want to make sure you have a good paint to bore match to maximize air efficiency behind the ball.

MYNEWMR2
11-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Depends on what the diameter of paint you're using. Stock MR2 barrel isn't exactly a medium or small bore. If the paint you're using is significantly smaller than the bore, you will lose distance because alot of the pressure that should be behind the ball pushing it, is escaping around the ball instead. If you remove the barrel, let a ball drop through it and it doesn't stop at all in the barrel, it's too small for the bore and you'll lose not only distance but velocity as well -

I really don't know what size paint it is. My local field only lets us use their field paint... I also dont have any. I blew off all I had. I'll call em and find out what diameter the paint is...

MYNEWMR2
11-04-2010, 11:18 AM
It might. What FPS are you shooting?

The chrono was averaging between 275-295. (I use co2- don't have enough money to get an air tank yet...)

oldironmudder
11-04-2010, 01:04 PM
275-295 is a good range for a CO2 marker. More than likely its the paint being to small for your barrel.

MYNEWMR2
11-04-2010, 02:52 PM
More than likely its the paint being to small for your barrel.

Well then what can I do?? My field (PBC if you by chance live in South or North Carolina) only lets us use their field paint.

I am looking at a barrel that said "Dual Bore .688 & .6925"

here's the link for the barrel. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360294465990&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Is that good? I have no idea.

TheDarkShadow
11-04-2010, 06:27 PM
paintballs are getting smaller so really you probably dont want anything bigger than a .688 and if you want to get a good single piece barrel get a CP

bigred76
11-04-2010, 06:52 PM
What that most likely means is that your back is a smaller bore and your front is another. That is standard. Switching to another barrel will give you more accuracy, but not more range. Best advice for a longer shot.... move up until your balls hit your opponents.

TheDarkShadow
11-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Best advice for a longer shot.... move up until your balls hit your opponents.

paintballs... he's not suggesting you getting in their personal space :D

MYNEWMR2
11-05-2010, 05:14 AM
paintballs... he's not suggesting you getting in their personal space :D

are you sure ;)