View Full Version : Ball tragectory

04-02-2006, 04:40 PM
When im shooting balls, they dont seem to go as straight as i would like. is there an easy way to better the way the balls fly? I have a stock rodeo running CO2 with a velocity about at 300fps.

04-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Stock barrel? if so get a new one like a J&J, progressive or a freak kit if you have the $. Mmmm.... might wanna turn the velocity down to like 290 psi too.

04-02-2006, 05:51 PM
... hmm .. proabably around 275 actually.. thats what mosts fields do .. unless it's 280 or so ...

Yeah the barrel would be a problem too .. as well as the cleaness of it too ...

Make sure your whole gun is clean and lubed also

04-03-2006, 03:40 AM
I once read somewhere that any velocity above 285 is bad for accuracy. The reason they stated was the paintball is a liquid filled ball in a ply-able sleeve. The higher the FPS the more the ball deforms. Kind of like shooting an egg.

I may have even read that here or on the old KUSA, cant remember.


04-24-2006, 08:18 AM
I think the biggest contributer to bad accuracy is bad ball to barrel fit. instead of being pushed down the barrel evenly the ball rolls. once the ball leaves the barrel the spin on the ball will dictate what direction it goes. As far as FPS causing bad accuracy. When I first started this game back in 91 the upper limit was 350fps and the guns were accurate.

04-24-2006, 12:08 PM
this is paintball...not the Camp Pendleton Sniper course. Paintballs lobb...not tack-drive like a 1903A3...

Hob Hayward
04-24-2006, 02:10 PM
Well if you like the Apex barrel by BT has the flatline effect... puts backspin on the ball and gives flater trajectory.

04-24-2006, 02:32 PM
its your barrel and you paint to bore match get a kit or a barrel with a good size close to your paint i think otter has a barrel FAQ on his website check it out it will help

04-24-2006, 02:50 PM
"about 300 fps..." Is that ABOVE 300 fps or is it below?

If it's above, definitely turn the velocity down some. Also, check your paint. If it has dimples, it won't fly straight. Turn your paint once a week, so it stays round. Could be ball to barrel match, but I really don't think so. Not unless you have a really crappy barrel to begin with.

04-24-2006, 07:30 PM
I'd guess paint........what are you using? If it's not round and frairly fresh it won't be accurate!

04-27-2006, 06:56 PM
now that ive read what u guys wrote, im sure i have the problem narrowed down.

1. Stock Barrel
2. Cheap paint

Oh, and by the way, my fps now is rarely over 275. Dont know what i was shootin hot the day i wrote the post.

04-27-2006, 07:06 PM
yeah...replace the barrel and buy better paint.