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on 1/29/02 8:38 AM, ARMORNUT-at-aol.com at ARMORNUT-at-aol.com wrote:
> What I was thinking of was to measure the fps with a device I have seen at
> the paintball grounds. With an adjustable psi, you can adjust the fps. The
> device works by you shooting your gun though the sensors, and it gives you
> how fast the paintball is moving. Set the limits on small, medium, and heavy
> based on the fps.
> Where I played paintball games they would keep the fps at or just under 300,
> mainly because you break more balls in the barrel if you go higher. If you
> are running at 150 now, then you have a little room to play with the setting
> for the different caliber's of gun.
> Checking may seem to be a pain, but you will have to check before each battle
> to assure someone has not changed it, be it on purpose or not. Just simply
> take the tanks and the device (I cannot remember the name) before each battle
> fine tune the FPS. Seems to me that it would be SAFER, as you would know
> right where everyone is at as far as gun power.
> Just thinking out loud, if you get tired of it tell me to shut up,
> Justin Day
I received such a device as part of a deal when I got my lathe and mill. I
have not used it though. It uses a V-shaped vane through which you fire.
It may not even work, but I thought that some day it would come in use for
just this sort of thing.