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From: "Zach Ginter" <zgunbear01-at-comcast.net>
Subject: Re: 6mm Electric Weapon Question
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 15:35:13 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

I participate in airsoft skirmishes so I hacve experience with the 6mm guns
and paintballs. First do not use the paintballs in any of the electrics. The
6mm paintballs fall into 3 categories, none of which is good. The first are
mis-shapen that will not feed which means the gun will jam up. Second some
of them are hard so if you do get them to feed they will not mark your
target. A good example of this is that I have a spring single shot airsoft
that shots rather well. I shot some the paintballs into a stainless steel
sink at 3 feet aweay and they did not break.  Third some are soft, and just
the action of the gun firing causes them to burst. Againg using paintballs
from the same bottle just feeeing it into my springer from the magazine
caused it to burst. 6mm is so small they have trouble with qaulity control.
If you want to shoot something airsoft stick to the regular bb's
Now about the cheap electric guns. They are fun but do nlot have an actually
mech box when the work they will shoot across a room semi accurately. but
not too much futher. Once the break they are usually broke good and can not
be repaired.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grauwolf" <grauwulf-at-yahoo.com>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 10:05 AM
Subject: 6mm Electric Weapon Question

> Greetings All,
>   New to the List and the Sport.
>   Before I discovered that there were others out there who too could
> see the potential for fun by attaching a paintball gun to a remote, I
> had started working on one of my own. Naturally, I want to see it
> through to completion before I begin working on a larger scale version.
> (Yeah, I'd already started working on the plans the minute I found your
> site. Tanks three feet long! Wow! This could really get interesting!
> --LOL)
>   Working solely with what I have on-hand, my current project involves
> Frankensteining one of my son's old 3  GI Joe tanks/hovercraft/?. (By
> the way, could anyone tell me just what scale that is?) While hunting
> through e-bay for some inexpensive and compact weapons I found some 6mm
> Electric BB/Paintball, Full Auto Mini-Machineguns.
>   I realize that the range, velocity, and most likely the accuracy
> won't be able to match that of CO2 weapons, however, the key word here
> is "Compact". I need a small system, but I really don't want to go
> through all the installation just to find that it wasn't worth all the
> work.
>   So if anybody could give me any feedback on these Electric units, or
> on any of the 6mm guns in general, I would be greatly appreciative.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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