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Paintball gun max power.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Igotknobblies, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Igotknobblies

    Igotknobblies Engaging Member

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    I shouldn't assume, but would i be right in saying these are subject to airgun regs ie 12 ft lb? It's just that they're so inaccurate that they could never be used for any wrong purpose effectively! A friend wanted help with his. I stu k it over the chrono. 259ft/s.
     
  2. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    I've just had a vision of the future and its terrifying! I know fox hunters now just go for a ride in their red coats or chase someone running with a smelly bag to lay a scent. Will we air gunners ever be disarmed of lead pellets and have to leave fields full of brightly paint splattered bunnies in our wake?
     
  3. Trouserferret

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    Dunno the ins and outs of this, so don't quote me but I've been led to believe that markers have to fall within the airgun ranges. Think it's just to be on the safe side.

    Think you're aiming for no more than 300fps. Used to be rifles and pistols were different, but with the advance of designs, most pistols have become rapid fire (semi-auto) rifles now...

    There's a real grey area with the paintball side of things, but there's nothing that's brought it up in court of late. Wouldn't want to chance my luck with anything daft though. There's summat about "frangible rounds" falling outwith the remit, but I'd be playing it safe anyways.

    Edit: I'll stick this in here, too:

    It's all about the kinetic energy they're putting out, and if they're RIFs.

    So aye, stay within the guidelines and you should be fine. Just be careful of how you store your paintballs.

    You'd be best getting onto a paintballer forum and getting some answers from them, I'm just answering from my limited experience (and my mate who was a paintball nut).
     
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  4. Titchgamer

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    Basically there is no law for paintball markers at this point in time.

    However to keep it that way the UKPSF (gouverning body for paintball) Has issued its own regulations to keep the players safe and keep on the good side of the law.

    They say the marker should not fire over 300fps & Should only fire in semi auto mode, theres many other things as well but they are not relivant to this thread.
    Most sites however as a matter of safety limit markers to 270-280fps and semi auto.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. tisme

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    I was arrested in 1988 for section 5 firearms offences owning nearly 500 paintball guns. Even had a swat team do it. After a long time and the home office being involved all charges were dropped after we proved you couldn't shoot a ball bearing or anything hard out of one. The normal FPS is 300 in tournaments/competitions.
     
  6. Canon Fodder

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    Was that to do with co2 being the propellent?
     
  7. tisme

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    No nothing to do with CO2 just the paintball speed in a smooth bore barrel with a mag that held 150 paintballs and some were semi auto.
     

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