T16 - very simlar but does not used cased paintballs.
T68 - Hopper feed milsim marker. I like the the mags. Giant hoppers of paint just don't work for me.
I have 3.
All basic setup. I have used both the standard core and the upgraded LE core.
BSA reddot and other tactial sights.
You need at least 3 mags, preferrably closer to 12.
Have a walkie talkie, with boom mike or throat mike. Stay in touch with your team mates.
The LE is a great upgrade, adds greater distance and accuracy. However be careful, the LE fires 325fps-450fps. I have seen my chrono as high as 480. I am upgrading to the New METS non LE core when it comes out. (capable of going below 300fps)
realistic, releiable, Solid, cool accessories,
Many fields will not allow .43.
mag change, 20rds per mag
I love them, I'll step out on any field with them any time. They are made extrealy durable, some seem to require continual futs-ing with. I think of them as old harley's, once you get it tuned don't mess with it. I was able to use mine for over a year just hosing it off. Generally all I do is hose them off and occassionally add a little oil.
The .43 round having less mass than a .68 round is more prone to windage. If you live in
a windy area expect your balls to be blown all over the place.
I find the biggest disadvantage when facing a standard marker is that my opponent steps out on the field with over 500 rounds My mag has 20 rounds per mag, carying 9 mags gives me 180 rounds. Changing mags take time that someone could be charging me. Statically more paint is flying in my direction than I can put in the opposite. I enjoy the challenge of using my brain to use teamwork and use cover and concelament effectivlely. Usually I am out gunned, but hey I am out for fun.
The LE version is geared for 350-450fps and this higher velocity allows the LE a greater accuracy. a few fields recognize that the .43 paintball is not a .68 and will allow the higer muzzle velocity of an LE(law enforcment) core. Currently civilians are now allowed to buy the LE version. I am finding that on private fields I can use my LE core, on commercial fields I have to swap cores to a non-le version.
Oh yes I find being hit by the .43 hurts less than a .68 round, but leaves more visible bruises.
If you are interested, try to find a rap4 owner in your area. Try it. These markers are for some people not others. Physically putting one in your had and firing a mag or 2 will tell you if this marker is for you.
quote:Originally posted by phecri902 Semper Fi Paintball outside Bellingham, WA lets me use them. I clock it at 300 FPS and the owner even orders in the paint for me. I dunno where pcooke lives, though.
I never said you could not use these period just not at above 300fps
and at that foot per sec you cannot compete with other markers---FACT