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In my younger days, I'm 58, I used to love to go and play paintball with my son. Slingshots, however, were forbidden - something about them exceeding the 250 FPS rule. Okay, from what I have read in the forum it is pretty much impossible to exceed the 250 FPS threshold even with heavy bands and lead ammunition. I can understand the paintball field operator not wanting a "device" that can exceed 280 FPS - the speed that can overcome the elasticity of human skin, thus causing a cut - but if a slingshot can't, why not allow them? Paintball being an elaborate game of "tag"
would be a whole lot more fun, and much less expensive, if the participants could use short range, single-shot slingshots. I'd like to hear your input.
 

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ZDP-189 I feel your pain. I can recall going to the chrono station with everyone else and logging in at 250FPS or less. Then little Timmy with his Dark Matter -3000 ( which by the way his mommy bought for him) goes out onto the field and with the flick of a hex wrench is zippin' those puppies out at well over 300 FPS! If you have a slingshot it's going to be pretty hard to increase your FPS. Does anyone on our forum have a chrono that can give us some accurate velocity measurements with .68 caliber paintballs?
 

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Oh, and just for clarification folks. I'm talking hypothetically about .68 and .50 caliber PAINTBALLS. If you even give a thought about shooting at another human being without his or her WRITTEN permission may you spend the rest of your days in a cell with Mongo the Magnificent.
 

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Jim, thanks very much for that chrono study. I understand that the field operator has to pay for milk and bread like the rest of us and allowing someone with a slingshot to play, who will shoot maybe 30 rounds "allll daaay" ,is not going to be making a whole lot of money. I'd be willing to pay an enhanced field fee to go up against some true hunters - not a kid with a Dark Matter -3000 with a weekend inventory of 4,000 rounds (which his mommy paid for). If we ever get a tournament in Texas, I know of at least two who would be willing to go up against the best in the sport. Heck, I'd consider it an honor to be taken out by the likes of you!
 
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