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Old December 14th, 2009, 18:32   #8
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Originally Posted by Soulfly View Post
Why are the FPS's so low?

We should be comparing to Paintball. Paintballs weigh in at about 3g. And fly anywhere from 250-295fps which is about 9-12joules.

A BB that weighs 0.36g flying at 600fps is only 6 joules. And 0.43 flying at 550fps is also, only 6 joules. Which is way less than the force of a paintball.

Why wouldn't this be considered when playing the sport?

Unless I'm just being ignorant... Then, Just forget I posted.
Smaller impact area = more penetration

BB's go in, paintballs expand out.
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