Friday, December 23, 2005

Brass Eagle Blade Turbo .68 Caliber

Brass Eagle Blade Turbo .68 Caliber Paintball Marker



Walking through Wally-World the other day (an ammo run), Mr. Completely once again caved in to a gun purchase. Not only can he not pass up a good deal on a gun, he can't even pass up a good deal on anything that LOOKS like a gun, particularly if it looks handgun-ish and it has a long barrel. The fact that it's also a pump and was priced at $24.95 probably sealed the deal.

It came with everything in the picture, except the paint balls, which cost about the same as bulk .22 long rifle ammo.

The yellow-greenish thing that looks like a wind-up key is a barrel plug. With it inserted into the muzzle, if a round is fired, the plug will break up the paint ball and it will come out through two channels in the plug as a couple of small streams of lumpy paint, at least that's how it looks. Haven't tried it yet, and don't plan to, either!

The white coiled up thing is a "SqueeGee", the paintballers equivalent of a bore-snake.

The translucent hopper on the top is for holding paint balls. It's also where the sight would be, if it had sights, which it doesn't. On something like this sights are probably not much more than wishful thinking, being it's a round projectile fired through an unrifled barrel.

Moving the hopper to the side, or maybe some sort of tubular feed would allow a red dot to be mounted. I'll have to look into that.

Propulsion is provided by two CO2 cylinders that install under the clear thread-on rear cap. I'm sure the small size of the cylinders severely limit the number of shots you get. More serious paint ball markers (they don't call them guns!) have a much larger CO2 cannister.

Certainly inadequate for regular paint-balling, but for the occasional stray dog in the yard, religious pain-in-the-necks, and travelling salesmen, it should work nicely.

I wonder if you can buy .68 inch diameter hard rubber balls somewhere?

I'll keep you posted.........

6 Comments:

At Friday, December 23, 2005 2:32:00 PM, Blogger AlanDP said...

Those things are great for chasing squirrels away from the bird feeder.

 
At Friday, December 23, 2005 7:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eat your heart out...today I fired an AR-15 PISTOL! Had a Tasco holosight on it. Needed work because it wouldn't extract the first round fired, and pumping the operating handle didn't pick up the hull either.

But, it was a BLAST to shoot single-shot.

BLAST means a ball of fire about the size of a basketball, and a report that can only be God's version of BLAM!

Also got to shoot a few mags through an honest-to-God 1911 by REMINGTON RAND!

It's been tricked out (nicely!) with an Armaloy dull coating, trigger job (that first round I touched off may be in orbit, but definitely made it to the 1,000 yard butts), belled mag well, paddles on the slide release and safety and a couple more I don't remember.

Sorta looked like a certain Geek's race gun, only in .45ACP. Had a sight I could see, looked like off a target Glock. Made a pattern of holes coverable by a saucer at 25 meters.

Gonna be on auction soon, prolly go for around a grand...be a helluva pin shooter...

 
At Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want them hard, put some in the freezer. Be warned, they are like rocks after that. Also, some very accurate paintball guns are available.

ASM826

 
At Friday, December 30, 2005 9:55:00 AM, Anonymous David said...

You could try the one-ounce 16-gauge round balls for blackpowder shotgun, at a .662 in. diameter they should be pretty close.

Oh yeah, they're lead, not rubber, sorry.

 
At Friday, January 06, 2006 8:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might try some of the bouncy balls you find in the quarter machines at Wally's entrance.

 
At Friday, January 06, 2006 6:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a product called Reball that is exactly what you are looking for. They are a reusable, slick rubber ball made just for paintball guns. They are a little expensive, but should pay for themselves in a few uses vs. paint that is one shot and gone forever.

 

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