ASTM-F1979 › Standard Specification for Projectiles Used in the Sport of Paintball
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This specification establishes testing procedures and critical characteristics of 0.68 caliber paintballs which help define whether a paintball is suitable for use in the sport of paintball. Furthermore, the specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling to help ensure that the paintballs are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced. Tests shall be performed to conform with the requirements specified in accordance with the following test methods: paintball compatibility with polycarbonate and paintball impact breakage test.
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1.1 This specification establishes testing procedures and critical characteristics for projectiles, which define whether they are suitable for use in the sport of paintball. Furthermore, the specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling requirements to help ensure that the paintballs are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced.
1.2 This specification does not cover non-recreational paintballs, for example, those used by law enforcement, scientific, military, or theatrical entities.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
caliber; frangible; magazine style feed; paintball; paintball marker; paintball sports; shaped paintball; spherical paintball;; ICS Number Code 97.220.99 (Other sports equipment and facilities); 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)
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Oct. 15, 2017