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13 April 2013 - 07:32 AMHey all,
I just wanted to get some opinions from people who may have seen this before. I picked up a used tank recently, and didn't realize there was any issue with it until after my last day of play. I filled it to 3000 psi after my last outing, and then a week or so later I grabbed it to do some test firing and there was only 1000 psi in it. I had assumed that I fired some of it and just didnt remember, so I filled it again to 3000 psi. Sure enough a couple days later I checked and it was down to 1000 psi.
I do not hear any leaking when the tank is full, and it leaks over time so wherever it is leaking from its leaking very slowly. I am wondering if it could be the fill nipple? The fill nipple on it sucks anyway, so I was planning to replace it, but was wondering if that might also be the source of the problem.
The reason I say the fill nipple sucks is that sometimes when I fill it, after I shut off the air source I try to bleed the line with the bleed valve and air keeps shooting out (the air I just put in the tank). Additionally, the nipple is a PITA to get in and out of fill valves.
Has anyone had symptoms like this before? If so, any idea whats wrong?
27 December 2012 - 10:55 PMOk, so what I am looking for here is some advice based on actual experience, not just what you have read. The reason for this is that I see many different opinions on what constitutes a break in, and additionally many different opinions.
I have a new Axe on the way, and I was planning to get a Boss bolt for it this weekend. However, most things I read say that you should break the marker in before upgrading things such as a bolt. I want to maximize efficiency right away since I use a 3000 psi tank and fill from a scuba tank, so I was hoping I could swap out the bolt and sweet spot it using this technique:
Now I am wondering if doing this out of the box would be bad for the marker, or if it just wouldn't be as effective? Or would it matter at all? What does everyone think about this?
27 December 2012 - 10:16 AMI'm looking to get an autococker threaded freak back. Let me know what you have!
21 December 2012 - 09:52 AMHey guys,
I just got a used Z2 yesterday and had a question. I was feeding some pods through it to test it out, and then I tried to put my hand over the feed neck to simulate a real ball stack in a marker. The feeding stopped as expected, but when I removed my hand it did not restart. I pushed the feed button and it started going again until I covered the feed neck again at which point it did the same. I am guessing this is normal, and that it is waiting for a firing sound to start spinning again, but I haven't used one of these before so figured maybe someone could enlighten me. The only reason I ask is that my other hoppers would stop when I cover the feed neck, but as soon as I uncovered it they would continue to feed. I just want to make sure this is normal, and not a problem with the loader.
17 December 2012 - 10:44 AMJust wanted to share my recent experience with the DW Hollow Point bolt on a GoG eXTCy for any potential buyers.
Though this bolt was initially designed for Ion/Ion XE markers, manufacturers are marketing it as compatible with the extcy, and it should be in theory. I am not sure if DW officially states that it is compatible or not, but it will function in an eXTCy. It is a bit tricky to get installed initially, but once installed I did run into an issue with it when using my freak barrel.
When I initially tested the bolt after installation I was using my stock barrel, and did not have any issues. However, when I went to the field and put my Freak barrel on with a .679 insert I was noticing that it would shoot once, and then leak ridiculously down the barrel. After pulling it apart and retesting a few times I noticed that when this happened, I would notice my insert coming out of the barrel back when I removed the barrel from the marker.
When I noticed this, I took the nose of the bolt out and tried to fit it into the insert to see what might have happened, and as I suspected, the nose fit snugly into the insert. So what was happening was the bolt would come forward when I fired, and it would get stuck in the insert and was unable to return. After confirming this by testing again with my stock barrel, I sized up to about .681-.682 (can't recall exactly), and it seems to work ok.
I don't know if this is a problem with the bolt moving too far forward in the firing cycle, or if it is slightly larger than the stock bolt, but it is something to keep in mind. It's a bit frustrating since I bought this with intent to lower my dwell, and since the insert I was using was matched to the paint, now I have to overbore, and any efficiency increase I get by lowering dwell is likely lost due to the overboring.
In all, I don't know if this was worth the investment yet, but I figured I would share the info regarding the bore size problem associated with this bolt and this marker so other potential buyers know what to expect. Let me know if you guys have any questions!
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