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#1 bradd1294

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

I hear these terms thrown around all the time and want to know the difference?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

It refers to the main process by which the gun releases air to shoot the ball. Poppets have a valve that has a seal that is "popped" open by a rammer or difference in pressure, and are typically a bit more efficient. In Spool valve guns, the bolt itself is the valve, and because of this, they tend to be a bit smoother than poppets.

This page has a lot more animations, and can be helpful for understanding how paintball guns operate.

Basic poppet (Ego):

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Basic spool (DM):

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:47 PM

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