Originally Posted by deathstalker
I'd say before you do anything else, just have someone else shoot it with paint and stand about 30 feet away. Markers sound very different depending on where you are, and you might find yourself saying, "Wow, that's actually pretty quiet!" You could also try to bring in a marker you already think is quiet and do a comparison. I think a lot of people might be surprised if they did this.
I'll never forget a game I was playing a few years ago. A boy and I were sharing a bunker and he was just staring at me when I would shoot. Finally, I kinda yelled, "What?!?" because he wasn't paying attention to what was taking place on his side and his reply was, "Is your gun always this quiet?" I laughed out loud because I couldn't believe my ears. At the time, I was shooting a mech 'Mag with a BigShot, so I thought the only thing louder was an M98.
I took the kid to the range with me after the game and let him rip on it as much as he wanted (first day out, he had a poop stain leaving the range). I stood back while I kept listening for the occasional chuff and said, "Ya know, that ain't too loud at all." It was almost like I could only hear the instantly-recognizable "plink" of the 'Mag. Here in my apartment, everything sounds the same.
A person's perception of sensory input can vary. Let someone else shoot it and stand about 30 feet away and see if you still think it's loud. What barrels and paint were you using?
im useing the stock javlen barrel and xball bronze paint.
the stock barrle is loud to start with but to me it dosent sound like the barrle is the problem.
last night i shoot a hopper of paint though it and the first 20-30 shoots sounded messsed up. sounded like the gun has not been oiled in a long time. then after that something broke in and it got 40% quieter for the last 60 or soo shoots.
im probably going to be playing this weekend and im going to have someone shoot it for a game and see what they think about it. i know for a fact that its much louder than other guns. it sounds like a tippmann 98 for the first 30 shoots then it got quiet as a dm soo idk. i think it just needs a tune up or a nice oil job.
i dont have any aka lube
all i have is some autolube from when i had my mech mag.