Originally Posted by Ti_G
1) It shoots as fast as any other electro marker (IE as fast as your fingers can move or as fast as you set the cap if you ramp)
The Eteks solenoid is slower than that of any of the Ego solenoids, so there is actually a mechanical cap in place - however, it is still faster than anyone can genuinely pull the trigger in semi auto without any bounce to increase their fire rate. The actual maximum cycle rate is about 25cps.
Another consideration is of course whether the feed rate of the loader will limit the number of times that the marker can cycle in a second.
On the whole though, in bounce free semi auto, and assuming the use of a fast force feed loader, I would agree that the trigger pull rate is most likely going to be the limiting factor.
Ramping is a different matter, as with the stock Etek and Etek2 boards, ramping is limited to 15bps maximum - you just cannot set the board any higher than that. In the instance of ramping, the marker is capable of cycling faster than the board will allow the marker to fire.