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Old 11-22-2009, 05:27 AM #1
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New to the Puma, looking for Info

I bought an ICD puma. Very nice gun.
I'm compledly new to it and so I'm looking for some information.

Is the Puma a Montneel Designs ICON -Z clone?
Where can i find Infos about the Pumas history?
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:47 PM #2
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http://www.cognitivevent.com/icd/cat_optheory.html

wonderful info there. Welcome to the cat family.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:22 AM #3
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Wow, thats a lot of Info, thank you very much.
But can you tell me what are the two screws "Velocity" and "recock" are exactly doing?
The Velocity srew will not tension the hammerspring, how is it influencing the velocity?
Can someone tell some settings for a good start?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:50 AM #4
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if i'm not mistaken, the cat guns allowed you to "fine tune" your air usage through those screws
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:24 PM #5
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its not like an icon z, the icon is like the tipmann design.

icd used a vertical valve and sloped hammer to pop it open.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:30 PM #6
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Both the recock and velocity screws just control how big of an opening the gas will travel through on it's way through the marker. The velocity gas will be used to propel the paintball. The recock gas is used to push the bolt back.

I'll just tell you how I go about adjusting the marker. You will want to mess with the marker yourself because differences in climate and temperature will affect how you tune it. And depending on what gas you use, this advice may or may not work.
I always try to run CO2 with my Puma, because it needs high pressure input.

You want to start by turning both the recock and velocity screws all the way in.

Unscrew the Recock about 2-3 whole turns.

Unscrew Velocity about 5-6 turns.

The hammer spring tension is only good for about 100 shots. It will gradually unscrew itself with the kick of the marker. I never adjust that screw.

What you want to do is make sure the recock isn't open too much, or you'll waste gas. Sometimes, if the recock is open too much, the marker may still pound down (not recock). If you get it to recock and can't get it at a good velocity, you're at a good starting point. Keep increasing the velocity(unscrewing it) until you reach a good velocity. If the marker doesn't recock after turning up the velocity, turn up the recock(unscrew it).

Also, you need to do this with paint or reballs. If you try to get the marker to recock without something in the breech, it may not work all the time. An efficiently tuned Puma will shoot fine with paint in the breech and pound down on an empty breech.

If nothing else works to get it to velocity, you might want to consider getting a siphon tank.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:38 AM #7
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^^^^ good advice get a siphon tank and run her on liquid

I used a Panther VTS then a Puma for many years before getting my B2K bushy.

I ran liquid CO2 for best consistency but you sacrific shots thus I ran a 20oz on my back and got about 1000-1200 rounds out of her.

Put teflon tape on the rear adjustment screw this will help hold it in place.

once the gun is balanced it will hold a very tight FPS on liquid.

Iam looking to buy another PUMA to play with but they are scarce
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:11 PM #8
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i run my t-cat on compressed air at 500-600 psi from a vert reg. at that pressure with the recock set right, the marker feels like a cocker when it shoots.
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