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Old 03-29-2010, 09:50 PM #1
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Why does shooting faster reduce efficiency?

Can anyone explain why shooting faster reduces your efficiency? For example, I seem to get about 60% as many shots per tank when using auto-response and walking the trigger frequently vs playing on semi-auto and rarely walking the trigger.

What is it about shooting slower that saves air? It seems like no matter how fast you shoot, it should require the same amount of air per shot. Clearly, this isn't the case though...
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:52 PM #2
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When you shoot at higher rates of fire the solenoid doesn't always have time to fully close and basically just lets air through it the entire time. I am sure someone here can explain it much better than I.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:57 PM #3
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I believe it is actually the poppet not sealing all the way not the solenoid.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:19 PM #4
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I believe it is actually the poppet not sealing all the way not the solenoid.
right. keeps the blast guide open longer and cant fully seal before the next shot
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:44 AM #5
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Any idea at what bps this starts to happen? I could just cap my BPS to a point before the poppet stops sealing.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:14 AM #6
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ProLly 12bps idk tho
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:45 AM #7
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It's not a huge loss to where you can only shoot 3 pods on a 68, but I'm thinking around 13.5 - 15 it starts happening.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:03 PM #8
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It's not a huge loss to where you can only shoot 3 pods on a 68, but I'm thinking around 13.5 - 15 it starts happening.
I was using a 45, and filling with Scuba tanks to about 2800 PSI. That's why I cared. With a 45 filled to 4k+ or even a 68 filled with scuba tanks, it wouldn't really matter to me.

However, with a 45/2800 fill, I was shooting a hopper and 5 pods or so, and when I started to use auto response, I was running out of air after a hopper and 3 pods. Just kind of surprised me is all.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:02 PM #9
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valve float.
to answer the question.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:28 PM #10
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The compressed air tank also gets colder when the air leaves at a faster rate, causing the pressure to drop even more. Same goes for all the air inside the gun.
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valve float.
to answer the question.
This is bad in a small block chevy but for paintball it isn't that big of a deal also under bore your paint by a touch and that should also help with eff
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