Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-01-2010, 01:12 AM #1
uhutac
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
"dwell setting"

What is a good dwell setting??
Mine is set at 12 ms according to the manual for my g3-iq

does this make your shot more efficient??
I got no knowledge of gun settings
uhutac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 05-01-2010, 01:23 AM #2
aaaa1236
plop plop plop
 
aaaa1236's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ohio
aaaa1236 helped look for balloons
aaaa1236 is playing at Living Legends III
aaaa1236 is playing at Living Legends V
aaaa1236 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
If you don't know much about guns don't mess with dwell, your g3 is fine from the factory. Messing with dwell affects your velocity and can cause your gun to not fully cycle if you lower it.
aaaa1236 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 01:57 AM #3
Rebel_816
Don't eat that....
 
Rebel_816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lynn, AR
"dwell" is the amount of time, in milliseconds that the solenoid stays active to move the bolt forward to fire a paintball. overall it affects the guns reliability and effenciency. if you dont know much about it then you should leave it at stock as that is usually the best setting anyway.

if you want to learn more, check out www.zdspb.com. lots of tech articles and descriptions there.
__________________
Rapper
Rebel_816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 02:05 AM #4
Fendrbass335
Paper Specialist
 
Fendrbass335's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 7777777666666333
Fendrbass335 helped look for balloons
Fendrbass335 supports Team VICIOUS
Fendrbass335 supports Team VICIOUS
Fendrbass335 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Fendrbass335 supports DLX Technology
^what this guy says.

Too long will have your bolt forward unnecessarily long, lowering efficiency. Having it too short won't allow your bolt to fully cycle.

Most stock settings are fine, however it is quite easy to tinker with the dwell. Start at 1, and work your way up, taking a shot after raising the dwell one click. Go to the point where the bolt starts to fully cycle.
__________________
"Originally posted by r37r18u710n: Priceless. Major points to you, sir. :tup:"
"Originally posted by Atomic_gerbil: JD>me>josh>everyone else."
"Originally posted by SadPanda7: Props to Fendr."
"Originally posted by NYBaLLa12: Just listen to Fendrbass335."
R.I.P Harbinger[TG] aka Kevin 12/16/02 - 4/18/08
Fendrbass335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 01:51 PM #5
shark6428
 
 
shark6428's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
shark6428 is a Paintball photographer
shark6428 posts videos on PbNation
Altering dwell won't significantly affect overall efficiency, but it can affect how smooth the shot feels. If you're fine with the way your gun shoots, leave it alone. If you want to mess with it, know that you can always put it back to stock settings.

Generally speaking, a lower dwell allows for a smoother shot and the ability to shoot more brittle paint, but can cause decreased fps consistency.
__________________
Michael-Day.net


Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
shark6428 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 05:34 PM #6
Rebel_816
Don't eat that....
 
Rebel_816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lynn, AR
really the only reasons you will ever have to change your dwell are:

after about 10 cases a new gun becomes broken in and you could lower it a little and get a little better effeciency.

you buy an aftermarket part that allows you to lower the dwell significantly, like if you put a qev on an ion you can drop the dwell from 20ms to about 13ms.

or if the weather is getting really cold, its usually a good idea to up the dwell a tad to help compensate for the bolt stick that happens in winter.
__________________
Rapper
Rebel_816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump