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Old 02-03-2012, 04:18 AM #1
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Running in my new eXTCy

Hi Guys,

So I just got a new eXTCy and I have been told that new markers need to be run in to get the best results. I realise that this means putting a lot of balls through them, but technically what is happening to the marker as I do this and what kind of benefit should I expect to see?

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:26 AM #2
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Movements are becoming smoother and orings are being worn in.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:29 AM #3
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That's what I thought, but what are the benefits, what will I notice?

Also, if I replace o-rings does it need to be run in again?
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:34 AM #4
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The most noticeable thing will be consistency.

Not necessarily as the friction is also causing a bit of wear to the gun as well as to the orings. If you want to put in all new orings I would suggest that you do it now so that the break in process isn't hindered by a rebuild.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:01 AM #5
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The reg also needs to be broken in, its a small transition each time you play but it'll keep dripping for a bit, and also the oil/lube won't be completely "soaked in" (not exactly sure how to explain that) but when you replace the orings, its not a long time to break in the gun
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:16 AM #6
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Its all about drag on the orings and the making sure the piston makes good contact with the reg seat. And when you rebuild a marker you will have a brief break in peroid again while the new orings get knocked down a bit.
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Basically you get used to the gun. Every gun has it's little quirks and it's own "feel" when shooting.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:21 PM #8
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Basically you get used to the gun. Every gun has it's little quirks and it's own "feel" when shooting.
very true, you most likely wont even realize you are used to shooting that gun. but when your "breaking in" the gun, ive noticed the feel of the gun is a bit different every time i use it; and the difference gets smaller and smaller as i use it more and more.
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