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Old 03-09-2013, 01:01 PM #1
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Is this typical air use

I have a etek4 bone stock, decided to lossin up my paintball fingers a bit before the season opener next sunday. I had 3000psi in my 48/4500 empire boobie tank shot two pods really fast like a back player would and the tank was down to 2000psi. Any settings or what not I can change to get better air effeciency or is that just the nature of the beast. I have a 68/4500 empire that I normaly use on her but it was empty. I have no idea what the fps are set at, everything should be as it came from the factory. I'll see what it chronos next saturday and report that back if it helps.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:56 PM #2
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My 4 is stock, too. Thew only thing ive done is adjust the velocity (280fps), and ran it in PSP mode...
with a 70/4500 tank filled to 3500 psi, and a Rotor attached, in 35 degree temps, I was getting a hopper and 7 pods out of that fill.
Judging by what you stated, that seems perhaps a bit more efficient than yours.
Check your FPS first, you may be shootin hot, but you should be able to adjust your Dwell down a bit to help your cause. Being a first time Etek owner, I havent messed with mine yet, but your owners manual explains it in detail
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:35 PM #3
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On a 48/45 that's close to what you can expect. Try a tighter bore match and check your velocity. What are your other settings?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:03 PM #4
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Setting I think are set at semi the way it came from the factory. This is the highest end gun I've ever owned. I've read the manual from front to back and I'm sure if I need more help then what the manual or you guys on here can give me I can take it to my local field.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:38 AM #5
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Bore match is a good point. The stock barrel bore on a 4 is .693, a bit on the larger end of bore sizes. If you're shooting smaller bore paint (RPS Premium , for example), you will lose a bit of air efficiency.
But in all honesty, dont go looking for big gains by simply tweaking the gun's settings... it pretty much is what it is. Certainly doesnt sound like yours is having any problems, per say.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:54 AM #6
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How many shots are on the marker? They get better with use. After 10 or so cases you can dwell and lpr tune the marker for efficiency or smoothness...you can't tune the sound.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:30 AM #7
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