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Old 03-31-2014, 09:06 AM #1
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inconsistent and inefficient

First time out with my brand new etha. Burned thru 2 cases yesterday with only one break.. Only issue was it seemed i couldn't get it up in the 280s.. It was all over the place. 260-290.. Paint was boring right around 680. I tryed 679-684 inserts without much change over all.. So i left it at that and played maybe the reg needs a good breaking in? Also out of a 4000 filled 45/45. I was only getting 2 pods and a full z2 out of it. To me that seems extremely low..

As for the first time shooting.. This marker was awesome.. Accurate and fun. Light weight.. Not much of noticeable kick at all.. Set to capped 10bps semi. Cant wait to shoot it again.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:24 AM #2
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First time out with my brand new etha. Burned thru 2 cases yesterday with only one break.. Only issue was it seemed i couldn't get it up in the 280s.. It was all over the place. 260-290.. Paint was boring right around 680. I tryed 679-684 inserts without much change over all.. So i left it at that and played maybe the reg needs a good breaking in? Also out of a 4000 filled 45/45. I was only getting 2 pods and a full z2 out of it. To me that seems extremely low..

As for the first time shooting.. This marker was awesome.. Accurate and fun. Light weight.. Not much of noticeable kick at all.. Set to capped 10bps semi. Cant wait to shoot it again.
The gun will not chrono in the 280s or it was just inconsistent? If you are having trouble getting a high enough velocity, your tank output pressure may simply be too low. As far as inconsistency goes, a brand new marker can be a little less consistent than a broken in one but if it was truly plus or minus 30 than that is not normal. Check the condition and consistency of the paint and relube both the bolt assembly and regulator referencing Jack Wood's video on youtube. As far as the shot count goes, the paint to barrel fit plays a pretty big role in that.

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:52 AM #3
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It struggled to get to 270. But would spike above that once in a while.. I figured it would get better. That's why i put two cases thru it.. Also relubbed everything following jacks youtube post.. I got a ninja with a standard 800psi output reg..

But is 2 pods and hopper normal?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:29 PM #4
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Follow the advice above, and replace battery.

I too took out my brand new Etha this weekend, and was pleasantly surprised at how consistent it was, literally the first 10 shots ever fired. +\- 8 fps at 275-283, with most shots at 278. It's really what I was most pleased with about the marker, just about matching my ego5 that's super broken in.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:39 AM #5
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:09 PM #6
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This is my second year with my etha and for the most part love it. I play a lot of woodball and can put a 260 spire and 8 pods on my 77/4500. That is with the old and new poppet.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:49 AM #7
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This week I chronoed my Geo 3.1 and my Etha using the same paint (DXS Silver) and both performed exactly the same (+/- 7 or so fps) so something's amiss.
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