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Old 03-13-2017, 09:09 PM #1
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Quick etek 5 question

Took the gun apart because of a leak in the lpr. Manual says 2 turn out from all the way in. I feel the gun shot better before the leak and I didn't check were the lpr was at which was my mistake. Leak is obviously gone but we're should I put the lpr at? Maybe previous owner had messed with it previously but it was for sure a better shot before I had taken it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:12 AM #2
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You can set your LPR to whatever you want, but in general there are trade offs as you tighten down your LPR to get that softer shot.

When I first got my Etek5 I treated the LPR just like I would a Rock reg on a autococker... meaning lowering the pressure to its absolute minimum to fire the marker. My thinking was this would ensure I got the softest shot, and maybe a little more efficiency.

This was a great thought, but lacked some hard facts. First, when you start playing in the morning your marker is clean and lubed up nicely. After a few hours play your marker will get dirty and a lot of that oil will make its way off the bolt.

The LPR needs to be set in a way that will ensure that it has enough pressure to fire the bolt consistently every shot. You may be able to get away with the soft pillowy shots first time to the chrono, but if you try chrono'ing off after a full day of play you may notice very inconsistent shots.

Going back to my point, you can still tinker with your LPR to try and get that shot you had before, but I've found keeping the LPR at factory is the best way to keep the marker shooting consistently and in most every weather condition I come across.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:51 PM #3
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You can set your LPR to whatever you want, but in general there are trade offs as you tighten down your LPR to get that softer shot.

When I first got my Etek5 I treated the LPR just like I would a Rock reg on a autococker... meaning lowering the pressure to its absolute minimum to fire the marker. My thinking was this would ensure I got the softest shot, and maybe a little more efficiency.

This was a great thought, but lacked some hard facts. First, when you start playing in the morning your marker is clean and lubed up nicely. After a few hours play your marker will get dirty and a lot of that oil will make its way off the bolt.

The LPR needs to be set in a way that will ensure that it has enough pressure to fire the bolt consistently every shot. You may be able to get away with the soft pillowy shots first time to the chrono, but if you try chrono'ing off after a full day of play you may notice very inconsistent shots.

Going back to my point, you can still tinker with your LPR to try and get that shot you had before, but I've found keeping the LPR at factory is the best way to keep the marker shooting consistently and in most every weather condition I come across.

Thanks brother I'll just put it at 1 turn out from all the way in then
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