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Old 10-17-2016, 10:40 AM #1
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Breaking in a G6R -and additional info-

Hi all!
So i just purchased a barely used bob long G6R oled.
Seller claimed that it has very few shots fired.
I've only been playing for 2 years and was more into mill sim guns but recently switched to speed guns.
I read that it takes about 10 cases of paint for a G6R to break in.
Unfortunately it's kinda "off season" for paintball over here so I haven't shot alot.
I noticed that at the beginning the gun shot good, but not great.
Is it true that you really need about 10 cases to break in the G6R?

-Also, i removed all but 1 silver shim from my ninja tank. Iremoved the last shim and noticed the gun shoot slightly better. Could that 1 shim have such an effect?-
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:51 AM #2
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Is it true that you really need about 10 cases to break in the G6R?
No. All you are doing by "breaking in" a marker is wearing the orings down and reducing friction by doing so. It may shoot slightly better but it won't make a world of a difference.

Could that 1 shim have such an effect?
It shouldn't. All that shim is doing is dropping your tanks output pressure, it does not change the pressure entering your markers internals. At best it would reduce drop off during high rates of fire but I doubt it since the G6R was designed to run off an SLP reg. Unless the higher tank pressure is supercharging your HPR and/or LPR you shouldn't notice any difference.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:36 PM #3
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You should remove all the shims. With higher pressure coming out of the tank, you risk blowing out the oring that is between the ASA and the body. Despite what people claim, it definitely happens.

Do you have a pressure tester? As the regulators settle in, their pressures will change. I'm betting that's what's happening to you.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:36 PM #4
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When you change the output on your tank you need to reset the regulators on the gun, which is easiest with a pressure tester. A G6R isn't like an Ego, the regulator settings have a huge range, and their outputs depend on the input pressures. There is info on how to balance the regulators in this forum and on Lurker's website if you want to try that instead but a pressure tester is faster and safer.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:40 AM #5
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Get in front of a chrono and use the lurker method. Check the pressures with a pressure tester and right them down for future use. Make sure to do this every time you clean your LPR and HPR, or adjust your tank regulator.
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