I've been working on tuning my gun for two things. Efficiency, first, and then at least a somewhat lower pressure to gain some of the benefits of that (noise reduction, etc.). So anyways.
First of all, with setting an inline regulator. I have a MacDev Gladiator on my gun. What I was -told- was that to set a reg you want to back out your velocity, and then screw the reg adjuster in until your velocity stops going up. For me, that was about a full turn, and turning it much further my gun will just stop working. Is this how I should've set it, or should I mess with it? I only had to screw in my velocity adjuster about a quarter to a half turn to be at 275-280. *Shrugs.*
Second to springing. Right now, I'm using the stock Rat 3:16 springs, and I'm not getting bad efficiency, as far as I can tell... (350 shots off of 500 psi on a 68/4500). It was recommended that I use the Maddman springs... and the main difference between those and mine is the valve spring. Namely, that the Maddman valve spring is heavier than my current one, while the mainspring is about the same. What's the heavier valve spring going to do for me? More efficient? Less? Lower pressure, less?
Oh, and last, again with springing. Most people I've asked have said "use a heavier valve spring than mainspring." In fact, Yancey's the only one I've talked to who's said that the Maddman green/green is the way he prefers to go. So here are two more questions. Is the Maddman spring set already set up taking the "heavier valve spring than mainspring" into consideration with a color-matched set? Or, would I benefit from going Blue Valve / Green Main?
Like I said, I'm not quite as concerned with having low pressure as being as efficient as possible, but I'd like to run about as low as I can while retaining efficiency.
And there's a big spyder on the window.