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Old 08-24-2006, 04:48 PM #1
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HP or LP

Hey guys, I was just curious to see if nmes use HP tanks or LP tanks??? I have a chance to pick one up for pretty cheap and just needed to know, because I don't feel like buying a new tank. Thanks again!
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:55 PM #2
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they can work on both but i recomend lp and also... read the stickies
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:58 PM #3
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Both will work fine. Most people use HP because it tends to have a faster recharge rate and less shootdown.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:06 PM #4
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i have an lp, and it makes me have to crank up my lpr to like 110 just to get 285fps, so i'd say go with hp
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:11 PM #5
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Hp is bad for the NME. If you read your manual, it is reccomended to NOT use high pressure tanks, and instead use a low pressure tank.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:11 PM #6
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i have an lp, and it makes me have to crank up my lpr to like 110 just to get 285fps, so i'd say go with hp
Up your dwell to 9.0+ and you can get it back down to 80psi ish n/p

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Old 08-24-2006, 05:11 PM #7
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hmmm mayb its just me with hp my velocity was all over te place & i get better consistency and efficiency with lp mayb its because i use an aftermarket lpr who knows but i still stick with my lp
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:13 PM #8
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i have an lp, and it makes me have to crank up my lpr to like 110 just to get 285fps, so i'd say go with hp
It would do the same thing with high pressure. You need to tune your gun better to bring the pressure down.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:12 PM #9
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Hp is bad for the NME. If you read your manual, it is reccomended to NOT use high pressure tanks, and instead use a low pressure tank.
The NME's regulators can handle HP. You just need to readjust the pressure and settings.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:13 PM #10
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I've heard all different things. From my experience and from talking to a tech from sys x. The spring in the reg is not made to withstand the higher pressures. I've heard that they corrected this on later models, but I wouldn't chance it. If you use an aftermarket HPR then you will have no worries. Also, your velocity is not affected by the LPR. The lpr controls how much pressure goes to the noid and ram. Anything over a hundred is not good for your gun, especially over a long period of time. This is what I know, but I haven't been on in some time, so....... take it as you will.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:33 PM #11
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I've heard all different things. From my experience and from talking to a tech from sys x. The spring in the reg is not made to withstand the higher pressures. I've heard that they corrected this on later models, but I wouldn't chance it. If you use an aftermarket HPR then you will have no worries. Also, your velocity is not affected by the LPR. The lpr controls how much pressure goes to the noid and ram. Anything over a hundred is not good for your gun, especially over a long period of time. This is what I know, but I haven't been on in some time, so....... take it as you will.
ur velocity will be affected by the lpr. and yes it is bad for the noid when over 100psi
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I agree with blaster44 when I use lp the velocity goes real low at higher rates of fire with hp it dosen't
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:17 PM #13
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wow now im confused about wether I should pick it up or not. So are some of yall saying if I were to use say aftermarket HPR then it would be okay to use a HP tank???
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:29 PM #14
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if u have a hp tank get a new hpr if not the stock is fine

edit: i dont have a new reg so thats why im saying go with a LP tank
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:36 PM #15
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the gun runs well off HP but the HPR is not designed to take it. i run LP because the HPR takes less wear and tear that way but if you really wanted to run HP and want it to be super consistant get the evil resperator frontblock kit or just get a CP reg.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:48 PM #16
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Well thats why I asked b/c I had planned to throw my evil det and on/off on the nme if I got it.Hey guys thanks for all your input. This seems to be one of the nicer forums on the nation
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:27 PM #17
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the Sys X forum is the coolest in the nation. all the guys are awsome
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:52 PM #18
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Hey, not to be mean 7 dollars, I used to think the same thing, but if you look at the actual schematics for the gun, the LPR has absolutely nothing to do with the velocity other than the dwell of the ram. The air flows through the HPR directly into the valve and into the LPR, which then sets the pressure for that air to go into the noid and then the ram. The air from the LPR never gets to the paintball. I think it was qhimg who showed me this, and sorry if I got his name wrong.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:22 PM #19
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the LPR regulate air that goes through the solinoid which moves the bolt back and forth. the air from the HPR is used to supply air to the LPR with air but there is also a different path of air through the front block which builds up pressure behind the poppet which is released by the ram.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:54 PM #20
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Yup, that's what I said, other than the poppet and front chamber, because it wasn't important to what I said earlier. But thank you.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:11 PM #21
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Almost the coolest. The Dye/Proto Matrix and Intimidator Forums are the most helpful because there are more people available.
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