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Old 05-19-2014, 09:23 PM #1
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sniper. help please

Okay so I just picked up my empire sniper and had a couple concerns. It seems like it's not quite shooting right. Still shoots fairly accurate but its pretty dang loud. Anotherconcern I have is that the pump handle doesn't return forward all the way with out some help. Any help would be much appreciated
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:09 PM #2
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Check paint to barrel match first... Paint should enter the barrel tight but you should still blow the paint through the barrel that if you have the barrel kit if you don't get one or you will have problems with paint match.Loud I have 2 empire snipers and they sound the same OP is 225psi recommended..
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:51 PM #3
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Check paint to barrel match first... Paint should enter the barrel tight but you should still blow the paint through the barrel that if you have the barrel kit if you don't get one or you will have problems with paint match.Loud I have 2 empire snipers and they sound the same OP is 225psi recommended..
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:05 PM #4
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I think its the pump rods being misaligned bc if I loosen the the two bolts a little on the plate that holds the hitman mod itll pump a bit smoother but if I tighten them alternating back and forth it just wont return forward by itself and the loudness is solved if I dont hold the pump handle forward.mine seems to operate mostly under 200.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:06 PM #5
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Oh and paint match is perfect.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:14 PM #6
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I think its the pump rods being misaligned bc if I loosen the the two bolts a little on the plate that holds the hitman mod itll pump a bit smoother but if I tighten them alternating back and forth it just wont return forward by itself and the loudness is solved if I dont hold the pump handle forward.mine seems to operate mostly under 200.
I'd bet you're loosing some velocity when you don't hold the pump handle. Might try upping the reg pressure to 225psi and backing the IVG out to set the desired velocity.

The pump rods being misaligned seems to be a common cause of the pump handle binding.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:02 PM #7
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Yeah I cant quite get them aligned either so I had to take the hitman mod off till I can get someone to help me with it. Ill try turning up pressure on it as well.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:18 PM #8
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Yeah I cant quite get them aligned either so I had to take the hitman mod off till I can get someone to help me with it. Ill try turning up pressure on it as well.
This exact same thing happened to me, But I eventually got used to not using the hitman mod, so I never really put it on anymore.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:51 PM #9
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Put a stiffer return spring
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:46 AM #10
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Where can I get one at?
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:08 PM #11
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Any hardware store should have one.

IIRC ace hardware has better selection.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:47 PM #12
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A friend of mine had a sniper, check the orings
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:26 PM #13
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A stiffer return spring will help, but try taking off the guide arms and taking out the spring. Then see how the handle moves on the rod. With mine, the handle itself was swollen, and I needed to sand down the inside of the handle a little.
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