Alright, fellow AM...people. I ordered the vigilante low pressure spring yesterday, which I'm eagerly awaiting. I will be going to get my tank filled tomorrow (88/3k) as well as a bag of 500 diablo blaze paintballs. Why blaze? Why not? It fits the JJ ceramic (14 inch, with an empire sticker on the side for all of you who love knowing every little detail of the testing). Thats why I'm posting this already, so when I finish the testing nobody's *****ing about how "inaccurate" my results were. Anyway!
I broke my sentinel down to nothing last night. Was having a problem with finding little grains of metal in it, so i just spent 2 hours with soap and warm water and a toothbrush cleaning everything. In short, my senti should be at right about the performance of a new model. I have the performance sear in my gun, which was added aftermarket, and I'm going to try to get ernest to mail me a new valve stop thing, because my oldass sentinel (001653) has the older push pin that leaks like a siv, and I'm not about to sacrifice efficiency on my 500 worth of gun on account of a damn 10 cent pin. So, everythings all spiffy clean and oiled. I still have the old bolt, and it does have blowback, but if i get the pressure and economy where i want it and its not fixed, i'm just gonna get a halo and be finished. but moving on.
I know precisely how i'm setting my test up, so
on you all! I have:
*sentinel TS, all unpolished internals, new o rings, low pressure pin, new striker spring, and slightly scratched delrin bolt.
*Vigilante Low pressure reg, fed with macro line
*88/3k Pure energy tank with fixed output of 820 PSI (i checked it).
*14 inch JJ ceramic barrel that fits diablo blaze, which will be used fresh for testing
**Shot count will be done dry firing because I'm not about to burn a case of paint just for the testing.
*loader will be 12 volt revolution, and I'll be shooting pretty fast most of the time.
*Velocity will be guessed at, because i know where 280 fps is.
*All internals are clean and moving quick, if that matters to ya
*Bolt is oiled because oil doesnt mess up delrin, contrary to popular belief
*Gold cup lubricant has been used in the gun for the past year.
Ok, theres your specs. Testing will be done in cold and humid winter weather. If theres anything else you need to know, tell me and I'll try to answer it. I might go to CO Paintball today, because my tanks leaking just a bit and i want it fixed. Ah well, we'll see. Have a good day and all that.