Going to be machining mine for a slot this week. Got it all marked up, end-mill chosen.
Although, I'd like to test and see what the FPS is right now. I have on my T-board 12 dwell and 175 ish psi. With my sprung HE bolt, I was chrono'ing +- 5 with the except of some paint that was a smaller bore. So until I match my paint/barrel better, the numbers will fluctuate.
I'd like to see what I'm shooting right now, went through a few pods today with some new settings. Like to see the FPS with the current settings, so I guess I'll maybe try it out this week once I get to the field.
Ok, Parker Solenoid completed. Extended the original slot by .02 and did a reverse slot with a full .1 in length of cut and a .07 end-mill making the entire .17 in. The machining is very smooth, coolant used, no burrs etc. Perfectly aligned.
Adding Youtube video. Note. I only have 95 psi going into the solenoid from my compressor, I can already notice a difference in sound. When I go to the field tomorrow or this weekend, I'll have more numbers.
I have the mod and wasn't able to chrono before and after, but I can say that the gun has a little bit different sound to it, maybe a little more poppet-ish? It's hard to explain but it is also seems just a bit quieter. It almost completely eliminated FSDO. I kept it aired up all day last Sunday with the first shot coming out right at 270-280 every game. I played an event this Sunday and it was insanely humid and raining part of the day so the bolt stuck a little bit but on a normal day it's great. I'm running a sprung NDZ V3 with a polished and LP modded delrin sleeve, NDZ LP can and NDZ guide with a dwell of 9 ms and pressure at ~150 psi.
have one more out I did for a Luxe, he hasnt done anything with it yet.
Yeah sorry..... I've been dicking around with my Victory (slight hiss from barrel, trying to track it down is a nightmare, been chasing it.)
I will get this installed and report back - but I am sure it will be great..
Honestly - with rjones reporting his numbers.... this is solid. Less pressure due to the solenoid being able to vent..... (Crosses all fingers and toes)
Thanks again Ken - you did an awesome outstanding job on it, it looks very professional!
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