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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 AM #1
Cheeyahboii
 
 
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Phantom inconsistent

So I want to try and get my phantom to be a lot more consistent over the chrono. My shots have been going from like 290 to 250 is there a way to make it consistent when using HPA?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:02 PM #2
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use a barrel kit and match your paint to bore. That is the first, easiest and most effective thing to do.

After that... you can start looking into a Palmers Stab (Need something that will handle HIGH pressure)

Proper springs for HPA may be needed. There are plenty of threads on that here and elsewhere.

After that...its all down to the paint.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:48 PM #3
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Will it be alright if I just get the springs and a freak bored phantom barrel. Cause that's probably all I can afford for now.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM #4
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If you are already shooting at 290. I think that your springs are fine. Phantoms are designed for running on HP/CO2, so special springs are not necessary. I'd say go with the bored barrel and start there. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised how it improves.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:55 PM #5
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As everyone else has said, freak bored barrel is the way to go. A phantom barrel is amazingly accurate stock, once you bore it for freak inserts, it gets even better. No new barrel needed.

You don't really need a stab for using HPA, that's more of a CO2 thing. HPA is pretty darn consistent as is.

Another thing is to be sure you keep the gun squeaky clean. Phantoms can run really dirty, but for best consistency and efficiency, you want really clean internals. This allow the hammer to hit the powertube the same way each time.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:01 PM #6
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I think my phantom does need a complete tear down and cleaning. Anyone know how to open up each part so I can get down to cleaning it well?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:49 AM #7
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Phantoms are super stupid simple.

1) take off the barrel.
2) Undo the screws holding the VA (VSC only)
3) undo the front and back frame screws
4) remove the trigger frame, pull the valve out of the body
5) pull the internals out of the body, Hammer, spring and bolt.
6) Undo the valve retention nut and pull out the power tube, nut, cup seal, spring.
7) clean everything, add a light coat of lube
8) put it all back together in reverse order.
9) crony
10) shoot someone
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:36 PM #8
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OIL NOT LUBE

i bore stock barrels for freak inserts, makes a huge difference with consistency
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