Originally Posted by yuik
i feel like the way you do the dwell is half assed. why is a dwell of 6 the mechanically best setting? why up it by 2 or 1 or 5 in the cold?
i feel like with settings you should measure the state of the marker somehow , change a variable and then measure that state of the marker to see if you improved it.
I never said dwell of 6 is the best, it is just stock. It is generally very close to the lowest dwell setting the guns can go before they start losing fps and consistency. Upping the dwell a couple points allows you to run a slightly lower hpr setting which can be a little gentler on paint and still have pretty good efficiency. I also find that my gun can lose some consistency when it becomes real cold and bumping the dwell a couple of points brings it back. As far as it being "half assed", when it comes to simply upping the dwell a couple of points, you are probably right. I could go fully re-sweet spot the dwell to where it gave me the highest fps gain, but I find it unnecessary and undesirable in the efficiency cost. Simply upping it a couple of points has worked well in absolutely frigid winter conditions in Montana so I imagine they would serve ok for most users.
You can of course double the dwell as you said you do, I just feel your not going to get much benefit in going that high. One of the unique things about the G6R is that it does operate so well at that low of a dwell so I like to keep it. It will of course work at higher dwell settings but you are losing some of the G6R advantages at that point. You have to remember that this is your
gun which you can setup however you like. I am merely offering input on how I do it and answering questions.
As far as changing the variables I am not really tracking. The method I suggests involves a full regulator sweet spot with the stock dwell. This would then eliminate two variables (hpr and lpr). Next you would sweet spot your dwell for efficiency by reducing it until you see a reduction in fps. When it is cold out, you could simply up your dwell some to allow it to run a little softer on paint at the cost of some of the efficiency. You could do the opposite as me and raise your dwell after sweet spotting the regulators to the point where you don't get an increase in fps, you would simply the just have to reduce your hpr back down to get your desired fps.
Nine times out of ten I will simply forego sweet spotting the gun and return to the stock sheet settings and then tinker some from there after maintenance. Why? because 9 times out of ten I come within 5 psi or so of my card settings after going through the entire sweet spotting process. However, if I am truly going through a full sweet spot (as I probably would with this new bolt), this is how I would go about doing it. It would be more necessary in this case as you are now having to find what the new ideal lpr setting is for the bolt. Sorry for the long post and hope this clarifies what I meant.