Originally Posted by xxking88xx
Hi guys i just got an ion with the blackheart board qev and cp reg. Im running an empire prophecy with it, and want to get a good rate of fire out of it but i am having troubles. I reset the settings back to factory settings and when i start to fire fast the bolt sticks forward and leaks air really fast. My question is what are the best settings for my dwell rate of fire and operating pressure to achive a good rate of fire (around 18bps) and use the minimum amount of air with it still being accurate. I want to be able to have it shoot ropes with no problems or drop off PLEASE help ME i cant even shoot the gun with out the bolt getting stuck and losing all my air. What am i doing wrong and what should i adjust? THANK
18bps is a little excessive, don't you think? Most tournaments cap around 12-15bps. Most fields (if they cap) is probably the same as well. Plus we don't need new players to be overshot every time and make them not want to play anymore.
With a QEV, you will be able to decrease your dwell to ~20's.
With the operating pressure, set it to a good velocity below what your field allows (don't need you shooting hot on anyone) and adjust your dwell accordingly to make it more consistent.
What bolt are you using? (Your factory dwell is most likely causing the bolt stick issue)
"Accuracy" is typically created by good paint (no dents, consistent sizes), a clean barrel, and a good paint-to-bore sizing (your should typically not move in your barrel, but should be easy to blow it out)
A good paint-to-bore sizing will also increase your efficiency greatly (over boring will decrease it because this will create less pressure behind the ball since the air will go around it. Under boring can decrease efficiency since this will create a higher pressure, due to the increased friction on the paintball by the barrel, needed to propel the paintball out of the barrel)
Drop off can also be caused by your battery, make sure you use a fresh brand name 9v (such as Duracell, Energizer, etc..)
Your ROF setting is mainly used to adjust your BPS once you have adjusted the dwell/Operating Pressure.