Originally Posted by backblock
Your hoses are brass? If you mean pneumatics then that is quite common. I say get an oring and hose kit and figure out how to rebuild it. Timing an autococker is super easy just do a bit of internet research an you are good to go.
Now for the elephant in the room: what do you mean ALMOST keep up with a mag? Such statments are punishable by extreme ridicule around hear. A cocker has now problem outshooting a mag
. Lastly the long range thing is a myth.
Oh No, I shouldn't start a thread when I have been drinking! My hoses are just normal, but you did just burst my bubble. I hadn't ever seen the brass pneumatics except on mine. When I was playing back then it was all the rage to get everything chromed so thats what I saw in all the magazines and with the other guys on the field. So I thought I had something extra special...
Unfortunately its not just timing this, it's going to be a full on reconstruction with me gutting every component.
Let's land this pachyderm. There were plenty of other cockers out there that could shoot faster than the mags, but purposefully this one wasn't one of them. I had my trigger pull a little longer than most so I could be a little more controlling in my firing. Since at the time the hoppers weren't exactly keeping up with the guns this reduced my chance of chopping balls. As far as accuracy this gun was the best. The worst thing was that I would eat through bolt pins. Now I have heard the "myth" aspect of cockers when I first started visiting this site... but I have to say, I don't know if it was the perfect paint to barrel match or the consistent air pressure/velocity, the cyclone bolt or the little recoil but this gun consistently shot farther than my mag, spider or tippman. Perhaps it was the other guns giving vastly inconsistent velocities. For me it was an observable fact, I can't speak to cockers as a whole as this is the only one I ever had.
Let's also not forget that this was a time when most guns were using CO2 and we know how inconsistent that can make the velocity. Perhaps nowadays I wouldn't see such a vast difference (although the mag was always using HPA)..