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Old 09-15-2013, 07:24 PM #1
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Etha problem.

Ok so I was playing with my etha at the field today and there was a very noticeable accuracy problem that I hadn't had the last time I played. I was using a few days old to a couple weeks old paint, I don't think this would cause the problem. I do know paint is a lot smaller these days and the bore on the shaft4 back for the etha is .690 so this might be what was wrong, I had a couple ball breaks too which leads to that question about barrel size but I cleaned the barrel and the paint was still flying every which way when id start shooting at a higher bps. I did take the gun home to clean it though and when I popped my bolt out, out came a random o-ring. So I looked at the manual to see where it should go and I saw (f.14) the bolt bumper and (f.18) the front bumper the two places where it might go, there was no O-rings in either of these places so I managed to get it back into the bolt bumper position and I re shot my gun but the problem was still there. So what do you think? does the loose o-ring need to go into the front bumper position? is it just my barrel? Brittle paint? Or something else? lemme know. thanks.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:48 PM #2
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Did the paint break in the breech or just the barrel?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:14 PM #3
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I had a huge accuracy problem with mine when I bought it brand new. I can honestly say that the barrel mine came with was garbage. It was inconsistent and inaccurate. I was shooting brand new paint which I inspected and it was perfect. I had a feeling it was the barrel so I put a .688 UL on it and it shot ball on ball and still does to this day. Try another barrel if you have one. I found the stock bore to be way too large.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:29 PM #4
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I had a huge accuracy problem with mine when I bought it brand new. I can honestly say that the barrel mine came with was garbage. It was inconsistent and inaccurate. I was shooting brand new paint which I inspected and it was perfect. I had a feeling it was the barrel so I put a .688 UL on it and it shot ball on ball and still does to this day. Try another barrel if you have one. I found the stock bore to be way too large.
Haha .688? that's a small drop, but whatever works. I put the stock trilogy cocker barrel on it which is .685 and it still had the same problem. if you could comfirm the bore size on the trilogy series then maybe im wrong but I doubt you know lol
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:31 PM #5
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Did the paint break in the breech or just the barrel?
just the barrel
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:41 PM #6
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Haha .688? that's a small drop, but whatever works. I put the stock trilogy cocker barrel on it which is .685 and it still had the same problem. if you could comfirm the bore size on the trilogy series then maybe im wrong but I doubt you know lol
I may have only needed the small drop. I play in Louisiana so the humidity is insane. And I'm fairly certain the stock barrel is a .693 bore..
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:36 AM #7
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I may have only needed the small drop. I play in Louisiana so the humidity is insane. And I'm fairly certain the stock barrel is a .693 bore..
Wellp, maybe it is the barrel. Im just waitin back for this guy above you ^^ to get back to me cus apparently hes a pe tech pro
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:19 PM #8
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Wellp, maybe it is the barrel. Im just waitin back for this guy above you ^^ to get back to me cus apparently hes a pe tech pro
I would say it's your barrel size. .686 might be too small
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:11 PM #9
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most likely barrel size, i bought the barrel kit for my etha and found that my shots were mostly on target when using the .689 back which matched my paint
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:12 PM #10
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It's the paint! Buy a case from somewhere else and try again.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:03 PM #11
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It is a combination of the Paint and the Barrel. I have had my Etha for a while now and I found the best solution to the problem is to send your barrel off to be bored out to fit the Freak Inserts. Also use a minimum of a mid grade paint. Don't use junk field paint in the stock barrel it is way to big for most paints out there and the ball bounces off the walls of the barrel and doesn't fly true. Now Since I've had mine bored out I can use just about any paint and get good accuracy (at least as good as the paint is round). Also check to make sure that your rubber tip is secure on your bolt. I know that from time to time they work loose or tear and it can cause issues.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:42 PM #12
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it was the paint....the Etha has a .693 bore size.

there is NO reason to bore out or be worried about your stock barrel unless you damaged it. better quality of paint will usually get u the accuracy you want but if its a bad case theres nothing you can do
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:14 AM #13
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The huge stock barrel back is going to ruin your day if your going for accuracy. I picked up a .685 shaft4 and it made a world of difference. And I had a good barrel back I could use when I upgraded to my current Geo3.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:57 PM #14
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The huge stock barrel back is going to ruin your day if your going for accuracy. I picked up a .685 shaft4 and it made a world of difference. And I had a good barrel back I could use when I upgraded to my current Geo3.
Thanks for the responses guys sounds like it is my barrel.. the paint was WILDLY inaccurate but I have a new barrel to try this weekend and see if that does the trick. And what about the loose boring? Anyone know what position that goes in?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:12 PM #15
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since you are using fresh paint , I'd ask you try some with your new barrel back and some with the old. if the paint is good you aren't going to notice a big difference.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:43 PM #16
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since you are using fresh paint , I'd ask you try some with your new barrel back and some with the old. if the paint is good you aren't going to notice a big difference.
OK thanks.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:08 PM #17
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That happens to me from time to time. 90% of the time the culprit is the paint. When that happens I with switch guns to remove the gun from the equation and I also ask my friends "how's it going for you?". They always answer that they have issues too. I've had a whole bunch of mid and high ends in the last few years and they ALL shot badly with crap paint.
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