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Old 10-06-2004, 11:45 PM #1
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Dry Fire

Is it ok to fire the gun without Co2 ? I wanted to test it but with my real guns it isn't good to dry fire, is it the same with PB guns?
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:58 PM #2
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What do you mean fire the gun with out CO2? You can't, you can turn the frame on and pull the trigger, other than that, no.
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Basically I just meant dry fire, like cock the bolt and pull the trigger without paint and Co2 without causing any harm. On a real gun you are not supposed to cock and fire the gun without a bullet in the chamber.

I want to see how fast I can pull the trigger without gasing the gun up but I don't want to ruin anything.
Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:13 AM #4
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You'll have to turn your eyes off on your evo. and you will scratch the bolt.
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:20 AM #6
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The bolt gets scratched regardless HOW you fire the gun...bolt scratches are NOTHING to worry about!
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:29 AM #7
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you can fire with eyes on just make sure the bolt isnt cocked.
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^^^ best advice so far
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it's gonna be different w/ paint and air though.
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I thought I heard drying fireing without air can cause the hammer to damage the valve and cup seal.

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turning on your trigger and shooting wont harm anything as long as your eyes arent on.cause if they are and the bolt is cocked then the gun wont shoot cuase there isnt anything in the chamber.......
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that doesnt harm your gun thoiugh...
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I dont think dryfiring will harm anything, but youll run out of air much faster.
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do you mean turning on the frame and just shooting and hearing that clicking noise?
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dry firing with air wont make u run out of air any faster...
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:21 PM #16
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Yes it does. When you dryfire, theres nothing to suppress the air from coming out of the barrel/feedneck. Normally, there is a paintball that the air pushes. The paintball holds back the air as it is being pushed. Its Newton's third law of motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When the paintball is being pushed by the air, the paintball is pushing right back on the air, keeping more of it in the gun, which means you are using less air. In dryfiring, there is nothing to push back on the air, so more of it can come out with each shot. If you dont believe me, just dryfire for a couple minutes. Your air will be used up much more quickly than if you were to be shooting paintballs and not just air.

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ummm ya the valve determines how much air goes past. it wouldent matter because the left over air would just die out and not do anything.
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^^^ yup... whether or not the ball is holding some air back doesnt matter. how much air you use depends on how long the valve is open. the air behind the ball normally escapes into the hopper or through the barrel porting. it does practically nothing to recock the marker. w/e air gets pushed back towards the bolt would flow through it, not push it back. however, it cannot push it back with enough pressure to be useful because the pressure inside the gun is always higher than the pressure in the chamber, because the air is expanding and escaping.
i still think you use about the same amount of air.
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well put mtbrdude
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Whatever you say... Go on, try it. Stick a nitro tank on your gun, and dryfire for a while. Youll see the guage go from 3000 psi to 2500 to 2000 in not a whole lot of shots.
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it wont use any more air, the air that reaches the paintball has already past the valve...which closes before the ball even get's close to leaving the barrel.
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