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SpyderMan723
03-10-2008, 07:17 AM
yesterday me, my dad and a few of my friends went paintballin.

My dad hit the chrono and his gun was shooting like 120-150

but then i took his pilot for a spin with my qloader and i was hittin like 230-250

Why was his gun measuring so low?

My idea:He had his barrel too far forward on the chrony.

DFSniper
03-10-2008, 07:42 AM
could be. i cant remember the exact physics for it, but after the initial acceleration, your velocity starts to drop a lot.

Solar
03-10-2008, 08:56 AM
Was your dad using a gravity fed hopper? I believe that the Q loader is force fed. If so i think it would stop some of the blow back (air traveling up the feed neck). Therefore more air would be directed towards the ball thus increasing velocity. I'd try it again with the gravity fed hopper and see what you get. Just a theory...

I don't know that the location of the barrel would have anything to do with the registered velocity. At least not that dramatic of an effect...

xsvly-fat
03-10-2008, 11:42 AM
how cold was it, alot of times the temperature will make the guns jump a bit.

SpyderMan723
03-10-2008, 12:00 PM
He was using a VL quantum-lol

i think it was like 15 degrees out

but i think he had his barrel half way down the chrono

TOMMYD3UCE
03-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Weird one time I chrono'd my pilot with the hardest spring from my spring kit it measured 290. Measured again with the lightest spring and it jumped to 400 no lie. The refs were just confused as i was. Anybody have any insight to this? I was using hpa also.

bigred76
03-10-2008, 01:18 PM
Sounds like a case of mixed-up springs.... :confused:

tumtum00
03-10-2008, 04:48 PM
amen bigred

SpyderMan723
03-11-2008, 06:13 AM
Final thought:Co2+cold=bad

:p

TOMMYD3UCE
03-11-2008, 07:26 AM
No we checked twice blue lightest, red hardest.

tumtum00
03-11-2008, 07:41 AM
well this is the issue of shooting co2 in cold, it doesn't have time to turn to a gas before entering the guns internals, which will require you to turn your guns up and later in the day when the tank is not as full, and has more room to expand, it will be shooting harder because more co2 (gas) get in the gun doing what it is supposed to do, There are two things you can do, don't use co2 when it is cold go hpa or nitro, or you can get remote lines good exp chambers, not the cheap stock ones, or third thing is just not play when it is that cold. balls won't even break at that temperature it they are out in it for like 10 mins.