View Full Version : up dwell or PSI??

01-12-2006, 01:48 PM
alright i got a QEV put in the ion, based on things i read around ZDS PB and PBN i came to the conclusion to set the dwell at 14 clicks and the psi at 120. well i went to shoot in my backyard (i have no chorono until saturday) and i noticed that it was shooting a little slow, maybe 230-240. jsut guessing.

but when i go to the feild saturday i was wondering what i should turn up to get the higher velocity, the dwell or PSI. obvisously he PSI would be easier to do, but what would be better for my effiency??

thanks guys.

01-12-2006, 02:10 PM

01-12-2006, 02:59 PM
ok well should i go to like 140 PSI and say 16-17 clicks on dwell?? thanks.

01-12-2006, 04:38 PM
i have no idea, fiddle, but dont JUST raise one. raise psi alittle more than dwell if u want to keep an uber low dwell

01-12-2006, 04:49 PM
alright i think ill try uping the PSI to say 140 and then if that doesnt get it at 280 FPS, then ill up the dwell to 16 clicks, instead of 14.

and if those both dont cut it, ill come ask you again, lol :p

01-12-2006, 04:51 PM
im captain obvious. but if im captian obvious why do people ask questions that i can answer so simply?

01-12-2006, 05:15 PM
Its better to run at a higher pressure with a shorter dwell, for effiency that is.

01-13-2006, 02:44 AM
alright then maybe ill try to go to 160 PSI, and if that doesnt cut it, then ill start uping the dwell a little.

thanks claus and chubbz.

01-13-2006, 09:26 AM
With a special thanks to me :dodgy: Haha let's get this thing ripping tomorrow :grin:

01-13-2006, 09:29 AM
With a special thanks to me :dodgy: Haha let's get this thing ripping tomorrow :grin:
As long as you stay away from wires it should work.:p

01-13-2006, 09:36 AM
...that was cold, Chris:grin:... And I've got a board that works now ;) Unlike that (un)Lucky piece of crap... Haha so the frame won't be the object of any maintainance tomorrow... And I was referring to the Ion; the Timmy's shooting great... :p

01-13-2006, 10:24 AM
Turn your reg up until you get the velocity you want, your dwell is set fine now. :up:

01-14-2006, 08:54 AM
Like chubbo and phil said, the best way to get good efficiency higher pressure shorter dwell. So just up your pressure and keep your dwell where it is now you should be all set.

01-14-2006, 09:02 AM
When I had mine I ran at about 180psi and around 10 dwell (+/- 2 i forget since its been a while)

01-14-2006, 09:10 AM
Im at 170ish PSI and 10 dwell.