DRAGON

11-23-2006, 04:49 PM

I played paintball last weekend and had my tank filled to 4500psi at a local shop prior. I ended up only using my LP Imagine for the games I played, which were few. This is a renegade field and my buds that are normally there with hpa in a scuba tank weren't so for once I didn't add any pressure to the tank at all. I didn't really check the tank pressure when I got to the field. As some of us know, when you get a tank filled, the end result of pressure is usually a bit lower after the tank cools down. I have had the tank end up just above 4000psi after getting it filled to 4500psi before after cooling down. I did check the pressure before I left the pro shop and it was 4500psi dead nuts -

In the few games I did play in I just so happened to shoot 1000 balls exactly. I just checked my Crossy and it still has 1250psi left in it. So the way I figure it, I'm getting at least 1385+ shots from this 68/4500psi tank.

4500

1250

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3250psi(or less) used for 1000 balls

3250psi divided by 1000 balls = 3.25psi per ball

1250psi divided by 3.25psi pr/bl = 385 balls(rounded)

1000 balls + 385 balls = 1385 balls per 4500psi(technically)

**did I figure that right mathematical geniuses?**

All this did not include dry fires and what-nots in between and possible less starting pressure but should be fairly accurate though prolly a little more. Not bad I suppose for a regular LP'd Spyder. I've heard some ridiculous numbers like 2100 shots from a 68/4500 on the net before. I think people that post things as such are pathetic for attention, have some erroneous math skills or both -

I'm a bit curious about the shot count on the new VS's since they have the lighter striker and from what I have gotten, in reality run relatively 250psi. My Imagine runs at 300psi @ 280fps. Anybody actually have any valid numbers on the VS's perhaps? Anybody have any valid numbers for their LP Spyder's in general? -

'05 Imagine

Palmer's Stabilizer

Rocket valve(completely opened)

Blocked striker exhaust port

Modified stock VA

Modified stock bolt

Modified striker

Modified stock BL ASA

Light 32* main spring

14" J&J ceramic barrel

Ultra Evil paint

In the few games I did play in I just so happened to shoot 1000 balls exactly. I just checked my Crossy and it still has 1250psi left in it. So the way I figure it, I'm getting at least 1385+ shots from this 68/4500psi tank.

4500

1250

-----

3250psi(or less) used for 1000 balls

3250psi divided by 1000 balls = 3.25psi per ball

1250psi divided by 3.25psi pr/bl = 385 balls(rounded)

1000 balls + 385 balls = 1385 balls per 4500psi(technically)

**did I figure that right mathematical geniuses?**

All this did not include dry fires and what-nots in between and possible less starting pressure but should be fairly accurate though prolly a little more. Not bad I suppose for a regular LP'd Spyder. I've heard some ridiculous numbers like 2100 shots from a 68/4500 on the net before. I think people that post things as such are pathetic for attention, have some erroneous math skills or both -

I'm a bit curious about the shot count on the new VS's since they have the lighter striker and from what I have gotten, in reality run relatively 250psi. My Imagine runs at 300psi @ 280fps. Anybody actually have any valid numbers on the VS's perhaps? Anybody have any valid numbers for their LP Spyder's in general? -

'05 Imagine

Palmer's Stabilizer

Rocket valve(completely opened)

Blocked striker exhaust port

Modified stock VA

Modified stock bolt

Modified striker

Modified stock BL ASA

Light 32* main spring

14" J&J ceramic barrel

Ultra Evil paint