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Old 03-11-2006, 05:41 PM
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Default Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

I'm new to paintball and recently bought a Spyder Sonix (a great gun for the money I might add), but I have no idea what to do with the velocity adjuster. Is the gun ready to shoot right out the box? Do I ever have to mess with this velocity adjuster? If I accidentally turn the adjuster should I be worried about turning it back? And if I do need to adjust it, how would I go about doing it? I've searched the net and read through the manual, but I can't find anything. Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

well the marker should be able to shoot right out of the box ... and the velocity adjuster ... screw it in till it locks ... assuming you still have the retaining screw ... but try chrono'ing it
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

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well the marker should be able to shoot right out of the box ... and the velocity adjuster ... screw it in till it locks ... assuming you still have the retaining screw ... but try chrono'ing it
I still have the retaining screw, so I guess I'll just screw it in. What exactly does that do? Also, do I have to adjust the retaining screw at all? Thanks again!

"chrono'ing it?"
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

umm... the retaining screw ?? ... it just keeps the velocity adjuster locked ... nah just don't touch it .. it'd fine the way it is .. umm and the velocity adjuster increases and decreases the velocity .. (fps or .. feet per second)

Chrono'ing means to measure the amount of FPS it's running at .. the fields limits usually fluctuate between about 270 - 300
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

dont screw it all the way in, only like 2/3rds the way inand then lock it in place. if you screw it all the way in your velocity will prob be too high.
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

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umm... the retaining screw ?? ... it just keeps the velocity adjuster locked ... nah just don't touch it .. it'd fine the way it is .. umm and the velocity adjuster increases and decreases the velocity .. (fps or .. feet per second)

Chrono'ing means to measure the amount of FPS it's running at .. the fields limits usually fluctuate between about 270 - 300
Thanks, and sorry the question wasn't worded very well. I assumed that the retaining screw kept the adjuster locked, but for some reason I was still questioning the adjuster. Oh well, thanks again!
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

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dont screw it all the way in, only like 2/3rds the way inand then lock it in place. if you screw it all the way in your velocity will prob be too high.
Thanks, now I know why it wasn't shooting at a high fps right out the box.
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

Is there any way to approximate what FPS I'm at without the use of a chronograph?
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

umm.. take 91 feet back to a target .. that'll measure to roughly about .. 275 fps .. just let it hit the bottom of an object ..
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Velocity Adjuster / Sonix - Do I need to adjust it?

the next purchase you should make is a chronograph. If you play with friends, collect 10-15 bux from each and buy one....Radarchrons are about $75...which are the "most accurate, at a fairest price" chrony you'll get.
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