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General advice on cylinder power

Postby Punished_Chris on Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:06 am

Hey guys just wondering If you could give me some advice, I've had my 08 Max PTW for about six months now and I've been babying It somewhat but what's the point of having a Ferrari if you never take it out the garage, right?

Anyway to my point, I'd like to start using it more, I currently have a cylinder that shoots around 350 FPS but my local site's limit Is 370. I've put a couple of spacers In to bring It to exactly 370 FPS.

Is this safe? My rifle has been tac modded motor and electrics. Can it pull this without having to worry? Or should I drop her back down to 350 to be on the safe side.

Majority of Systemas i've seen on forums are pulling M90 / 330 FPS so It's got me paranoid.

I apologise If anyone is offended by my question but I'm struggling to find much on this topic. I have spent hours scouring these forums, literally days on end and I try my best to not have to ask.

Que the guy who links me to ten threads answering my question.

Cheers people.

Chris.
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Re: General advice on cylinder power

Postby mette on Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:17 am

first of all:
a MAX version will handle anything ut to a M150 spring. (500 fps)
so you're good on that.

but secondly. why push for those 20 fps?
it's such a small difference it would most likely not show in performance/ range

I would not recommend doing this.
Imagine this:
You push it to exactly that limit on your cronograph.
but the cronograph from that field has been calibrated a little bit differently.
and you end up shooting beyond that 370 on their's.
you risk them not allowing it for being a 'hot' gun
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Re: General advice on cylinder power

Postby Punished_Chris on Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:53 am

mette wrote:first of all:
a MAX version will handle anything ut to a M150 spring. (500 fps)
so you're good on that.

but secondly. why push for those 20 fps?
it's such a small difference it would most likely not show in performance/ range

I would not recommend doing this.
Imagine this:
You push it to exactly that limit on your cronograph.
but the cronograph from that field has been calibrated a little bit differently.
and you end up shooting beyond that 370 on their's.
you risk them not allowing it for being a 'hot' gun


Thanks for the response / advice. It's good to know I'm good to 500 FPS.

My local site doesn't chrono anything, I've been going there once a month for over a year and nobody has ever once been chrono'd they work on a trust policy which gets abused a LOT I will sometimes go back a whole month later and still have marks from the previous month.

But I hear ya, what's the point In the additional stress for minimal gain.

I'll have a think about it,

Thanks again dude.
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Re: General advice on cylinder power

Postby thundercactus on Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:40 am

Switching to .32g BB is going to give you way more advantage in range and accuracy than an extra 20fps.
In fact, going from .25 to .32 will give you better performance than an extra 100fps.
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