Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:16 PM
The Dagger Creed: If you're not livin' on the edge, you're takin' up too much space!!!
Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:14 PM
If you must "buy" a spring buy the madman stainless kit and it will last the life of your marker
The "pen spring mod" only applies to the trigger retun spring, which will lighten the trigger pull significantly, do NOT replace the sear spring that must stay stock for it to work properly, if you try to compress the stock sear spring with your hand youll see why.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:03 PM
The stock velocity adjuster on Tippmann markers works by choking air flow out through the power tube. Its convenient, but it also wastes a fair amount of gas since raising/lowering your velocity has no impact on how much gas is used per shot.
Ideally you want to use the lightest spring possible that still allows you to shoot at the velocity you want to. Meanwhile you want to have your stock velocity adjuster as backed out as possible - you can still use it for fine adjustment. A Rear Velocity Adjuster works even better. Harder springs are usually reserved for markers that cannot reach their velocity, usually because of an inefficient barrel or HPA tank with a slightly low output pressure.
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