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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a Guerilla 13/3000 for my X7, and have no idea what I should be setting the output pressure on it to. Guerrilla's website says the 13/3k output is set to 800-850, and the Phenom operates at or below 300 psi. Do I need to lower the output pressure of the tank, and if so, what do I need to buy to do so?
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The phenom has a regulator integrated into the gun, so you can run the 13ci at 850.
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There is no adjustment that can be made to make the marker/tank more efficient?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is no adjustment that can be made to make the marker/tank more efficient?
Swapping out the stock cyclone components dropped the operating pressure of my Phenom. You should also see efficiency gains from polishing internals and bore matching.
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To be clear, I don't think there is any advantage to modifying the tank's output. Any pressure changes can be made with the internal reg. When you spin the adjuster on the back of the Phenom, that is the reg you are adjusting.
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Some guns benefit by lower tank pressures (Bob Long G6R and Victory come to mind) but I believe they need to be built around said pressures to start with. The Phenom reg was designed for a standard high pressure input, so I don't think dropping the tank pressure is going to help you any.
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ive seen several project phenoms on x7og with people effectively lowering their operating pressures on the phenom by getting the bad karma bolt, trying different combos of barrel tips and bored backs, upgrading cyclone internals, blah blah...i dont really think its worth it...it will cost hundreds of dollars, and from what ive seen, you tend to run into some problems anyway.

i owned a phenom for a while; had zero probs with it bone stock
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Sounds good. I'll look into polishing the internals since that is next to free, but I don't think I want to spend any more money on this monster than I already have, being my secondary marker, it's already run over a grand.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Very efficient gun considering that it's tippmann. If you get a bad karma bolt it will be more efficient.
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Very efficient gun considering that it's tippmann. If you get a bad karma bolt it will be more efficient.
I had one in both Mag-Fed Phenom and my Stock Phenom and they chopped balls like crazy. There may be some brands of paint that'll shoot well with that bolst, but I couldn't find them. I went back to the stock bolt on both markers.

Swap out the Cyclone guts like Deuce said, and you're ready for the field with one of the best Woodsball markers I have had in years,
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