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Forum: VM Empire 09-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Giuseppe
Just saw that you posted this. Thanks, Mugged!

Just saw that you posted this. Thanks, Mugged!
Forum: VM Empire 07-10-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Giuseppe
Cool. Thanks for the help, Cap. If that's...

Cool. Thanks for the help, Cap.

If that's the case, I've just got to figure out how to get the balls to feed into the breech during the cycle...
Forum: VM Empire 07-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Giuseppe
Pro Comp v3 Troubleshooting

Iíve got a VM-68 Pro Comp v3 that Iím trying to get running. As far as I can tell, the gun is cycling properly. However, after each shot, the bolt is not retracting far enough for a paintball to...
Forum: VM Empire 07-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,625
Posted By Giuseppe
That's a great-looking foregrip on the VMX,...

That's a great-looking foregrip on the VMX, BigEvil. What is it?
Forum: VM Empire 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,625
Posted By Giuseppe
That is nicely done!

That is nicely done!
Forum: VM Empire 07-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Giuseppe
Dayum! That is a monster. And with an...

Dayum! That is a monster. And with an Intimidator, too. Very nice. :drool:

Can I be in your will?
Forum: VM Empire 07-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Giuseppe
Holy carp! You mean there were (are?) larger...

Holy carp! You mean there were (are?) larger expansion chambers than the EXC? :bowdown

I always thought that the one on my EXC-68 was pushing the limit, size-wise. Sheridan did a great job of...
Forum: VM Empire 07-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Giuseppe
The valve has the red mark in the 12 o-clock...

The valve has the red mark in the 12 o-clock position, which (IIRC) should be the largest hole.

The tank is a Pure Energy Basics 4,500 psi, 68 ci. The regulator is preset somewhere between either...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Giuseppe
Do you mean the cocking handle won't tilt up into...

Do you mean the cocking handle won't tilt up into the notch? The cocking handle is screwed into a rotating collar located near the rear of the hammer (see pictures below). There's a ball bearing...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Giuseppe
I know this sounds basic, but...I'd recommend...

I know this sounds basic, but...I'd recommend reading the owner's manual (and anything else you can find online...), carefully tearing the gun down, checking the condition of the o-rings and valve...
Forum: VM Empire 07-06-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,159
Posted By Giuseppe
Blasphemer! Sell the greatest paintball marker...

Blasphemer! Sell the greatest paintball marker ever made?!?! :eek:

I run my `95 EXC-68 on a Pure Energy HPA tank with zero problems. No modifications necessary and the velocity stays stable all...
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 06-26-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Giuseppe
No hints?

No hints?
Forum: VM Empire 05-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Giuseppe
Hmmm...interesting idea! I'll give that one a...

Hmmm...interesting idea! I'll give that one a try.
Forum: VM Empire 05-29-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Giuseppe
I had the lip break off of one of my OEM barrels...

I had the lip break off of one of my OEM barrels years ago. There's really not an easy way to premanently repair it.

The best remedy is definitely an aftermarket barrel. I get excellent accuracy...
Forum: VM Empire 07-26-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Giuseppe
Yeah, but when you only buy one paintball gun...

Yeah, but when you only buy one paintball gun every seventeen years, you can afford to splurge on parts! :D
Forum: VM Empire 07-22-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By Giuseppe
This Indian Springs hopper holds about 125 balls...

This Indian Springs hopper holds about 125 balls and, to my eyes, suits the gun best:

http://giuseppe.smugmug.com/Other/Paintball/i-s94hCbF/0/M/EXC5-M.jpg

Although, the Revvys do look good,...
Forum: VM Empire 07-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Giuseppe
For over ten years I used the standard VM-68...

For over ten years I used the standard VM-68 metal elbow and a plastic reducer that I originally purchased to use with my...um...Stingray. :rolleyes:

A little bit of hockey tape for friction and...
Forum: VM Empire 07-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Giuseppe
I realize that this is a very old thread, but...

I realize that this is a very old thread, but since this is the official repository of all things VM, I thought my experience might help others.

Last weekend I found out that the ball bearings in...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-10-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Giuseppe
At the risk of reviving a zombie thread, I'm...

At the risk of reviving a zombie thread, I'm wondering if anyone else has info regarding long-term o-ring storage. I'm facing the same issue with VM-68 parts.
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-02-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Giuseppe
Thanks for the replies, guys. Does anybody know...

Thanks for the replies, guys. Does anybody know if there's a TPX serial # after which no more mods were needed? In other words, did Tippmann ever release a "finished" version of the TPX, before...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-02-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Giuseppe
Tippmann TPX or TiPX?

I'm interested in getting a pistol and the Tippmann seems to have the best combination of the features I want. I can find some good deals on new and used TPXs, but I also know that there were a...
Forum: Ask The Experts 10-01-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Giuseppe
9 volt transistor radio batteries in lithium...

9 volt transistor radio batteries in lithium thionyl chloride (http://www.powerstream.com/9-v-batteries.htm)
Forum: VM Empire 09-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Giuseppe
So, when you say "gutted out"...? Right now,...

So, when you say "gutted out"...? Right now, there's nothing inside the EXC-68's expansion chamber except an inner tube and an outer casing, with a small hole to allow gas to pass from one into the...
Forum: VM Empire 09-29-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Giuseppe
:rolleyes: I've recently converted an older...

:rolleyes:

I've recently converted an older EXC-68 from CO2 to HPA and I've been debating whether or not to keep the factory expansion chamber. As you said above, the gun does have a "huge draw...
Forum: VM Empire 09-29-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By Giuseppe
At the risk of reviving an old thread...any pix...

At the risk of reviving an old thread...any pix of the final result?

FWIW, I recently pulled my mid-`90's EXC-68 out of storage after abut ten years of disuse. Other than an Armson barrel, the...
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