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Old 09-09-2017, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should a Phantom fire perfectly after changing springs, or do you have to work it in over a few hundred shots for it to be good?
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"Consistency" will improve over time if it's brand new and most importantly predictability will improve the more you use it so performance will have a nice curve as it breaks in

A new Phantom starts off great anyway, with maybe 1 out of 11 shots being a hiccup at first, and over time it will feel and work nicer (the trajectory of the shots and the sound of it shooting) and start doing more what you want it to do
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm... that is a good question. Are the replacement springs new or used? And are they the same or different strengh as the originals?
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just replaced my main spring with a new one, my last one was 10+ years old. Just wondering if I should expect it to be worse at first.
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Yes but it will get better -- What happened with the old one? Was it compressed too long?
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just felt like swapping it with a new one I ordered with some other parts I got from Mike. The old one was a tad rusty but worked fine.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Use the old one, the new one keep in a tacklebox for later or if you want to experiment with another pump gun
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Agreed don't discard the old spring.. No reason.
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Lol heck, can I have the old spring? It's probably so nicely broken in for smooth shooting
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how bad is rust on the old one. that would make difference to why he change it. if little to none do not change it out. but if 50% rust or way to rusty then might want to change it out. comes down to rust since rust aka cancer of metal to cancer to humans.
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