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Forum: The Dead Zone 06-02-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,786
Posted By apamburn
Electro: pinokio speed, backup revvy Semi: 100...

Electro: pinokio speed, backup revvy
Semi: 100 rnd hopper
Limited semi / pump: BE 50 rounder or ammo box
Forum: Tippmann 05-28-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By apamburn
I think the power tube may have been ok without...

I think the power tube may have been ok without the mounting screws, but not so sure about the valve.

Like magmoor said above, the valve in the new 98s is held in place by the fitting that pushes...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-27-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By apamburn
I use Walmart knockoffs of mechanix for...

I use Walmart knockoffs of mechanix for paintball. They have served me well for years, though they are getting torn up. I've never needed to touch a screen during a game, so that's never been an...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-26-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
This is a cool A5. All of the attachments are...

This is a cool A5. All of the attachments are functional.

Fight me.

69998
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-25-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
OP, I'm waiting for the MG100 I think. I've had...

OP, I'm waiting for the MG100 I think. I've had nothing but good experiences with my ego and I expect equally good experiences with it.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
Well, tigerstripe was meant for close range use,...

Well, tigerstripe was meant for close range use, but your point is valid, if not somewhat self evident.

However, even the older patterns, (like woodland, optimized for a western European war) can...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-23-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
Yeah, camo doesn't make a difference. That's...

Yeah, camo doesn't make a difference.

That's why soldiers - whose lives depend on being hidden, sometimes - and animals - whose lives depend on being hidden most of the time - don't bother wearing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-18-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
Me personally, I find them to be entangling and...

Me personally, I find them to be entangling and to make it harder to switch hands while shooting.

Back bottle or bottom line are better setups for me.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-18-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,506
Posted By apamburn
Length of game and number of players determine...

Length of game and number of players determine how much paint you should have and how large your loader should be.

In the case of a large scenario you want a large loader + pods.

To carry...
Forum: Mag Fed 05-14-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,728
Posted By apamburn
:bowdown

:bowdown
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-03-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By apamburn
Someone should make a magazine that doesn't apply...

Someone should make a magazine that doesn't apply spring tension to the balls in the mag until it's inserted. Some sort of obstruction would keep balls from exiting the top of the mag.

When...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-03-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,443
Posted By apamburn
Oldest is probably my SL68 (per VintageRex...

Oldest is probably my SL68 (per VintageRex 1987...not sure how long they were manufactured for though).

Could be my PGP, but I lean towards the SL68 because the PGP has the new style cartridge. ...
Forum: Southeast 04-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By apamburn
When is it? I'm moving to the Raleigh area. House...

When is it? I'm moving to the Raleigh area. House should sell soon and I should be there no later than end of June.
Forum: Palmer Pursuit Shop 04-23-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By apamburn
I tried on my stabilizer and I found that it...

I tried on my stabilizer and I found that it didn't take long for it to start creeping. The reg seat is much harder. I would advise you to get an actual reg seat.
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 821
Posted By apamburn
Woodsball or scenario I wear Bates tactical sport...

Woodsball or scenario I wear Bates tactical sport 8 inch side zip boots.
I was first issued these in 2010 or so and love the boot. They are easy to take off, are comfortable enough to wear all day...
Forum: Tippmann 04-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
Yeah I absolutely could have, but didn't have a...

Yeah I absolutely could have, but didn't have a screw with the right threads, so I brute forced it.

Interestingly the vent port isn't blocked at all, but doesn't leak. If push comes to shove I'll...
Forum: Tippmann 04-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
I removed the spring inside then drilled and...

I removed the spring inside then drilled and tapped the port in the end cap for a set screw I had laying around. Applied loctite and let cure for full 24 hrs.

The set screw and loctite were...
Forum: Tippmann 04-19-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
I think I got it! I added a volumizer, made...

I think I got it!

I added a volumizer, made out of a plugged and de-spring'd LPR. (edited to add: THANK YOU THANK YOU for the suggestion!!!)

With the volumizer, and still on med-light main...
Forum: Tippmann 04-16-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
Sorry I thought I responded to this earlier. ...

Sorry I thought I responded to this earlier.

Yes, with hpa direct to valve it cycles. But:

I repeated some of my tests from earlier and found that the marker does cycle on hpa, even below 2000...
Forum: Tippmann 04-16-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By apamburn
I believe the new 98s use JIC fittings. You're...

I believe the new 98s use JIC fittings. You're not going to find one that can convert to macro.

Even if you did the side that connects to the valve is a custom length that the guy at the air hose...
Forum: Sub 100 04-16-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By apamburn
I saw that too. I sold one of those a year or two...

I saw that too. I sold one of those a year or two ago here. Somehow I still have 2 Spyder SE expansion Chamber + hard line
Forum: Sub 100 04-15-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By apamburn
Bargain 98 $50 LP, AA Vigilante reg, gills, rva

Not mine

Someone buy this!

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/spo/d/durham-tippmann-model-98-paintball-and/6834278549.html
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
So I found some valuable info in previous testing...

So I found some valuable info in previous testing journals.

- clearly even back then when my HPA tank gets below 2k psi output pressure starts to drop. Is that expected? Normal? Does it indicate I...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
My tanks are standard HP tanks, pushing 800-850...

My tanks are standard HP tanks, pushing 800-850 psi.

The thing is, I previously had this working on both CO2 and HPA.

Going back and reading previous threads I see that on HPA with med-low...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
Yes. With co2 this is not necessary. With HPA and...

Yes. With co2 this is not necessary. With HPA and heavy spring the gun still doesn't recock. I haven't tried with light spring, probably would recock.

While that would be easier than...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
I have an XC where I can remove the inner baffles...

I have an XC where I can remove the inner baffles which, as you said, restricted co2 flow and gave time for it to expand. Without them it's basically a massive volume chamber.

Previously this was...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
I've got a LPR or two laying around that I could...

I've got a LPR or two laying around that I could use for that purpose. I assume people just removed the guts? I've.never taken one apart really.

For testing does the volumizer have to be right at...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
With no secondary reg whatsoever the marker...

With no secondary reg whatsoever the marker cycles fine. I did have to adjust the RVA about halfway in to get it to cycle which doesn't surprise me much
(still using light mainspring).

I then...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
So with co2 I'm reaching playable velocity at 650...

So with co2 I'm reaching playable velocity at 650 psi or so which is what I expect with the lightest spring. Moving up should let me drop pressure a little since the valve will stay open longer.
...
Forum: Tippmann 04-14-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
Those are good thoughts, but let me provide some...

Those are good thoughts, but let me provide some details on diagnostics I've already performed. Not saying these aren't things I should try, but:
Forum: Tippmann 04-13-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 375
Posted By apamburn
Tippmann 98 weird velocity problems, hpa vs co2

I need some help troubleshooting some issues with my 98.

It cycles on co2 but not on HPA.

With co2 it reached 290-300 fps at 650-700 psi with the lightest mainspring.

With 2 different HPA...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-13-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By apamburn
This is what I use.

This is what I use.
Forum: MCB Memberships 04-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By apamburn
I knew this thread would go downhill fast, even...

I knew this thread would go downhill fast, even though it took a little longer than expected for a mayo reference to be made. Thanks for delivering MCB
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,850
Posted By apamburn
Well get on with it then! :-) Excited to see...

Well get on with it then! :-)

Excited to see what that yields.
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-11-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 329
Posted By apamburn
Ammo box ftw 69104

Ammo box ftw

69104
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,850
Posted By apamburn
lol I wish. I seem to remember him talking about...

lol I wish. I seem to remember him talking about beer in the his videos though so sub the mt dew for some strange artisan beer crafted by bearded hipsters (bigger the beards the better) and he might...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-11-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By apamburn
Fair warning, I tried this on a 98 and it didn't...

Fair warning, I tried this on a 98 and it didn't end well.

I wish I got 20 shots per cartridge. I didn't.

Shooting slowly I suppose that might be the case. But shooting quickly - and at least...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,850
Posted By apamburn
Yup, this. If they say it's the best...

Yup, this.

If they say it's the best roundball then show it against other roundball. In a perfect world I would want the following tests from a statistically significant sample of paint from all...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,850
Posted By apamburn
I don't have a problem with that at all, designs...

I don't have a problem with that at all, designs change over time.

You see the hypocracy in having a problem with Spyder changing design over decades while ignoring changes to Tippmann, but do...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,850
Posted By apamburn
Not trying to come to Tippmann's defense here,...

Not trying to come to Tippmann's defense here, but....



At any rate, the 98 and the A5 have been around for a while. Their performance and design obviously is going to differ from guns made...
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