fps/range

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by bal1, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. bal1

    bal1 New Member

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    Hello all, I'm getting 355 on a 100 spring in my cxp, but I'm not getting decent range. I'd like to get better range without using a higher spring, I have a tbb 6.03 that goes about halfway through my six inch suppressor. Besides that and an upgraded motor, that's the only upgrades I've done internally. How could I get better range/fps without upgrading the spring?
     
  2. S1kkguy

    S1kkguy New Member

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    Looking at your post count I would have thought you'd have come by more than enough threads covering this sort of topic? I see one popping up almost everyday.

    Anyways, look up r-hops. If it seems too complicated or difficult, then just get yourself a Lonex, Systema or a Prommy hop packing aka bucking. Once your above a certain FPS, it pretty much looses any correlation with range. Adequate air seal and a good hop unit with the appropriate bucking - for your fps and rps - will better determine your effective range.
     

  3. CoppertopNeasg

    CoppertopNeasg New Member

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    Read the sticky about achieving perfect compression, tackets hop up guide, robins rhop guide and you can get higher fps with a ball bearing spring guide because the ball bearings act as spacers. Polishing the piston rails can also get you a few more fps.
     
  4. AirsoftimusPrime

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    I think nobody is mentioning a very simple solution. If he wants more range, he should just throw in a flat-hop.
     
  5. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    How's your compression? With good compression you can throw BBs quite far with a mere decent hop-up assembly.
     
  6. CoppertopNeasg

    CoppertopNeasg New Member

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    That's what Tackets hop up guide is.
     
  7. Star_folder

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    No it's not, it's an outdated SCS guide. A flat hop uses a flat nub, it makes a world of difference in performance, and is not the same as using a hard nub. Perhaps it's time I wrote something a bit more up to date.


    I think you guys are missing something even simpler. OP, tried using heavier bbs?
     
  8. 703

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    Lets start with the simple things

    - Clean your barrel
    - Make sure stock hop-up is working correctly
    - Use heavier BB's
    - Quality BB's (no crossman junk)

    Upgrades you can do to improve range

    - R-hop
    - Flat-hop
    - Make sure you have a good air seal (compression)
    - Quality TBB , Just because it's a 6.03 doesn't mean it's good...
    - Better hop-up / bucking

    Lastly how far is the gun shooting now & what do you want it to be at ?
    Not getting "decent" range is a very general statement. Use actuall distances so we are all on the same page.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  9. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If you ever lube your barrel and/or hop-up bucking, then that will have a massively negative effect on range and accuracy. It's true what they say about BB weight, I would use .25g minimum in that gun. Combined with a high quality soft bucking you should get 200ish feet effective range with a traditional hop-up.
     
  10. bal1

    bal1 New Member

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    I typically use .2s or .25s.
     
  11. Star_folder

    Star_folder New Member

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    Do you notice a difference with how they fire. You should be using at least .25s in a field rifle.
     
  12. AirsoftimusPrime

    AirsoftimusPrime New Member

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    This. Best accuracy upgrades are the simplest.
     
  13. CoppertopNeasg

    CoppertopNeasg New Member

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    I agree about the updated guide.