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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dismantling your gun ...

Pretty simple question ... How far do you go to dismantle your marker for storage after a game? I know the canister should be removed.
Do you remove the barrel every time? Does this often cause undue wear on the barrel threads? What about the hopper? I'm looking for a good and easy method of carrying and storing my gun and equipment.

I'm guessing the marker should be torn down for cleaning about every 2000 rounds (a case of balls)?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty simple question ... How far do you go to dismantle your marker for storage after a game? I know the canister should be removed.
Do you remove the barrel every time? Does this often cause undue wear on the barrel threads? What about the hopper? I'm looking for a good and easy method of carrying and storing my gun and equipment.

I'm guessing the marker should be torn down for cleaning about every 2000 rounds (a case of balls)?
I remove tank, hopper, barrel and sometimes other parts depending on gun and condition
I take the macro off of a few of my guns after a good day
I always take the bolt out to clean but sometimes i leave the bolt out. There are bolts that dont matter if it drys. Dye matrix gold bolt and most delrin bolts
I take apart the regs to some guns
My phantom is in peices right now because i completly tore it apart yesterday
Most barrels threads will not be effected by the simple on off of the paintball play
Just remember to lube you guns internals before and after every time you play and you shouldnt ever have a problem
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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tank should be removed but really its up to you for everything else, a few markers out there will drain batteries that are left in them (not many)

personally i swap out between 3 separate markers so everything but the batteries comes off as the barrel, hopper and tanks are all used on every marker. plus it makes it much easier to store in my bag that way.

unless you break paint in your breach you dont really need to tear it down all the way, maybe run a swab through the breach and oil/lube it (whichever your marker needs) every case, I do a full rebuild every 10-15 cases (replace all o-rings/clean) but honestly that is even a little excessive and i could probably go longer if i wanted to

huck-why do you take your macro off?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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tank should be removed but really its up to you for everything else, a few markers out there will drain batteries that are left in them (not many)

personally i swap out between 3 separate markers so everything but the batteries comes off as the barrel, hopper and tanks are all used on every marker. plus it makes it much easier to store in my bag that way.

unless you break paint in your breach you dont really need to tear it down all the way, maybe run a swab through the breach and oil/lube it (whichever your marker needs) every case, I do a full rebuild every 10-15 cases (replace all o-rings/clean) but honestly that is even a little excessive and i could probably go longer if i wanted to

huck-why do you take your macro off?
First off i aint huck and if im playing with 12g or if its been a long day i will take it off clean it through and clean the fittings. Its also a good idea to lube up the fittings really lightly to keep macro a bit more flexible and keep crap out of it.
I will definiatly take it off if im using co2 though i have had days when i take the line off and its dripping out of it. Maybe ii do that because i like to keep my crap perfect i hate not having clean gear or gear that isnt up to my standards
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry, just came from a thread with huck in it

but you use macro on a CO2 setup? bad idea

edit: i suppose with a 12g it wouldnt be the end of the world if your macro blew, wouldnt be spewing everywhere like a larger tank
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sorry, just came from a thread with huck in it

but you use macro on a CO2 setup? bad idea

edit: i suppose with a 12g it wouldnt be the end of the world if your macro blew, wouldnt be spewing everywhere like a larger tank

Well sorry when i typically say macro i mean any air line
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I like to take may marker apart so it's in as many pieces as possible. that way I have something to do before I go out and play again. Maybe I'm not normal though.
(the smaller the srews/springs, the better!)
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harder to steal as well ^^^
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I like to take may marker apart so it's in as many pieces as possible. that way I have something to do before I go out and play again. Maybe I'm not normal though.
(the smaller the srews/springs, the better!)
Bolded part could have been eliminated.

I take mine apart so it'll fit in the case. So barrel, hopper, tank off, then clean it off, lube if needed, put away until another day.
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