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Old July 9th, 2004, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Impulse Quetion Before I Buy

Hello,

I am a person who does not play but about 5 times a year. But I bought my first gun and it was nothing but trouble on the field. I figure that this is what I get for buying a cheap autococker from ebay.

So with that experience I am just going to step up and get what many people recommend if you have the cash -- the Impulse.

Now I have a 3000 psi HPA Nitro tank -- I have done some reading but I still have some lingering questions (remember I am not as experienced as you all):

1) The regulator has to be adjusted typically below 200 psi -- How would I know if it is at 160 or say 200? Is that what the little gauge on the side of the regulator is reading?

2) Since my tank is HPA - I am assuming that I have to purchase an additional regulator to get that pressure down -- right? If so, what do you guys recommend -- something that is easy to learn and adjust -- but not overly expensive.

If you think I am looking at the wrong marker let me know -- as I do not want another experience like I had.

Thanks,

Jason
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Old July 9th, 2004, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1) Yes, there is a guage on the gun.

2) The Max-Flo on the gun is a regulator, so you don't need two.

As long as you take care of it, it will take care of you. The Impulse is a great gun. You will be happy. If you have any other questions, just ask.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1) Yes, there is a guage on the gun.

2) The Max-Flo on the gun is a regulator, so you don't need two.

As long as you take care of it, it will take care of you. The Impulse is a great gun. You will be happy. If you have any other questions, just ask.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 02:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As stated already above..

The MAX-FLOW LPR come already installed on the forward grip of the IMPULSE, it's called a "vertical" max-flow, and "they say" is one of the better ones on the market.

Additionally there are "horizontal" max-flows that some players go with. It's up to you, in my case I went with what cam in the box, in my case a vertical maxy.

They are good guns, I'm very glad I got mine.

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Old July 9th, 2004, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just bought one online -- vertical regulator and got it in green -- wanted a red one but they did not have it in stock. Should be in my hands some time withing the next 4-5 days. I am pumped - my last marker was such a disappointment - never worked right all day. So I immediately turned it around at ebay per the advice of people on the field. Essentially they were saying that the type of gun I had requires way too much tinkering for someone who plays a few times a year. I have a friend who bought a Shocker -- and his gun was amazing. So I thought I would go ahead and get the Impulse (Shocker is too rich for my blood).

I have a 3000 psi 47in Nitrogen Tank. How many shots do you think I can get off this tank -- should I get something bigger?

Also - should I be getting a tapewerm that I keep reading about? Is it hard to install and will it make a really big difference?

Thanks,

Jason

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Old July 10th, 2004, 08:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Get a bigger tank. 47/3ks won't get you many shots and are heavier than the gun itself.
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Old July 10th, 2004, 09:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank Chris,

I will definitely consider it, but you know how expensive a new tank can run

How many shots do you think I could get on my current tank?

Thanks,

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Old July 10th, 2004, 01:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like I will go ahead and get a new tank -- can you guys recommend something nice for under 200? Obviously that will match the Impulse best
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Old July 10th, 2004, 03:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I like my Pure Energy 68/4500. No shootdown, reliable and it looks good. It is $205. Other tanks such as Crossfire are equally good.
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Old July 10th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to the community. I have been unavalible due to Reloacting to St. augustine Flordia. My name be JErry, but you can call me Kan Man

Ne ways...
A stock impulse is not really known for it's Great efficency. You are looking at around 300-400 shots off a full fill. I would sugest you get something like a 68 or 72 Cubic inch Cross fire Tank that can be filled to 4500 PSI. Basicly... a 68/4500 or a 72/4500. The 72 is also reffered to as a "penut" tank casuse it's short and Fat.about the legth of your 47 tank, but alot "fatter". They hold a pretty decent amount of Air so you can shoot all that ur heart desires longer.

Now If you have a Vertical reg. Impy, then there should be a little white guage on the right side of the gun. This is basicly the pressure that ur Vertical maxflow is Putting unto the gun. you do not was to go over this unless you have an LPR (which i do not think you have). If you have an On/off on your gun then make sure it is all the way off when gassing ur gun up then slowly turning it in. If you do not have a on/off ASA. Then i sugest you unscrew the cap on your maxflow to where it almost comes off, then screw it in very lightly until you feel some force. Then screw your tank in and slowly turn the maxflow cap in until the guage reads 180 PSI. Then go and Chrono your gun. If it is shoot over 300 FPS (also known as "Hot) then using a TINY allen wrench, drop the Dwell Down. To do that w/ the newer "cricket" boards, Simpply push the allen wrench into the little black hole above the trigger, But put it in the one twards the back of the gun to drop the dwell and the one twards the front to raise the dwell.

Once your Dwell is set so you are shooting about 185 FPS then you should be good.

As for upgrades, Look into getting a barrel, better Nitro tank, and then some internals. the BEST internals avalible for the impulse are New Designz ones and can be found at newdesignz.com

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Old July 11th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi there and thank you all for the replies,

I just purchased a 68/4500 crossfire (it is the low pressure version) -- I assume I want the low pressure due to the gun being low pressure - right?

I have a friend who has a Shocker -- but he is by far not proficient in the maintenance. But he was saying that essentially all I would have to do is put on the tank - and then adjust the regulator (max-flo) until I have the proper feet per second coming out. He was saying that things like the Dwell -- he always left it alone because the factory setting is fine.

I am not sure if I am comfortable with the dwell settings.

So when I get the gun I should do the following (also, I have the vert impy):

1) Go underneath the max-flo regulator and unscrew the screw out pretty far

2) Screw on my tank

3) Tighten up the screw under the max-flow regulator to around 180 psi

4) check the chrono - and if I need more or less - go through the dwell, or can I just go up or down a bit on the regulator instead?

Also, should I be looking for about 280 fps or 185 fps. I think the field I played at last - had everyone at 280.


Thanks,

Jason

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Old July 11th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Velocity-280 FPS
Input Pressure-180 PSI

Also, your first 300 or so shots the pressure will jump around. This is because the Max-Flo is being broken in.
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