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Old June 9th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question How to Quiet Things Down???

Hey guys,

was wondering if anyone knows how to make my marker (Sypder Compact) quieter. I've tried a Whisper Barrel, but it's still kinda loud.

Not dry-firing.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Old June 9th, 2004, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Repost this in the Spyder Forum. I'd answer it here, but that'd set a bad precedent.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I'm assuming your using co2 so get an anti-siphon tube installed in your tank which will help damped the noise and a new LP (low pressure) valve will also help such as Maddmans rocket valve and then put on a good regulator such as Bob Longs Torpedo or Palmers Stabilizer and your set. But if you can afford all of that get the anti-siphon tube as it will also help keep out unwanted liquid co2. But Hippo is right post Spyder questions here............ https://www.paintballforum.com/forum/...s=&forumid=153
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Old June 10th, 2004, 12:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old June 10th, 2004, 12:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Thanks!

Your gun will always be loud, be you can at least help it.

Going low pressure will make it quieter. The barrel was a good step in the right direction. Making sure your tank is full will reduce that "pinging" sound you hear. Polish your internals. www.ottersccustoms.com A lighter hammer should (theoritically. I haven't changed my hammer) make it quieter.

Oh yeah- your gun will be really loud if when you dry fire. Shoot with paint to see what it actually sounds like.

I haven't noticed any less noise with an anti-syphon tube...
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Old June 10th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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When I used the anti-siphoned co2 I noticed a pretty good amount of noise reduction with less clouds and "snow flakes" either way its more important to keep out liquid co2 than have noise.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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is your gun an electric, im not sure what compacts are. if it is, is it loud when you just fire the gun with out any co2 just by turning it on. my selonoid is really loud on mine so i used some rubber washer to quiet it down and it would still fire. but now i got dye sticky 3 grips and now the sear won't trip since iv added those. you might want to try that. if you want i can probably pm you wiht how i did it.
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Old June 12th, 2004, 11:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Hey Guys. Thanks for all the input so far.

Let me be more specific about what I have. Iím a newbie with this, so pardon the vocab.

I use CO2, have a mechanical trigger, an expansion chamber and drop forward. Iím not looking to spend ANY more money on this marker, so any DIY tips would be best. About the ďpingingĒ sound when the tank is not full, will wrapping it in some sort of a sleeve help?

Iíve also checked out www.ottersccustoms.com and have done a few things that heís recommended such as polishing the bolt and striker, removing the venture and drilling out the vertical adaptor. Itís helped a lot in terms of muzzle velocity and the general feelÖ but not so much the sound component.

Thanks again.

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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Guess this is as quiet as it's gonna get??

Wonder if I can rig up a silencer.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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yeah, paintball guns dont really need to be silent unless your an uber l337 sn1p3r. And if you are just dry-firinng your gun, its gunna be loud, but when you putpant in it will quiet down a little
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Old June 14th, 2004, 10:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Along with having a hopper on. But goin full LP will lower the noise but will cost a lot and really isnt worth it.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Getting a reg and lowering the pressure a bit. Not extensivly but if you can lower it by 100PSI then your set. A stock spyder with no reg runs pretty hot. Very high PSI but stock they can run around 500. Not to bad really. Running it at a lower pressure will help it in the sound department. I also have a whisper barrell and im running it on LP. im trying to make it as quiet as possible just to see if I can shoot it in the house without anyone knowing. I thought that would have been cool to do. LoL. But a regulator will definatly help. PM me with a price you are willing to put out and I will respond quick.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 08:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Fiki, thanks for the advice, but I really can't afford any outpay right now. BUT!! I'll die happy if I can get it quiet enough to fire the thing in the house without anyone knowing. The GF probably won't appreciate it much though.

I'll bear the regulator in mind for when things look up a little, and hopefully get in touch with you. Thanks again.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 10:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would bet that if you had a pump with a good barrel that's relly quite like a ceramic that it would cut the sound 1/3. Because sence I got my J&J ceramic most of the noise I hear is the bolt clunking away.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 12:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you are dry firing, putting a barrel condom or something else over the barrel will quiet it down quite a bit. On the field it will be wuiter becasue of the paint.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 07:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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come on guys. give me a LITTLE bit of credit here. I'm not complaining about the noise when firing dry.

but since there's been so much attention paid to firing dry, i had to laid it all down.
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Old June 16th, 2004, 11:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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a little bird told me to get a regulator.

what's the diff between a regulator and an expansion chamber??
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Old June 16th, 2004, 12:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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an expansion chamber only lets the co2 expand from a liquid to a gas, and then lets it go through, but witha regultor, it regulates how much co2 or n2 is put into teh gun, making your shots more consistent
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an expansion chamber only lets the co2 expand from a liquid to a gas, and then lets it go through, but witha regultor, it regulates how much co2 or n2 is put into teh gun, making your shots more consistent
are these bad boys adjustable??
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Old June 16th, 2004, 12:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
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yea, regulators are adjustable to the pressure you want, the best regs can adjust anywhere from 0-600psi, and the lower the pressure your gun operates at the better
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Old June 21st, 2004, 12:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Yep. None of the upgrades mentioned will help reduce the sound or do anything useful for that matter, except for anti-syphon unless your tank in at a down angle, until you can regulate the pressure down. Some of the fancier valves/pins might even be damaged if run at full CO2 pressures of 850psi. The Palmer Stabilizer is an excellent one for both CO2 and HPA but it's a bit on the pricey side at $85.

(ever notice that low pressure valves are like women's clothes? The less material, the more expensive?)
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