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I've been noticing that a lot of markers are low pressure and operate at about 200 - 250 psi. Is there any reason why HPA tanks are spitting out between 450 - 800 psi? Is there any benefit that i'm overlooking? Seems like a lot more shots could be made if a lower pressure valve was installed. Any thoughts?
 

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the tanks spit out that much then it's regulated down again. The extra pressure helps ensure that it's a consistent pressure going into the marker. if you were to runt he absolute minimum pressure directly from teh source, you'd end up with recharge rate problems.
 

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It also keeps consistency and efficiency up. You need a higher input pressure to keep shootdown from happening.


Higher operating pressures are also more efficient. Using 400psi of air with a shorter dwell time is more efficient than using two hundred with a longer one. You use less air with more pressure in a higher pressure gun. So no, you will not get more shots on a lower operating pressure after a certain point. In a spyder, as I've been told, 400-500psi or so is pretty optimal..
 
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