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Old June 17th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tippman 98 Custom problems

Ok, I took the advice and bought a Tippman 98 Custom and I bought a Lapco Big Shot barrel and a BT double trigger. The problem I'm having is, the gun shoots slow and will shoot 2-5 balls in one shot. What would cause this problem? I turned up the velocity just a tad (about 1/8 of a turn) without any improvements. What can I do?? (short of offing the Tippman for a Spyder)
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Old June 18th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nevermind ...... nOOb mistake!!! When I installed the double trigger, I didn't put the ball latch in as I never saw it fall out. I had to resort to ...... if all else fails, read the directions and consulted the owners manual and looked at the picture of every single part in the gun and noticed it immediately. WHEW!!!! That takes care of the multiball feeds ....... now for the slow velocity.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well welts, There are several things that could be the cause of your problems;
1. Tank is not screwed in all the way. It may not seem like much but it can cause all kinds of head aches
2. Your using Co2 and it's Cold out or just shot off a long quick string, or is low
3. You velocity adjuster set screw is missing or is in too far.
4. Your main spring is old and has soften up a bit
5. Poor paint to barrel match
6. Reg is set too low if you have one.
7. The valve is leaking
8. An airline is leaking

I could go on but that covers most of the problems that would affect your velocity
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Mortisdeum. Since I had put the ball latch back in ....... it's firing fine. Go figure!!! One thing I'm seeing, and I'm not sure if it's due to warm humid weather, is when I fire in a 30-40 ball burst, it snows!!! Literally!! I've turned the velocity screw all the way in (to the point where it just snugs up) and I still see the Co2 puff from the end of my barrel. It doesn't snow out anymore if it's in all the way but to me it seems as though there may be a problem with the adjuster?? The ball is lightening fast and is dead on accurate but is the puff of Co2 a sign of problems? Should I be concerned with the cloud formation in front of me?
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No the puff is normal when using Co2.

What is happening is the gas that is coming out of the barrel is Below freezing so and Humidity in the air is condensing and/or freezing
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Whew!!! Then I think all is well. Thanks for the info. It's greatly appreciated!! This forum and it's members ROCK!!! :
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