June 20th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Carver One pressure drop
I've always wanted a marker so I googled "paintball forum" and wound up here.
I read through a lot of your excellent forum and decided Tippmann sounded like a good choice.
Off I went to the local retailer and came home with a Carver One, some 88g co2 prefilled tanks and some paintballs.
I opened it up and there was no loader with the marker.
Back to the store and got a loader.
Back at home I tried to screw the little tank into the marker.
Back to the store for an adapter.
After finally getting everything together, I sent a ball downrange.
I sent a dozen or so until I could hit a big tree fairly consistently.
I then thought to myself "Let's see what this baby can do".
I started working the trigger faster and faster till I was up to about two or three shots a second and the pressure started falling off and the marker quit.
I had to manually cock the bolt to get the marker working again and again the poor thing couldn't deliver the rapid fire I was so looking forward to.
Same story next trip to the range.
Still works great in slow fire.
I spent a couple hours today looking through this forum trying to find out if I was expecting too much from this inexpensive Tippmann.
I think there's something wrong with it or there's something wrong with the guy behind the trigger.
Or do I need a bigger tank?