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#1 CoasterDynamix757

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:17 PM

I recently got a crossbow and have done the every mod I can do(reinforcement, relacements, coupler etc).

The reason im mad is I have heard people getting 100+ feet flat with a crossbow like mine. I have a DT3 spring replacement, replaced plungertube, and a replaced plunger head that make a perfect seal within the new plunger tube.

Can someone help me out?
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#2 StealthMan

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:18 PM

What ranges are you getting?

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#3 Hi Yah

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:19 PM

Did you lube it?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:21 PM

Check your dart and barrel fit.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:34 PM

Could you please help us help you by posting pictures?

EDIT: And ranges please.

Edited by spartan.062, 22 May 2009 - 04:34 PM.

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#6 mystefansdontflystraight

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:42 PM

Bungies. Slap on 3, and it will get crazy good ranges. With my PT replaced, replaced spring, perfect seal xbow with NO bungees, I was maxing out at about 85ft. Bungies, I was getting 125, before I reverted back to the stock PT.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

It takes a lot of love and care to get crazy ranges out of a springer. Simple problems such as mediocre plunger seals or poor dart fits can significantly hurt ranges. Don't expect miracles out of a blaster.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

and a replaced plunger head that make a perfect seal within the new plunger tube.


Is your seal TOO tight, so much that is causing friction?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:02 PM

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Although some experienced modders can get ranges like that, a lot of people lie on the internet. If your getting 80-90s or just 80s, thats still pretty good ranges.
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#10 CoasterDynamix757

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Wow lots of respone, I like it!


StealthMan: 80-85 feet flat, no bungees.

Hi Yah!: Yes.

Darth_Tom: Barrel is OMCs thichwalled PETG and the darts im using are blacksunshine darts, as my darts don't fit PETG good enough for a springer.


spartan.062:

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Any more pics I need tot take?

1337: Hell no perfect fit not too loose, not to tight, just right!


Any more questions/ suggestions?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:16 PM

What about the plunger seal? it looks like the stock seal so that would make me believe with a new plunger tube it's not gewtting the best seal it can get.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:20 PM

Barrel is OMCs thichwalled PETG and the darts im using are blacksunshine darts, as my darts don't fit PETG good enough for a springer.

Nice, that's the exact same barrel and darts I use on my Crossbow. How long is your barrel? One foot should be about perfect. And your main problem is probably your seal. Just check it really quick. You should be able to dry-fire your gun while completely covering your coupler with your hand. And the gun's plunger handle should move extremely slow, or stop moving altogether. If you can't, just flip your plunger head around and hold it there for a minute or two.
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#13 CoasterDynamix757

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:20 PM

What about the plunger seal? it looks like the stock seal so that would make me believe with a new plunger tube it's not getting the best seal it can get.



1337: Hell no perfect fit not too loose, not to tight, just right!


That will answer you question.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:21 PM

Nevermind.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:21 PM

This was my x-bow, and I must say that the seal is perfect. Not too tight or too loose (please don't sig). Your problem may be the power being put into it. Beef up the spring or slap on some bungees and see what happens. I re-enforced it all pretty well, so it should hold up.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:23 PM

If that plunger rod is a made out of metal, like it appears to be, that could be your problem. The extra weight may be slowing down the plunger head to the point where it dramatically reduces your ranges.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:23 PM

This was my x-bow, and I must say that the seal is perfect. Not too tight or too loose (please don't sig). Your problem may be the power being put into it or dart-barrel combo. Beef up the spring or slap on some bungees and see what happens. I re-enforced it all pretty well, so it should hold up.


What you didn't do is reinforce it with aluminium and nails, which I did. Hot wheels beat that!
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

If that plunger rod is a made out of metal, like it appears to be, that could be your problem. The extra weight may be slowing down the plunger head to the point where it dramatically reduces your ranges.


It's one of Slug's aluminum ones. Shouldn't be a problem, you just may need more power to put it.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:20 PM

I really haven't gotten anything signifigant(sp) from this. Any other help?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:50 PM

You put a dt3 plunger head into the replaced tube? Assuming you used my writeup, that's too big. Use the stock head. If you used the next size up for the plunger tube (which is what it sounds like), I suspect the seal would be very good. Quite frankly, a solid aluminum plunger rod weighs a lot more than the plastic one. Adding bungees, beefing up the spring or reverting are your only options. Not sure why you ignored everyone else (except Shrub, that's obvious - he's an idiot).
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:54 PM

Thanks split.

Also the plunger head is a bbb's plunger head not a DT3's. Does anyone happen to have a solid crossbow plunger rod? I got one with the crossbow, but it seems to be broken beyond repair, and yes i do know how to repair one.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:36 AM

Quite frankly, a solid aluminum plunger rod weighs a lot more than the plastic one.

It's only 3 ounces heavier than the stock one.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:17 AM

Wait is your coupler Rawray style? It sorta looks that way so that causes some dead space. Seriously do you NEED that extra 10-20 extra feet?
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:15 PM

Rawray's setup shouldn't be a problem if your barrels are set up right. I'm using a rawray'd original crossbow plunger tube with a dt3 spring and one mini bungee. I'm usually hitting low to mid nineties with it. Just slap a bungee on there and you should be good to go. You're not going to need to hit anyone 100+ feet away anyway.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

Quite frankly, I'd say replacing the plunger tube wasn't the smartest idea, but that's just me. I've always gotten fantastic performance out of the stock plunger tube, as does Cannonball, as did Ragornocks, and as did Rawray7.

But what Cannonball said is 100% correct, in my book. You don't need redonkulous ranges to be proud of and use your xbow. Just because everyone else is playing the range game doesn't mean you have to.
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