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Air Restrictors...restricting?

Air doesnt just..."Phase out"

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 05:48 PM

Everyone knows that air restrictors are bad...But a lot of people think that they decrease the volume of air. I dont mean 2k air restrictors...more like...TTG air restrictors. A simple one with no springs. Correct me if Im wrong, but how can it restrict air? the air would pass right through it. It wouldnt just phase out like on a 2k air restrictor, just make the air reach the dart more spread out and slowly. Its obvious that you want to take them out...but I could use a scientific explanation why everyone says they "restrict" When most only "decrease airflow", not "decrease amount of air"...


For some reason, that just popped into my head...
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#2 Nazgul Lord

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 07:40 PM

Haha nice thought, what should we call it then instead of air "restrictors"? Decreased airflow poles? :cry: Just playin, hehe.
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Posted 12 March 2004 - 08:22 PM

Well in some guns they do restrict the air flow. Most they don't. That was just the term always used for them. Maybe when they came up with the name it did restrict the air flow.
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Posted 12 March 2004 - 09:55 PM

I think that they are in the whole general area of various holes everywhere, which in general restrict airflow.
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Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:40 PM

I think you bring up a very vaild point here. Air "Restrictors" dont necessarly restrict air they just decrease the airflow. Which when you think about it is the same thing. Restrict. . .Decrease. They both have the same main concept, prevent some amount of air from reaching the dart. Now whether this can be measured by the human eye is another question. They could be gathered (if you had A lot of extra time), but I dont think that we could really say, "Wow ever since I removed those air restrictors my gun has been working so much better.

Thank you. I feel as if I belong on the news, one of those idiots who give Public Service announcements.

Edited by Terminator, 12 March 2004 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 06:26 PM

I'm not sure whether the start of the whole trend was a range increase or an ability to use homemade darts, but... Well, I have few guns with their original barrels, and what little stubs remain work best without that air restrictor.
I think we should get another term to refer to the constrictors within barrels, but for now restrictor is valid:

to limit the movements or actions of someone, or to limit something and reduce its size or prevent it from increasing.

That is what that little wad of plastic in the back of the barrel does to effusion rates.
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