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Old December 8th, 2015, 14:11   #13
Ricochet
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When our hop-ups were properly set we consistently experienced higher FPS than when they were backed off. I'm not going to claim that every gun is gonna react this way, but all of ours did.

As for the beer can analogy, that's not even close the physics of what's happening. Throwing a solid object at a solid object is not the same as having a sphere pass by a soft surface giving it enough backspin to increase its trajectory 2x, 3x, 4x, etc.

To be fair, I just ran a test on my gun.

PTW M4 CQB, X-Cortech 3500 Chrono, BB Bastard 0.20g

Hop-up ON: 396.29

Hop-up OFF: 390.87


PTW M4 CQB, X-Cortech 3500 Chrono, Elite Force 0.28g

Hop-up ON: 334.08

Hop-up OFF: 340.35


So oddly enough, using a 0.20g I'd get a consistent 5 FPS or more increase with hop-up and the exact opposite with 0.28g. I'd be interested to see what anyone else gets.
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