In a recent test, I tried something different in a feeble attempt to get a smaller group. It didn’t help (at all), but I was inspired to do this quick report that has little bearing on anything… or DOES IT?????

I decided to fill Condorliza to a high pressure 3000psi fill and shoot it at a low power setting to partially lock the valve giving it a lower speed. WHY HADN’T I DONE THIS BEFORE?

Anyways, here’s a chronographed shot string. Shot # equal Power wheel number (#on the gun. Not the wheel itself).

Created: 08-29-2016 06:53:48 PM
Description: PW test 3kpsi st @1 going up
Notes 1: CPHP 14.3
Notes 2:
Distance to Chrono (FT): 3.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 1.000
Bullet Weight (gr): 14.300
Altitude (FT): 0.0
Temp: 79 °F
BP: 30.05 inHG
#     FPS        FT-LBS     PF
13    1163       42.95      16.63
12    1168       43.32      16.70
11    1144       41.56      16.36
10    1127       40.34      16.12
9    1105       38.78      15.80
8    1052       35.15      15.04
7     995        31.44      14.23
6     911        26.36      13.03
5     857        23.32      12.26
4     768        18.73      10.98
3     717        16.33      10.25
2     629        12.56      8.99
1     608        11.74      8.69

Now that it’s been “put out there” as they say on Topix (blonde chick from taco bell is a rat), it is important to note that a proper fill pressure should  should be balanced with fill pressure and hammer spring tension. OR SHOULD IT??? See another article titled “What is a Pressure Curve.” for more info.

I have never used a 3000psi fill in my rifle for anything other than testing/experimentation. For you newbies- even though Airforce says the rifle should be filled to 3000psi. It will shoot faster/better at a lower fill pressure. Trust me on that.

So, to answer the earlier question, this doesn’t have any real educational value other than showing velocity ranges at ONE particular fill pressure; rather, this opens a whole new realm of testing possibilities in my rifle, including retesting a few pellets.