nelson hammer kits (before they were stock)
Kapp,Stock body cockers used as sniper2s with Auto-triggers
very light main spring
nice nylocks on hammer
smaller diameter than stock making precise timing harder
Very ruff finish
well the hammer I got is the older one at 70.2 grams as opposed to the stock weight of 44 grams, or the new Free Flow tungsten hammer weight of 60 grams (not sure what it is now)
Heavier Weight made for the use of the every light main spring. cocker owners should delight in that cause it will eliminate chopping
Efficiency 20 to 25 more shot off a 12 gram. this must be due to the fact that the main spring is so light the Valve and valve spring can close its self quicker
I don't know if this can help with HP gas but I think it would
smaller diameter made it impossible to time the firing point with an auto-trigger. might not be so bad with a cocker since its release point isn't as important
Ruff finish is not so great not confident on its wear in the gun might make it bigger in the body, increasing the bodies diameter size making timing even harder, but I have yet to see this just a thought on it
I emailed Professional Paintball in 2002 about the smaller size of the hammer and got a response saying that it wasn't under sized (I checked its tungsten hammer is 43/64", stock 11/16")
and that there's no plans to make it bigger or to reduce the ruff finish of the hammer
well so much for quality control and pursuit of excellence
if the finish was smooth and polished (reducing friction), and length and diameter was increased (improving timing) then it would be the best hammer ever
if you have a normal cocker then it will work good
if you have a sniper2 with an auto-trigger avoid it like the plague it will be impossible to precisely time it
giving it a 7 does what its supposed to but it could be so much more
no one has a sniper 2, b/c they are worthless just like this review your quote weaknesses were a bad finish and your lack of knowledge to install it. if you had someone who knew what they were doing installing it would have been fine.
The effeciency has nothing to do with the valve closing faster. It's the LPR using less gas to re-cock it, because the spring is lighter. You can get away with a ligher spring because the hammer has more mass, so it hits as hard as with a heavier spring.
quote:Originally posted by Craig Niland The effeciency has nothing to do with the valve closing faster. It's the LPR using less gas to re-cock it, because the spring is lighter.
but its a sniper....it has no LPR, so where is the Efficiency gain?
i will agree with you that if the LPR does use less air to cock the gun you ill gain in efficiency though, but the sniper2 doesnt use an LPR
quote:Originally posted by Craig Niland You can get away with a ligher spring because the hammer has more mass, so it hits as hard as with a heavier spring.
yes so when the gun is uncocked the hammer pushes against the valve, so the lighter the main spring the less the valve is being pushed by that spring.
Hence the Dwell time of each shot is reduced, while the Force of each hammer strike has not, ending up in an Efficiency gain, if the strike of the hammer with the lower dwell time is enough for 300 fps.