Psycho Ballistic Bullet Drop
Psycho Ballostic Regulator
32Degrees Whisper Barrel
You Have To Grease It At First And Of Course Wear It In
I at first had to buy this no matter what because of my gun's need of how do u say...and actual macro line instead of dragun's dumb one that uses metric threads that dont fit crap....anyways....i had bought this and it looked pretty neat when they took it out of the box so time to see what its made of(litterally and not)...i first saw that it was made of 2 diff. kinds of metal....the first ws copper/steel and the second for the bottom housing was steel...i was not really into the copper part but wow did it surprise me...for copper and steel and only about 50 bucks it was very very consistent.....i chronod and it read off 280,281,280,282,281....and so on....it was a good upgrade in my opinion but be sure to test it first cuase some people get lemons.....
Its a good reg for the price...PEACE
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 1st, 2005 at 12:31 pm PST
I normally use my X-Mag, but I have several cockers that I have custom made as well as some shockers, and other misc. markers
Design, material used to manufacture
Poor finish (chrome dimples) and rough edges.
I purchased this regulator to go with a psychoballistics cocker that I bought as an experiment to see what exactly I could get for the money (see marker review). First impressions of the regulator is that it had several defects in the chrome finish of the upper part of the regulator. I found that the upper housing of the regulator is milled from aluminum, and the lower (piston housing) is machined from solid steel. Aluminum is a difficult material to plate, but I would expect a better finish for the money I spent. Their were bubbles in the chrome that comes from a lack of agitation during the plating process, but they were not so unbearable that I returned the unit. I attached the regulator to my custom eblade to put the unit through its paces using stainless steel braided line. Before attaching the unit, I backed the adjustment all the way out to allow for adjustment. Upon gassing up using HPA set at 650psi, their were no leaks and the regulator read 0 psi. I adjusted the regulator up slowly, the regulator jumped sharply, and I allowed it to settle in at 400psi. I fired approximately 200 rounds of diablo at various speeds, but not less than 8balls per sec or so. The regulator seemed to function fine, I radar chronoed the marker after firing several shots at 290,288,289,288,290,290. Very satisfied so far. I reloaded my HaloB and then rapid fired several strings of shots in the 10 to 15 balls per second mark. The regulator could not keep up at this rate, I could hear the tell tale "squeak" of regulator piston movement at high rates of fire. Having tested the unit after only a visual inspection of the exterior, I removed the unit to have a closer look inside. The regulator, like many others available is a two peice design with a lower piston housing and upper manifold housing for input/output/throughput. The upper housing was not very impressive, you could see where strike copper was used over the aluminum before chrome plating began, and the threads were rough, not smooth and properly machined. The lower piston housing was another story however. I was very impressed with the quality of the steel used to matching the housing. I was equally impressed with the overall design. The unit is a spitting image of a stock automag classic, complete with spring pack and brass regulator. I was actually taken aback at how obvious it was that it was AGD's design. They must have acquired a license to copy it to a T. My factory parts kit for auto mag actually fit in this regulator unit. Back to what I said earlier though, the finishing touches were just not there. The piston was roughly machined, as well as the threads, and the spring pack lacked ANY lubrication at all. Shocking! that a regulator could be asked to function properly without any lubrication whatsoever. I removed the piston and spring pack and went to work right away. First I deburred the piston and polished it to a bright mirror shine, I replaced the oring with one from my automag parts kit, and lubed it with white lithium grease. I then lubed the spring pack in similiar fashion. Next I ported and polished the inside of the piston sleeve with a micro hone and hone oil (very hard to find!) I polished it to a mirror shine and lightly lubed it with white lithium grease. I took the upper and lower pieces and went over the metric threads with a tap set to smooth out the rough edges, then reassembled the unit. I then reattached it to my eblade and gassed it up. I had to redial the settings, but after adjustment I rechronoed at 290, 292,290,291,290,291. What I would expect from a good regulator. The true test however, was rapid fire. I fired as fast as my eblade would go, roughly 18 balls per second, and I had zero shootdown. The regulator performed flawlessly. After 2000 rounds of diablo, I could feel the regulator seating in, and had no performance problems whatsoever.
In conclusion, this is much like the psychoballistics cocker that I bought. Its well made, but they cut corners on the finishing of the product. If you have the knowledge and the patience to put about 30 minutes of your time into finishing this regulator out as I have described, you will have a 150.00 reg easy. Airgun designs regulators are simply the best manufactured on the planet, anyone in the industry will tell you that (if they are truthful). I have already purchased two more of these for two of my other cockers and will suggest that if you put a little work into this well kept secret, you cant go wrong. I will give this product a strong 7 for design and pricing. If it were sold as I have made it I would be giving it a 9 or perhaps a 10 if the price remained 50.00
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The reg would not stay under 800 psi. This made my cocker not work. The marker shop messed with it and couldnt get it to work. DONT BUY THIS REG EVER. if you have like a spyder, i quess it would help, but do not buy this for a high end low pressure gun.