This one is for Tom and his Army.
Jack Rice, co-creator of the Alien paintball gun, claims that the DM4 does not shoot as ultra flat and as ultra accurate as the original Matrix. He believes that since the air path has to make many 90 degree bends, and jump through holes, that it creates too much chamber turbulance - affecting the DM4's accuracy.
We've had a pretty much "civil" discussion, considering the flaming nature PBN has. One of the posters there brought up an nice idea...Originally posted by Jack Rice
...new bolt doesn't give the same ultra flat ultra accurate shot original Matix gave. If you feel ball to barrel match is everthing then OK. But here's another example of chamber turbulance affecting accuracy.
The original Trix had the stored air right behind the bolt/spindle. A little in/out movement around the top hat then straight down the bolt through the venturi, a real nice path.
But they wanted the bolt smaller. Now the air has to make a right turn through those holes on the edges and another right turn to go down the bolt.
Now it's just pressure behind the ball, no direction, and direction is the one thing Trix had, don't kid yourself, Mag has it too, the Air is behind the ball. It's not that "Quality alway shoots straight" it's that straighter air shoots straight...
GTRsi brought this to attention and now I'm curious as well...[b]
Originally posted by Dave
I'm confused this is PBnation and this debate is civil and thought provoking, all we need now is Tom Kaye and Bill Mills dropping knowledge and it's lights out.
Tom and Bill, what's your take on "chamber turbulance" and "accuracy"?
AO Army opinions are welcomed as well...