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Carl Quick's LiteWieght 2240

So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather. Well, almost a feather.

Things I have done so far:

OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.


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That was one of the arguments proposed....

June 14 2012 at 8:58 AM
rsterne  (Login rsterne)
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Response to I'm not convinced his air was room temperature

and compressing the small amount of air between the valve seat and the back of the pellet would indeed raise it's temperature.... However, the expansion of the MUCH larger volume of air in the tank which takes place to propel the pellet would surely LOWER the temperature of the total amount of air passing down the bore....

Since the velocity limit is based on the average speed of air molecules at a given temperature, I would think the "limit" would be lower than 1649 fps, not higher.... This experiment remains an anomaly, but one that seriously challenges the idea, IMO....

Perhaps the Siegel (IIRC ?) limit of 5 times the speed of sound is the one that really applies?....


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