Lock time!

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  1. Rustyruss

    Rustyruss Member

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    What has the fastest lock time and why?
    Is it the trigger that does it, or other!
    Ihear that an EV is one of the slowest!!
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Fastest I've ever witnessed is Scott Robinson locking his front door whilst on a rush down to get down to his allotment. The humidity detector alarm went off in his secret greenhouse which were growing giant parsnips!
     
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    This is true !

    Humidity was high those giant parsnips needed some air !
     
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    and finding a Mk3 :D
     
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    The fastest lock time ever is my trigger finger.

    Ask the big lad.:)
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    My Njr feels much slower than my Ev2.

    Holly is the King of Lock Time


    or no, that was locktight :eek:
     
  9. Rustyruss

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    Connor, I thought you might have had a dig at Birtie first:D
     
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    We all know Berty ain't quick!!:D
     
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    Who me

    Fanks butt
     
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    lock time

    a steyr,s lock time is like sh t off a stick russ
     
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    It makes naff all difference. Andras's tests and others show lock time on pcps is in the order of 3-4ms for the fastest to perhaps 8 for the slowest. Even springers have it in low teens.
    Now that's .003 of a second at best or .008 at worst for pcps. Putting that into perspective the human reaction time is around 0.4 of a second. Ie 10x slower. So even with the fastest and slowest your lock time is insignificant to your brain's ability to react to a response to input. Not only that but in addition there's all sorts of things the brain plays tricks with using the eyes as well.
    Why guns feel faster than others I believe is due to the recoil and vibration through the shot cycle. Ones with less tend to feel faster especially when coupled with a crisp second stage break on the trigger.
    You can with Scatt trainers measure the speed of wobble in the last moments of a shot being taken. Say with a bad stander that never settles and a ****** shot your looking at about 10cm in a second at 10-20 yds So say a gain of 3-4ms at best will see you reduce that by 0.3-4 of a millimetre. At say 40 0.6-8 mm. Your far better off working on what makes you wobble than buying a new gun that may shave less than 1/2 - 3/4 a mm off a real bad wobble.
     
  14. saltydog

    saltydog I smell something fishy

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    I have heard the opposite all the girls say he's the quickest they've ever had :p
     
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    fireblade Team AirArms

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    That sounds like a Genesis rifle........... two pumps, a sore arm, and one under powered shot :D
     
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    Oh now now...

    Lets be honest...

    At your ages...

    That would be impressive...


    Berty "quick trigger" Bassett
     
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    saltydog I smell something fishy

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    I find 1 pump is plenty when I'm not too tired!!
     
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    lock time

    getting back to lock times as far as it goes us old farts need every bit of help we can get.
     

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