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Old 01-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Best bucking for cold weather as in 25f and below

So twice now I have been using my upgraded PSR it has the usual AA stuff however the auto bot 60 degree bucking does not like the cold and after 20 of playing it gets so cold and hard it over hops, once I bring into the warm after awhile it's fine until its get cold. So what bucking have folks used during the winter when temp drops below 25f and still have consistent results, thank you
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #2
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I don't know from personal experience but the colder it is the softer you want the bucking so you could try a 50 degree autobot and see how it goes?
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:02 PM   #3
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Hmm will try that, thanks
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:05 AM   #4
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Yup, cold weather = soft bucking. Also, after shooting for a while, it doesn't get cold, it warms up due to friction with the bb. As the rubber gets warmer, it gets more grip (just like racing tires), so it holds the bb better and applies more backspin, thus you get overhop.

The trick to cold weather shooting is using a soft bucking and not shooting too much, otherwise you'll "overheat" the bucking

I'm actually working on a clever solution suggested by someone for the VSR-R that may tackle this problem, but more on that later.......
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Guess I'm the one swimming against the tide here.. In my experience, harder buckings show less difference between heat and cold, because they are... well, pretty hard to begin with. That's why I always go with harder buckings on my GBBRs, as the gas itself will quickly bring the bucking temperature down and cause a dramatic difference between the first shots and the following on soft buckings, that simply doesn't occur on harder ones.

Sure they'll provide less grip, but with the Autobot design that's not really an issue, unless you're trying to shoot ridiculously high polished bbs like Nov's or ceramic ball bearings.

So my advice would be to go in the complete opposite direction and get an Autobot 75 or 80.

Maybe you can get both ends of the hardness spectrum and let us know how that turns out? :)
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:22 AM   #6
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I will try a harder bucking and a softer one although the next 2 weekends the weather is warmer up to 45f
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I don't advise a harder bucking for cold weather, my first game with my sniper was Sunday and I didn't have time to swamp the 75 to 70 degree bucking. The 75 is bad didn't go far in 25-30 degree weather, I only hit two people all day with my rifle lol.. The next day I swapped it for a 70 and it was still in the low 30's and my range went through the roof. My rifle is shooting out to 275 and 250 but I still need to tweak something's to get it perfect.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:04 PM   #8
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So i've been playing in the -4 degrees Fahrenheit weather up here in Canada for a few weeks now. I use a maple leaf autobot 70 degree bucking and it works perfectly. The only different i've noticed is that the colder my rifle gets, the more and more I overhop, for example, if I were to shoot my rifle right now, it would shoot straight down, but If I leave it in the cold for 15 minutes it should shoot perfect, might even over hop a bit. I would suggest you be ready to adjust your hop up on the fly in the cold -- I have yet to try a bucking that doesn't do this.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:43 AM   #9
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Hmm I agree, I now have 2 VSRs so am thinking of having one set to cold temps and the other for warmer days, at least until spring arrives anyway.
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Guess I'm the one swimming against the tide here.. In my experience, harder buckings show less difference between heat and cold, because they are... well, pretty hard to begin with. That's why I always go with harder buckings on my GBBRs, as the gas itself will quickly bring the bucking temperature down and cause a dramatic difference between the first shots and the following on soft buckings, that simply doesn't occur on harder ones.

Sure they'll provide less grip, but with the Autobot design that's not really an issue, unless you're trying to shoot ridiculously high polished bbs like Nov's or ceramic ball bearings.

So my advice would be to go in the complete opposite direction and get an Autobot 75 or 80.

Maybe you can get both ends of the hardness spectrum and let us know how that turns out? :)
That only works in gbbr's where the gas/co2 is cold anyway!

In springers, when using heavy bb's at relatively low fps (500 for example), you need the extra grip. Definitely. I've experienced this myself when I tried to lift .4 at 460 fps with a 70 degree bucking in minus 0 C temperatures. Didn't work. Put in a 60 degree bucking and it works fine.

Nowadays I use 60 in the summer and 50 in the winter for this reason.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:17 AM   #11
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snipers down here are 600FPS. Snipers in most places are 550. They can handle a 75 bucking with .45g bbs.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:25 PM   #12
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Ah, yes, that definitely helps. I'm shooting at 500 myself. Fps makes a huge difference (when it comes to lifting heavy bb's)
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