Rarely is there a single change that can be made, where cause and effect is so evident in electrical engineering. After looking through the equations for solenoid power and running some calculations, I noticed that reducing the amount of turns on a solenoid doesn’t really affect things that much because at the same time, I would be increasing the amount of current in each turn.
Because of that, I came to the conclusion that I would need to throw in a higher voltage power supply. I had a super cheap 48V supply laying around, and tossed it into the machine just to reset the drop bank targets. After trying it, it just didn’t work well at all. Then I decided to add a big bulk capacitor to store some charge so it could respond easier to the firing of the solenoid. (10mF) It more than made up for the inability of the power supply to provide the instantaneous current to fire the solenoid.
Here is the video that shows the difference with an without the capacitor: