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Bloencustoms Wednesday, April 7th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
2 years3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
ANS 3way, Shockteck Bomb, Stock WGP, WGP STO (best IMO)
Marker Setup: '02 Cocker raw body, anodized by Bloen Customs (see my home page)
Kapp valve, stainless screw kit, IVG, front block, and 15 deg. ASA
ANS ram and LPR
chrome STO 4 way (I promise it's the best 4 way anyone has ever made.)
Dye Pivot frame
Shockteck Supafly bolt and fat hammer
Mac Dev titanium pump arm and cocking rod
Black magic reg
Bloen Customs beavertail
Egg II
Armageddon 3000/68 NitroDuck 4500/68

Strengths: Instantly adjustable, stylish milling on the knob
Weaknesses: requires higher LPR pressure to get the O rings to seal
Review: I've tried many different 3 ways (4 ways, if you're picky). In my experience, the best one so far has been the chrome STO 3 way. Most of the other ones, including the orracle, require that your LPR pressure be turned up higher than necessary in order to get them to quit leaking. No amount of lubrication will counter this effect. If you are trying to achieve the absolute lowest cocking pressure (just enough to reliably cycle the pneumatics) you are going to need a 3 way that seals reliably at low pressure.

The ability to adjust the 3 way without an allen wrench, needle nose pliers, and a string of curses is fantastic, but since it's something you shouldn't need to do every time you play, I wouldn't sacrifice low cocking pressure for that convenience.
Conclusion: If you already own one and are happy with the function of your cocker, I'm happy for you. If you are dead set on replacing an STO 3 way with this one, let me have it after you do the swap ;-)
5 out of 10

Review Comments
Avery Monday, April 12th, 2004 | 8:35 pm PST
Good review man. Here's a suggestion if you're leaking at Low Pressure. Try different o-rings, slightly fatter ones on the spooler valve or 3-way stem may silence that leak.

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