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Sniper15 Monday, October 4th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months53 of 56 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I have never used any other "anti-chop" bolts.
Marker Setup: ***Review has been edited***

Spyder Imagine, 12'' Teardrop, ACS delrin bolt, Crossfire 68/4500, Rico AK, Smart Parts tank cover, Java alluminum feedneck.

*I now shoot an Impulse*
Strengths: Delrin for smoother operation, no venturi, it seems to do as it advertises.
Weaknesses: Nothing as far as I can see.
Review: ***Review edited***

I have edited my earlier review now that I have had a chance to use this bolt for a while.

~Preformence~ This bolt does what it's supposed to do. Before my ACS bolt, I would chop and jam quite often. I would always have at least one major jam per day forcing me to sit a game out while I cleaned out the breech. Not with this bolt though. The ACS bolt has cleared up my problems dramatically. I have only had one chop with it (and that was because I was using old crappy paint, so it was my fault). Also, it's great that the bolt is made from delrin (even though there is an alluminum version), because it lets the gun cycle smoother and it helps reduce kick. Delrin is smoother than alluminum for less friction and it does not require any oil or lube, ever.

~The Test~ One day I decided to put this bolt to the test, and see how it really preformed. I used my Imagine setup that you see up above and was shooting PMI Premiums. First I ripped it in semi-auto mode. No problems whatsoever. So I switched to 3 round burst and full auto and ripped long strings of paint. I didn't have a single chop. There were some misfeeds but thats my hoppers fault, not the bolts. Next I decided to use a regular Vl200 hopper to try and make it chop. I again went back and shot on all three modes of fire. This time I had many misfeeds (and understandably so), but still no chops. I was impressed to say the least.

~Quality~ Many people say not to get the ACS bolt because it is made by Kingman, and their quality controll isn't the greatest or whatever. Well, I'm here to tell you that that is not the case with this bolt. Mine has worked flawlessly. The delrin shows no signs of swelling or damage of any kind, and the bolt has a nice fit with the inside of the body. Another nice feature of the ACS bolt is that is has no venturi, so it is high flowing. Thats good because most people remove the venturi from their stock alluminum bolts anyways.

One more thing I will point out. In some reviews and on the forums, people are saying you need to "break the spring in". Mabey this is the case with some bolts, but with mine it was not an issue. I took mine from the package, slapped it in the gun and it worked just fine without having to be broken in.

~Price~ At around $40 this is a good buy. Most nice bolts cost around $35 anyways, so the price isn't bad at all considering how well it preforms.
Conclusion: This bolt is definatly a good buy. It does what it's advertised to do (and that is to eliminate chops) and I am very happy with it. If you are looking for a new bolt and also want to clear up your chopping and/or jamming problems, then this bolt is for you. Kingman has definatly made a step in the right direction.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 21st, 2005 at 4:41 pm PST
 

Review Comments
punk_rocker543 Monday, October 11th, 2004 | 6:11 pm PST
is this bolt high-flowing?
   

Sniper15 Monday, February 7th, 2005 | 5:28 pm PST
Yes, this is a high flowing bolt.
   

spyderp8balla Friday, February 18th, 2005 | 11:57 am PST
Did you need to break in the spring on the bolt???
   

Sniper15 Sunday, March 13th, 2005 | 7:36 am PST
No, I didn't have to break in the spring at all. I took it straight from the package and it worked great.
   

andy15 Sunday, March 20th, 2005 | 10:13 pm PST
"Weaknesses: Nothing as far as I can see", how does a blind man go about playing exactly? lol, jk...

   

the noob dude Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 | 5:02 pm PST
does the gun re cock its self after it prevents a chop, or do you have to cock it back like when it jams
   

jensklemp_460 Sunday, May 29th, 2005 | 12:00 am PST
I heard that delrin can swell. Is this true? If so what makes it swell? I'm looking for a bolt and right now I am favouring a bandit bolt because they say it can't swell and i believe them. Fill me in here if you have the time thanks!
   

paint007 Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 | 3:35 pm PST
I am planning to get a ACS Delrin Bolt for my spyder, reasons why is because i heard it does not chop balls but just to make sure from a person who already bought it, does this bolt realy stop all the chopping?
   

j-baller Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 8:18 am PST
hey new playa here, does this bolt slow down how many bps you can shoot. at kingman it shows a little clip of it and from what i see it pushes the ball one time cocks back then pushes again. so does that slow down how many bps you can shoot ( when it cocks back the second time)?????
   

the noob dude Friday, August 5th, 2005 | 5:06 pm PST
no what that clip is showing you is what happens instead of an chop
if there is a ball completely in the breech then it will function like a normal bolt
   

Sparky_500 Friday, December 30th, 2005 | 8:04 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by jensklemp_460
I heard that delrin can swell. Is this true? If so what makes it swell? I'm looking for a bolt and right now I am favouring a bandit bolt because they say it can't swell and i believe them. Fill me in here if you have the time thanks!

yes it can swell, well thats what I've heard, and I think it's form moisture that causes it.
   

ahballa98 Monday, March 13th, 2006 | 9:20 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by the noob dude
does the gun re cock its self after it prevents a chop, or do you have to cock it back like when it jams

you have to re-cock it when it jams but its better than the ball bustin in the gun... and it only jams like once every 200 balls
   

ahballa98 Monday, March 13th, 2006 | 9:21 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by paint007
I am planning to get a ACS Delrin Bolt for my spyder, reasons why is because i heard it does not chop balls but just to make sure from a person who already bought it, does this bolt realy stop all the chopping?

yes all the balls get shot not chopped
   

ahballa98 Monday, March 13th, 2006 | 9:22 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by j-baller
hey new playa here, does this bolt slow down how many bps you can shoot. at kingman it shows a little clip of it and from what i see it pushes the ball one time cocks back then pushes again. so does that slow down how many bps you can shoot ( when it cocks back the second time)?????


no
   

dooky_boy Sunday, April 2nd, 2006 | 12:19 am PST
Hey fella's im new what is swell on a bolt?
   

dooky_boy Sunday, April 2nd, 2006 | 12:20 am PST
Get me on the_dooky_boy@yahoo.com
   

pb46816 Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | 9:11 am PST
why did you give it a 9?
   

valo07 Saturday, February 10th, 2007 | 11:28 am PST
Would this be compatible with a Kingman spyder MR2?
   

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