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digdug18 Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
stock Bolt
Marker Setup: 2005 Diablo wrath modded for timmy detents, HALO B, Zoom Bolt.
Strengths: Light weight, low pressure design
Weaknesses: Ball detant grooves, length, cupped face, lack of o-ring grooves.
REALLY Bad Customer Service
Review: Well, I do like that as soon as this bolt came out that ZOOM paintball jumped on the wagon and started producing bolts for the wrath, however they didn't fulfill the task that they set out to do.

The Good:
The bolt is made out of delrin and it is basically a drop in replacement, the design hs a nice large face and an angled gas hole on the bottom, so that you can drop you reg pressure a little.

The Bad:
There are problems with the first batch that they are telling people will be fixed on the next batch. My problem being is that if I'm gonna pay $30 for a bolt I expect it to be better then the factory bolt, not just made of different materials.
1. There are no O-ring grooves on the bolt, and now that would be something that I would have liked to have, or atleast the option of using o-rings to create a better seal in the firing chamber. Its not critical to have the grooves, but seeing as its easy to add, I dont know why they didn't put them there.
2. The overall length is about 1/16 shorter then the stock and that coupled with the cupped bolt face, creates a problem where the breakbeam eyes dont always see the ball in the chamber, and its thus a problem.
3. The ball detent grooves on the sides of the bolt are almost not even there, they seem like an afterthought, and they are crucial to the performance of the marker. They are not deep enough and not long enough. The ball detents get pushed violently against the sharpened bolt face, cutting the detents in half, and thus the balls roll right out the barrel.

Update on 1/9/06.....Well I have recieved in all 3 emails from the owner of this company, I emailed him twice after I bought it, and he eventually sent me one back saying that I should cut my detents in half and play like that. I then went on pbnation and posted his complete email. The next day he sent me an email saying that I should just live with the problem and that they weren't going to make a second model because he didn't think that it was "worth the trouble". I then posted that email on pbnation, and most of the people that had then bought the bolt from him complained about getting their money back. I sent him an email asking for my money back or for a replacemnet bolt, 3 weeks later he returned my email, this was after I had placed my bad review on here and a complete review on pbnation, and after nobody bought his product, he then said that if i took this review down that he would exchange my bolt for the newer model. i told him to goto hell, and that this was staying as it is for all to see. I also let him know that instead of trying to get a product to market to beat the rush, and try to make a quick buck, that he should test his product first and make sure it actually works properly, then he wouldn't have this problem. He needless to say wasn't very happy after that.


Conclusion: Well I was one of the first 20 people that bought on and I'm sorry that I did, I am lucky that most of the problems can be addressed, with a mill and a lathe. But these shouldn't have even seen it to the end consumer, the bolt should have been tested and reevaulated atleast twice before being put into production.
I'm not going to tell you to buy this product or not, I'm just listing the facts as I see them and letting you judge it for yourself.
ALSO I have emailed zoom about these problems, and they tell me that they are fixing some of the problems on the next batch, but who really knows.
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Monday, January 9th, 2006 at 5:33 pm PST
 

Review Comments
lildemon Friday, May 13th, 2005 | 7:09 am PST
This was the first batch then? Cool, I heard second was MUCH better.

Edit: Also heard if you contact them, they will replace your old bolt *free* with a new one...
Last edited on Friday, May 13th, 2005 at 7:10 am PST
   

hype/ryan Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 | 7:58 am PST
what did you do about the bolt cutting the detents in half this happened with my gun and i dont know where to get new detents can someone help me???.
   

Bomber2ds Monday, June 19th, 2006 | 4:26 pm PST
hey what do you mean "Wrath modded for timmy detents"?
what did you have to do to make them work for the wrath?
   

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