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The bolt is made of all aluminium, for strength and durablity (the lucky bolts and orange bolts seem to break easier). The bolt is two piece which comes in handy for cleaning. The main stregths of the bolt are that is lowers pressure and dwell, my dwell is currently set at 2 above 0 and has a constant pressure of 120 psi with a 10 psi drop in higher speeds. The bolt I have found if you do not tweak your gun for lower pressure it will begin to leak down the barrel and you will search forever looking for a bad oring (so that is the fix for the leak for all people who have that problem). Other than the air conservation of around 200-300 shots and reduced kick from bolt movement, the bolt has one other nice feature that people personally like is that it can be annoed to match your gun.
For the money and all the reasons mentioned I highly recommend this bolt.
why the hell is an aluminum bolt a strength. it will scratch the hell out of the inside of your gun. it weights more then carbon fiber and delrin.and really dwell and op doesnt just drop. you should check out this site i found on ionowners.com that will tell you how to set your gun. i did and my gun is so consistent even when i shot 15 a second. ive done it over a chrono. and a orange bolt wont break unless you try to. and why ano it. you cant even see it until you pull it out?
Petey is right thats exactly why they give you a delrin bolt stock in the first place. I have seen the consitancy with a properly set ion with the stock barell an bolt and it is amazing. Yeah and why would you anodize your bolt it takes like 15 min to get it out any way so why the hell spend 25$ doing it
If you got a carbon fiber or a delrin plastic bolt, it is 10x more likely you will get a scratch. A scratch can lead to leaks. So in theory this would be strong in the mind set that there would be less leaks from physical damage from wear.
Plus it is his review and this is what he has seen so don't fight it.
delrin is self lubricating. you wont scrath it with it. and the carbon fiber is only on the back part of the orange bolt not the front. i had a aluminum bolt in my spyder for 2 months. it scrathed. i had a delrin bolt in my cocker for almost a year never scratched. do some research before you post
quote:Originally posted by sktbrdngpetey delrin is self lubricating. you wont scrath it with it. and the carbon fiber is only on the back part of the orange bolt not the front. i had a aluminum bolt in my spyder for 2 months. it scrathed. i had a delrin bolt in my cocker for almost a year never scratched. do some research before you post
Spyders and cockers are not like ions, not one bit. I had a delrin one in my spyder and it looks like hell. Cockers go easy on bolts, and they do not need to be sealed like the Ions bolt does to work. Delrin can scratch easy, that's why its no the best choice for an ion, since the bolt is the main workings of the marker. If the bolt fails the marker fails.
Last edited on Friday, October 7th, 2005 at 3:53 am PST
delrin scrathces less then aluminum. which has more friction a self lubricating plastic on metal. or metal on metal? and just because it seals doesnt mean that the delrin will scrath it more. i have two spyders, two cockers, an ion and probably a lot more experience then you. im not trying to flame but i dont understand how it would scratch more then metal on metal
Dropping, installing, marker wear, improper removal of stock bolt, dirt from out side sources... etc. Also aluminum will scratch less then a delrin since it is metal... and last i heard metal is harder then delrin, but i see where you are coming from. It should scratch less once it is inside the marker. But still it can happen and yes it can still happen with metal bolts. I just trust an aluminum bolt more then a delrin bolt. Let just leave it at that.
WOW, sktbrdngpetey is so dumb. People who are reading this that dont know what to think, pay attention.
The way an Ion bolt works is that it rubs up against an oring in the breech. There is no metal on metal contact, but metal on oring. If you use the lucky bolt it plastic on oring. If for some reason a single piece of dirt ever get logged between the oring and the plastic, it will gradually press/cut a groove in the head of the bolt. When that happens air will start to leak out the groove. Yes, the same could in theory happen to a metal bolt, but it is less likely. Its because of this that all the bolts you get now are metal, even the Lucky bolt.
This is this best bolt you can buy hands down, dont let some half brain scare you from the best thing that ever happened to the Ion.