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vasmir Monday, November 28th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
More than 5 years
Products Used:
vf-tactical stock bolt
shocktech cocker bolt
Marker Setup: WGP VF-Tactical
5 peice kaner barrel system
CP asa on/off bottomline
Jam Anti-chop bolt
Cam Adjuster
dye sticky 3's
Strengths: No breaks. Period.
Delrin construction
No breaks... ever.
Weaknesses: Weight
Too stiff at first, need to break-in
Review: I originally got this bolt because I play a lot of scenario games, and when switching between my cocker and Ego, I sometimes would short stroke when trying to shoot 9 or 10 bps. And in large scenario games, if you chop, it's going to ruin your entire day... especially with a cocker.

So I ordered one off of, and it got to my house in a timely manner with no problem. Iíve heard some people online complain about Jamm enterprises screwing them, or the bolts never being in stock, but I checked before hand, it was in stock, so there was no problem delivering for me.

When it got here, there were no instructions with it. Iíve heard from various sources online that you need to break these things in at first, since theyíre really stiff right out of the package. And true, when I fired her up the first time, I stuck my finger down the feedneck and it hurtÖ that thing was stiff. Nowhere as hard as the stock bolt, but the spring was really really stiffÖ stiff enough to wear it still broke paint. So, I dry-fired my cocker a bunch of times with a stick-squeegeeÖ still too stiff.

So I unscrewed the endcap of the bolt (you can disassemble the entire thing pretty much), and cut the main spring myself. Now, itís really nice and doesnít break paint. I actually tested it out with a paintball dangled half way down into my cockerís chamber. No break, sweet!

That was in June and now itís December, and I havenít had one single chop in my cocker. And I play a lotÖ especially scenario games. I played all of skirmish d-day, went through a couple of cases, and it preformed great the entire time.

Some things that I have noticed, is that now that the spring is really light, the bolt is really loose when the marker is cocking back and forth. This means that itís not as fast as super fast bolts on the marketÖ no concern to me however since I only really need to go 8 or 9 bps at max on my mech cocker.

My main problem with my looser spring is that the bolt pull pin is much more loose in the bolt, and every once in a while when Iím shooting fast on my cocker, the pull pin flies out. This is not good. However, itís only happened twice in the past 6 months and Iíve found it both times. I do however, carry an extra pull pin with me at all times.
Conclusion: Try as I may, I canít make this thing break paint. Iíve seen it double and triple fire like in the online videos, this thing works greatÖ exactly as they say it will. Not one chop in 6 months, thatís incredible.
However, it is a heavier bolt, and isnít super, super fast. If you are playing more speedball with your mech cocker, and donít really ever chop, then this is a waste for you. However, if you have any problems at all chopping, and speed isnít your number one concern with a bolt, then this bolt wins hands down. I gawk about price, but Iíd easily buy it again if given the choice again.
10 out of 10

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