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Merc4Hire Sunday, March 19th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Orracle bolt- nearly identical see body
ST Supafly -lighter-doesnt hit body- better bolt face design
JAM V1 Delrin- same weight due to stupid piece of brass
Stock 2k3 WGP aluminum/plubnum alloy (geek joke there)

and have tested most of the other major brands, just about all of the delrin ones are better
Marker Setup: an e1 orraccle w/ belsales ram etc.

2k3 body w/e2 and eclipse everything except Rat valve and Killa detent

Outkast w/ ticler & eclipse ram & old JAM bolt in delrin (exact same wieght as Orracle bolt)

Custom body cocker Mech w/ Orracle pneumatics (shoulda been eclipse/ belsales)

5 2004 black WGP Prostock Autococker. SP 14" teardrop barrel, Shockteck Supafly 2004 style black/teal delrin & pin, Egg II/ reloader, Check It unamount, kapp twista rod, aluminum pump rod, Belsales hollowpoint 3way, antisiphon co2 for now....
6 2K3 Piranha STS eforce , empire reloader, teardrop 14", Stock barrel, spring kit, normal Co2's...

a coupla more blowbacks
Strengths: It has a little bit of delrin and is not venturi/ milling looks ok.
Weaknesses: Big chunk of metal, that is heavy and hits body.
Review: I have 2 of these that came with guns I bought. they are a near exact copy of the WGP Orracle bolt. It is so close that it has to be on purpose. the only differences are 3 shallow grooves on the shaft compared to 6 on WGP and on the knob that sticks out of the backblock the WGP has 2 rings of 6 shallow notches. the AIM has 6 that are slightly deeper but keep the same look. Assembly fit and weight are identical. This is stupid.

I compared my bolts with a home made ballance scale. Superfly much lighter than AIM. Aim=Orracle=JAM Delrin V1 (which has a big chunk of brass inside-- doh) I don't know actual weight but I estimate that the dart bolt is about half as much as the superfly and it weighs 44 grams. For the same price the Slik 3 Nylatron gets you a 15.5 gram bolt with a 2 gram pull pin. Get that one, less wieght less friction, less recoil/cocking mass/ cocking pressure weight hitting paint in case of shortstroking or eye failure

Why copy an old heavy bolt when a simple light delrin tube with an angled plastic plug behind the inlet hole pressed in would be cheaper to make and work better and be lighter? Not to mention wouldn't offend the second most litiginous company in the industry.

Weaknesses: It weighs nearly as much as the stock bolt, the back aluminum part rubs in the body, it has blow by, the set screw in the back of one of mine rattled out and lost the detent spring because AIM was too cheap to use locktite.
Conclusion: Don't buy it, it int much of an upgrade over most stock bolts after 2003. there alot of better bolts out there for the money. Buy something simple and light if you wanna spend $50 then get a Slik V3 Nylatron, or if you want something unusual, get a JAM V2 Delrin (First gen delrin is pretty heavy )
Rating:
4 out of 10
 

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