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Adam11 Sunday, September 24th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Delrin ACS bolt (Rear cocking). Like the Delrin, it doesn't chop balls when rapid firing, but when firing long range in Woodsball-style games, there seems to be a small lack of output power when compared to the stock bolt.
Marker Setup: Spyder TL (removed beaver tail and various external parts)
Stock bolt(for range), Delrin ACS bolt(for high fire rate)
Replaced stock striker, replaced
DOP X-Core Expansion Chamber - Blk
JCS RVA Voodoo Folding Stock
21" custom barrel (long range), 16" Spyder TL-S barrel (mid-range)
High velocity spring
Strengths: It doesn't chop balls. Great for automatics or high fire rate semi-auto.
Weaknesses: Performance seems to lack at long range.
Lower force power output than stock bolt.
Review: Me and friends were having a snipers vs. all match, and I was using my TL with a long range, high velocity set up. One thing I noticed was that, compared to my stock bolt, the shots were coming up short at the same velocity and weather conditions (I had been using my stock bolt earlier in the day) and it seemed to me like my shots were coming up much shorter than they should have been.
After the match, I had unloaded my gun, but kept one shot in the chamber. I fired the shot, and noticed that the spring compressed a tiny bit when it had contacted the ball, and when the shot fired, it had less power. I repeated the process after disassembling it and placing my stock bolt inside. When I fired, the shot flew farther than the ACS's previous attempt.
The entire experiment was controlled, the only variable being the bolts. The ACS bolt is VERY good when used to close to medium-long range fighting, and SUPERB when used for automatic or high rate semi-automatic, but if you like using your gun for long range and excessive power, I would not recommend using the ACS bolt.
Conclusion: Tournament Play - Superb
close to medium-long range - Very good
Automatic fire - Superb
Long range/Sniper - Less than decent
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, September 24th, 2006 at 7:34 pm PST
 

Review Comments
SKI008 Sunday, September 24th, 2006 | 9:14 pm PST
Wait, so you turn your velocity up to be a "sniper"? That is probably why the spring is compressing on the bolt because your bolt is slamming the ball harder than it would if you had it on a safe velocity. You also realize that 21 in of barre is just slowing the ball down. Anything over 14 in just wastes gas. Plus turning your velocity up to compensate for your LOOOONG barrel is dangerous.
   

Adam11 Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 | 4:45 pm PST
High velocity doesn't mean unsafe velocity.
I have a completely controlled velocity, trust me. As for the 21 inch barrel, I use my 16 more often, the 21's got a low friction inner lining, but is pointless for extremely high velocity just under that circumstance. My gun is actually quite efficient on CO2, especially with the fact I don't blow shots off like a madman. Myself, I prefer long range, precision shooting, but I'm not going to risk damaging my gun, my friends, or myself by using it way out of proportion of what it can handle.


You should realize I graded it on 4 different styles of playing.
Long range is the weakest due to the fact that the bolt isn't made to slam balls that hard (But that's common sense.) WHICH IS WHY I GRADED IT LOW IN THAT PART.
That's also why I said FOR LONG RANGE.

I do say that, in closer ranges under different conditions, it is a great bolt. Even though a bit expensive.

I noticed that when playing at closer ranges with lower velocity that the fire did seem weaker. I've probably run at least a dozen tests under different controls to confirm it, utilizing different barrels, velocities, and spyder models.

So not just my long range style of play went into grading this bolt. Please take that into consideration. No disrespect to you, but I appreciate the observation and the chance to clarify.
Last edited on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 4:52 pm PST
   

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