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BAMF-HacKeR Monday, December 4th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
TechT L6
Unicorn Nano
Stage 1v3
Firebolt
Stock Bolt
Marker Setup: 2006 Smart Parts Ion, Deadlywind StinkOps Body, Lapco Low rise feedneck, TechT L6, Lucky Stage 2 Firecan, Lucky Stage 3 Donut, Lucky Stage 4 Spitfire w/mac noid, SP 360 QEV, CP Long reg, Dust freak back, 12", 14" and 16" AA tip, Virtue EZ-On black, Virtue Red Laser Eyes, CP 2k5 on/off with bleed, CP Perfect Rail, Hybrid Snow Grenade grips, Kila Reaction Detents, Virtue Membrane pad, Custom Milled frame for membrane pad, BSA 11 Step Red Dot Sight, Swatforce Tactical Light, BSA Tactical Light and Laser Sight

2006 Smartparts Ion, Virtue Board, Dye Membrane Pad, Virtue Blue Laser Eyes, Virtue EZ-On, Foehn v2 Body Kit, TechT L7 Bolt, AKA 2-Liter + Reg, CP Sling Blade Trigger, SP Q-Lock Feedneck, CP 2K5 ASA w/bleed, SP 360 QEV, 2K6 Freak Back w/SS inserts, Stiffi Mamba Tip, SP Mini Drop, 2K6 Hybrid Contract Killer Grips, Kila Reaction Ball Detents, NDZ Snatch Grip
Strengths: No kick
improved efficiency
Weaknesses: None??
Instructions need be read on-line
Review: Lets start off with the ordering process. I called Todd from TechT to get my bolt and it was a very pleasant experience. he was friendly and took care of my order asap. I originally placed the order on the site, but put in the wrong shipping address. Todd fixed the shipping address and got my bolt out right away.

I received the bolt a few days later and it was sent in a padded envelope. The bolt itself was in a standard paintball blister pack.

I open the pack right away and the first thing i noticed was how light the bolt was. Here is the bolt, bolt stop and back plug.

One thing that was missing from the package was instructions to install the bolt, instead there was a sticker on the package that directs you to the website to get the instructions.

The bolt itself was very easy to install. I took the gun apart and removed the current bolt (a TechT L6) and the stock bolt stop. Following the instructions online I lubed the tail plug in the right place and slid it into the firecan. Fit no problem. I then used the flat head screw driver and the 1/8 Allen key to hand tighten the plug in place.

I lubed up the bolt stop and slid that into the firecan with the flat face facing the front of the marker. Then I lubed the bolt up good, all the o-rings and the surface of the bolt and slid that in the firecan.

Everything went together great and I had no issues.

Now time for some air. I aired up the marker and voilà no leaks, always a plus. I lowed the Dwell to 10 and my psi was set to 120. Test fired a few times and everything worked great. There was ZERO kick. I thought it would be hard to improve on the L6 but TechT did.

One of the concerns I had was with the SP 360 QEV. I have tested other bolts with a similar design and at high speed firing the bolt would not go back into the firecan. I had no issues at all with the L7.

Over all I am very impressed with the L7 bolt and TechT. The only improvement I could see would be to send out a print instruction sheet with the bolt.
Conclusion: Awesome Bolt... With some initial test results I gained 126 shots per tank on a 45/45 and the gun has NO kick.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
thisnamesucks Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 | 4:07 pm PST
how is the efficiency compared to the L6?
and hopefuly you made a typo on the shots per tank.
   

BAMF-HacKeR Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 | 4:12 am PST
No typos...

I got 1050 shots on a 45/45 with the L6 and 1176 with the L7. That is 126 more shots with the L7 bolt.
   

thisnamesucks Friday, December 8th, 2006 | 3:57 pm PST
oh you GAINED 126 shots. I thought it said you only GOT 126 shots. thanks a lot, this is exactly what I was looking for.
   

sp62 Thursday, April 26th, 2007 | 9:41 am PST
how many more bps can i get out of my gun? (i got a virtue so no problems maxing out the board)
   

paintballfreak= Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 | 4:51 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by sp62
how many more bps can i get out of my gun? (i got a virtue so no problems maxing out the board)

You won't get any more bps.
   

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