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heff213 Saturday, April 14th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
stock shells, most after market bodies, no bolt out back or eye access.
Shocktech body, BoB but no eye access.
Marker Setup: 2k4 eclipse cocker, fully upgraded. Zero B, Cp reg, CCM neckpump arm, 3ds back block & pin. Cp onoff, full Nexus kit (ram,springs,valve,rex dialer), samurai trigger
Lucky S5 olive milled body, stock frame, CP reg, CP onoff, CCM neck, RPM trigger, hybrid grips, Clippard qev, Lucky top hat mod ring.
Strengths: Real BoB, no screws to remove. Eye access. Cocker threads.
Weaknesses: Eats O rings. Non clamping feed neck.
Review: I got the body back in January to build a gun for my oldest son.
When it came, we noticed a few imperfections with the milling around the eyes and small swirly tool marks on the milled sections. The body was not symmetrical, now I didn't bust out the calipers and micrometer but they are noticeable to the naked eye. The anodizing is a little hazy in some spots.
Installation was easy, if you can strip an ion you can install this body. My 12 year old son did most of the work. The bolt assembly is easy to remove for cleaning. The bolt, bolt stop, can and end cap all snap together, the front sleeve stays in the body but can be removed. the eyes and detents are accessible by means of a .05" screw on top (like a proto), the cover is tough to get off. The detents are dm type but they need little spacers to hold them in place. The feed neck is a non locking design using o rings to grip the loader. None of my loaders fit on it properly so it was swapped for a ccm no pro neck. Don't use the 360 qev, it will leak unless you mill out the frame since the 360 is taller. There will be gap between the body and frame. Put everything together lubed up the
bolt, gassed it up, and no leaks. Dry fired it a few hundred times, so far no problems. Go to the garage, add hopper and paint, shoot a few hundred more times, no problems.

So Jr. runs around with it for a couple of weeks. Still no problems. I had been reading about the problems others had been having with O rings, detents and the bolt. But I hadn't had any , yet. After about 3-4 weeks It started blowing the end cap o rings after 1000 or so shots. Then the middle o ring on the bolt started to blow every other shot. I have tried using different sizes and types, none work. At this point I am waiting on a techt l7 bolt. This seems to be the cure for the stage 5.1 blues.

I will update when it arrives.
L7 came, now it works.
Now it works killer!

It's ben a few months now and it works perfectly.
Conclusion: At this point I am a little upset with Lucky for not testing the design longer. The problems would have been recognized and corrected. The design is innovative and basic design is well thought out. But the design flaws are too severe to overlook. I know of only a hand full of people who's worked out of the box and currently work. Everyone else either bought the spare back caps ( works with regular bolts) or uses the L7. I didn't want to slam Lucky (RIP) but I look at a $150 body on my workbench and cant help getting pissed. Lucky was a great company who could have done great things.
I bestow upon the Lucky 5.1 body a rating of 7. Due to design flaws and milling imperfections.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, August 12th, 2007 at 6:58 pm PST
 

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