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allgunsblazing Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Stock PMR bolt- Louder, used more air
Marker Setup: Proto rail
Empire 7 Piece Barrel Kit
Random Brand on/off
TechT Bolt L7
Virtue Red Laser eyes
Red UL Trigger
Red Hybrid Traitor Back Cap
Red NDZ Buttons
Red Proto Alloy Eye Covers
Victory Boarded Halo

Tippmann 98
G36C hand guard and rail
Six Position Stock
Tasco 30mm sight
Freak Jr. barrel
Ak mag kit
Polished Internals
Trigger Spring Mod
Remote line
Dishka Flash Suppressor
48/3000 psi
Strengths: Lighter
Faster
Quieter
Increases efficiency
Weaknesses: Price
More spare o-rings would be nice
Review: I bought this bolt from Badlands after about 5 months of using my PMR. Looking at it, the bolt looks slightly different than the stock bolt, as the long skinny back part (no clue as to the name) has been completely removed. Instantly I was skeptical about the bolt (not sure why). i paid 89.99 for this bolt, and hoped it would improve my PMR.

Installation
As i removed the bolt from the package i found it to be slightly lighter compared to the stock bolt.
Putting the bolt in my marker was extremely easy, remove the old bolt, remove the back cap and can, remove the o-ring from the bolt,grease, screw on the can, replace o-ring, put back cap on, install Allen screws,Grease again, insert in gun. It took longer to type this out than it did to install the bolt.
Dry Firing
I gassed up my marker, turned the eyes off, and listened for leaks, none, so far so good.
I pulled the trigger once and i barely felt the PMR fire, the only indication was the sound, which i found and been slightly reduced.
Using PSP ramp set at 26 bps and a stock setting dwell, the bolt had absolutely no problem cycling. I found my stock bolt to occasionally not reset, as in open the breech when i was firing at this bps. I'm not entirely sure why, and if anyone can enlighten me, comments would be greatly appreciated. Also anyone who has used this bolt and can help me with an optimum dwell.
Shooting
I loaded up my halo, and let a rope of balls go, i couldn't believe how little noise and kick there was. Shooting single balls i saw the accuracy was insane.i know there is debate on the fact that a bolt can improve accuracy but i believe it.

With the stock bolt,a 48inch 3000psi tank and a good paint to bore match , my rail would only get about three full Halos out of it. I haven't fully tested this new bolt by playing a game and going through pods, but after my test run and single halo worth of balls and a not great paint to bore match, i found the air consumption to be less already, and i will update this review after i can run a tank dry by shooting hopper after hopper through it.

*EDIT*

Played a big rec game, and much to my dismay, my proto would not crono under 340 fps, and when turned down, the bolt would merely fire halfway into the breech/ about to the eyes and get stuck, im not sure if this is a problem with my regulator, but it was working fine under 290 fps with the stock bolt. My dwell was at 24 by the way, 6 more clicks on the board than what the techt guys say you can get away with.

*EDIT*

Emailed Todd at Techt, received an email back within a day, with suggestions on how to fix my bolt problems, used them, bolt is fixed, moving the rating from 7 to 10 after extremely helpful customer service, and a quick problem fix. Tweaked marker further, found mine works best at 20 dwell. Be sure to lube o rings properly and continually with this bolt. Velocity problems can arise with improper dwell settings matched with fast bps rates. Spend a day with a lot of air to properly adjust the marker how you want it. best possible time to do this would be with access to a chrono and lots of air and lots of paint and to be patient. If this bolt does not work for you, spend time on it, and your marker will be up and ripping in no time.
Conclusion: This was some of the best money I've ever spent on my PMR.
Check this bolt out when looking for a new one.
Its an awesome internal upgrade for a great marker.
The price leaves something to be desired but oh well, thats paint ball.

I'd give this bolt a 10 but ive only had it for a little while, and there are some bugs, it started leaking on me. but i will update accordingly.

Update/edit
Couldn't play a big game due to problems with this bolt, marker wouldn't fire once turned below 300 fps. Dropping it from a 9 to a 7

EDIT
Fixed problems, very helpful customer service, will continue to buy Techt gear.
from a 7 to a 10
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, December 17th, 2007 at 10:10 am PST
 

Review Comments
evilevo03 Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 | 4:05 pm PST
I am just wondering about the leak?(was it hard to fix, and did it only happen once or does it happen every so often).
   

allgunsblazing Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 | 10:16 pm PST
The leak was just an o ring that popped out of place, i think it was from having my velocity that extra 10-15 fps higher... don't quote me on that though. I haven't had any more leaks at all since i fixed that one. as for fixing it... i just pushed it back into place.
Thanks
   

evilevo03 Friday, September 21st, 2007 | 12:22 pm PST
have you had any more problems? do you have better efficiency? how reliable is it?
thanks
   

allgunsblazing Friday, September 28th, 2007 | 9:13 pm PST
um, i had a major problem with it, my marker would leak out of the bolt, after blowing three orings before a big game, also the marker wouldnt cycle completely, and when it did, it was way way way over the legal 285 at the field. the bolt would stick at its full strike.. not really impressed, my dwell was 24...... i havent found it to be reliable at all to be truthful, im quite angry with it. im working on fixing it and will post accordingly
   

wetwilly1166 Thursday, October 11th, 2007 | 5:43 pm PST
hey
i was looking into getting this bolt
try lowering the dwell and playing with ur reg

the lower dwell should bring ur gun back to shooting within the normal range
post back or email me at wetwilly1166@aol.com cuz i want to see wether the bolt is worth the 80 bucks
   

allgunsblazing Saturday, October 13th, 2007 | 7:05 pm PST
i get bolt stick when my dwell is lowered to around 19, the bolt sticks right by the feed neck and blows air out, until i stop shooting and cycle the marker again
   

Jhole911 Thursday, November 15th, 2007 | 4:02 pm PST
To help with your problem i have the same bolt in my PMR. I looked into the L7 bolt a little further. If you haven't turned your ABS (anti bolt stick) down to its lowest setting or compleatly turned it off you will experience the bolt sticking problem. I have had almost no problems with my bolt sicne i have installed it in my PMR. Just remember to tweek you dwell. My dwell is set at 18 and just like they said on their sight there is a majic number for every configuration. Hope this helps. In case you don't have the sight here it is.........http://www.techtpaintball.com/raill7install.html
   

allgunsblazing Saturday, November 17th, 2007 | 1:23 pm PST
thank you very much, i will try that as soon as i get some air.
   

Slippytoad Friday, March 28th, 2008 | 9:08 am PST
Since you got all the kinks worked out how has the bolt worked? Is there much kick (compare it to stock please)? Have you even played a single (full) day with out having to jack with it? Would you still recommend it after all the problems you have had? If the stock bolt is 30+ bps capable, it really isn't necessary for speed... Kick, lower dwell (making it easier to cycle faster) and possibly accuracy(?) seem to be the main point for changing it right? Does it accomplish these things?
   

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