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OldDriver Monday, November 19th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock, L-6, L7
Marker Setup: Speedball
Ion , Q-lock Feed neck, Hollow Point Bolt, SP360 QEV, Virtue Board, Virtue Laser Eyes and Pad, Freak JR Barrel, Halo V-35 with Rip, Foehn 2.5 Body, Scorpion Frame

Woodsball/Backup
A-5 w/ Flatline Barrel, E-grip(pre-WAS board), 6xchamber, colapseable stock and remote line on 24 oz CO2
Strengths: See Review
Weaknesses: See Review
Review: Hollow Point bolt:

Price: $55.00 available only from Deadly Wind Direct and not available anywhere else.

Picked this up along with the Foehn 2.5 BOB body kit and decided to try it as just like the Ion, almost everyone has an L-7.

Pros:
1. Lightest bolt available, when comparing the MOVING portions of this bolt vs. the L-7 the Hollow Point is the lightest.
2. Porting, it has only one port vs. the three on the L-7/L-6, as it is simply a hollow tube.
3. Lubing only requires that the stalk and rear o-ring on the bolt itself be lubed with DOW-33 or similar.
4. Removes the bolt stop and replaces it with a lightweight “doughnut” which you do not “have” to use. (So if you loose it, eh, oh well. Just do not put it in backwards as it will reduce efficiency.)
5. Reduces the kick vs. stock dramatically, as to which is better in the L-7 vs. Hollow Point; it will be a toss up there.
Cons:
1. Stalk works loose after firing for a while or at a high rate of fire if you do not loctite the threads. Happened to me three times in a case of paint and if you are not thinking about it, you are trying to figure out why your hopper will not load paint while someone is running up to bunker you. (The stalk moves forward into the firing chamber blocking the ball out of the firing chamber.)
2. Louder than the L-7 which could be a plus if using a Reloader B/B2 as it would be picked up easier.
3. Cost, I understand that I am paying for the idea, but with as little as there is in material to this bolt, you would think it would be about $25 or so. (However, the price is inline with the L-7.)

Unknown:
As for the rear o-ring on the stalk, I am guessing it is used as a seal for the stalk as well as a dampener for vibration and/or a locking mechanism for the stalk. Just an idea for the future, perhaps a backing washer to pinch it into the stalk so you do not have to use loctite, who knows, just a thought.

Conclusion: Conclusion:

Great buy and worth the wait vs. just grabbing the L-7. Don’t get me wrong I like the L-7 but as I said, everyone has it and I like a little difference in my marker from the rest.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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