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cockercane Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
2 years2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
stock WGP pneumatics (no complaints)
Marker Setup: Force Fly Angel
DYE 14" Ultralite
Check It Unimount

'02 STO Autococker
12" DYE boomstick
WGP hinge
ANS front pneumatics kit
Shocktech Bomb 3-way
ANS GX reg
15* ASA
Shocktech supa fly bolt
Kapp fx beaver tail
Sys X drop & on / off
Halo B w/rip
68ci. 4500psi. hyperflow 420 hpa.
68ci. 3000psi. Crossfire hpa.
Strengths: Short trigger, fast, regulator is easy to adjust
Weaknesses: Block bolt is solid.
3-way is touchy.
Disassembly will ruin the ram, no rebuilding.
Review: Ram is quick and responsive even at lower psi. My ram psi is low enough that paint won't chop when I short stroke the trigger (even with stock hammer and valve springs).
Trigger pull is shorter and hard to short stroke. Good shot groupings, distance (but I think thats more in the timing)and consistency over the chrono +/- 5 fps average. The speed of these pneumatics are only limited by the trigger speed. I out run my viewloader with ease now, which actually causes a chopping problem. The adjustable reg ads a great level of convience to the operation of your marker.
3 way (4 way, whatever) can be tricky
-jackhammer psi too high = trigger won't return well
-jackhammer psi too low = 3 way "O" rings leak
The 3-way shuttle has to be adjusted perfectly and well lubricated to stop that little hissing leak. Sometimes the 3-way will start to leak (very slightly) and just stop again (regardless of trigger position) for no apparent reason. Out of the box 3way is set up for a slide trigger so hoses need to be reversed if you have a hinge. BE CAREFUL!! The barbs don't use top hats so If you stretch the hoses where the barb holds it (like I did) they will leak like crazy when you put them back on. I ended up cutting 1/16"-1/8" off the hose length so they would fit tight and not leak.

The front banjo bolt is not hollow all the way through so it's not a volumizer. That kinda sucks!
Conclusion: Co$t is high. Looks great. Weighs 1/2 lb on the dot. Great reflex and speed.
Works better than stock pneumatics gets 8/10 because I have little experience with other pneumatics .

EDIT: 16-July-04
Added ANS QEV's which shortened trigger pull by almost half , freakin' rips!
Added Shocktech Bomb 3-way, so far only slightly better than ANS 3-way.
EDIT: 16-October-04
After close to 2 years use; and only God knows how many cases later, the ram threads seperated from the ram and stayed in the block. Good thing I don't use loktite.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 at 2:27 pm PST
 

Review Comments
ralphprestia Thursday, March 17th, 2005 | 11:45 am PST
how can a qev shorten a trigger pull?
   

cockercane Friday, March 18th, 2005 | 6:40 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by ralphprestia
how can a qev shorten a trigger pull?
When the ram reverses direction, it must vent the opposing used gas to allow the other side to pressureize. The QEV's vent gas pressure out of the ram rather than back out the3-way. That means that the shaft inside the 3-way only has to move half as far to only pressurize in the direction that the ram needs to move. Essentially, QEV's do half of the 3-way's work. The marker needs to be totally retimed but the result is insane.

It's hard to describe without a marker in my hand to show you. I'm sure you can find some good product descriptions that are better at explaining than me. Let me know if you have any other quetions.
Last edited on Saturday, March 19th, 2005 at 7:14 am PST
   

ralphprestia Friday, April 1st, 2005 | 9:45 pm PST
i have an ans 3way and wanan upgrade to a bomb.....nnot tht much difference?
   

cockercane Saturday, April 2nd, 2005 | 6:53 am PST
The Bomb is the better of the two, but you really won't see a whole lot of difference. I installed the Bomb after the QEV's.
   

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