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alwaysonjohn Thursday, November 6th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Stock Bolt with Venturi Removed
Various Delrin Bolts
AKALMP Lightning Bolt
Marker Setup: Kingman Spyder Electra
CP Classic One Piece & SP Tear Drop
Bandit Bolts AMG BOLT
Maddman Rocket Valve
CIP Super Speedy Drop & Macroline Kit
CIP Sweet Spot Trigger
CIP 15 Assault Block
Bob Long Torpedo Regulator
20 oz C02 with anti-siphon tube installed
Strengths: Light, comes with bolt pin & o-rings, high-flow, no scratches
Weaknesses: price, especially for material
Review: The material is made of nylon. It is very light. Once you get it you will notice it looks a lot better than the various pictures on the internet. Very well made & high flowing. I noticed it flowed better than the stock bolt with the venturi removed. It's not as soft as my delrin bolts, but unlike delrin it can take oil which is important for low pressure setups as you have to oil various parts, such as the regulator, so oil goes nearly everywhere once you get the c02 flowing. I was surprised at the material, and i think it should be cheaper.. The hole is huge as it is a 1 hole bolt which is very important also for low pressure, But it is not quit as free flowing as the Tornado or spudnukl bolt. This is by far the best bolt i used, and the only one available for the electra right now. I have compared this bolt to the other bolts i put in my spyder compact 2000 and my spyder shutter, but this bolt blows everything away. I had to change my regulator settings and drop the psi lower after installing this to get a low enough psi... dang... this is awesome, especially since i already had a modified stock bolt in, which is supposed to be the best, but IS NOT. As others said, no more scratching, which does happen a lot with the stock bolt. The bolt even comes with instructions on how to buff up the insides where the stock bolt scratched it up.

I liked how the link pin and o-rings were already installed. I remember on my other $50 bolt, the Lightning Bolt, i had to borrow the link pin on my stock bolt and place it on. This thing almost looks identical to the lightning bolt too. heh. The size of the hole and placement. This one has different material though!!!!!!!!!! Also, I think the link pin is the heaviest part of the bolt...

I bought from mustang paintball on sunday and it arrived on thursday. I live in TN by the way. I was a little upset how they don't send tracking numbers and no contact during the sale... but with how fast they ship... who cares!!!
Conclusion: <EDIT>After getting a spunuk'l bolt, which was tons cheaper. I have to say the spudnuk'l not only gives me a higher fps, but it is cheaper.. get that instead...
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 at 8:38 am PST

Review Comments
KAY GRIFFENHAM Thursday, November 6th, 2003 | 5:44 pm PST
Thank you very much for the review. Our Bolt is made from Nylatron ( a nylon and vegetable oil mixture) which costs a little more than delrin, there for the higher price. These are also all hand machined. Thank you for your support. Bandit Bolts.

ACpaintballer Sunday, December 14th, 2003 | 3:53 pm PST
i hope ur joking spudnick'l bolts bl0w stay away from those get bandit they are great barrels for a huge amount of various markers

kangaroodent Sunday, April 25th, 2004 | 5:10 pm PST

I agree. Spudnuk'l bolts do seem to be cheap for a reason, and that appears to be the lack of any quality control. Quality is the only thing I buy, and it by far outweighs low cost in importance.

Ragearo Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 | 6:01 pm PST
thnx for writing an intelligent and to-the-point review, you said everything i needed to know, and i think i'm going to buy this bolt :) thnx for being concise.

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