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nole16k Saturday, January 10th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
STO 3-way is the only other 3-way I've used.
Marker Setup: 2003 Outkast Autococker
-DYE Stainless Steel 12"
-Orracle Bolt
-Orracle 3-way
-KAPP Drop Zone II
-Nitro Duck 114/3000
-12 Volt Revolution
Strengths: Very short throw, smooth, easily adjustable, and looks great.
Weaknesses: Installation can be troublesome, and it can also be pricey.
Review: Performance

-After installing the Orracle 3-way, it was time to time my Cocker and start adjusting the trigger pull. Since I have a WGP Hinge Frame, I timed the Cocker as close to the front of the pull as possible. The lug drops at the very beginning of the pull, and then the 3-way switches shortly after. Let me tell you, this thing switches amazingly fast. As soon as you start to hear it vent, it's almost completely done switching the ram shaft. My back block was completely back before I knew it. My STO 3-way, on the other hand, had a long vent/throw and took forever to switch the ram. I was very impressed. After shortening the trigger pull, I grabbed a ruler and measured the pull at the bottom of the trigger. I was astonished, as my trigger pull was only 3.5 mm long! How short! Also, the Orracle 3-way is very smooth. In fact, I didn't notice any difference in smoothness when compared to my STO. I haven't experienced any leaks with the 3-way so far, and my LPR pressure it pretty low. I did, however, thoroughly coat the shaft's o-rings with Dow-33 before installing the shaft.

-If anyone has told you that the knob on the front of the 3-way can be moved very easily, this is not true (at least in my case). To adjust the knob, I had to put the 3-way into a vise and use a hex wrench. This was a lot of force, so do not worry about your timing slipping just because of the knob. By the way, I didn't use the knob at all to adjust my timing. The timing rod's coupler was all I used.

Appearance

-At first, I hesitated when purchasing this 3-way. I really liked the look of the CT, because I thought the knob was ugly on the Orracle. I payed so little for the 3-way, I couldn't give it up. I went ahead and purchased it, opposed to the CT, and I like the look of it very much. The nickle plating matches the rest of my pneumatics perfectly. It is almost as long as my LPR, but I don't really care about that. It's a great looking and performing 3-way, to say the least.
Conclusion: I strongly recommend the Orracle 3-way. Like said, it has a very short throw and looks very good. This is a great upgrade for your Autococker, and can improve the BPS (if you shorten your pull) since it has a shorter throw than most other 3-ways .
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 10th, 2004 at 8:55 am PST
 

Review Comments
Boater Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 | 12:23 am PST
Is there a way to check if the 3way leaks without hooking it up and gassing the gun up? I'm waiting for some sealant to dry on my front block (it's been leaking since i switched it out), but i also think my 3 way is leaking. I noticed you said that you coated the orings with dow-33...what is that? I coated mine with some vaseline...maybe i need more..or is it not effective at all? Please post back here if anyone has a solution.
   

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