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Apocalypse Custom Paintball Magnum AP Strikers Reviews
Designed with perfect blowback operation in mind, the Magnum strikers are engineered for maximum efficiency and minimal recoil. The 7068 Zinc/Aluminum core reduces weight over 50% compared to titanium strikers*. Our strikers weigh 15.7 grams. That's just over ½ ounce! Compare this to the stock striker at 64.9 grams (just over 2¼ ounce) and you can see the difference our striker will make. The increased surface area of the rear face allows for improved recoil distribution on the buffer, softening the kick further, as well as lessening wear on the buffer.
Our innovative design incorporates a self lubricating Nylatron sleeve. This sleeve reduces wear, reduces noise, and provides an improved seal by creating a tighter fit. The Nylatron sleeve is extremely durable and will not swell with humidity or contact with oil.
The volumized face increases valve dwell for a considerable increase in velocity.
The sear catches on the Zinc/Aluminum core instead of the Nylatron to provide a durable surface for years of use.
The Apocalypse Custom Paintball Magnum AP Strikers are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
I got this striker and I was excited. It's made of nylatron, and doesn't need lubrication ever, except for the oring. Very durable. I put this in my gun with the lightest main spring, and now it recocks at 70 psi!, but only 20fps. I turned it up to 200psi, and I'm shooting 300 fps. Very consistent. I also have other LP products in my gun, but this is one of the best strikers I've ever seen. The stock striker is 4 1/2 oz, and this is only 1/2 and ounce! its great! I reccomend this for all LP setups, along with the ACP Blue Bolt. Great Striker for LP. Buy it!
Many, the spyder i'll be using this hammer in is an upgraded victor almost configured for low pressure.
Light, rare (
Swelling, some maintenance required.
Welp, I had in mind building a low pressure spyder, and from many Low pressure guides, a lighter hammer is a good upgrade.
first look: In your hands, the striker weighs almost nothing( little enough you will get a "cheap" feeling"(which i feel is made of a poorer quality) compared to the stock striker. The Nylatron still has vertical marks from being cut from the lathe and is a glossy grey with navy blotches (like all nylatron). The back aluminum part( plus a combination of zinc so they claim) looks like unfinished aluminum ring. Again, we see lathe marks all over this thing, the finish i'd give a 7/10, the weight i'd give a full 10 ( no other striker is lighter)
Testing: After i fiddled the striker with my hand, I immediately wanted to test drive it in my spyder, but found out it wouldn't fit at all. Now, this wasn't just a "little tight fit" it was " stuck 1/4 of the way and fetch a rod to push it out" kind of fit. Yes, swelling was that bad.
So after asking the nice people on the PBR kingman forum(thanks nick!) i was told to sand it to fit. Using a digital caliper, the ACP striker's diameter was off by 1.1mm compared to the diameter of my stock striker which fit quite nicely. It needed to be sanded. I don't recommend using an automated sander, but various grits of sand paper should do this delicate job. So almost after an hour of sanding plus almost an entire rap album, it was sanded to fit just like my stock. The sanding got rid of most of the lathe marks, but i don't recommend using polish as it may swell again.
For this flaw, a i give it a 4 for wasting my time.
Testing ( fo' real dis time)
Putting it in, and airing it up, i fiddled with my spring kit and torpedo reg and was able to get it to recock at 210psi at 280 FPS( +/- 6 ish). This striker claims to produce less recoil than anyother, but i didnt note any substantial. Note that my victor was not completely Low pressure. The bolt tested was a bandit bolt, and luckily, a ACP blue bolt (which didn't produce delivering results either, i may do a review on it in the future), assault block, 32* spring kit, CP 1 piece 12" barrel (yes, a barrel is important for LP) and a stock valve :(.
I'm sure if i had a better reg than the torpedo and a higher flowing regulator, results would be better.
For producing semi-good results after some tinkering, it deserves an 8 (mainly because it didnt need a decent regulator or valve to get to 210psi)
In conclusion, with all the scores added it deserves a 7.25, which rounds down to a 7. This striker had a little hassle getting it going on the right foot(and it shows, ACP has discontinued this striker along with the blue bolt due to swelling) If you ever do get your hands on one of these, it probably wont be ready out of box, but is definitely a worth upgrade if you are serious on going LP