Reduced friction, wear and tear due to minimized bearing surface
Reduction in weight and size by 50% - therefore nearly no kick at all
Extremly fast area of firechamber due to q.b.s. (quick bleed system)
Reduction of ingoing pressure - therfore remarkably higher efficiency
High tech product made in Germany with best value for money available
3rd generation of Unicorn from the manufacturer with the longest and biggest experience in Ion bolt upgrades
The Orange Paintball Unicorn Nano Bolt is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Ion,New designs QEV,Orange nano bolt,CP shortie regulator,CP drop and on/off,smoke halo,14 inch ultralite,q-lock.Blackheart board,orange detents,ND roller blade trigger
Super fast cycle rate
get this bolt...Everyone at the local speedball field loves how this ion set-up shoots.....Even the haters. No kick on my marker and it seems a lot quieter but I may be just imagining this. Good product from a good company that will hopefully expand their product line in the future
Would buy another if ever the need arose
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 6th, 2006 at 6:38 am PST
Pros: this bolt is about half the weight of the stock bolt which means less kick.
I experienced great efficiency gains. I got about 700 shot from a 47/3000 tank.
My marker seemed like it lost the noise that the qev added.This bolt also added consistancy in velocity.
Cons:The venturi is just unnecessary weight that should be removed. This bolt is priced slightly higher than the l6 which is a little better.
SP 2006 Ion Pro
SP Freak Jr. w/ .693 insert and 16" AA Front
SP Clamping Feedneck
Lucky Stage 2 & 3
Lucky Red Vision Eyes
Kila Reaction Detents
Beoranged Unicorn Nano Bolt
SP 360* QEV
CP Roller Rake Trigger
SP Gel Grips
CP Shorty Regulator
SP Inline Max-Flo Tank Reg
68/4500 Nitro Duck Tank
Very Light & Fast
Haven't found any yet!!!
I first bought this bolt about 3 months ago after my Lucky Stage 1 v3 had began to leak. My Lucky bolt was very good, light as hell and really could fire the paint, when I had got this new nano I was really impressed, this bolt fired 6bps more than my Lucky bolt, I was so impressed by the play of this bolt. I saved alot of air maybe around 300 shots give or take but it was alot. I shot about 3000 rounds the very first time out with this bolt and broke maybe two balls, but I think it was my detents failing and feeding two balls cause me to chop one, I heard the spring detents will cure that though.
Besides the price on this bolt, it is unreal. Buy what you want for your own marker but I recommend giving one of these a try.
sp ion, sp q-lock, sp rail, and sp on/off. New designs QEV, Nano Bolt
Quiet, Less Kick, More shots out of tank
This is probaly the best bolt you can buy for the ion, next to the L6. I was very surprised on how much shots i could get out of my tank. It also made my gun sound way different, and there wasnt as much kick, which is really good. The only real problem i had with it was the small inside o-ring, i put it in my marker, shot a hopper, and it started to leak. MAKE SURE TO LUBE IT GOOD!! and since its all made in gemany, its very, very hard to get the replacement o-rings for it. My local PB store has been trying to get them in for months now. But on the other hand i played all day with a leaking bolt, and it still shot better than my stock bolt.
Great bolt, just make extra sure to lube it all the time. And it will work awesome.
Smart Parts QEV
Orange Nano Bolt
Shocktech Drop Forward
PMI 68cu 3000psi
Virtually no kick
Saves more air
Needs to be lubed after a days use
This bolt work awesome. The 2 piece design allows for virtually no kick and allows to get more shots out of a tank. Its extremely light and simply works awesome. Being a 2 piece setup...it does need to be properly lubed after each use but its really not that big of a deal and I think its worth it!
first gen ion, ornage nano bolt, virtue QEV, Virtue board, Virtue eyes, CP roller triger,
good gas eficiency
None that i have found, but i guess price, no performance flaws though
i have had no performance problems with this bolt, keep it lubed (just like any other bolt) and it will treat you right
i have had my ion up to 29bps W/ ramping of course 17w/o ramp
but ths bolt held up fine at this speed, with no leaks afterwards
the weight of the bolt was a major player in this so were my other upgrades
withthe stock bolt and all these upgrades my gun could only hit 23bps
Good bolt, price is slightly high, but, for the preformance you get out of this bolt its worth it
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 21st, 2007 at 11:02 am PST
05 Smart Parts Ion
Smart Parts Freak Kit
Orange Unicorn Nano Bolt
Aim Shock Regulator
System X Drop forward
Check It On/off
VL Eggy 2 w/Z-Board
Crossfire 68ci 3000psi fiber wraped tank
easy to install
Nothing big, but when i got it home there was metal shavings in the bolt
Great bolt, it gives my marker a whole new feel. Almost no kick at all! Couple this bolt with an accrate barrel (FREAK BABY!) and a fast board (APE Rampage) and your Ion will rival Shockers! One of my Team mates runs an 05 Shocker with vision and he is greatly impressed with my marker.
I love this bolt, but i do want to give the TechT L7 bolt a run.
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I read up on upgrading the bolt in my Ion and this is the one that I chose. "Bad Idea!!" I was so happy when it came in because everything that I read about it was great. This bolt was supposed be the best choice for my marker. When I got home and installed it I could not wait to see if what was told was true.
Took my gun out back where I have I large tree that I shoot at and let loose. What a disappointment!! I shot three or four hoppers with it and hated it. It is loud, it kicks worse than the stock bolt, and the return was very slow. The Virtue Board is in my gun and this bolt slowed it down. I will give it this though, air effeciently is better than the stock bolt. Get the SP Firebolt!!!
If I were you don't beleive everything that you read about this bolt. It is not what it is made out to be.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 at 12:22 pm PST