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Number of Reviews: 25
Average Rating: 6.0 / 10
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eran361 Sunday, December 14th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
stock vengenace bolt (way better then this bolt)
shocktech superfly (need I say?)
Marker Setup: aim 18+ crow autococker body
phat barrel system
gen X reg
halo b
worrblade
Strengths: looks good and on my old gun
Weaknesses: chops
didn't fit when removing it
volocity
concisdensy
not worth the price
Review: when I first got it I was looking for a shocktech superfly but it didn't fit on my vengence base marker. The bolt that did fit was the evil bolt (unfortinatly). I asumed that becuase evil is a good paint company that they could figure out a good way to shot paint. I was wrong. I took it home and put it in my gun and shot it. After 3 shots it chopped paint into my hopper. I cleaned it out and shot agian and the same thing happened. Then I looked at how fast the pb's were going and it was at the most 170 fps. I turned up the air flow and that just let to more blow back and my volocity was all the way tightened down. I ran out of air then so I stopped. When I went to the feild it ruined 3 hoppers of paint before I switched to my back up gun.
Conclusion: If you want a paper wieght made by evil buy it.
Rating:
1 out of 10
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PlethoraOfPaint Saturday, October 25th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Orracle stock bolt, Supa-fly bolt, System-x delrin bolt, other delrins...
Marker Setup: 03 Orracle, Hollow-point 3-way, Eclipse trigger frame, Evil bolt, BL torpedo Reg, Rex hammer kit, Eclipse internals, Flame drop w/ on/off, Aci 68ci4500 bulldog I, Cmc clamp feed, 12v Revy
Strengths: Slides through the well, tiny blow back, quieter, milled out to save the ball detent.
Weaknesses: Slight loss of velocity infamous with venturi style bolts, cheap pull pin.
Review: The bolt has a great overall design. The highlight would have to be the fact that it slides through my orracle body like no other bolt which in time will spare me of some wear-and-tear I probably would have gotten with another bolt. The part that's grooved in for the ball detent is nice too because alot of other bolts rip into that thing and eventually make it so it doesn't work well. Those who already own the bolt, just feed that thing through side ways for instance with the two grooves at the bottom and the top and you can see what I'm talking about. Great body though.
Conclusion: The bolt works just fine. More improvement than anything bad that it does which really isn't much if you consider loss of flow rate really all that bad. Like what, maybe 5-10 ft/sec which can easily be compensated for. A good bolt for the money.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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dennyc Friday, August 29th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Outkast bolt
Marker Setup: 2k3 vert feed, ergo reg, freak, kapp beaver tail, sticky 3's, cp lightning drop with on/off, dye front pnues, evil bolt, 91-3000 bulldog II tank----------- Since this review was first written, I added a eBlade
Strengths: light, delron, no lub needed, looks
Weaknesses: Paint Samurai! This thing chops with the precision of only the most disciplined swordsman.
Review: Okay, I'll leave my original review just to show how wrong I was. Without the o ring, the blow back is horrible. I think the air is escaping back through the ball detent cutouts on either side of the bolt. This blows air straight into your hopper and ruins paint when you start crankin on it. The faster you shoot, the more you have problems.

Still the coolest looking bolt out there, in my opinion, but it's now gracing my toolbox instead of my cocker, so it doesn't do it a whole lot of good.
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I bought this bolt at Evil's booth at the Michigan Monster game, and used it there and afterwords on my home field. This bolt is nice. Aside from being light and needing no lubrication, it makes the gun have virtually no kick. You can put shot on top of shot without the kick of the gun moving your aim.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new bolt. I should've bought 2 since now my son's wanting one, and I can't find it for as good of a price I got it for in Michigan.
Conclusion: I can't recommend this bolt to anyone. It is now sitting idle in my toolbox, and it won't be going back on my gun. If anyone doesn't want to heed my warnings, I'll sell it cheap. Let me know.

The faster you shoot, the more chance you'll have at chopping. It's intermittent because I managed to play a whole tourney without problems, but since it has chopped without fail everytime. I replaced it with my aluminu outkast bolt, and all of my chopping ceased. It's a shame, because the bolt looks great on the gun, and it's light weight is awesome for increasing your rate of fire, but the blow back problem just kills it.
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 at 7:30 pm PST
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dindiface Saturday, September 17th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
stock 2k2 bolt, trilogy aluminium bolt
Marker Setup: 2k2 Cocker
16'' All american for woods
14'' Boomstick for close
KAPP drop, wgp on/off uni
Halo TSA, CO2 :(
Evil delron/delrin venturi bolt
kapp drop
wgp on/off
ANS jackhammer LPR and mini 3-way
Strengths: Light, venturi, no oring, no vaseline, really killer look, paid $22 on ebay new
Weaknesses: Have to REALLY (re)time, restricted flow (all venturis)
Review: O.K. If you just shove it in you are going to chop and have blowback.
I did that, messed up a hopper full of paint. And why?
It is a venturi delrin/deron bolt, that moves/cocks a lot more easily than a stock bolt. If you have the same settings this bolt will open faster/sooner than any stock (or any other that has orings that causes some drag) and ther will be a huge blow into your feeding neck, that will cause hal-feeds and you will pinch balls or blow them up so hard they will break in your hopper. So:
1. set the LPR lower.
2. move the recock further from the shear release (when the gun shoots)
If you do not do that, with that bolt the feed will be already open when the gas is released and you will have something i would call a "blow up" rather than a blow back.
No oring issue: look at your gun and place the stock bolt next to it. You will see how an oring restricts flow to the two sides. If there is blow back gas it will most likely travel on the sides of the bolt, and the orings will actually restrict that flow and push the air into your feedneck. No oring will result the blowback gas to go "back", not up. If you have air coming into your feedneck you need to time your gun, that's it.
Restrivtive flow: most venturis have that: turn up your velocity a bit and you will have paint-on paint accuracy bit a little acces gas usage.
Oring: yes it comes with a confusing oring, and just take it off. It does not fit, if you force it in, it does not work, and it collides with the ball detent and soon will brake.
The milling where the ball detent is is really a cool idea, it does not hit your detent as hard as other bolts so i guess it is good for the detent and the bolt too.
Conclusion: I would recommend it if you can time your gun. I just installed a new 3-way (ANS mini) so I had to retime anyway.
It took me 400 rounds and 30oz of Co2 to time it but but it is possible.
I give it a 8 because of the confusing o-ring that does not fit and because the too restrictive venturi that neefs a higher IVR setting, also the requirement to set the shear release farther from the recock (so insted of the 3mm pull I have a 5 now. Anyway if you have a non-electro cocker you have to learn to time it and learn not to short-stroke. If you cannot do it, do not buy it and do not complain. It is a bolt that is light and really rocks if you are man enough to set it up.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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MojojojoAF Friday, July 18th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock WGP aluminum bolt, ANS and a noname delrin. Dont compare.
Marker Setup: Advanceconcepts cocker body, vertical feed, Reloader and EVOII loader. Dye Boomstick. EBLADE. Evil PB, PMI Premium PB and Pegball (manufactured for Dale Price of the Turtles)
Strengths: Light, Smooth, no blow-back. Fits bore nice without o-ring.
Weaknesses: nothing as of yet.
Review: I read a few of the really bad reviews and was perplexed by what reads as more of a timing issue not a bolt issue. I have had this for about a month with an Eblade and a hinge frame and have not had any problems, with either chops or blow back.

The bolt is light, decent flow though not high flow, bad for really low pressure systems. But my back up cocker is a high pressure gun 300psi and it works great. Shoots darts every time. I was quite amazed that my shots seemed to drop off alot less with this bolt.

It is by FAR the smoothest bolt I have used. And since I have not used all of the bolts on the market and most us never will, I won't says its better than anything else. Its a good bolt, in the right marker it is awesome.

As far as cleaning when I did have a chop- no problem. Swab it out, turn gun upside down fire a few clearing shots, turn gun back over and fire off a few paintballs and cleaned. No problem. When I got back to the staging area , I was surprised that the bolt was quite clean, the paint just did not stick to it.
Conclusion: One thing to remember about bolts and markers is that manufacturing proccesses differ and the tolerences differ (dramatically in some cases) and can cause good equipment not to work well. As far as the Evil bolt I will give it a good score, it certainly earned it.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, July 18th, 2003 at 12:07 pm PST
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