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Dead On Paintball Pro Seal Front Bolt & Power Tube Reviews
Dead On Paintball has improved on the stock Tippmann power tube and front bolt. It's very smooth because of a precision Teflon insert running on a precision CNC machined billet power tube. This upgrade will improve air efficiency and should increase cycle rate.
This is compatible with the Tippmann Response Trigger System.
The Dead On Paintball Pro Seal Front Bolt & Power Tube is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tippmann A-5 R/T
Pro Teams Sight Rail
Air Tipps Stainless Steel Screw Set
DOP Double Trigger
DOP Gas Thru Grips
DOP Bottomline ASA adapter
DOP Vertical Adapter
Custom Products Drop Forward (Razor) On/Off
APP 240 Round Hopper
114 CI 3000 psi HPA Tank
68 CI 3000 psi HPA Tank
Smart Parts Progressive 14" Barrel
Redz Dimension 4.3
Dye Pods for Dimension (7)
JT Proteus 2 Clear mask with Fan
Metal with a plastic (teflon) bolt surface
Havent seen any
I see the reviews of this product and wonder. To me, it works fine. I dont like the stock plastic one with plastic o-rings, so I ordered this one. The metal one fit in fine, seems to be as smooth or better as the plastic one. I dont have any problems with the insides of the A-5 or the Pro-Seal. Just clean & lube up your gun, and no problems at all.
Not worth 40 bucks for, doesnt do anything to the gun except for metal insides instead of stock plastic. Looks cool though, and sets your a-5 apart from others. I didnt like the plastic o-rings on the stock plastic bolt.
JJ Ceramic barrel
metal spiral grip
and of course, the DOP metal tube
noticable air effeciency improvement
hole on the bolt for the connector shaft not deep enough >:S
I was pushing my luck one day and decided to play some Canadian winter paintball. in -20c temperatures, the plastic parts will shrink in any gun, even an 'invincible' tippmann. i had also been waiting to try out my new R/T that i got for Christmas. blah blah, ended up braking the plastic tube, ordered a new one. this is the only thing i could find. after reading some complaints about scratches. i simply took some high-grit sand paper and did a rough polish job on the inside of the case. i think thats where the difference is, because my DOP tube works perfect, in-fact, it is even an improvement on the original plastic power-tube.
if you use HIGH-GRIT sand paper on the internal surface and make it very smooth, then it will be suitable for a metal bolt and tube. the plastic will work with a greater tolerance, but also lose more air since there is more room for error. my original tube actually broke, and im glad it did, now ive got an even better one... GOOD JOB D.O.P.!
smooth finish and metal instead of plastic. CO2 efficiency not yet determined
First set did not fit right, but free replacement was perfect.
I have not used it enough to determine if the C)2 efficiency is better. The metal parts seem much tougher and more sturdy. I received a defective part when I first received my order, and the gun was not recocking itself. I was quickly shipped a replacement part and it is working perfectly. I have noticed a lot of gas flare when I shoot. But I did just oil the gun so it may be from the oil.
I wish I could give a better recommendation for the part, but I can't validate too much since I have only used it a few times. It does seem as good as the stock though, with the extra benefits DOP describes about the materials used.
-Flatline w/ custom shroud extension/silencer
-JCS rail system
-M4 front grip
-Tippmann A-5 low pressure system
-Palmer fatty regulator
-PMI thor regulator
-Tippmann e-grip w/ a new electronic board that shoots up to 28bps
-M4 combat aluminum stock
-JCS 3" offset sight
-Triple riser see through
-Walther shotgun reddot sight
-Aluminum powertube w/ custom three angle job
-Custom venturi bolt
-Custom rat valve insert
-Complete internal polish
Sturdy. Slightly better consistency. More customizable.
Just the price.
I busted my old powertube and though why not and try this one. After installing I noticed I could not quick stip it. I called the company and they said it won't come out because of over tightening the body screws. Or they said just cut off the little stub at the top of the tube. After cutting it off it was able to easily slide in and out.
There was a slight increase in consistency with this tube over the stock. It went from +or- 5.5 fps to +or- 4.6fps I know it's only a slight change but when you play a tourney it's a big difference. I would suggest using the star bolt with this tube, it's lighter allowing a faster rate of fire than the aluminum one that comes with it.
I also took a step further. For all you car nuts you should know this. Since the tube is aluminum I was able to do a 3 angle job inside. For those who don't know it means I made a 3 angle venture inside it instead of just one steep venturi. It's a 60,52,45 design.
With all my mods it fires with a +or- .5fps, notice it's a point five not a five.
Good design but a bit pricey. Allows you do some grinding on it.
Well...I purchased this power tube and bolt over the net for $29. When I received it, it looked very strong and looked to have potential. Well, when I took out the stock bolt and tried to insert the new power tube, IT DID NOT FIT!!!! I literally would have had to hammer it in. That is not good. In order to get it in the gun you would have to completely disassemble the gun and place it in there. Even then the gun will not seal and end up leaking. So I sold it on EBay! THERE IS NO WAY THIS IS BETTER THAN THE STOCK BOLT, if anything it is much worse!!!!!!!!
DO NOT BUY IT, unless you wish to f*ck up your marker. It is nothing but garbage!
A-5 w/egrip(ape rampage), Evil pipe kit, Palmer male stabilizer, Shock-tech drop forward, Dead on Pro power tube, Tech-T cyclone mod, Palmer Qev kit, GTA double trigger, polished internals, magnetic trigger mod, 68/3000 crossfire
Durability! Durability! Durability!
A little louder than the stock , but its an A-5 who cares??
I bought this product after replacing my stock power tube twice. I know they say the stock tube is best, but I have to disagree. The peace of mind knowing mid-game your power-tube isn't going to crap out is worth the 30-35 buck alone. As for claims of increased performance. I haven't seen any drastic improvement ,nor have i seen any signs of negative effects. Installation was easy( if your like me and your tubes all ready cracked and getting the valve assembly out isn't to hard). Use something wooden to push out valve!!! slap valve into new tube, bing, bam , bung!!! your ready to rock. 2 years later no problems.
All and all a pretty solid product. very happy with product!!! just b/c i know it wont break!! Just don't expect to much of a performance boost.
Very nice finish
more shots per c02
better velocity screw
front bolt slides easier
Comes with bolt very similar to stock.
I have to say i am really happy with the dop power tube. adds a little bit of weight but unnoticable due to being aluminum. makes a little more metal to metal sound when firing which is ok. i like the rifle sound. The new bolt it comes with i really didnt like. hyperstar bolt i though was better. all in all worth the money. can find it as low as $30.
Tippy A5 with all the mods. Even rino lined paint too!
More efficient, more durable
Cost vs gain. Front bolt sucks
I've gotten every other mod out there for the A5 so I thought I would try this one. I've noticed my FPS raised by about 75 and I'm getting more shots per tank. I guess it's easier for the air to pass through than the plastic power tube. It doesn't show wear like the plastic one does. I didn't have sizing problems with the power tube like others have had. This may be because the internals of my frame have been polished. The front bolt it comes with is made of aluminum with a teflon insert in the center. It wasn't very well machined and performed worse than the stock front bolt. It chopped balls, lowered my fire rate and actually broke good marbleizer balls. I recommend adding the Shocktech front bolt it has an o ring that seals the front bolt to the power tube and lowers blow back. This gives you more accurate shots and more shots per tank. See other reviews.
It does improve your guns efficiency, cycle rate and durability, I highly recommend this product if you are looking to improve your A5. I give it a 9 only because the front bolt is junk.
Delrin Bolt, aluminum powertube. Won't crack like the stock one.
It's a tight fight but it will go in there.
At first it was hard to get it, but it just needs a good push. It will go in and once it does and you put everything back together, it works great. I bought 1000 paintballs during a Sunday's big game scenario event and had a 20oz. I shot all my paint and had to use other peoples paint. So I got over 1000 shots off my 20oz.
It's really cheap so I think you should get it. Great gas efficiency.
I have not had any problems with this product in the time that I have used it. I haven't chopped any paint, nor does it affect my rate of fire, as I run topped out every time I play. I took the velocity adjuster screw out and put some white grease on it and put it back in, and I have not had any problems re-adjusting it. Performance has not really been affected negatively, except for the washer, spring, o-ring assembly falling out while field-stripping, which took a little time to put back together. On the flipside, there wasn't any positive performance affect; The equipment still operates the same, no more, no less. The main reason I installed this part was because of seeing OE front bolt getting sloppy on the tube due to wear. Also, the aluminum construction is a plus compared to plastic. I have seen OE powertubes damaged due to plastic becoming brittle because of wear.
Overall, it's a decent product, it has not failed to operate correctly. As a replacement part, I have found it suitable for my requirements. The price is, however, just a little steep.
While it doesn't really enhance performance, it doesn't hurt performance either. IMO, using this product could be put into the category of preventative maintenance.