This is a new bolt made by Smart Parts for the Smart Parts Ion marker. It is lighter, quiter, has better efficiency, has less kick, and is very inexpensive. The Firebolt weighs 16 grams, and has an milled center, much like the TechT L6 bolt.
- Weighs 16 grams
- Allows Ion to cycle faster
- Better efficiency
- Less kick
- Very inexpensive
The Smart Parts Ion Firebolt is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
smart parts ion-
hybrid hedloc neck feed
This bolt is a very good investment. I cant imagine that any other bolt is much better, especially for how much other bolts are. Easily could tell it was accurate by first few shots. Reduces kick, and a lot lighter in weight if you hold the two bolts together. I have heard that the paint comes off a little on the bolt (the red) but i cant imagine that it effects the preformance, and it has not happened to mine.
So in conclusion, if you are looking for a new bolt to get, thisis the one, it is like 15 bucks cheaper than all others, and same preformance.
Ion, Q-Lock, NDZ QEV, ANS Roller Trigger, T-Board w/ membrane, Firebolt, Pure Energy 68/3k carbon fiber, Halo B, S-Rail, Dovetail Adapter
None so far
This bolt is amazing. I just got to play with it today. My Ion was amazingly quiet and efficient. I had some QEV leak problems in the beginning so I had to buy a new QEV to fix that. Kick is virtually non-existant with the Firebolt. Any noise when shooting was minimal. This bolt is also extremely cheap, I got mine for $39.99 with free shipping,
Every game I used 1 Halo B + 1 Pod, and my 68/3k was only down less than 1k PSI. That's pretty good (more than 400 balls) for less than 1k PSI, and a full tank of similar size should shoot more than 1200 balls. Great efficiency.
This bolt is extremely light, quiet, cheap, and efficient. Get one of these for sure!
This bolt was great...until it snapped. It gave me much better air efficiency and it was nice and quiet. It also allowed me to lower my dwell. I shot about 300 rounds throguh it before it snapped. I was using fresh, good quality Draxxus Bronze with compressed air. It's all stock except for the bolt, barrel, stock, and scope. I was degassing but there was a leak. When I opened it up I saw that the bolt had snapped right where the long skinny part meets the front, bigger part.
This is probably one in a million but mine snapped.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
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Stock bolt didn't break in half
Smart Parts Ion
Evil Detonator Reg
None,slightly lighter but weak.
Broke into 2 pieces during fire
I was playing at new kent paintball w/ my Ion on full auto gun.After the first 2 balls i heard what i thought was an air leak. I took my gun apart an while removing my bolt it came out in 2 pieces. It was lubed properly before play and I cant think of any other reason of failure besides cheap manufacturing. Avoid at all costs!
Smart Parts Ion
Smart Parts Firebolt
ANS roller trigger
New Designz ASA on/off with bleed valve
Pure energy 45 ci. 4500 psi tank
Halo B with rip drive
None that i know of...
When i had my stock bolt, i didn't think that an aftermarket bolt would improve the performance of my Ion any better. Fortunetaly, I got a deal on ebay where I bought the Firebolt, Blackheart Board, ANS roller trigger, Dye grips, A necklace squeegie, a NXe lanyard, and some other junk for 140 bucks all brand new. When i put the bolt in and shot it I immediataly noticed the difference in kick. I also get about another hopper of shots per tank full.
If you still have your stock bolt get the Firebolt. Its a nice upgrade, and it looks pretty sweet too. : ]
ndz roller saw
lower dwell alot
more balls per fill i got bout(100-150)more
I only got a small HPA so my air runs out quickly so i decided to get a new bolt and lower my dwell and the firebolt was the cheapest and best option here for me so i got it and im happy. Cycles smoother and better than stock. Not too expensive and reliable.Get one.
If you got a small tank go and get this makes cycling smoother and better and quieter. So get one now.
DYE Hyper 2 inline reg
DYE UL 14"
DYE 45/4500 tank
Easy to install if you know how to take apart you marker
I picked the Firebolt at my local shop for about $40. It installed very fast. went and played with it and it made a big difference in air eff. I went through more than a case of paint and only refilled once. The last time i played with the stock bolt in I had to fill about 3 times.
I would defiantly recommend the firebolt. It doesn't cost that much, easy to install.
Light (which means everything when it comes to bolts)
This thing is the lightest bolt out there. One tail o-ring has not been a problem. Lowered dwell as well as operating pressure. Not to mention, it's one of the cheaper offerings. Decreased the gun's "kick" significantly as well.
No complaints whatsoever. I think i'm just shy of the 50 word minimum, so buy this bolt.
I got this bolt a few days ago after my Ion was in the shop because I broke the stock trigger ( I heard that happens to a lot of people). Well anyway when the bolt was put in the gun you could definitely tell a difference in the way the gun felt. It was way lighter! Also my dwell went from about 55 to around 22 which is a lot I think for just a bolt. My pressure also went down to 100. Well anyway so far all this product has done is good for my gun and I can't wait to try it out at the field.
Buy it because it is just as good or better than anything out there right now. Also the price is one of the best on the market and includes the newest features on it.
sp blue ion, q lock
blackheart, halo b w/ rip drive
sp 360 qev, cp reg
ndz roller mag. trigger, system x 68 4500
firebolt, s rail w/ sp dovetail adapter
trinity grips, freak w/ boermaster kit
Very light, efficient so far, reduces kick GREATLY, ion cycles much more faster, and CHEAP!!
None thus far except only one o-ring on tail of bolt=less efficent
This is a great bolt it should be one of your first upgrades aside from a barrel and qev. That is if you are already using compressed air. the only bad thing is that there is only one o-ring on the tail of the bolt but for te price and the reduced kick of hte marker. Also ive been reading the other reviews and they say that the ano. wears off but that hasn't happened yet so i will edit my review later. just make sure you lube the bolt well before installation.
Great bolt especially for the price and its from the guys at smartparts. i give it a 10 cant get much better.