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Number of Reviews: 11
Average Rating: 9.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $55

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HollowPoint features:
7.4 grams pretty much takes the cake for the lightest bolt.... ever?
Lowest kick.
Over twice the valve area and flow path as a stock Ion bolt. Opens faster, flows better.
Contiguous toroidal air flow path. No porting to break up the air flow.
Longer bolt nose section takes better advantage of the Ion's SFT seal.
ARB feature prevents ballstack chops caused from the ball rolling back into the cupped bolt face.
Testing yielded 1800+ full 300fps shots @ 150 psi from a 68/45 tank.
Quick, easy install.
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The DeadlyWind HollowPoint Ion bolt is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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mooman7777 Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
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Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
L7
Marker Setup: Ion - AKA 2 Liter, QEV, APE Board...(everything worth while minus Aesthetic upgrades)
Strengths: See Review
Weaknesses: Price
Review: For anyone still on the fence…

So far I’ve shot 1 case of wrek elite 1 case of xball bronze, and half a case of midnight with this bolt…

5000 balls, no breaks… period! (day started at 72 deg f ended around 85 deg f)
(the wrek paint was nearly 2 months old since I bought it, the midnight was 1 week old and the xball was brand new)


4500/68 tank
I filled 3 times (twice on field, once before I got there) my tank read just under 2500 psi at the end of the day(but you can’t really trust the gauge)

Firstly, I wanted to say that this IS an upgrade from the L7 bolt…

To prove this I first set up my Ion with the L7…
chrono’ed it at 285fps +/- 3fps
then took apart the Ion, installed the HP bolt, went back to the chrono…
Fired 10 rounds at 1bps, then a few 3 round bursts registering 19 bps, then back to 1 bps for another 10 rounds to confirm I was shooting between 295-300fps…

I then had to turn my reg down to compensate for the lighter more efficient bolt…

HP bolt IS more efficient then the L7 bolt because it needs less pressure to shoot the same FPS when compared to the L7

(this is due mostly to its lighter weight, and better flow characteristics)

This bolt is also much more durable then the L7, and easier to install

(you don’t need a screwdriver carefully placed into the firing chamber to tighten or loosen the end cap)
(This step is proven to contribute to early failing of o-rings, if you come into contact with the o-ring with the screwdriver…which is nearly impossible to avoid)

The stationary core is thicker, more durable and can be installed by hand… (caution, people with weak hand grips should use lock-tight on the end screw as it may back out if not tightened properly)

(probably around 10-12 inch-lbs for those people who have digital torque wrenches)

The Aircraft aluminum bolt is also thicker and more durable then the L7, with significantly fewer stress concentration points… I can guarantee that The back of the L7 will break off long before the HP bolt would even nick…

Lastly, in an outdoor (open field) environment, with little background noise, a 5mph wind, 71 deg ambient temp, at 4 inches to the side of the muzzle, the HP bolt measured 8dB quieter then the L7


To sum it all up:

HP compared to the L7 is:
1) More Air efficient
2) Easier to install
3) Stronger/more Durable
4) Quieter


But… they are BOTH OVER PRICED!
Conclusion: Overall the bolt is a real improvement over all other bolts, but it is just priced way too high for what you are actually getting...
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 at 4:57 pm PST
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