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Old 12-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pump Mag: X-Valve with Lvl-7 bolt?

I finally got out and played a little with my pump mag, and after a day of play I started thinking about the possibility of long term wear on the bolt. It would really suck if repeatedly slamming the lvl-x bolt caused the edge to deform..and I know that sear engagement can be temperamental.

I haven't heard anyone mention this as a problem, but all the same if there's a way to make it a non issue I'd like to try.

To that end I was wondering if it's possible to downgrade my x-valve to a lvl7 bolt when I play pump. There are plenty of cheap, spare lvl 7 bolts floating around. If it's possible what parts would I need? Just the bolt and some older power tube spacers?

*If anyone here frequents AO I apologize for the double post...wasn't sure where I might be most likely to get an answer...
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah man...thats how i run both of my pump mags...with a lvl 7

how is yours shooting with the lvl 10?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Runs fine with levelx bolt...just a little concerned about beating up the expensive bolt.
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I have no idea if this would work...or if such a washer exists... But would it be possible to put a steel washer on the bolt I front of the lip so that the pump rod hits the washer instead of the bolt lip???

Chances are this wont work but I was just thinking out loud...on the Internet?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i run a lvl 10 on mine no problems.
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there really isnt much force being used to pump the mag so you should be all good.
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there really isnt much force being used to pump the mag so you should be all good.

Maybe not for you, but it turns out I am an impressively strong specimen.

Seriously though you're probably right.

The problem with the above washer idea is that your sear would fail to catch...the pump acts inn the same area of the bolt as the trigger sear.

Tunaman, and a couple others pointed out that I need the bolt, the lvl7 power tube tip and the lvl7 power tube spacers.
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well i hope you dont snap your mag in half with all that strength dood...haha

yep they are right...those are the parts you will need...the 215 and 220 spacer are great for pump mags!
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