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Old 04-23-2007, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buzzard help!

Well, life would be too easy if my carter worked out of the box(even though the canuck who sold me it said it would).

Im completely new to buzzards, im used to idiot-proof phantoms so bare with me.

Its all together, but when i pump it it doesnt cock - and if i remember correctly buzzards DO cock w/o air - unlike phantoms. Well i unscrewed the barrel and pushed the bolt back with my finger and it clicked back, but now when i pull the trigger it wont 'release'

And when i put a 12 gram in it(prior to all this) there was air leaking out of the macroline where it connects on ASA part.

So i figure this idiot just tampered with everything until it wasnt working properly - couldnt get it 'right' again and decided to pawn it off and go back to phantoms.

Either that or some things just rattled loose during shipping and the macro line JUST started leaking for me.

I guess the best thing i can do is take it all apart - re-assemble it and then take it to a pro shop and have them fix the macroline?

Im worried he messed with the trigger or something and thats why it isnt releasing the bolt like it should.

I knew this was going to happen

Paintball gods have smited me, someone help
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the air was leaking out of the macroline-to-fitting connection there's no point in taking it to anyone to fix. Just pull the macroline out, make sure it's cut square at the end & it's not too chewed up, push it back in maybe add a drop of oil into each fitting. Most likely if you air it up it will seal or might leak a bit. If it still leaks a bit try shooting a few times. The shock of the pressure change when you shoot seems to help seat the macroline. You will probably have to do this at the beginning of each day of play (at least I do with the markers I have that are equipped w/macro).

Of course I'm a Canuck too so I might be messing with you like the seller! ;-)

For the other questions I have no idea - I can only dream of being able to afford a buzzard!
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh alright, ive never had to deal with macroline before except on my buddies' cocker but his never leaks - she's cut perfectly but ill add a drop of oil in there and hopefully i can 'shoot it into place' once i get the gun working 100%.

thanks you canuck
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'ts a nelson based marker so no cocky without air.....


get a phantom hardline and mod it to fit.... no air leaky


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Old 04-23-2007, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'ts a nelson based marker so no cocky without air.....


get a phantom hardline and mod it to fit.... no air leaky
Unless it's sprung with a really hard valve spring...then it might. But it's not a universal truth that all Buzzards do it.

And a Phantom hardline is the way to go.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I see, well the only(2 ) buzzards i toyed around with cocked. Maybe im just over reacting because im intimidated by how many more bolts and parts there are than my phantom. Any reason the tricker wouldnt be releasing the bolt though? i havent had it aired AND cocked yet, ive only had it cocked with my finger pushing the bolt back far enough - and i cocked it somehow when i pumped it once out of about 15 times.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Make sure that the body snub is all the way back tight against the valve body. Any gap between those two parts can cause problems.

Carters can be finicky and are much more maintenance intensive than a Phantom.
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Read and learn.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1314094

They can be VERY finicky....

I have had 3 and now have none... Phantoms and Snipers for me.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright, well i finally got the proper sized allen key i needed and got her completely apart, cleaned and oiled her. Oiled and reseated the macro fittings, and sure enough it worked flawlessly.

The frustration i had a half hour ago completely left me when i shot this thing in my back yard. She's a little loud but holy hell shes smooth as butter and shoots darts.

I dont mind having to take a little extra care about it - i have a back up if need be and ive wanted one of these things for years!

i cant wait to play with it at the field. Thanks for the help fellas
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