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Old 07-07-2019, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So.....bolts

Do bolts really make a difference? Been wondering this for a bit now, and have personally never noticed a difference between the bolts i tried, but was wondering if anyone else did.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on the marker really
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Ok, lets say cockers
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Ok, lets say cockers
Well **** bud, thatís a whole can of worms.
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think they do.. I like the seal of a ringed bolt on a sniper..
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I ask because i have tried a stock, shockteck, and an ans, and have not noticed a difference.
I know that cockers are their own beast, and pretty much everyone has their own preference, but really, as long as the air is directed forward, shouldnt it be about the same?
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Well, what do you need the bolt to do that some other bolt won't do?

Won't do a thing to accuracy, that's all paint (primarily), barrel, etc.

Efficiency? I've seen a bolt or two add a bit, usually noticeable as an increase in velocity when the bolt is swapped in. On a project gun or two I've helped with an AKA Lightning bolt did give a measurable increase in velocity with the same pressure and springing compared to the stock bolt.

Recoil, aka "shot quality"? Lighter delrin bolt feels smoother compared to a heavy metal bolt. A super heavy stainless steel bolt (and they did make them... for who knows what reason) is noticeably worse.

Paint chopping? Well, depends on the type of chopping you're getting. You got a big high flowing bolt with a big opening, and paint rolls back into it so the next round gets a bit too low in the breach, so you clip/pinch it with the shot, well then something that helps keep the ball from rolling back like a venturi type bolt may help. Or if you're shooting faster than your hopper, and don't want to get a faster hopper, the old spring loaded anti-chop JAM bolts did help in my experience.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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...yes they do...not in a sense of accuracy tho.
for example. a lighter bolt helps lower the cocking mass. this in turn allows u to lower the pressure required to recock. Important in e-cockers, and over all cycle speed. poorly made bolts can allow air to escape during firing. This can cause air to go up the feedneck (blowback) and effect the drop of the next ball into the breech.
so yes...bolts lives matter.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Some cocker bolts have holes drilled in them so you can adjust the timing without having to take the bolt out.

I have seen aftermarket autococker bolts cause more issues then they are helping.
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Gotcha, so the consensus is that it won't make any difference on accuracy, but a decent bolt will lower cocking mass, and this reduce operating pressures and kick.
And a bad bolt will not direct air correctly (sending some to the feedneck).

Ilivlife: having a bolt drilled so you dont have to take it out sounds interesting, never heard of any like that.
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