View Full Version : chopping paint

04-23-2007, 04:54 PM
I just added a empire twisted barrel to my pilot acs and the first time that i shot it i was chopping paint all over the place. what can i do to help stop that from happening. :confused:

04-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Was it chopping in the breech of the gun or at the barrel? If it was at the barrel it means the paint you were using was too big for the barrel and it was breaking trying to get through the barrel.

04-23-2007, 04:59 PM
no it is chopping in the breech

04-23-2007, 05:01 PM
What kind of paint are you using and what loader are you using?

04-23-2007, 05:02 PM
Do you have an ACS bolt? If so have you broken it in by compressing the spring about 1000 times? Also, what kind of hopper were you using and was it happening when you were shooting quickly. The reason I ask is that if you have a gravity feed hopper and you were shooting fast and haven't broken in the ACS bolt that could cause a lot of chopping.

04-23-2007, 05:06 PM
yes i was shooting fast and im using a gravity feed hopper i was using diablo heat paint. what do you mean by compressing the acs spring? i do have a acs bolt and have shot alot of paint through it. is that what you mean:confused:

04-23-2007, 05:21 PM
You can compress your bolt by taking it out of the gun and compressing the spring about 500-1000 times. The spring that the ACS bolt uses to prevent chops needs to be broken in. You might want to look into an electronic loader for your gun. That would help this problem a lot. Your problem is your outshooting your hopper so your taking another shot before another ball is completely in the breech.

04-23-2007, 06:37 PM
ive tried to get the bolt out of my gun but i seem to be unable to the top cocking knob will not come out. do you know how to do that?

04-23-2007, 06:44 PM
just pull it and twist it a little at the same time

04-23-2007, 07:26 PM
how do you break it in? just shoot it?

04-23-2007, 07:41 PM
yes that is all i did to break it in was just to shoot it. is that wrong?

04-23-2007, 07:59 PM
you can shoot it, but this will take awhile, and your almost garunteed to chop paint which means cleaning your gun. an easier way to do this is to remove the bolt and just compress the spring continuosly. an easy way to do it is to put the cocking knob back in and set it on your leg and go to work.

04-23-2007, 08:13 PM
thanx that is a good idea

Pfonix Monkey
04-26-2007, 10:12 AM
Good God, a gravity fed hopper will not be able to keep up with any sort of fast rate of fire, making you the proud owner of a brand new paint blender.
Save up some $ and buy something force fed (halo,VLocity) and that should help with the chops. And of course, break that bolt in. Good luck and God speed!

Krypt Keeper
04-26-2007, 11:47 AM
Add a drop of oil down into your bolt where the cocking pin goes. Spin it around and see if that helps you remove it. Be sure to clean the oil out after you get the bolt removed from the gun.

Also as others mentioned get a new hopper. You will truely enjoy the upgrade.