View Full Version : Breakbeam Eyes

09-18-2006, 01:47 PM
I'm currently looking at picking up a T Board and such and going ot switch out the top cocking bolt with a rear one. Now I/my brothers are, well we consider ourselves to be, mechanically inclined. So my question is where do I pick up eye covers and would somebody whose done this before show instructions OR offer to do it for me for a price of course. (Of course I'll buy the eyes and I can install the board no problem just can't drill for eyes.)

09-18-2006, 01:49 PM
SD's website has a template for drilling eyes.....

09-18-2006, 04:33 PM
If you go rear cocking you realize you'll be hacking the rear of the body, right?

09-18-2006, 04:40 PM
He doesn't have to hack the body...just the top of the velosity adjuster...it might be off already!

09-18-2006, 04:47 PM
will the pin portion of the bolt be reachable in the uncocked position?

09-18-2006, 04:49 PM
With a rear cocking bolt you dont need to reach it.....but yes, it would...

09-18-2006, 04:50 PM
ok, good enough!

09-18-2006, 06:00 PM
My gun never came with that chrome cap. o_O either that or I lost it. Oh well, I'll either make it recocking or mill off a tiny bit of the back so I can just pull out the bolt

09-19-2006, 01:47 PM
Also, looking at the template it has the eye holes a little bit behind the ball detent cover, shouldn't I put them right below the detent? and how low?

09-19-2006, 01:57 PM
the newer pilots arent coming with the back dust plate...as for the eyes, i have no idea;) sry

09-19-2006, 02:54 PM
The eyes go right across from each other dead center at the bottom where a paintball would sit when chambered to fire...if they were below the detent, they would never see the ball except on its way out of the marker!

09-19-2006, 03:29 PM
you're right. thanks for the help vwjimmy! but by looking a the template it looks like it'd go right through the detent cover, is that supposed to happen or what? and will clay eye covers work? and if I don't want to comprimise my body would gluing the covers down work?

09-19-2006, 04:02 PM
Get some Timmy covers....clay will work but Timmy covers will be safer, cleaner, and allow you to have two detents...

09-20-2006, 05:52 PM
and the Pilot ACS has 2 detents :D