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01-11-2006, 02:11 PM
ok so i just got my electra last night and i spent a few hours breaking in the bolt i went out and shot it today and it was breaking a lot of paint. im going to try and break it in some more but i could use all the help i can get.

electra 05
halo B 22bps
pure energy tank

01-11-2006, 02:25 PM
all i can think of is try breaking it in more. it took for ever to break in my bolt. or it could just be cheap balls.

01-11-2006, 02:33 PM
stick a squeegee down the feedneck and keep firing with air

01-11-2006, 02:40 PM
ok thanks
would it work if i just let the bolt go forward when a squege is in there and let it sit there for a day? im short on air at the moment

01-11-2006, 03:10 PM
take out the bolt and start compressing-decompressing it while your watching TV ;) :p

01-11-2006, 03:19 PM
yeah thats wht i did last night

01-11-2006, 03:41 PM
Check ur paint b4 mack sure it floats down the barrel rite..I never had to break in my bolt but at first I was choppin balls like crzy changed paint got new hopper an bow it workd like perfect

01-11-2006, 05:20 PM
and make sure you are using fresh paint.


01-11-2006, 05:30 PM

01-11-2006, 08:14 PM
i spent the rest of the little air i had and spent another hour breaking it in by hand. then I put in some newer paint and it worked great. back to old and it started breaking again so i threw out the old stuff.
Thanks to evryone:)

01-12-2006, 04:53 AM

The older paint gets the more brittle it becomes. There are a lot of good tips out there on storing paint and a bunch of threads here about paint. In case you were wondering....


01-12-2006, 10:01 PM
went and played today worked great the whole time not one break or glitch.
thats the first time thats happened to me...yay

01-13-2006, 08:16 AM
hey guys...just registered...i bought an Electra ACS with my friend just about a month ago...since then i used 3-4 cases (w/o "wearing my bolt in" or anything) at my local indoor paintball field (www.globalpaintball.com) ...i havn't broken ONE ball yet...nothin tickles my balls more then kids with EGO's or ION's getting OWNED by me/my friend's electra's and they just whine about how their gun is broken or they have their period or some lame ****...so uh props to kingman...this gun shooots SOO fast...i almost want to cry....but uh one thing im wondering about is anyone know of a good barrel system to get...my stock one works just dandy...and i have never had to experiment with barrels with my spyders due to the amasing stock accuracy but im just kind curious as to the results of a FREAK system or some other nonsense...but uh im pretty far off topic...i just wanted to share the love!

01-13-2006, 08:59 AM
Much luv

01-15-2006, 01:08 AM
hmm .. with ur old paint you coulda just got a wrist rocket and used it with that ... thats what i do if i accidently stick my paint in my garage .. and it freezes over ....