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Halucin8 11-27-2006 10:35 PM

Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
ok this is my first review hope it is complete enough.

my set up first pilot acs with low-low bolt, 32* turbo valve,polished internals, high flow va,x-chamber until i get my reg, 12' j&j barrel. stock springs. Paint was dbx paint.

Air and lots of it are required for this thing to work. before starting today i was running 275-285 fps at the chrono. Installed the bolt and lost 40 fps with my adjuster all the way in. Blow by in the feedneck was almost non existant(huge improvement over the stock bolt). needed my spring kit and didn't have it. didn't see much of an improvement in distance and accuracy. i believe because velocity was so low. Then i switched barrels because of 2 barrel breaks. I switched to a 16" cmi tru flight barrel that was a bigger bore and the velocity didn't go up but wow did the accuracy. besides the length difference the only other difference was that the cmi barrel didn't have any porting. I switched to my stock barrel with all the porting and everything went bad quick. was down to 220 fps. switched back to the j&j after cleaning it with water and got the fps back up to 235 or so but still no gains in accuracy or distance. i played the rest of the day with the cmi barrel with low fps and was happy with the results but i beleve you really need a barrel with little or no porting and alot of air to get the most out of the bolt. I am gonna try a light valve with my stock main spring and see what happens. If my cup seal will seal then i believe i will be thrilled with this bolt. if the light valve spring won't seal on my cup seal then i will need to try the hard main spring but i really do not want to do that.

if you have any other questions that i haven't answered here post or pm me and i will be glad to answer them.

EDIT: I can't believe that all my problems were being caused by my x chamber and my egg with a z-board. removed x-chamber and no more velocity problems. then did nothing but chop paint this morning. My daughter sat out today so i switched to her egg which is stock and no more chops. Time for a "fasta" I think.

peeps 11-28-2006 06:31 AM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
Dude, I'm glad someone got this bolt and made a review of it because I am trying to decide between the and the Shocktech supafly bolt.
First off, how much of the kick and noise is reduced by this bolt? And do you think this will help with the shearing effect of leaving my Pilot ACS top cocking rather than switching it to rear cocking?

Also, could you post the pic of your bolt? I would like to see exactly what shade of blue they are using for the bolts.

Halucin8 11-28-2006 08:53 AM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
I will get a pic of the bolt but they sent me the wrong color and I didn't notice until i got it in the sun light. I work nights and opened it op n the computer room with no lights and i thought it was dark blue. installed in the gun and took it out to play and noticed they sent me purple.
here is a link to a pic of the colors available but each one will be slightly different. Please note there is no purple offered. So I think he dyed it to long or something.

JMotioN 12-02-2006 06:24 PM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
yeah how does the bolt feel, like kick wise? and you should get a pic of it anyways!

Halucin8 12-03-2006 09:59 AM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
Ok I swithced to a 9 inch barrel with no porting this weekend but couldn't find my spring kit. I ordered a new one should be here before next sunday. velocity was up without the porting but still running low 240-250 but better. I chopped a ball and the the bolt seems to trap paint in the quad orings that came on it and stop the bolt from shooting well. Gonna try regular orings next with the spring kit to get the velocity back where it should but had a much better experience this week than last.

Pic available here http://www.freewebs.com/frushstr8ed/lowblowbolt.htm

JMotioN 12-03-2006 11:32 AM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
how is that not blue?

Hob Hayward 12-03-2006 03:37 PM

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Yeah, thats was I was just thinking, looks blue to me!

And they do have purple Halucin8.

Team Ramrod 12-03-2006 03:58 PM

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the flash could have made it lighter, i dunno.

Halucin8 12-03-2006 06:39 PM

Re: Alamo City "Low-Blow" bolt
yes it was the flash because everyone on my team says it is purple. Guess i missed the purple on the web site. Someone asked about about kick with the is bolt. Honestly i couldn't telll a difference between this and the stock bolt. But I shoot every weekend on the rifle and pistol range on saturday and paintball on sunday so kick is not a big deal to me with a paintball gun.

edit- added another pic the flash didnt' lighten this one up as bad. maybe you can see why i say it is purple

Halucin8 12-10-2006 04:15 PM

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post has been edited. today

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