I am going to begin my attempt of a review for Rutley12’s Ram & Bolt combo for the Infinity Legend. I will be adding more to my review further down the road when I get out to the field and get a chance to shoot some paint and can chrono and track pressures with both Ram/Bolt assemblies. Also, throughout my review I will be referring to Rutley12’s Ram & Bolt setup simply as the “Rutley Rammer”. This is not its official name, just what I figured I would start calling it. If, in the future Rutley12 does want a specific name used for his assembly, I will change it in my review.
To Begin, in case you’re not sure what Rutleys Ram & Bolt looks like, here it is compared to the stock setup (with soft face bolt shown).
Rutley Rammer on top / Stock rammer on bottom
Weights – After weighing each part individually as well as all together here were my results.
Rutley Bolt – 19 grams
Soft face Bolt – 35 grams
Stock Bolt – 37 grams
Rutley Ram – 16 grams
Stock V2 Ram – 37 grams
Rutley Spring – 4 grams
Rhino Spring – 2 grams
Stock Spring – 3 grams
Rutley Rammer – 40 grams
Stock assembly w/ Rhino spring – 74 grams
Rutley Rammer w/Rhino spring – 38 grams
Soft Face Bolt
Stock V2 Ram
Stock assembly with Soft face bolt and Rhino Spring (not that is matters but I realize I have the ram backwards in this picture.)
Rutley Rammer with Rhino Spring
With all that being said, it’s time to install the Rutley Rammer in my marker.
Just from viewing the marker with the Rutley Rammer installed here are my thoughts.
Cosmetics – Since these are mostly internal parts there is not much to see cosmetically but I do have a Pro and Con of what you can see. These are only cosmetic thoughts and have no affect on overall performance.
Pro: The cutout in the bolt lines up with the windows in the Legends body (unless you have the HK) allowing you to see all the way through. (this is also part of a Con as I will talk about it below)
Con: I don’t like the bolt pin sticking up so far. I realize you need to be able to grip onto it to tighten it when screwing it into the ram but I believe it could be shortened and maybe have some sort of cap added to it.
Everything else -
One of the factors I was worried about with the Rutley Rammer is the design used to link the Bolt to the Ram. The bolt pin passes through the bolt smoothly and threads into the ram. I was afraid it may be difficult to line up the hole in the ram in order to screw the bolt pin in. This really was not a nuisance since you already have to line up the rear ram cap when locking it into position with the body screw. Once the ram is installed in the correct position, it’s going to stay in its position even when you remove the bolt pin to pull the bolt out due to the pressure of the spring on the ram as well as the rams’ o-rings inside the rear cap.
The second factor that brings up some concern is the cutouts in the bolt to reduce weight. I do like the style and all but it does create a larger opening for debris to enter into the ram chamber. I know even with the stock bolts there is some opening for this to happen already but now there is a larger opening from the top of the bolt that is open straight through to the ram chamber.
I am personally not worried about this but I know I have read about the concern in the forums before just about the stock bolt. Although it would require a change in design, instead of having the 4 cutouts vertically and horizontally I believe using 3 cutouts, one vertically from the top and the other 2 openings to the left and right of the ram chamber opening would help prevent having any additional openings into the ram chamber. Sort of an upside down Y.
When holding the bolt in the forward position, I noticed the front bolt o-ring top is exposed into view through the feed neck.
I’m guessing this partially defeats some of the purpose of the o-ring and is the reason why Pooty opted not to use a front o-ring when he did his bolt mod. I’m sure the o-ring still helps with making sure that the air is channeled through the bolts air port. If there is any type of blowback, I am not worried as I am either running a Rotor or Vlocity Jr. when running this marker. I will have to monitor the o-ring over time to see if there is additional wear to this o-ring from repeatedly being exposed. *Also I want to note that the air port on the Rutley bolt is larger than the stock bolts, having the larger air port along with the o-rings on the bolt should ensure all the air being directed out the bolt front.
At the time of installing the Rutley Rammer, I currently do not have any HPA so I am settling with running my Legend off of my air compressor with the output pressure at 125PSI for now. I will be adding more review when I get to cycle the marker at full pressure.
The settings on my WAS board are as followed
Eye Mode – 2
BIP Delay – 4ms
MROF – 10bps (Eyes were off when cycling marker so ROF not in effect)
Fire Mode – 3 Shot Ramping
Cycle Testing @ 120 PSI
I know this is not the normal operating pressure for the legend, but it is enough pressure for me to cycle the marker in Ramping mode to feel the difference between the Rutley Rammer and stock assembly. So…was kick reduced…I would have to say YES, for now. I don’t have any scientific methods to test or prove this but I believe I noticed much less kick when cycling the marker with the Rutley Rammer. The 2 methods I am basing my results on were;
1 - Eyeing down the barrel from the rear of the gun and focusing on an object in the room and watching the barrel movement as I fire the marker.
2 – While holding the marker loosely and viewing from the side, watching the overall vibration in the marker while firing.
Overall when firing, I seen and felt much less vibration when firing with the Rutley Rammer installed.
More to come........let me know if there is more you want me to show or test.