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Old 11-09-2012, 12:28 AM #1
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Unhappy New Axe + Dye Rotor = Overturned Feedneck...help?

So today I got myself a new Olive Earth Axe and DyeCam Rotor...went to try to put it in the feedneck and had alot of resistance trying to put it in even with the clamp and screw removed. I started pushing and twisting the rotor to shimmy it in. I was able to get it in but now the feedneck has overturned about 30 degrees past its original position. Turning it back to its original position now makes the feedneck too loose. Is there a way I can fix it so that I can get the feedneck back to the way it was or am I out of luck?

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:00 AM #2
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Put some loctite on it and put it in the desired angle and leave it a few hours. Only way to do it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:08 AM #3
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or you could try wrapping the feedneck threads in teflon tape so it bulks it up and makes it fit tighter. loctite will be more permanent though or jb weld
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:53 AM #4
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or you could try wrapping the feedneck threads in teflon tape so it bulks it up and makes it fit tighter. loctite will be more permanent though or jb weld
That would work - but I think the OP may have stripped the threads a bit.. or made some more of his own
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:27 AM #5
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Thanks! I'll have to try those out when I get back home. I think I did what WildWayz said. It looks like the bottom of the feedneck is a bit flanged and now pushed upwards a little and the top of the gun seems to have been dug in a little. I can see a silver ring now where the feedneck contacts the gun. The rotor fits really tight with the teeth inside the feedneck. Is the feedneck tight when the gun is brand new?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:37 AM #6
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Rotors always feel tight when new. Some people sand the feedneck down a touch... or just rough it up a bit.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:40 AM #7
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Same thing happened to mine. Loctite won't work, it will come loose again. I even used Red loctite on mine, let it sit for 24 hours and it still came loose, I eventually wrapped the crap out of it with teflon tape and screwed it in and it hasn't moved since.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:02 AM #8
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So I put some locktite and it seems like theres too much give in the threads to keep the feedneck in the original factory position. I put about 4 layers of double thick Teflon tape and it seemed to work a little bit but it was still too lose to stay in the factory position. I guess I might just have to play with the feedneck over turned. Ill try a combination of both tomorrow. Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:22 AM #9
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Alternatively, buy a CP Low Rise Clamping Feedneck, or if you can get it, a Nano... which has a swivel collar
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:15 PM #10
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May sound stupid but i put a tank oring on my feedneck on one of my old axes and it straightened it back out. Couldnt even hardly tell the oring was there once i got it all tightened down.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:23 PM #11
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LOL, wow, wish I would have thought of doing that.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:13 PM #12
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soccerstud, that's actually a really good idea for my situation. It seems like the stop point on my feedneck is actually raised which causes it to over turn now. So essentially putting the oring will lower the stop point again. I'll be searching for the nano as well or CP
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:56 PM #13
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I ended up doing what soccerstud suggested and it worked like a charm. I used an O-Ring from the spare parts kit and it fit just right...it lowered the stop point so that its nice and tight when I connect my dye, but it was loose enough that my rotor can turn if it takes a hard enough hit. I also tried a combination of the teflon tape and O-ring but the ring alone works best. The tape pushed the O-Ring outwards a little bit, enough to cause the ring to push outwards instead of stopping the neck when turned. Getting a nano looks like close to impossible so I'll most likely look into a CP low rise neck as well since the stock next is so high up. Thanks for all the help!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:32 AM #14
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Same thing happened to me, I used red loctite but I haven't had a chance to use my gun. I hope it doesn't come loose again.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:35 AM #15
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Red loctite? I always use blue as red is permanent.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:21 AM #16
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Yes, I used red loctite as suggested by paintball solutions.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:34 AM #17
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If you want it to be permanent, then why wouldn't you use red?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:22 PM #18
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If you want it to be permanent, then why wouldn't you use red?
Well blue is going to hold it but if you want to get a new one in the future you can get the old one off.

Good luck with red.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:10 AM #19
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Well blue is going to hold it but if you want to get a new one in the future you can get the old one off.

Good luck with red.
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