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Old 03-08-2016, 01:25 PM #1
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Question Looking at getting a new bolt for my mini.

Hey guys so I'm looking to buy an aftermarket bolt for my mini and I have read some reviews and looked online and it seems like I have a few options. I am hoping to make my more efficient and reduce the kick I seem to get with walking the trigger. So far I am looking at either the exalt mini launch bolt, one of the 3 boss bolts or the eigenbolt.

Now first off is the exalt launch bolt as bad as some people are saying it is? I have found some people who love it and others who say it is terrible.

With the 3 boss bolts what are the differences really? I know the 302 is the newest and it is only on preorder, but the infamous and v2 both kind of have the same features so what is the difference?

Now with the lurker eigenbolt reading online it seems like I want one with the newer style clamshell spacer, but that is pictured on the axe bolt kit, but for the mini bolt kit it shows the previous style spacer. So I would think I want to get the axe one, but it says that they come with a spacer specific to the gun. So I am unsure what to do if I decide to go with a lurker.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:38 PM #2
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Takes a bunch of fitting o-rings & getting the settings just right. I went for a lurker bolt in my mini gs and my axe and it was more headache than worth.. Not saying it won't or doesn't work for other people, I just didn't see enough upside to continue to use it.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:52 AM #3
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The Boss 302 is in stock. Just that page got missed on the update from pre order status. The Mini GS can be a bit tricky with after market bolts (for that matter sometimes stock). With the very small body and low volume of air and other factors that can be hard to pin point, it can be challenging to get the velocity up.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:03 PM #4
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Boss, on the new bolts with the internal orings is it possible to pneumatically lock the bolt? That tiny purge hole in the bolt guide is there to prevent it from what I understand and it seems like the oring on the ID of the bolt would seal it off.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:42 PM #5
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Boss, on the new bolts with the internal orings is it possible to pneumatically lock the bolt? That tiny purge hole in the bolt guide is there to prevent it from what I understand and it seems like the oring on the ID of the bolt would seal it off.
It has not been a issue that has come up. I beleive the purge hole is allow to function properly because the location of the oring. But if anything too strange does come up I will look to see if that is a possible cause.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:32 PM #6
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The Boss 302 is in stock. Just that page got missed on the update from pre order status. The Mini GS can be a bit tricky with after market bolts (for that matter sometimes stock). With the very small body and low volume of air and other factors that can be hard to pin point, it can be challenging to get the velocity up.
Oh okay nice good to know and is it just the mini gs that can be troublesome for bolts? I have a standard mini. Out of the 3 boss bolts available which one would you recommend?
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:49 AM #7
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The GS seems to be the only one with low velocity issues. I would go with the Boss 302, but they all work well.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:27 AM #8
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The Mini GS typically runs at a slightly higher pressure (around 220psi) than other markers of this platform. We are changing all literature to reflect this and stock settings from the factory to reduce peoples confusion.
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So I got a boss 302 bolt and installed it in my mini. I set the pressure to 150 and the dwell to 8 I am unsure about what velocity I'm at because I haven't taken it to a field yet, but just shooting it at home I noticed sometimes the bolt would cycle but no ball would shoot. It was like I was shooting faster than the hopper could keep up or feed the balls. I was using a brand new z2. Is it just the hopper not feeding fast enough? I never had this issue with my stock bolt so I'm just wondering if it could have something to do with it.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:16 PM #10
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Are your eyes working correctly? If they are the bolt should not cycle without a ball in the chamber. What fire mode and rate of fire are you trying to shoot?
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Pretty sure the eyes are working properly. I'm just shooting in semi and walking the trigger. I'll check out the eyes tomorrow when I try it again.
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The Boss 302 was really designed to cycle at 12 bps and lower. But yes make sure your eyes are working properly. Not sure what board you have in your gun, but maybe turn up the BIP a little if possible.
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The eyes are working fine the issue was the short spring that comes with the boss 302 doesn't have enough length/force even with the spacers and because of the tight fit of the bolt it would sometimes stick and cause feed issues.
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Yeah, running the stock spring without the Shock spacer and oring does give more return strength. If you want to try running the short spring after some break in time you can.
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I found I had to use the stock spring. Which is fine, but it seems like the short spring the bolt comes with wouldn't work at all no matter what I did. It wouldn't return the bolt most of the time when I was dry firing it with the eyes off.
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Usually after you get a few case thru the gun for break in, the short spring will work fine.
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I have a boss bolt on my mini and it's reduced kick and operates flawlessly.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:46 AM #18
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Hey guys so I got a boss bolt and it seems to be having issues. It's like the fit is too tight or something. I don't know if this is normal or not but you can see in the video that it has like an initial resistance/catch when first sliding on. Once past the point it slides freely but to also get it past that point to remove it it also has some resistance. I had issues with my mini chopping quite alot last time I took it out. I'm hoping it was just the paint but I will test it more Sunday.

Just curious if this is what you mean by the break in period? Like a literal wear down of the point where it is initially too tight?
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