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Old 12-22-2006, 05:52 PM #1
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Lightened Nme Bolt!!!! **pix**

I got bored and used my dremel to lighten my bolt.





what yall think?

I could have made it straighter.. im just too lazy i will later today.. maybe lol
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:55 PM #2
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i would hate to see that thing snap when you chop on a tough ball

but good idea it just might skrew up
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:08 PM #3
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I lightened mine, but I drilled-out the center and left the outer colums.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:23 PM #4
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shoulda used a fine lathe and rounded that out, woulda kept alot of the bolts toughness
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Old 12-25-2006, 02:04 AM #5
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im trying to find myself a nice lil mini lathe so i could do bolts and rammers.. but when i have $$ i cant ever find any.. then i find some and i have no $$ lol

if anyone has one, lmk.. also i rounded it out using sand paper so its nothing like the picture anymore
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:06 AM #6
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Looks good but I'm not sure if I'd want to sacrifice integrity of the bolt for the minimal performance gains. Good job nonetheless...
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:07 AM #7
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It may not perform a whole lot better, but will definatly make it more effiecient which is nice because i use a 45/45.. im searching for a lathe so i can lighten my ram also.. and if you think about it, the bolt isnt under a whole lot of stress.. it is supported nearly 100% around the entire bolt and all it is doing is moving forward, pushing a ball that weighs next to nothing and returning back to its original position..

so integraty isn't all that important. The lightened ram would also give another improvment for effiency..
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:06 PM #8
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nice work, i was planning to do something like that before the season started again here in vermont, I guess I'm going steal the field techs center hole idea as it is a great deal safer.
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:09 PM #9
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It may not perform a whole lot better, but will definatly make it more effiecient which is nice because i use a 45/45.. im searching for a lathe so i can lighten my ram also.. and if you think about it, the bolt isnt under a whole lot of stress.. it is supported nearly 100% around the entire bolt and all it is doing is moving forward, pushing a ball that weighs next to nothing and returning back to its original position..

so integraty isn't all that important. The lightened ram would also give another improvment for effiency..
the bolt would snap if too thin when you chop a ball... especially one with a thick shell

also i wouldn't mill ur ram it'd be lighter but you would need more air to push ir forward or back meaning it would be less efficient
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:02 PM #10
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If the ram is lighter, it would take less air to move it..

EDIT: and i only use premium, evil, or marbalizer so i dont use shiz paint

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Old 12-26-2006, 06:39 PM #11
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If the ram is lighter, it would take less air to move it..

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wow you are very miss informed if you mill out some of the ram there is more volume to fill in, altho you will drop the pressure by like 1/8th pounds it will take more air to fill that bigger space. Unless you plan on drilling out the middle you will loose efficiency. ask anyone who knows about air tech
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:13 PM #12
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well then, why don't you make a ram but coat it with delrin like alamo city pb does so can get the best of both worlds. I have one on mine and I have noticed a BIG drop in whatever kick there was and a LITTLE, maybe a pod or so more of air efficiency, nothing big, but still better and the main thing I was trying to do was get rid of the kick so it's better to send your bolt to acpb and get it done with them.
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