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Old 09-14-2003, 11:48 PM #1
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Tippman bolts

I just got a new 32 degrees bolt and i installed it in my tippman. Now the tippman is shooting pump, after every shot i have to recock it manually. Do you think it is the bolt that makes the difference or i did something wrong when i set my gun back together. Please answer back if you know how i could fix my gun.thanks
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Old 09-15-2003, 07:45 AM #2
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throw in the old bolt with taking the least amount of stuff out(sounds like your nto all that sure on ur taking apart skills) and then try it again with the old bolt and see what happens. i dont have time to type more cause i'm off to school
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:46 AM #3
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and make sure the ball stopper (the orange thing is set in right) they always seem to go in backwards
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:21 PM #4
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the correct way for the orange ball stopper is for the curved part to face towards the back of the marker.
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Old 09-25-2003, 09:10 PM #5
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Don't waste your time ... I have the same problem ... It's not your doing.

Ordered that bolt 3 months ago to install in my custom 98 that is almost a year old and after installing that 32 degrees bolt I couldn't even cock the gun. The bolt was frozen in the gun and the front screw wouldn't even clamp the two body sides together all the way. Called National Paintball Supply (32 dgrees), talked to one of their techs, and over the last three months have tried 4 different bolts with the same results. Since National Paintball is only about an hour from me I took the gun up there to have the tech look at it. We discovered that the gun body bore and stock bolt is smaller than the 32 degrees bolt and also discovered that everyone of the stock m98's in their showroom had different gun body bore sizes, not 2 exactly the same.

In the end they blame Tippmann for their poor workmanship and refunded my money for the bolt.

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Old 09-26-2003, 01:53 PM #6
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Had the same problem mine wouldnt even cock or I couldnt even pull the bolt back those are crappy, BUT I do have one in my other 98C and it works just fine
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Old 09-26-2003, 07:44 PM #7
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just stick with stock, aftermarket bolts dont work will in m98's...the only one i would use is the alum powertube and bolt, just alum replacements to the stock pieces.
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:56 PM #8
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i just got the new 32 degrees bolt today. i think it is a good product. it really helps out on accuracy. the problem is if you dont have an expansion chamber to keep th nitro or co2 consistant it wil hurt your guns performance if you shoot rapidly all the time.my suggestion is to slow down take good aims and squeeze the trigger. people complain about the bolts alot because 1. they dont oil their gun consitantly. 2. they dont try diffrent velocities. 3. they dont try diffrent shooting tecniques. but its a good, cheep investment if you want to try it and shoot very accurate buy it. i bought it for 10$.

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Old 10-12-2003, 10:30 PM #9
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If you own a Tippmann 98, you should head over to Model98.net
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:18 PM #10
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There have been a lot of threads about this. The stock bolt is the best bolt for the 98. None of the aftermarket bolts will increase performance, and several of them will hurt performance.
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Old 10-13-2003, 02:41 PM #11
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