Over the past 2 years I've owned about 7 Thresholds (along with a couple G3s), and only a few of them have had the luxury of avoiding bolt stick
Thanks to many threads already on here, along with some of my own findings, I thought it'd be cool to compile them and put a thread together just for DP bolt stick remedies
The methods below are what I
have used in the past, and what I
have established to be helpful when it comes to resolving these issues. All of these are subjective methods, and I hope this thread prospers with advice from others.
Resolutions posted should also be proven methods that the poster has applied themselves and not just "You should try...".
1) Sail Oring (second oring on bolt)
-Replacing this oring in the past has helped a couple times when bolt stick
wouldn't surrender to numerous lubing with various quantities. Even the slightest imperfection has been the cause of the bolt
failing to seal, leading cycling problems.
-Another helpful method that I've used along with replacing the oring, is the teflon tape mod. http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2754012
2) Replacing internal oring
-Although a pain to get out, sometimes the internal oring in the gun can be slightly worn or damaged and cause a bad seal. PERSONALLY, I've only had to do this once to fix some bolt stick
- For replacement orings for the Threshold contact rottensquad
- For the most part, Dow 55 is my "Go-To" lube when it comes to maintaining my Threshold. In the past, it's always worked really well in creating a good seal.
-Monkey Poo is also something i recently starting using, and have had nothing but good luck with it. Both Dow 55 and Monkey Poo can be purchased here
- A while ago I was also using the eclipse gun oil on my G3 and one of my Thresholds. It seemed to work well, but would sometimes throw a little lube into the breech.
- The amount of lube is also EXTREMELY important. Whenever I encounter bolt stick
, I always start by removing all of the lube internally along with the bolt
and back cap. I'll then get a VERY small amount of whatever lube I decide to use and put a VERY thin coat on the orings only. After that, I take a dab and run it along the inside walls.
- Unlike a lot of guns, I typically will relube my marker after every 2-3 weeks (providing I go through a case a weekend). Even if your gun sits for a couple weeks without any use, it's always good to relube before playing beings I've noticed the lube will actually thicken a little and the initial few shots may experience severe bolt stick
. Point being: Bring lube with you to the field!
These have always worked for me in the past, but I'm sure many of you have other tips and tricks that work will too. If so, please take the time to post them! There isn't 1 method that works, but rather a series of trial and error using different techniques.
Hope this helps.