Worry less about the bolt and more about the hammer that drives the bolt. Upgrade to a Zick2 ram kit and you should notice a difference.
If you bought the Etek3 new, it only has the Cure bolt. There's a Cure 3+ and even a Cure 4 now, although i think the Zick2 plus a little setting adjustments will get it close to what you want. However, keep in mind an Etek is NOT an Ego, so it's never going to be identical to your 08.
Last edited by nerdcore : 01-26-2012 at 10:33 AM.