Originally Posted by scarface70706
colder weather will def make your bolt a little sticky. like recommended above you should turn the solenoid up to prevent it from sticking.
Just to clarify something here: The Power function for the solenoid is to help the SOLENOID function better in colder weather. That paramameter alters the way that the solenoid is driven.
While it is true that boosting the Solenoid Setting to High Power will help fire the solenoid correctly in colder weather, we are talking serious subzero temps here where it is needed. Med Power should be fine in almost every instance.
What the cold does to the bolt is a different matter. The cold generally makes the grease thicker, and this casues extra friction and stiction in the bolt system. this means the bolt is slower to react to the input from the solenoid and once it does start moving, moves slower to the front of the stroke.
In most cases, particularly if you are dwell tuning, this will mean that you fire the gun, the solenoid switches on, the bolt starts to move forward, but then the dwell expires and the solenoid switches off before the bolt has time to get all the way forward and fire the ball out of the barrel.
The easy way to fix this is to just increase your Dwell time by a few ms so that the bolt now has a little bit of extra time to get all the way forward and dump the firing chamber and fire the ball.
Does that make sense to everyone?