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Old 12-13-2012, 10:07 PM #1
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Exclamation Help!! Feedneck Problems!! Replacements??? Bad Quality Or Bad Dives?!?!

hi my feedneck keeps breaking on my gt. people say my dives are good but i plan on changing them, but every other gun i use is fine the only one that breaks is the gt (feedneck) any possible fixs or replacment parts? please help!! thanks.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:53 PM #2
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From our warranty center we have never seen any issues with Quality of the feednecks or had to warrant any to date. We have sold a few due to them being over tightened and breaking the bottom between the screw that piniches the feedtube together.

Pictures may help if you can post a few so we can look at them.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:03 AM #3
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thanks man i will post pictures up shortly. My father is a metal machiniest. and says that the quality of these feednecks are poor. its a simple aluminum cast feedneck which is very weak and very soft. It broke on the weekpoints that he noticed and said it should be machined out of a stronger material.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:15 AM #4
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[IMG][/IMG] people keep saying that the best bet would just be to go to aftermarket.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:25 AM #5
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Looks as it may have been stretched by over tightening and breaking at the weakest point. I have only seen one other break like this and it was found that it was overtightened. It's hard to say what happened but for it to break as such I would like to see it personally. Do you have the other half?

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:25 AM #6
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1) Post video of said dive skills.
2) I don't think the feedneck is cast at all; it is more than likely cut on a lathe. (If it is cast, the you'd likely see a seam and the metal is typically more porous and less flexible. In the case of a feedneck where the metal will be bent and tightened and must return to it's normal shape, casting would be an unlikely choice.)
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:27 AM #7
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I know I have been very careful with mine as far as over tightening, but I have had it nearly come off twice. It has not broken though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:36 AM #8
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1) Post video of said dive skills.
2) I don't think the feedneck is cast at all; it is more than likely cut on a lathe. (If it is cast, the you'd likely see a seam and the metal is typically more porous and less flexible. In the case of a feedneck where the metal will be bent and tightened and must return to it's normal shape, casting would be an unlikely choice.)
I like option 1, I got a real laugh out of that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:09 PM #9
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You mention that the feedneck "keeps breaking on your GT." How many have you actually broke?

Aluminum is used on all current high-end paintball markers.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:52 PM #10
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1) Post video of said dive skills.
2) I don't think the feedneck is cast at all; it is more than likely cut on a lathe. (If it is cast, the you'd likely see a seam and the metal is typically more porous and less flexible. In the case of a feedneck where the metal will be bent and tightened and must return to it's normal shape, casting would be an unlikely choice.)
The metal is porus if u look very closely
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:54 PM #11
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Looks as it may have been stretched by over tightening and breaking at the weakest point. I have only seen one other break like this and it was found that it was overtightened. It's hard to say what happened but for it to break as such I would like to see it personally. Do you have the other half?

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Please contact customer service so we can get a look at the marker and the feedneck.

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it is under warranty. No i do not have the other half and over tightening which screw? Top or bottom
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:55 PM #12
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You mention that the feedneck "keeps breaking on your GT." How many have you actually broke?

Aluminum is used on all current high-end paintball markers.
2 times. People say i am not diving incorrectly though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:19 PM #13
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The metal is porus if u look very closely
Hopefully James will post, but if you understand the casting process and material properties, I still find it extremely unlikely it is cast.

In all seriousness... post a vid of your sliding skills.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:21 PM #14
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Yes i understand the casting process my dad machine rockets for nasa and makes missels for the military. He says its cast. Its cast.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:43 AM #15
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it is under warranty. No i do not have the other half and over tightening which screw? Top or bottom
He's talking about over tightening the bottom one. The actual screw not the feedneck lever.

In all seriousness though, it's cool that your dad's a machinist and that people are saying you are diving properly, but neither of those would explain why you broke 2 feednecks. If this was a common problem with MacDev feednecks then the above facts would probably hold more merit, but the fact of the matter is I've never heard of anyone else complain about the quality of the feednecks and they certainly are not a part that repeatedly fails for people.

So in my opinion:
- You're over tightening it
- You're diving wrong
- You just have really bad luck
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:59 AM #16
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OK thanks man for the Help! what screw could i be over tightening though?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:04 PM #17
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OK thanks man for the Help! what screw could i be over tightening though?
The screw at the bottom of the feedneck, the one adjusted with a 1/8" wrench.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:31 PM #18
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Yes i understand the casting process my dad machine rockets for nasa and makes missels for the military. He says its cast. Its cast.
I don't believe him.
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I don't believe him.
I don't know if that's meant to be funny but I laughed. My dad said, I'm sorry your dad is a liar.
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thanks man i will post pictures up shortly. My father is a metal machiniest. and says that the quality of these feednecks are poor. its a simple aluminum cast feedneck which is very weak and very soft. It broke on the weekpoints that he noticed and said it should be machined out of a stronger material.
sorry to prove your father wrong, the feedtubes are machines from solid billet. the porus part you are seeing is the material breaking under heavy stress, if it was a flaw you would see a clean break.
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Any doubts about the GT's feedneck can be put to rest with this video. There were 5 rotors attached and about 500 paintballs in them (seriously heavy) when I dove into the snake. Even just standing up shooting there was A LOT of pressure on the feedneck due to all the weight sitting back.

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