So I went out to my local field today to test out the new Exalt bolt. Outside temp was 23 degrees, I had to raise my dwell from 10 to 11 to compensate for the cold. I used a .688 Ultralight with Valken Redemption paint. I noticed a significant improvement in consistency with the Exalt bolt over the Stock, however because of the temperature take my findings with a grain of salt. I used a 20 ball control on this test.
Stock Bolt Readings: 273,281,269,279,286,284,276,284,288,283,280,286,28 7,278,275,287,267,259,263,268
Exalt Bolt Readings:
With the Stock Geo Bolt I had quite a few Barrel breaks, nothing broke directly inside the breech.
With the Exalt bolt it was nothing but smooth sailing.
I did experience the "rapid fire" sputtering that other users have described, it is mainly when im airing the marker up and dont push the POPS in all the way fast enough...it's strange. I also have not tried switching out the green orings for black orings as I wanted to test the bolt straight out of the packaging. Time will tell how it shoots once the orings and tip are broken in more.
Thank you to Tom at Fields of Fire in Mystic, CT. for letting me steal is chrono station