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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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ball detent question..

Hey all, I have a spyder imagine select that I have pimped to the max.. and I love it. However, occasionally under heavy rates of fire it will chop balls and get stuck recocking due to a ball break and all that messy stuff. Im wondering if the ball detent needs to be replaced but Im not sure what to look for as I dont really want to replace it unnecessarily. What would it look like if it is broken? Also, if there is anything else you can think of that might be an issue and break balls, please let me know. I was shooting some draxxus dusk so they are not cheap, crappy paint. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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something to consider...

1. your hopper, can it truly keep up? a lot of chops are caused by balls not feeding fast enough on non vision guns.

2. detents need replacing every so often anyways....but, check it out and see if theres any paint or junk hung up in the spring. still, replacing it should hurt, but probably isnt necessary to fix your problem. your detent is most likely not broken, but rather worn out, if anything.

3. are you keeping your gun maintained well? does it get regular cleaning and oiling? (like after every time you play for a day)

4.are any o rings broken, cut, nicked, swollen or damaged in any way? this is something that really needs to be looked at. bad orings are sometimes hard to spot and can cause tons of malfunctions. you may want to change your hammer/striker o ring just to be safe.
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I have a halo TSA loader.. it keeps up fine I think. Thanks for the response though, Ill just go through and oil everything thoroughly, except the bolt because I have a supafly derlin bolt and Im pretty sure that doesnt need any oiling. Is there anything I may need to do with the bolt to make sure it works better or something? Other than that Im thinking about polishing the internals.
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ahhh...the supafly...that may or may not be your problem. if it does not have o rings and is more than a year old (with moderate use), it may have wear. of course, it may not have fit perfectly when it was new either... a lot of delrin o ringless bolts have problems with fitting correctly. most of them the air will blow around them causing the balls to jump and resulting in a chop. i cant say it is definately your problem, but it may be something to look into. try using your stock bolt (if you still have it), and see if you got the problem with it.

if it turns out to be the bolt, there are ways to put o rings on them,....but it takes a steady hand...
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