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Member Since 17 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2011 10:39 AM

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In Topic: TechT MRT Bolt for Etha

31 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

Maybe the material used for the stock bolt was cheaper, but they still found that it worked. In a $400 marker, they aren't going to put the best of the best materials into it, even if it is a reputable company like Eclipse. Hence the composite parts. Although they're still strong, it's still cheaper than aluminum. There will always be room for improvement.

The stock bolt is titanium. It was used because its the right weight. The cost to make a bolt out of titanium is somewhere around 6-10 times as much as aluminum. Its more expensive raw material that is MUCH harder to machine.

I've been testing bolts for about 6 months now and have yet to find a better solution than the stock bolt.
I've got various bolt designs I've made with different materials (aluminum, brass, steel, etc) with weights from 20 grams up to 40 grams.

Currently my most successful design is an aluminum bolt with a brass core. the brass makes it slide like warm butter, but the trade off is a reduction in how well the antichop works.
Unless TechT has done something I just can't wrap my head around, a light etha bolt = more chops due to greater bolt speed.

In Topic: Axe Triggers

09 November 2011 - 09:01 AM

Oh hey!
Yep these are the triggers I've made for the Axe.
If you've got any questions about them just ask.

Lets see...
The stock Axe trigger is pretty good, but I wanted to offer something with a few key features that I tested with prototypes and got lots of feedback from local owners.

1. Large radius on the front rather than being flat, which most people find more comfortable.
2. The face of the trigger is about 2mm wider than the stock trigger.
3. The distance between the frame and the trigger has been increased slightly so that it is more comfortable for people with adult sized hands.
4. Lightweight delrin with very high quality stainless double shielded bearings gives it a very smooth pull with no slop.

I may do a run of aluminum triggers next, but they'd likely cost about $5-8 more depending on polishing and anodizing costs.

In Topic: Nummech Industries

16 October 2011 - 11:54 PM

i hope they end up making some triggers for the axe. they would make so much money!

Depending on the style you are looking for, I've got you covered in that regard. I want to see some other axe products though. I really like mine.

In Topic: Valken V-Max Internals

07 April 2011 - 07:38 AM

So this is more like a vlocity. not force fed with a ball stack and constant tension, but it has a cup that helps que up the balls. I'm wondering why it needs 2 9 volts though, and what the point is of having a 220 rnd loader when pods hold 140. I'd like about a 180 rd shell that is narrower and lower.

I don't think this will dethrone the rotor anytime soon, but it might cut into prophecy and pinokio sales depending on price.


01 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

not that I wish the gardners any ill will, but it WOULD be nice to see them get their asses sued back to the stone age, just so they know how it feels.