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    Quote Originally Posted by MrScorcher
    retro valved minimag with lvl 10 + zgrip

    Leaking somewhat heavily (hissing) out of velocity adjuster. it will cycle even with the leak. holding the trigger down does not change the leaking. Velocity was around 285 last time it was chronoed, middle spring installed with 1.5 spacer(no shims atm).

    Thank you for any help you can provide.
    Does the leak go away when you reduce the velocity? Have you changed the oring on the regulator piston assembly?

    Clean the valve. Clean the regulator piston assembly and change the oring. If it still leaks out the back, change the regulator seat oring. If it still leaks but the leak goes away when you reduce the velocity, you will need a new regulator piston assembly.
    Except for the Automag in front, its usually the man behind the equipment that counts.

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    So i have had my tac one since december(new), and ive been playing like 1 time a week.
    I have gone through the carriers when a small hiss has developed and its been great with paint.
    But now im down to the smallest carrier i think, no dots no ring ? and that one started leaking after almost 4 cases.
    Oiling it did not help, is it time for a new oring?
    It seems like after 2-3 cases its time to change carrier? or is it more likely to leak when its cold outside? using autolube.
    im using 2 shims in lvl 10, it feels like its more gentle with 2shims then with out any at all when i put my finger down the breach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock
    So i have had my tac one since december(new), and ive been playing like 1 time a week.
    I have gone through the carriers when a small hiss has developed and its been great with paint.
    But now im down to the smallest carrier i think, no dots no ring ? and that one started leaking after almost 4 cases.
    Oiling it did not help, is it time for a new oring?
    It seems like after 2-3 cases its time to change carrier? or is it more likely to leak when its cold outside? using autolube.
    im using 2 shims in lvl 10, it feels like its more gentle with 2shims then with out any at all when i put my finger down the breach.
    Shims don't affect how gentle the bolt is. If you keep having to decrease the carrier size to stop the leak, then the leak is possibly a dirty oring or it is shim related. Usually you won't have to go more than 1 size smaller on the carrier after the oring gets broken in. After that, the oring should last for many cases or paint without problems again.

    Make sure you remove the shims when testing carrier sizes. The shims affect how far the bolt has to travel before it can vent. Too many shims and the vent hole will be too close to the oring under normal circumstances. If it is too close with a proper fitting oring, any additional compression could cause leaking and usually does.

    Retune your setup. Remove the shims. Use the largest carrier that doesn't leak. You only need shims if you block the bolt and it doesn't shoot or vent, and still won't reset. If it vents and won't reset, its bolt stick not shim related. As long as it vents, the shims are doing their job. A lot of people never use shims in their setup and never have problems.

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    Hi, so here's my story. Bought a ULE Custom New from AGD back in July 07. Recently turned it into a Pneumag. So now that I have some speed, I took it out on the field this weekend. Started to walk it a little and I chopped a few balls. Now I thought that the LEVEL 10 wasn't supposed to chop. I am assuming that I just need to tune it. I just wanted to make sure, because I don't have any problems like the bolt sticking or air leaking down the barrel, so I was afraid to touch it, because then I might have some of these problems, in addition to the ones that I am having now. If I should just follow the level 10 tuning guide, just let me know. Thanks everyone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stayhuge
    Hi, so here's my story. Bought a ULE Custom New from AGD back in July 07. Recently turned it into a Pneumag. So now that I have some speed, I took it out on the field this weekend. Started to walk it a little and I chopped a few balls. Now I thought that the LEVEL 10 wasn't supposed to chop. I am assuming that I just need to tune it. I just wanted to make sure, because I don't have any problems like the bolt sticking or air leaking down the barrel, so I was afraid to touch it, because then I might have some of these problems, in addition to the ones that I am having now. If I should just follow the level 10 tuning guide, just let me know. Thanks everyone!!
    First, make sure the balls are not fragile and that the barrel has a large enough inside diameter for the ones that you are using.

    Also, check the condition of the detents.

    To find out if you have optimum tuning, turn the velocity down until the gun won't fire. Then gradually increase the veloctiy setting until the gun fires. Note the velocity at this setting. The optimum level 10 setup is about 20 feet per second above this value. If the initial value is too low, then operating the gun at the desired velocity will cause greater impact forces on the paintballs and will effectively reduce the ability of the level 10 bolt to do its job. If that is the case, go to the next longer bolt spring, and do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    Shims don't affect how gentle the bolt is. If you keep having to decrease the carrier size to stop the leak, then the leak is possibly a dirty oring or it is shim related. Usually you won't have to go more than 1 size smaller on the carrier after the oring gets broken in. After that, the oring should last for many cases or paint without problems again.

    Make sure you remove the shims when testing carrier sizes. The shims affect how far the bolt has to travel before it can vent. Too many shims and the vent hole will be too close to the oring under normal circumstances. If it is too close with a proper fitting oring, any additional compression could cause leaking and usually does.

    Retune your setup. Remove the shims. Use the largest carrier that doesn't leak. You only need shims if you block the bolt and it doesn't shoot or vent, and still won't reset. If it vents and won't reset, its bolt stick not shim related. As long as it vents, the shims are doing their job. A lot of people never use shims in their setup and never have problems.
    So ive tried it without shims and it works good! using the grey spring now at 290fps with 1 dot carrier because 1 ring leaked, this worked good for about 1,5 case then i got a bit of sticking and paint rolling down the barrel and the next fired smashing it at full speed.
    I tried the 1 ring carrier and it leaked, so i went back to 1 dot carrier with new oil, still gets the rolling out of barrel.
    I went down to the red spring and this gave my 250fps so i raised it to 290fps again and now this one leaks down the barrel but it stops when trigger is held is this still carrierleak? with the red spring its not rolling down the barrel at first shot.
    Its addictive to shoot my mag, but there is some learning needed to solve the leaks coming up

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock
    So ive tried it without shims and it works good! using the grey spring now at 290fps with 1 dot carrier because 1 ring leaked, this worked good for about 1,5 case then i got a bit of sticking and paint rolling down the barrel and the next fired smashing it at full speed.
    I tried the 1 ring carrier and it leaked, so i went back to 1 dot carrier with new oil, still gets the rolling out of barrel.
    I went down to the red spring and this gave my 250fps so i raised it to 290fps again and now this one leaks down the barrel but it stops when trigger is held is this still carrierleak? with the red spring its not rolling down the barrel at first shot.
    Its addictive to shoot my mag, but there is some learning needed to solve the leaks coming up
    The grey spring is too stiff for your setup. That is why it is not shooting consistently. You may have to operate the red spring until the oring gets broken in. That will loosen the fit on the smaller 0.5 carrier. Once the oring gets broken in, the grey spring may work for you. If it still doesn't work consistently, try cutting it down. Do it just a bit at a time until you get the parameters that are best for you.

    The leaking down the barrel is carrier related. That is especially evident since it goes away when you hold the trigger. Make sure there isn't a piece of dirt in the oring.

    If you are still having issues, try a different carrier oring. Each one will be slightly different and a new one may offer a better fit for your setup.

  8. #1718
    I've posted here before and got help and fixed my problem, but I am having more trouble. I think I have something wrong with my level x, or I'm retarded, or its magical. I have a retro vavle with a level 10. I have an intelli frame with blase trigger. I have a minimag body as well. I am putting 1k psi into my marker so there is no shortage of air pressure. I also have a warpfeed with big cell mod and a ricochet apache hopper. Today i was using nel splat.

    Agd's suggestions haven't fixed my issues either.

    Problem
    Fires fine with the gold spring. At about 270-280 fps, but seems to move fast enough to chop a ball in the breech when I am rapid firing.
    This is with the weakest spring.

    When I install the middle spring (red) it fails to fire (obviously) I turn up the velocity until it fires every trigger pull. At this point the velocity is so high that when I fire air is being kicked out of the allen hole in the back of the valve. It squits grease out aswell. I think this means its probably turned up to high. Well if I turn it down until it is not discharging air from the allen hole it will chuff 1st trigger pull then shoot fine. If I wait a few seconds with out pulling the trigger the shot will chuff and a ball will roll out the barrel. Besides that the anti chop seems to be working great at this level but I can not depend on it foring everytime.

    Also I get a small leak when I hold down the trigger. The leak goes away after a second. It is not an on/off leak because the leak goes away when the level 7 bolt is installed. Plus the on/off orings were just replaced. I also put brand spankin new orings in the level x and probably put around 700 shots through it.

    From what I have read my marker should fire fine at 280-290 fps with the red srping. I have never been able to achieve this. I alsways and I mean always have this 1st shot chuffing issue. i had it with the gold spring anf I turned the velocity up into the 270-280 fps range and it goes away, but to get the chuffing to go away with the red spring I have to turn it up way to high probably over 300fps.

    If some one can help me that would be great. For now I have put the gold spring back in and turned down the velocity and will buy a thicker shelled paint. I hope some one has the miracle answer I need.

    I am using a 1.5 carrier (2.0 leaks) and a new carrier oring with 700 shots through it. I also am using zero shimms because the bolt resets fine when stopped.

    -barry

    EDIT Could it be my reg seat seal? or my reg piston oring?
    Last edited by phatty123; 03-01-2008 at 10:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    Fires fine with the gold spring. At about 270-280 fps, but seems to move fast enough to chop a ball in the breech when I am rapid firing.
    This is with the weakest spring.

    When I install the middle spring (red) it fails to fire (obviously) I turn up the velocity until it fires every trigger pull. At this point the velocity is so high that when I fire air is being kicked out of the allen hole in the back of the valve. It squits grease out aswell.

    Also I get a small leak when I hold down the trigger. The leak goes away after a second. It is not an on/off leak because the leak goes away when the level 7 bolt is installed. Plus the on/off orings were just replaced. I also put brand spankin new orings in the level x and probably put around 700 shots through it.

    I am using a 1.5 carrier (2.0 leaks) and a new carrier oring with 700 shots through it. I also am using zero shimms because the bolt resets fine when stopped.

    -barry

    EDIT Could it be my reg seat seal? or my reg piston oring?
    What is the lowest velocity that the gold spring will allow the gun to fire at?

    If the regulator piston assembly isn't leaking constantly, it could be just a dirty or hardened oring that is causing a spurt of pressure out the back of the adjuster. Give the valve a good cleaning first. Then if it still happens, change the orings.

    A small leak that goes away when you hold the trigger is normal on some setups. It happens when the carrier oring isn't sealed tight. In the level 10 setup, there is some residual pressure left in the chamber after a shot. Unfortunately, this small amount of pressure doesn't put much force on a lightly fitting urethane oring to cause it to seal tightly, especially if it hasn't been broken it yet. Once the oring gets broken in it will get better. Even if it doesn't go away, don't worry about it. It isn't a problem.

    Are you sure you are getting chops and not breach breaks due to bad balls or a tight barrel? As mentioned in the beginning, find out the minimum firing velocity of the lightest spring. From that we can get an idea of how much adjustment you have available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    What is the lowest velocity that the gold spring will allow the gun to fire at?

    If the regulator piston assembly isn't leaking constantly, it could be just a dirty or hardened oring that is causing a spurt of pressure out the back of the adjuster. Give the valve a good cleaning first. Then if it still happens, change the orings.

    A small leak that goes away when you hold the trigger is normal on some setups. It happens when the carrier oring isn't sealed tight. In the level 10 setup, there is some residual pressure left in the chamber after a shot. Unfortunately, this small amount of pressure doesn't put much force on a lightly fitting urethane oring to cause it to seal tightly, especially if it hasn't been broken it yet. Once the oring gets broken in it will get better. Even if it doesn't go away, don't worry about it. It isn't a problem.

    Are you sure you are getting chops and not breach breaks due to bad balls or a tight barrel? As mentioned in the beginning, find out the minimum firing velocity of the lightest spring. From that we can get an idea of how much adjustment you have available.

    I can shoot down to about 265-270 witht he gold spring and cant use the red spring a all. most of the breaks I got were in the barrel right in the breech and I had one chop in half into the power feed.

    barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    I can shoot down to about 265-270 witht he gold spring and cant use the red spring a all. most of the breaks I got were in the barrel right in the breech and I had one chop in half into the power feed.

    barry
    That's strange. Your lower range of 265 - 270 puts you in the proper 285 - 290 operating range for consistent operation with exellent chop protection. I don't think your problem is with the level 10 spring you are using.

    I would give the valve a good cleaning first, to make sure your regulator is working properly. Bad orings combined with the 1000psi input pressure could lead to higher than normal shootup, which could increase the forward force on the balls in the breach to a dangerous value. It could be your reason for chopping.

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    I have cleaned the valve pretty well and repacked the spring. Maybe I need to replace some orings.

    -barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    Maybe I need to replace some orings.

    -barry
    That would be my next step.

    Also, check your nubbins. What is your barrel id? How is the ball fitting into the barrel? Tight loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    That would be my next step.

    Also, check your nubbins. What is your barrel id? How is the ball fitting into the barrel? Tight loose?

    The paint fit ok, but I have been having this problem with the red spring with any paint I've used. I am using a plastic nubbin, but I dont like th eplastic nubbins because I dont think they put enough pressure to hold the ball since I'm using a warpfeed. I am currently using a dye ultralight barrel. I have a noxx55 adapter on the way and I will be using a freak kit soon.

    -barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    I am using a plastic nubbin, but I dont like th eplastic nubbins because I dont think they put enough pressure to hold the ball since I'm using a warpfeed. I am currently using a dye ultralight barrel.
    Some of the twistlock dye barrels don't fit well with mags. If you suspect an issue with the nubbins, you are probably correct. There is a tiny knob on the back of the nubbin. This knob sits against the outer wall of the body and bends the nubbin into the barrel. On a poor fitting barrel if it doesn't have enough pressure on it, it won't protrude far enough into the barrel to be effective. You can increase the force of the nubbins by wrapping a piece of tape around the barrel over the back of the nubbins where the little knob sticks up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    Some of the twistlock dye barrels don't fit well with mags. If you suspect an issue with the nubbins, you are probably correct. There is a tiny knob on the back of the nubbin. This knob sits against the outer wall of the body and bends the nubbin into the barrel. On a poor fitting barrel if it doesn't have enough pressure on it, it won't protrude far enough into the barrel to be effective. You can increase the force of the nubbins by wrapping a piece of tape around the barrel over the back of the nubbins where the little knob sticks up.

    That makes sense, but it doesnt explain the 1st shot chuff with the red spring. I have to turn up the velocity so high to get it to opertate effectively. I'm at work, but when I get home on thursday I will replace oring and check out the abrrel.


    -barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    That makes sense, but it doesnt explain the 1st shot chuff with the red spring. I have to turn up the velocity so high to get it to opertate effectively. I'm at work, but when I get home on thursday I will replace oring and check out the abrrel.


    -barry
    With the red spring, you are operating too close to the lowest velocity that the gun will shoot at. Any sticking of the orings will cause a chuff. Once the orings free themselves, they generally move freely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    With the red spring, you are operating too close to the lowest velocity that the gun will shoot at. Any sticking of the orings will cause a chuff. Once the orings free themselves, they generally move freely.

    Well like I stated above at the velocity where the chuffing stops it vents out the back allen every shot. I will replace the reg piston oring to see if it helps. The carrier isnt too tite so I dont know what orings are sticking. When I ge

    -barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    Well like I stated above at the velocity where the chuffing stops it vents out the back allen every shot. I will replace the reg piston oring to see if it helps. The carrier isnt too tite so I dont know what orings are sticking. When I ge

    -barry
    There is always some sticking with orings. You can't get away from it. We try to get the best fit to minimize it. With your red spring you are operating too close to the lowest functional velocity setting such that any sticking at all will cause the gun to misfire. That is because the level 10 at that setting is too sensitive.

    When you turn up the velocity it consistently vents out the back because your regulator piston assembly is weak. It will need to be replaced if you are to operate at a higher chamber pressure. Most likely this is because it is an original retro valve piston assembly which had a lower rating due to the lower operating pressure requirements of the original level 7 valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    There is always some sticking with orings. You can't get away from it. We try to get the best fit to minimize it. With your red spring you are operating too close to the lowest functional velocity setting such that any sticking at all will cause the gun to misfire. That is because the level 10 at that setting is too sensitive.

    When you turn up the velocity it consistently vents out the back because your regulator piston assembly is weak. It will need to be replaced if you are to operate at a higher chamber pressure. Most likely this is because it is an original retro valve piston assembly which had a lower rating due to the lower operating pressure requirements of the original level 7 valves.

    It does not vent constently. Only when fire it sort of spurts out the back. I will try new orings. If that doesnt work then I will look into getting a piston. At 25 bucks plus shipping thats pretty steep. I might just stick with my gold spring if its gong to cost even more just to get this thing to work properly. I don't see why I would have to replace parts if the level 10 is drop in for all valves.

    -barry

    EDIT but I did see that the piston for sale on agd's website says it is pre adjusted for high pressure level 10 use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    It does not vent constently. Only when fire it sort of spurts out the back. I will try new orings. If that doesnt work then I will look into getting a piston. At 25 bucks plus shipping thats pretty steep. I might just stick with my gold spring if its gong to cost even more just to get this thing to work properly. I don't see why I would have to replace parts if the level 10 is drop in for all valves.

    -barry

    EDIT but I did see that the piston for sale on agd's website says it is pre adjusted for high pressure level 10 use.
    One thing I forgot to mention. Retro valves have a tendency to shoot up in velocity, especially if you use a high input pressure. This would explain why your valve does not work so well for the first shot, but works fine on subsequent shots. It would also explain the spurting of air out the back. After you allow the valve to sit and the chamber air cools down, the pressure drops back to a lower value and everything goes back a value that barely operates the red spring.

    The level 10 is basically a drop in modification, but on some valves, depending on your setup, it may exceed the pressure release of the older low pressure regulator assemblies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    One thing I forgot to mention. Retro valves have a tendency to shoot up in velocity, especially if you use a high input pressure. This would explain why your valve does not work so well for the first shot, but works fine on subsequent shots. It would also explain the spurting of air out the back. After you allow the valve to sit and the chamber air cools down, the pressure drops back to a lower value and everything goes back a value that barely operates the red spring.

    The level 10 is basically a drop in modification, but on some valves, depending on your setup, it may exceed the pressure release of the older low pressure regulator assemblies.

    So to solve this problem I might need a new piston assembly? I'm going to replace the piston oring 1st though.


    -barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty123
    So to solve this problem I might need a new piston assembly? I'm going to replace the piston oring 1st though.


    -barry
    Yes. Replacing the piston assembly should get rid of the spurting problem.

    Also, since this problem is taking up a lot of space on the level 10 thread, you should open a thread specifically to address it. You can point a link to your starting post here in this thread to let people know what is being done. Hopefully, you can get it fixed with the suggestions mentioned here. Then it won't matter anyway.

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    Installed, No Leaks, bolt "clicks", doesn't fire

    I just installed the LVL 10 on my Classic 68 after replacing the Piston assembly. I put it back together, gassed it up. I have no leaks, the bolt "clicks" under the pressure, I can feel the air against the trigger. However when I pull the trigger nothing happens.

    Any thoughts?

    EDIT: Ok I cranked up the velocity ALOT to where the screw is 1 turn from being all the way in. However there is a very slight leak out the back. It can't be the regulator piston assembly can it? That is brand new.

    Also I did the squeegee test and it only seemed to work when there was significant pressure to push against the bolt. I don't think a fragile ball will stop the bolt. Am I just paranoid here or should it be fairly easy to stop the bolt after this installation?
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    I just bought a new RT/Pro ULE, it has the Xvalve and it came wth a level X bolt installed. When I first gas up the marker fires fine but when a few seconds later it stops functioning and the rod behind the trigger does not repressurize, it doesn't even come backt o the rear of the trigger. What should I do?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup909
    I just installed the LVL 10 on my Classic 68 after replacing the Piston assembly. I put it back together, gassed it up. I have no leaks, the bolt "clicks" under the pressure, I can feel the air against the trigger. However when I pull the trigger nothing happens.

    Any thoughts?

    EDIT: Ok I cranked up the velocity ALOT to where the screw is 1 turn from being all the way in. However there is a very slight leak out the back. It can't be the regulator piston assembly can it? That is brand new.

    Also I did the squeegee test and it only seemed to work when there was significant pressure to push against the bolt. I don't think a fragile ball will stop the bolt. Am I just paranoid here or should it be fairly easy to stop the bolt after this installation?
    If you replaced the piston assembly, then you should be fine there. If you had to increase the velocity setting as high as you indicated, then you are probably getting a pressure high enough to cause venting. Pressures this high without firing are usually a result of the bolt sticking. Make sure you are using the largest carrier size that doesn't leak. Remove all the shims when checking the size and always use the same white oring for each carrier size being checked. When doing the squeegie test, hold it tight against the face of the bolt. If you hold it more than 1/4" from the bolt face, you will feel full bolt impact which is higher than the level 10 reduced value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostprophet
    I just bought a new RT/Pro ULE, it has the Xvalve and it came wth a level X bolt installed. When I first gas up the marker fires fine but when a few seconds later it stops functioning and the rod behind the trigger does not repressurize, it doesn't even come backt o the rear of the trigger. What should I do?
    Thanks
    It sounds like you are getting bolt stick. This is preventing the bolt from fully resetting which also keeps the sear and trigger rod from pushing forward. Use a larger carrier size in your level 10 setup to fix the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    It sounds like you are getting bolt stick. This is preventing the bolt from fully resetting which also keeps the sear and trigger rod from pushing forward. Use a larger carrier size in your level 10 setup to fix the problem.
    I will try that, Thanks.

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    is this normal? Im up to almost 20 cases now with the same carrier oring and using the smallest carrier, when its cold outside 1or 2 minus degrees i get leaking from the bolt like a to large carrier. when i get home and its been sitting inside its not leaking.

    Using no shims and the grey spring thats been just a little cut and im around 295fps.
    All my playing has been in below 6 plus degress and in minus with snow, all i can say is that im really impressed with lvl 10 performance and ULE ofcourse.
    But i usally gets leaks down the barrel after 1,5 cases, is the autolube not good for longer lubing than this? when i have oiled it its good for a case again.
    I understand that the carrier oring would get dry since all the air is passed thru it, but is it to soon?
    Im used to my A5 that i went through 8 cases with in a biggame without any hickups, not even a battery change with ape board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRock
    is this normal? Im up to almost 20 cases now with the same carrier oring and using the smallest carrier, when its cold outside 1or 2 minus degrees i get leaking from the bolt like a to large carrier. when i get home and its been sitting inside its not leaking.

    Using no shims and the grey spring thats been just a little cut and im around 295fps.
    All my playing has been in below 6 plus degress and in minus with snow, all i can say is that im really impressed with lvl 10 performance and ULE ofcourse.
    But i usally gets leaks down the barrel after 1,5 cases, is the autolube not good for longer lubing than this? when i have oiled it its good for a case again.
    I understand that the carrier oring would get dry since all the air is passed thru it, but is it to soon?
    Im used to my A5 that i went through 8 cases with in a biggame without any hick-ups, not even a battery change with ape board.
    The cold weather is causing the bolt stem to contract. It is contracting more than the carrier and oring, thus creating a more loose fit. It sounds like you need a smaller carrier. Since you are using the smallest one now, you may need to change the oring. Since the leaking only occurs in colder weather, you may be fine as summer approaches. Try removing a shim. That may help as well, as it will move the carrier oring farther away from the vent hole.

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