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    Posted: 25 September 2012 at 12:24am
About 2 months ago a purchased a very lightly used Tippmann X7. First time I took it to play, the velocity was too high so I brought the velocity down to 290 which is what the field requires. At the end of the night, I noticed my velocity screw had completely fallen out of the gun. I went to a paintball shop and bought a new velocity screw. Upon installing the screw, I noticed that the threading inside the screw hole was completely gone. All of the threads on the sides of the screw hole, all the way down to the bottom of the hole are gone. The screw will gone in, but it does not actually thread anything and as such, it cannot regulate velocity.

I have no idea what to do. I am considering getting something such as a steel threaded insert from like Lowe's and trying to put that in and see if it will work, but I'm afraid it will mess something up or not allow the screw to regulate velocity any longer. The only other thing I could think of to do would be to buy a whole new right side of the gun body, but I have no idea where I could get that or how much it would even cost, or if it is even possible to acquire for that matter. I am sure that the warranty is no longer in effect for this gun, so that's out. I do not know what else to do. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

Thanks to everyone in advance who can offer some sort of help or suggestions.
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The X7 utilizes a plastic power tube which the velocity adjustment screw threads into. Your best option is simply to replace the power tube as a sleeve will potentially interrupt the air flow, permanently keeping the velocity low. Power tubes are readily available from tippmannparts.com and other sources online.
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Is there any chance that the power tube from my old Tippmann Model 98 would fit on my X7?
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Just call tippmann and tell em the part broke, they will 9 times outta 10 send you a new one
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Originally posted by narcolepzy narcolepzy wrote:

Is there any chance that the power tube from my old Tippmann Model 98 would fit on my X7?


The problem is that the X7's velocity adjustment is on the opposite side from the 98, so for that reason it wouldn't work. As Misspelled said, call up Tippmann, their customer service is second to none and they'll usually send you the part for the cost of shipping, or straight up free.
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