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Rafi Thursday, April 1st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months14 of 15 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyders/Spyder clones
Marker Setup: Raven Nexion- currently stock
Tippmann 98 Custom- Flatline and Dye SS barrel.
Recommended
Upgrades:
agitated hopper and new barrel
Strengths: *Speed
*Quality
*Milling
*Rarity
Weaknesses: *Price
*Stock barrel (duh)
*Recoil
*Rarity
Review: Strengths:

*Speed- It is an electronic, so it shoots as fast as you can pull the trigger (unless your good and can top it out at 13 bps) It also has 3/6 round bursts and full-auto when you feel like really blasting your friends.

*Quality- It is really a Kingman and the blow-back design makes it really reliable, and if something does break, it is relatively inexpensive to fix.

*Milling- although a personal preference, is just down right cool.

*Rarity- You stand out because not many people have them.

Weaknesses:

*Price- this is the biggest complaint that i have, Raven thinks it can sell a blow-back for 300 or even 400 dollars, I would have never gotten this gun because of prize, but i managed to get a deal on it for 265, which is still expensive for a blow-back.

*Stock barrel- Ok, as you should know NO STOCK BARREL IS AS GOOD AS AN AFTER MARKET BARREL.

*Recoil- there are a lot of parts moving around inside, so it kicks somewhat (especially on full-auto at 7 bps)

*Rarity- They can be somewhat hard to find, use the Internet.

Conclusion: Yesterday was the first time i got to use the gun at an open game. I went to Wyldside in Machesney Park Mall (northern Illinois), it is in a mall so it was a small area and there were at least 30 people there (15 on each side). I was impressed at how fast i could shoot the Raven, even with the gravity hopper from my 98 custom. The stock barrel (although still a stock barrel) was actually accurate in the cramp situation. I was able to hit were i was aiming with 3 or 4 shots. Yes the Raven did out shoot my hopper, but i never had a ball break. They allow semi only, so i didn't get to try out the bursts and full-auto on people ( i have tried it out in my backyard a lot, that poor piece of plywood) I was also using C02 and the regulator and expansion chamber did their job admirably.

Overall i would recommend this gun to anyone who can find a deal on it or wants the best blow-back there is.

*(note: This review was written on Feb. 8th 2004 under hybrid blow-back Raven paintball Nexion. It is the same gun so I wrote the same review.)
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, June 18th, 2004 at 6:54 pm PST
 

Review Comments
erik vandenavon Monday, June 7th, 2004 | 9:20 am PST
how fast can it shoot on ful auto. i still would not have gotten the gun hor 26. you can get similar guns for 150.
   

<Sch> Raven Saturday, July 10th, 2004 | 4:11 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by erik vandenavon
how fast can it shoot on ful auto. i still would not have gotten the gun hor 26. you can get similar guns for 150.

I belive it can fire 13 bps on full auto but unless you have an electro hopper you'll chop almost every shot...
   

econballer Monday, July 12th, 2004 | 2:40 pm PST
It's not the best blowback you can get. The Dragun Tactical Electronic Sniper (TES) is by far better.
   

TESballer Sunday, December 12th, 2004 | 6:20 pm PST
months later i reply...

best blowback can be argued forever since there are so many, but with the tes you get more for your money ($170) than a lot of blowbacks out there
   

sktbrdngpetey Thursday, January 20th, 2005 | 3:47 pm PST
dont spend this much on a raven go just go with a cocker, bko, impulse, or rt ule custom
   

Rafi Monday, March 7th, 2005 | 2:31 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by TESballer
months later i reply...

best blowback can be argued forever since there are so many, but with the tes you get more for your money ($170) than a lot of blowbacks out there


Unfourntately when i bought my raven, the TES was not available, however i still feel the raven can equal/ or beat any blowback out there.

quote:
Originally posted by &lt;Sch&gt; Raven


I belive it can fire 13 bps on full auto but unless you have an electro hopper you'll chop almost every shot...


Yes, it will shoot (depends on how you want it) 5-13 bps on 3-round, 6-round, and full-auto, Semi you can only select 13
   

junkietrash21 Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 | 10:15 am PST
hey people argue about this gun's accuracy but not the speed so if i got a custom raven barrel do you think this gun would be worth the price?
   

junkietrash21 Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 | 3:27 pm PST
hey dude what kinda barrels fit this gun? does any kind of kingman fit ? or do i have to get the Raven Aero Barrel ?
   

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