Tippman, Spyder, Viewloader, AGD (ULE RT Mag), numerous pumps -- hard to compare the Osiris with any of these, although the AGD RT Mag ranks a little better, mainly due to its simple design. This is my first autococker (or hybrid).
Mainly the RT Mag with the Qloader now, although the Timmy 98s with all their upgrades and duarability are still my choice for rec ball in our dirt paintball field. I use HPA with the AGD and the Tippman and the VL Evolution with the Tippman. I use a Crossfire low pressure tank (92 ci) with the Osiris with Dead On drop forward and macroline. I try and shoot Marbilizers most of the time if I have the bucks. I use a variety of barrels depending on the heat and how the balls swell. I use a PHAT pro players barrel system in autococker threads.
For the Osiris you must use an agitated hopper, the faster the better. I use the VL Evolution and it works fine. The Sanchez barrel is fine that comes stock, but I do switch out based on the heat, adjusting daimeters.
Fast rate of fire, some think I am on auto. Great milling.
Difficult to tweak so no chopped balls and to get velocity right.
Had difficulty when first adjusting. It took time to get the various parts working together. I emailed PGI for help and found the replys not as complete as I would have liked, but I kept working on it. After some rec play and 10,000 balls, it is now coming together. The two LPRs must be adjusted slowly and tested often. I found that I needed actual game conditions and a lot of balls sent though the marker before everything settled in and the adjustments locked in . Sometimes I forget to set the safety since it is electronic and I wear gloves, and the little buttons on the grip must be pushed in the right order, but this is more me than the marker. Overall I have decided to keep it, and it certainly attracts attention. For the money there may be other markers to consider in the same price range. Also, various air tubes stick out and the milling gives me cleaning headaches.
If you have the money and like messing and going back and forth tweaking the marker, then give the Osiris some thought. A month ago I would have given it a 4, now I give it an 8 and am pretty happy with the marker after a lot of work, but then I enjoy messing around with my markers. It comes out of the box needing a great deal of adjusting so beware.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 9th, 2004 at 4:39 pm PST
"For the Osiris you must use an agitated hopper, the faster the better"
I actually read in the Action Pursuit Games mag (sep 04 issue) that the osiris does not require a motorized hopper (direct quote follows)
"Interestingly, though most players will buy an advanced motorized loader, the Osiris doesn't need one. The marker generates suction due to the bolt movement and no dwell being need between the hammer hitting and the bolt opening, making a non-motorized loader all right to use."
I read that article, too. Yet, I found that the agitation of my hopper kept light downward pressure on the paint so that it fed properly into the bolt opening. When I used a non-agitated hopper, paint broke especially when the hopper ran low. Perhaps each Osiris is different. I already owned the agitated hopper, so It made no difference. However, I have since modified my Osiris setup and use the Q loader with great success, unless I decide to empty a large amount of paint at once, then I must carry extra pods. I would rather use my AGD ULE RT anyway.
lol... I'll buy your osiris for 10 bucks :D... jk, there's no chance of that being pulled off. But yeah, Q-loaders are expensive but once set up, they rock. and yes, a motorized hopper is a very nice thing to have. If not, it's best to have a well (but not too well) sealed hopper. :) Thusly the suction will pull balls in a little easier. (you need at least a tiny hole for the suction thing to work)
o god... look, the osiris is an awesome marker (im slowly making something almost identical). BUT, APG is a retarded newb magazine for helpless safety zealots.. they have no clue what they are talking about. The Osiris doesnt suck balls into the breech, at best you may see a slight gain of 1-2 bps on a regular hopper. if you dont believe me watch the video PGI has on its sight of the Osiris shooting 27 bps with a vl200, if you listen the gun is only shooting a balls at about 6-8. What this video does prove however is that the Osiris has in incredible anti chop system.
go to their website and read... why ask us to regurgitate information most don't understand themselves... get it from the horses mouth and you might get a better idea of how uncomplex yet confusing stuff can be lol