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jazzvaulter Tuesday, June 8th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
1 year47 of 49 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman SL68-II (not even close)
Tippman 98 Custom Flatline (a little bit more range, but way less accurate)
Marker Setup: CCI Phantom w/remote through stock- everything annoed woodland
68/3000 fiberwrapped HPA
Red dot sight (yes, it does help)
40 round hopper.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Nothing really needed- not many things available.
Barrels for this are really rare to find- stock one is awesome, though, so don't worry about it
You could get the vert air / 12 gram changers and top feed to make it stock class legal
Stocks are nice- remote line helps ballance the marker- it's very light.
Strengths: See the Actual review.
Weaknesses: The velocity adjustment.
Review: ACCURATE- most accurate gun I have seen (as good or better than my friend's $1800 autococker). It's accurate enough to use a red dot sight as an actual indicator of where the ball is going to go.

CONSISTENT- this goes right in hand with accuracy. The more consistent a gun is, the more accurate it is going to be. The gun is great at the chrono. Adjusting it is a pain, but once it is dialed in it doesn't fluctuate at all- my field limit is 290 and I hit 290, 289, 290, 290.

FAST- it's a relative term. It won't do crazy 15-20 balls per second rates, but with the autotrigger and the very smooth pump stroke (use a little grease in there and it works like magic) you can just move the pump arm back and forth while holding the trigger to get 4-5 balls per second (which is enough for cover fire anyways if you're just playing woodsball).

QUIET- I've snuck up on groups of people from behind and from twenty feet away shot two or three of them without the others noticing except when they hear the "OUCH" shouts from the people next to them. I also built a silencer, and now it's quiet enough where you only hear the gun a tiny tiny bit- the loudest sound is the paintball whooshing through the air (don't, in general, try to do this. silencers are mostly illegal unless you have a permit to make them).

OTHER REMARKS- This gun is good enought that when my friends with brand new impulses and autockers went to play speedball, I could go with them and still get as many or more kills than s. Granted, any pro speedball player with a fast gun and brains would smack the heck out of me, and I did get nastily bunkered a couple times, but with my friends playing againts little kids it was fine (by the way- some of the kids had timmies). It's so easy to pick people off if they don't pay attention- that accuracy just makes it point and shoot. The upside of using a Phantom is also that if you ever decide to move to high-end electro type guns you will be much more analytical about your situations and will have a better sense of strategy (hopefully). If you keep it up well (clean it out every once and a while, grease it a little bit under the bolt) it will be a great gun for a long time. You also save a TON of money on paint- I use at max 500 rounds a day.
Conclusion: Awesome gun. If you're looking for something that will be a reliable, accurate, non-costly weapon that will serve you well look no furthur.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, June 8th, 2004 at 6:14 pm PST
 

Review Comments
joe98200 Monday, September 6th, 2004 | 1:09 pm PST
I'm about to get this gun soon, but I need to know if I have to get 12 grams or not. It would be convenient for me if I could use a CO2 bottle on this. If this gun either uses 12 grams (which it prolly does) or CO2 bottles, someone plz tell me where they go, cuz I don't know much about this awesome gun.
   

pbcornholio Monday, January 3rd, 2005 | 8:53 pm PST
is it as good as this guy says????
   

thehalo Thursday, February 24th, 2005 | 6:48 pm PST
better
   

thehalo Thursday, February 24th, 2005 | 6:49 pm PST
biznatch, nice review
   

timmy954 Thursday, April 7th, 2005 | 5:32 pm PST
nice review
   

aaron&kevin Thursday, May 26th, 2005 | 5:05 pm PST
i have had this gun when i first bought it i had the backbottle it sucks you cant aim with it
i bought a vert air adapter and a Lstock and now i can aim very accurate gun
   

RacingFan48 Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 | 10:36 am PST
U have to learn somewhere , don't take it hard Joe, A&K just takes his low self esteem out on you.
   

joe98200 Sunday, October 23rd, 2005 | 5:03 pm PST
Lol, what an old comment. I've had this gun for a while already. Amazing. I'm gonna uber upgrade it soon.
   

Reflexial Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 | 12:24 am PST
What the hell? No autococker costs $1800... maybe if you bought a karnie and put an E2 on it and got a custom body made.
   

toxic avenger Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 | 7:27 pm PST
making silencer is illegal period. Essentially the police could arrest you for owning such a device. It's too bad long past are the days of markers that sound like gophers farting.
   

Cradle Of Zeus Friday, April 21st, 2006 | 1:28 pm PST
Yes u can. but u need a permit
   

sniperz95 Saturday, July 15th, 2006 | 2:26 pm PST
just a comment on the original setup with the backbottle, if you like that set-up but cant aim i really reccommend a red dot sight or better yet a 4x15 scope, believe it or not it actually works well with this gun when you tap the scope in right. I've hit things from about 40 to 65 feet away perfectly accurate with the scope setup, however that is for precision shots and if your in a tournament and dont have time for making the perfect shot then i'd go with a red dot. Just a suggestion
   

paintballmannn Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 | 8:35 am PST
Are you out of your f*cking mind1!!!!!!!! no autococker (even with custom milling and all that other fancy shmancy junk) will ever cost that much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


the only gun on the market that costs that much is a '06 nexxus ego!
   

spideyman1 Saturday, November 18th, 2006 | 6:00 pm PST
so he exagerated... big deal
   

pber13 Friday, January 5th, 2007 | 11:36 pm PST
older cockers with custom parts and everything fully tricked out did actually cost that much back then when they were the main tourney markers-- but anyway just played with a pump gun for the first time today--amazed by how much fun it was, In three hours of play I used less than 200 shots lol..I'm converted now I want a pump to go with my FEP Quest to play rec ball with..any suggestions on which kind to get? (Yes I know that I'm in a Phantom review)
   

mstrbtion Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 | 1:03 pm PST
hey should i go with a stock class or a gravity feed phantom? and could someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages
   

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