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Mindjob Monday, June 28th, 2004
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months8 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Autococker, STO, Black Magic
Marker Setup: Superbolt w/ palmer front end, micro rock
Freak Barrel
Centerflag 45/88
Halo B
wgp ergo reg
Recommended
Upgrades:
ANY other aftermarket pneumatics
I chose a Palmer quick pro set w/micro rock
JB weld or similar to hold feed neck securly in place
Strengths: Light, sexy, fast and accurate when working properly.
Weaknesses: Poor craftsmanship, lack of support from P.B. Non-compatability of aftermarket parts
Review: Small, light and sexy. Quality anno job. A Dye ultra-lite knock off. Milling is very nice, even though you can see how the milling on the body and block do not match.

I purchased this as a project gun, and boy did I get my wish. When this thing arrived, as soon as I put a reg and bottomline on and gassed it up, it blew all of the lp hoses. After trial and error, I realized that the stock LPR did NOTHING. I took it apart and comapred it to my brothers Dye (which is identical), only to see that nothing obvously wrong with it. I also noticed that the 3-way was binding. This turned out to be due to a rough surface inside. I have no idea what this was from. I ended up calling Palmer's Pursuit shop and ordered a whole new front block kit. About 5 minutes after I was up and running, the main valve seal let go. I purchases a Bob Long power valve, only to find out that it didnt fit into the body. My solution was to use a spare VM68 valve seal that I had laying around in conjunction with the stock valve body. That, and a lighter valve spring and the valve issues were settled.

So yesterday I finally got the chance to play with this monstrocity, and it shot great. All of the B.S. i went through with it seemed to have paid off. Several experinced cocker users tried it out and were all equally impressed with it.

Unfortunately, my good fortune did not last.

When I took it home to clean it, the spring loaded ball that is in the rear of the bolt which is part of the twist lock, came flying out. After crawling around on my floor looking for the srping and ball, I found that the hole where the little ball sits was now too big. The darn thing just rolled right out. Since I can't just slap an aftermarket bolt in this thing, I got creative, and reduced the size of the hole with a ball-end allen key and hammer. The only thing that worries me about that little repair is weather or not it will hold up.

Conclusion: Is it worth it? I don't know. I was planning on e-blading this sucker, but now I am concerned that it will just fall apart on me. As far as how it shoots - I was loving it. It is comprable to most of the other high end cocker clones. I wam wondering if maybe i just got a lemon and that the Psychobalistics people were all just hung over on a Monday morning when they made this one.
Rating:
5 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, June 29th, 2004 at 5:23 pm PST
 

Review Comments
speedy2k4 Monday, November 8th, 2004 | 2:42 am PST
that doesn't sound good. i think you may have gotten a defect. i have used 4 different ones, and nothing like that. they have always been a little shaky out of the box, but 15 minutes of tuning and it shoots as good as any other mech cocker on the market. psycho doesn't have great service you are right. they had an ad for a sponsorship and then they never emailed me back.
   

gangisHANS Saturday, September 17th, 2005 | 10:20 pm PST
you sound just like me. if you really want a project gun pick up a PT Xtreme lol
   

chrisneves Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 | 1:35 pm PST
dude, honestly, if you wanted to put a new bolt in it, you would spend 20 dollars and buy an autococker back block, then you can put any autococker bolt in it and dont preach about non compatability because apart from the bolt problem (that i just solved) every autococker part fits. : )
   

ngleichman Friday, September 18th, 2009 | 5:26 pm PST
Dispute:
Nothin' malicious, just that they now do offer bolts that fit this thing. Sold by Sanchez Machine. I've purchased two very recently.
   

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