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just_steve Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Angle LCD, Tribals, Shocker 4x4, Angel LED
Marker Setup: A-Bomb Intimidator/Reloader B/Centerflag 68/4500/Empire barrel kit
Shocktech Autococker, Shoebox Shocker 4x4, Eclipse Angel LED
Recommended
Upgrades:
Adj. ram cap, hard ball detents, barrel kit
Strengths: Looks awesome, shoots so fast, this thing is light as a feather. It's sick.
Weaknesses: It sure isn't cheap. Old manual, no spare parts, no lube included.
Review: OK, I haven't had this gun long, but I will already tell you this thing is the best marker I have ever owned. Period. The Timmy just rips, and I haven't had any problems with chopping paint. Dual regs (one high pressure, one low pressure) keep the shot-to-shot consistancy very stable, and they are very easy to keep maintained.

The next best marker I have owned would be an original Angel LCD, but that didn't have eyes, so it would give you some chopping. The LCD interface on the A-Bomb is very easy to use. Changing the settings is a snap.

I've used a Revvy on mine without any problems, but I recently picked up a Reloader B. When you use one of these, be sure to pick up harder ball detents, or stay on top of replacing the stock style ones, as they'll get worn down faster. When that happens, you'll run into problems with double feeding, which will result in some chops. Detents are like one dollar, so keep some spares in your gear bag.

The Reloader feed neck is so massive, it wouldn't fit into the stock timmy clamping feedneck without sanding it down. I just got a different feedneck. I wasn't into sanding that thing, since I use it on a few guns, and none of the others needed sanding to make it fit. I also picked up an adjustable ram cap. This will allow you to set the bolt clearence in the breech for the paint you are using that day, and you can forget about chopping after you are set. I think they should come stock with an adj. ram cap, but hey, it's a real easy upgrade, and it doesn't cost a lot. At least this way you can pick what brand/style you want.

The stock barrel is very nice, but I like to shoot cheap paint, so I picked up a barrel kit. No knock on the stock barrel, it just didn't like misshapen crummy paint. The stock trigger is pretty good, but I picked up an aftermarket one. The new Critical trigger just feels better to me, and it took out some side to side play. Both of these upgrades are not must haves, it is just a matter of personal preference.

The grip frame has plenty of tapped holes, so you can run your rail or drop forward any way you need it. I use a rail and asa for a high pressure screw in tank. I get plenty of shots of a fill - the Timmy is not an air hog. You wont have to stand in line after each round of rec play. And once you get the gun set up for the day, you shouldn't have any problems with chopping. You can just load up your pods, and relax while everyone else is frantic, getting air and making repairs.

The two things you must get are the adjustable ram cap, and some Dow 55 lube for your regulator o-rings. After that, I would suggest having a small kit with spare o-rings, some ball detents, spare 9v battery and you should be good to go.
Conclusion: Looks hot, weighs next to nothing, shoots like crazy, easy to maintain. If you are looking for a killer tourney level gun, this will make you smile.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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