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Dragon88 Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month11 of 16 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
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Marker Setup: Mongoose 2 LCD, Crossfire HPA red 92/ 4500, VL Evo 2 hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel system, fast hopper, HPA, better drop forward & grips
Strengths: LCD, Price, feed neck design, milling, air gauge, Battery gauge
Weaknesses: grips, LCD (in brite light), no lock tite on screw and bolts, NO ACS bolt
Review: Okay this is my first electric, and let me tell you I'm very impressed and like it.

I have had 2 tippmann's with RT trigger setups (custom 98, and new A-5).

The A5 I just sold on ebay, it sucked.

This gun rocks to a point for the price. Come on $189 brand new with free shipping and you get a electro with LCD, adjustable firing rates, runs great on CO2 , great milling design, cool colors if your into that, air pressure gauge, expansion chamber. Comes with Batt and charger. Super fast in turbo and full auto mode (out shot my new VL evo 2 hopper), also fast in semi mode.

ACS bolt is made by kingman, recommended by a friend I just got mine tonight but haven't installed it yet. Cost is $36 or something.

The gun is light weight, nice looking with great features of more costly guns I've seen.

Now the only bads:

You will need to make sure you lock tite ever bolt and screw in the gun when you get it.
Do it now or at the field (I had to at the field and it sucked).

The battery that comes with the gun is what I recommend or energizers, I had a brand new Eveready in it (don't ask) and it wouldn't fire hardly. Not enough current to push the trigger forward to engage firing. I suggest getting rechargeable off the net that are 260mah or higher (if you find higher let me know). The one that comes with the gun is 250mah.

As for batt life, I played from 11am-5pm Sat. with the stock batter (Charged it 24hrs) and had no problems at all. Of course I cut off the gun between games only cut it on seconds before the start and as soon as I get off the field when out.

The stock barrel isn't the worst (try tippmann A-5), I just ordered a J&J Ceramic edge kit for mine with 12" & 14" tips (4 backs) will be here next week (will let you know how it turns out then).

I never chopped a ball but once in full auto mode when I out shot the hopper.
The rest of the time it did great. Never chopped at all.

I did have a problem with the feed neck coming loose and the hopper turning from vibration. However I put red lock tite on it so should fix that from ever happening again, and sanded down the hopper feed tube (a little big in dia).

Last thing is grips. They are very weak I have cracked mine from taking off and putting back on 3 times, the bottom back screw holes are very fragile becareful.

Any grips out there for it let me know. I need some.

I would recommend this gun to any one. Beginner or pro for the first electro it is great and at a good price.

Update: 8-15-05
I would like to say I sold this gun after having chopping issues with it. For some unknown reason it started to chop every 4th to 10th ball. The ACS bolt wasn't worth the money just caused it to chop worse.

I would recommend now after selling it and shooting a budies ION, you save your money extra $100.00 and buy a ION instead. It rips almost as good as my new 05 Shocker..
Conclusion: Great over all gun with a few needs you can take care of in 30 mins.

Update, after longer product use. I changed from a 9 to a 6 due to chopping issues.
6 only because it has nice mill work, and nice LCD.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 15th, 2005 at 12:32 pm PST
 

Review Comments
davco Thursday, February 24th, 2005 | 2:32 pm PST
Dragon,
Do you like this gun better than your 98? I know with using the 98, if you wanted nitro, you needed to buy a lowpressure kit for it. Is the same true for this gun?
   

Dragon88 Monday, August 15th, 2005 | 12:26 pm PST
I liked it about the same as my 98 I had a few years ago.

I did sell this gun because shortly after changing over to HPA only, I had allot of issues with it chopping paint.

The kid I sold it to said he had the same issue until he went back to CO2, now he plays with the gun and I have noticed it does allot better then when I had it? Go Figure.

I would not recommend this gun for HPA, after this. I would actually not really recommend this gun at all now. I would instead recommend a ION. Save your money and put the extra $100.00 to get a top notch gun like the ION.
   

noobielol Monday, June 12th, 2006 | 2:15 pm PST
you like the 98 over A-5 ??!!!!!

   

k-tap Thursday, February 28th, 2008 | 1:28 pm PST
i find it hard to see how you made a A-5 RT suck. it is probably one of the best woodsball markers out there. admittedly the barrel sucks, but so do most stock barrels, but its pros far outweigh its cons. it doesn't chop, and you don't need to buy a hopper for it, and with the RT ripping paint is fairly easy. the only reason i would sell it was if i decided to go play speedball, but thats not going to happen anytime soon. also why did you get and ACS bolt when the marker already has eye's?
   

k-tap Thursday, February 28th, 2008 | 1:41 pm PST
i find it hard to see how you made a A-5 RT suck. it is probably one of the best woodsball markers out there. admittedly the barrel sucks, but so do most stock barrels, but its pros far outweigh its cons. it doesn't chop, and you don't need to buy a hopper for it, and with the RT ripping paint is fairly easy. the only reason i would sell it was if i decided to go play speedball, but thats not going to happen anytime soon. also why did you get and ACS bolt when the marker already has eye's?
   

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