Eradicator same marker just different name
I now have a piranha r6
Piranha R6 Black, Richochet 2k Hopper, 14" CMI Rifled Tru-Flight Barrel, 9oz tank + tank butt. (Expansion Chamber coming soon!!!)
NOTE: Going to buy the tru-flight QUIET BARREL, and use this as my back up. It's the SAME EXACT barrel but with a new feature, it's more silent than this one.
GET A 9oz Tank with Butt Plate
UPGRADE THE BARREL!!! Don't get anything past 14" because it's not efficient
14" CMI Tru-Flight Rifled Barrel
Rifled for Accuracy
Expansion Chamber or Gas Thru
RONIN MARKER SLING (rest your hand between games)
Cheap and Solid (Crawl around)
Light (aim while crawling)
still chops with motorized hopper
heavy LONG trigger
can't hit running targets
REVIEW IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION PEOPLE GO EVERY WEEK
SO BASICALLY, HEAVY USAGE IN FOR A LONG TIME
UPDATE: I tried to turn the velocity up over 245fps and it wouldn't go past it. So I did a dumb thing and kept screwing in all the way in. I'm sure I screwed it in too much. so the refurbished marker BROKE AFTER 4 full days of paintball. About 3,300 rounds put through it. I adjusted the velocity and I'm PRETTY SURE I tightened the spring too much. It burped like it was out of gas, and it damaged the bolt and the part that catches the bolt, stripped it so it won't catch.
Now with that said, I looked for a new marker. I purchased a piranha r6 because
#1 vertical feed without adaptor
#2 trigger is short (very light too)
#4 full metal body, teflon coated internals
#5 1 year warranty $50 remanufactured
What I needed in my new marker was
#1 Hit moving targets - nice short trigger
#2 lower profile vertical feed WITHOUT adaptor
What I looked for was
#1 short trigger
#3 NO DROP FORWARD
#4 high rate of fire
I looked at:
spyder: xtra, victor, victor 2, some other spyders
32 degrees: rebel 02
I used PMI BIG BALLS, same seller of Marbilizar paintballs.
ACCURACY: Stock barrel is accurate up to like say 15 feet. WITH MY UPGRADED BARREL dang the accuracy is I don't know. Atleast 90 feet dead on. As Iwalked to class yesterday I estimated distances to see how accurate I was shooting. It was well over 100 feet. What I thought was 50 feet was more like 85+ feet. What I thought was 100 was like 165. I was tired though from paintballing the day before though.
ACCURACY UPDATED: same as above but the thing is you can't hit people that are on the run. You can't put enough balls in the air fast enough. The trigger screws you up to because it's a hard pull. To shoot it accurately you have to squeeze the trigger. That's alright if you got time to aim. If you want to rapid fire at a non-moving target you can get the job done. But if they try to run and are 50 feet away, you can't shoot a string. It's more like a 2-3 shots and the enemy's hiding already.
MATERIALS: SOLID SOLID SOLID. There's alot of plastic but it's the year 2005, mankind has gone very far in producing superior synthetic products and this is a marker that you have to intentionally throw against a well or off a building or slam it against something ON PURPOSE to break it. The co2 hose is steel braided so it's all good. The bolt is all metal.
MATERIALS UPDATE: The body is solid, however the internal parts like the bolt and the thing that catches the bolt is not too good. Mine broke pretty easily. Although I did screw the spring in too much, and broke mine, my friend has the same exact marker and it showed wear at the exact spots as well. Now,
EASE OF USE: This is my first paintball marker and it's SO EASY TO USE. Cleaning will be my first concern, because if a paintball breaks in your hopper and it leaks down into your marker some people might have problems. BUT NOT US, whoever owns one of these will tell you, you can take the marker apart, clean it, put it back together, even the barrel and paintball loader, all under 2 minutes. I did it in about 2 minutes at home taking my sweet time. On the field, stuck in a bunker with someone shooting at you, you can do it in under 30 seconds if you got a squeegee in hand. (I used a squeegee with that carpet like stuff) The marker is light weight. I use a 9oz tank to do my damage ( I crawl around with my this in ONE HAND AIMED AS I CRAWL) When I'm crawling, my marker is aimed the whole time.
Ease of Cleaning
Well it's easy to break down. Pull 2 pins and you can take out the key components you gotta clean when a paintball breaks in your hopper and leaks everywhere causing another paintball to break in your barrel. If you're bring the tools, you can clean it in the field. I cleaned it thorougly at home and it took about 3 minutes and that was one of those, I used it all day so it's time to clean it so it looks like new type of clean jobs, wiping the outside and trigger and handle and everything.
It's so easy, I'm going to be putting together a little cleaning kit and figure out where to wear it so I'll have it on the field. I most likely won't need it though, I only bust this one batch of paintballs because it was a bad 2nds batch and I was stupid enough to use it in the field. Other than that, I'm making the kit just in case. since I play woodsball and sometimes like a dork I get my barrel put into the sand by accident.
UPDATE: it's really easy to clean, but I just figured something out. I got so good at cleaning the marker because I had to clean it everytime I went to play. There would always be a chop though I didn't have my motorized hopper turned on. I have an r6 vertical feed without adaptor and it doesn't chop, even with the ricochet turned off. With the r6, I actually didn't even get a chop at all (only chop came due to me being OUT OF GAS)
Excellent STARTER paintball marker. Upgrade the barrel to at 14" tru-flight CMI barrel and you can shoot 90+ FEET ACCURATELY (using pmi big ball paintballs)
I used a ricocket 2k hopper that does 12bps AND it still chops paintballs. With my piranha r6, WITHOUT an electro hopper it still doesn't chop. I used my ricochet 2k but I didn't turn it on and no chops on the R6.
It won't break on you unless you try hard to break it on purpose.
If a paintball breaks in your hopper (big ball paintballs don't break), this marker is SO EASY TO TAKE APART AND CLEAN, you should carry a squeege because you can clean it in less than 1 minute. 30 seconds or less if you are getting shot at.
PERSONAL USAGE: I like to crawl around, keep my marker aimed and hit what I'm aiming at. Since this isn't too expensive, I don't mind letting it fall on rocks and stuff as I run and duck and lay down while I'm paintballing. With my 9oz tank, it's light weight so my marker is always aimed while I'm crawling, holding the marker in ONE hand only.
You don't really need anything but a new barrel, which is highly recommended. Other than that, this paintball marker is great. I would say the rapid fire isn't on the dime though, and it chops even though you have an electro hopper that does 12bps. I get like 2 chops every full day 7-8 hour day of paintballing.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 15th, 2005 at 3:43 am PST