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ibram_gaunt Saturday, March 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman A-5, 98, and Pro-Carbine
Marker Setup: Armotech Zeus G2 (with Quick Cap)
That's it, that's my main marker, pistolier all the way!
Recommended
Upgrades:
It's just fine the way it is
Strengths: Excellent price
Easy to clean and maintain
No need for addons or upgrades
Weaknesses: Very loud
Heavy
Review: Excellent price:
- Since Armotech has discontinued production of this marker, I was able to purchase mine online for $119.99USD which was very sweet. The original MSRP was about $150'ish.

Easy to clean and maintain:
- The size and shape of the pieces that make up the bolt assembly are such that it's impossible to put everything back in the wrong way. The upper section that connects to the barrel, as well as the feed neck are both easy to reach and clean.

No need for addons or upgrades:
- It comes stock with a drop forward, a ported 14" barrel, an HPA regulator
- It comes stock with both a volumizer and expansion chamber
- The stock trigger frame already has a safety catch
- Other than maybe an electronic trigger, you don't really need anything else

Very loud:
- Yep, people can distinctively hear when you're firing on the field, this marker is very loud

Heavy:
- If you look up the net you should be able to purchase delrin bolts, that'll make the marker lighter

Other observations:
- The marker is very accurate up to the 60'ish feet range, that's when it's noticeable with the naked eye that the shots are falling significantly

- With a steady aim, I was consistently able to get 10+ shot groupings of 12" or less at fifty feet without the need for a sight or scope

- If I'm specifically firing from a downward angle, I noticed the paint likes to veer a tiny bit to the left; although to be fair, my friend didn't notice this when he fired it

- After firing more than one thousand rounds through the marker, I've had only two chops

- Definitely download and print out the detailed user's manual from the Armotech website because the little booklet that comes with the marker is not very well written

- The o-rings, the spring, and one of the bolt pieces are interchangeable with the Zeus G2 (not sure if this will apply with the G1 or the newer G+ series)

Additional Comments March 28th, 2005

- I've since let a few more people test fire the Mars LT a bit; and much to my own chargrin, it seems them paintballs will only veer to the left when I'm firing it. So I can only assume it must be an anticipatory reflex with how I hold the Mars when I'm firing.

- The stock ported 14" barrel is a single piece barrel by the way.
Conclusion: Next to a high-end mechanical/electronic marker, the Mars LT doesn't stand a chance.

But in the low-end mechanical marker category, for the price that you're paying, you're getting plenty of value. If you can still find this marker, definitely purchase it, you'll be glad you did.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 28th, 2005 at 10:30 am PST
 

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