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deader Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months27 of 29 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
i have never used a paintball marker that can compare to this one.
Marker Setup: '05 Proto MaTrix
Advantage PB Virtue Board
CP Roller Trigger
HALO B w/ Rip drive, Victory board, Shocktech springand speedwheel
Recommended
Upgrades:
i would recommend getting the ARIAKON Three Point Tactical sling (because of the markers' weight), a Bipod (Harris Is Recommended), and the 19.5 Inch Ariakon Barrel upgrade.
Strengths: Beautiful cosmetics, great accuracy and efficiency
Weaknesses: Can get very heavy, velocity is very hot out of the box.
Review: Whenever I first opened the box I was very impressed. This marker is some piece of work. When I first held it I couldn’t help but to smile, it is very realistic in weight and it feels just like a real M-4. After practicing CQB maneuvers in my house for a while, I quickly disassembled the marker got to know my new toy, inside and out. I found that the basic disassembly of the marker is very easy, while fully taking it apart can get to be quite tedious. There are about 55 different little gadgets and gizmos in the marker… so as you can imagine, it takes awhile the first couple of times. But, the more you take it apart, the quicker it’ll be. Just follow the owners’ manual before disassembling. So, on to performance…
ACCURACY
The accuracy on this marker (as with any other) depends on the type of paint you use. When I went out to buy paint, I decided to go with SCORCH for practice and EVIL for games, but that is only one players choice, and should hold no influence on another player. With the factory spring in, the velocity is liable to be too high right out of the box. But, ARIAKON will send you a low velocity spring for free if one did not come with your gun. But, I was shooting at a human silhouette target at about 75 yards, and it was hitting in about a 3-4 inch pattern. Now, as for combat accuracy… you are obviously going to have a more difficult time hitting your target when you are ducking and dodging. But overall she still faired VERY well. Keep in mind; this is with the stock 14inch barrel and a RED DOT Scope. The marker would most likely fair even better with the 19.5inch barrel that ARIAKON offers.

EFFICIENCY
This marker is Very efficient whenever it comes to air… and I put about 10,000 balls through it without one chop (using SCORCH). If you fire fast, however, you will use more air per ball than when firing slowly.

FOR THE BAD NEWS
The only bad news that I can give you with this marker is that it can get to be quite heavy for some people. You DO get used to it… but it might pose a problem at first. For this I suggest getting a sling. ARIAKON does offer a 3-point adjustable sling for this reason.
Conclusion: Very beautiful marker with overall great qualities. I would recommend this marker to any avid woodsball or scenario player.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at 7:39 am PST
 

Review Comments
italianbaddog Sunday, July 17th, 2005 | 1:26 pm PST
75 yards and a 3-4 inch pattern?........ first of all, you wouldnt be able to do that lobbing the ball because a .5 mile an our wind would blow you off course, so what you are telling me is that your flat trajectory is not only far far longer than that of a flat-line...... but that your paintballs are all perfectly round, and impervious to wind........ call my a sceptic, but i find it hard to belive
   

Silver_Nova Sunday, September 25th, 2005 | 2:40 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by italianbaddog
75 yards and a 3-4 inch pattern?........ first of all, you wouldnt be able to do that lobbing the ball because a .5 mile an our wind would blow you off course, so what you are telling me is that your flat trajectory is not only far far longer than that of a flat-line...... but that your paintballs are all perfectly round, and impervious to wind........ call my a sceptic, but i find it hard to belive

Well, several variables affect the flight of a paintball, but this assumes (probably) little to no wind, clean barrel, and matching paint. besides, this marker just plain kicks ass. (not saying your wrong, just thinking a different way
Last edited on Sunday, September 25th, 2005 at 2:41 pm PST
   

Imagine_hunter Monday, October 3rd, 2005 | 5:33 pm PST
is this marker loud?
   

deader Thursday, October 6th, 2005 | 9:25 am PST
Yes, unfortunately that can be an additional downfall to the marker, it is a bit noisy... especially when dry-firing.
   

Imagine_hunter Thursday, October 13th, 2005 | 8:17 pm PST
awww man i need a marker thats quiet, my fenix is so loud, any ideas where i can get a gun that is quiet enough that if you take a shot and miss or have more than one target you can shoot and not give up your position. I know this is a lot but snipers usually are in the game a little bit longer than the ambushers and other guys who play up and when the other team knows that it is 5 on one and even if you can get a shot off they know pretty much where you are. Now i know its not always like this i have taken shots at people with an 8 in barrel on a little stingray (rental) and people just look around and wonder where it came from but if they hear nothing but OUCH then they might be a little more scared if they have no idea where it came from or which way to run out.
Last edited on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 at 8:19 pm PST
   

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