Sight rail is useless because of the vertical feed
I added this to my review because I would like to clear some things up with a new one. First off, this gun was taken off the market a while ago due to the fact that it has many design flaws, so this review probably doesn't matter to anyone except for those who have the gun and may be experiencing problems with it. My bt-16 tactical has not worked very good since the day i bought it.. I figured out the problem so I am posting this for anyone who may be having the same problem as I was. My gun was shooting poorly because my paintballs were being shot back into my hopper. This was causing paintballs to bust, then gum things up, and cause what few paintball did come out, to fly with little/no accuracy. I fixed this by drilling a few holes in the lower part of my vertical feed, and also by drilling a few holes in the lid of my hopper. I will put pictures on within the next few days to help anyone who needs it. After doing this, my gun seems to be working fine. It shoots faster and better than it did before.(yeah, its still not that fast, so speedballers stay off my case) Anyhow, now that i have it fixed i am fairly happy with it and hope that it will continue to work for a long time. BT has since come out with a BT4 line of markers and from what i hear they seem to be okay. However, in my past experiences with BT, i doubt i will ever buy another product from them again.
This gun is pretty decent. It looks cool and has great accuracy. Although, i dont really like it because it is too heavy. It is made of thick alloyed aluminum. It is very heavy compared to a Tippmann 98 Custom. Also, don't be fooled by the name ben "TIPPMANN" because this isn't an actual "Tippmann". This is a different company with the same name. As for CO2, this gun seems ok. I shot probaly over 500 rounds off of a 12oz and it still wasn't empty. Although, with this gun, you have to screw the CO2 Cylinder as far up as it can go or else it will leak CO2 and you wil waste the tank. This gun may seem cool and you may like the fact that it is accurate, but if you are considering buying this gun, I wouldn't if i was you. If you are looking for a good gun that is similar to this, then go with the Tippmann 98 Custom Sniper Rifle. That is a good gun and is very accurate. If you are looking for a gun that looks like this, then my advice would be to buy a Tippmann 98 Custom and buy the accessories on--- www.bentippmann.com ---to make it look like this gun. You can find a barrel attachment, stock, and sight rail to make it look almost exactly like this gun, but it will then be much lighter and CO2 efficent. Also, if you go with this setup, the sight rail will then work because tippmann 98s don't have a vertical feed to get in the way.
I wouldn't suggest buying this gun. I would suggest buying a Tippmann 98 Custom and just buying the accessories to make it look like a bt-16 tactical. It may cost a little more, but it will be a lot lighter, more CO2 efficent, just as accurate, and just as cool looking. Or, just buy the tippmann 98 custom w/ flatline barrel and stock.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at 12:05 pm PST