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Breakaway2008 Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
2 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
98 custom
stingray 2 (I know, I know...)
Spyder Afterburner
Spyder Victor
Spyder Compact SE
Marker Setup: Game Face E-Rex Pro
14" J&J Ceramic (I love it)
Off set sight rail
Remote adaptor
Hopefully a Halo B loader soon
Spyder Delrin bolt
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel!!! (fits spyder threads)
And if you're a more expierienced player a new expansion chamber and bolt
Strengths: Cheap
Looks decent
Durable
Decent w/ upgrades
Fairly simple to maintain and clean
Weaknesses: Gas hog
Original barrel is God awful
Chops balls
Long and hard trigger pull

Review: Alright this was my first gun and it's decent for the price. I used it for about a year and a half.

Barrel: Nobody under any circumstance should use the stock barrel on this gun, I quickly found this out after my first day. It breaks balls like crazy, and when it doesn't it couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. For god sakes get a decent barrel on ebay. (remember this gun fits spyder threads so wide selection)

Trigger frame: The trigger feels pretty cheap and the trigger pull is very long. This makes it very difficult to shoot fast. The grip is pretty good. One problem I had with my gun was that the safety sometimes didn't work, which usually isn't a problem if you're careful.

Bolt & the rest of the frame: The bolt chopped quite a bit of balls, but it's fairly cheap to replace (again, the main problem with ball breakage was the barrel). The top cocking bolt can be a distraction sometimes (again not a big problem), and I had a few problems with the gun not automatically re-cocking.The frame is fairly high quality and very durable. This gun is quite the gas hog, and it eats up O rings.

The bottomline setup is a nice option, but if you don't like it you can take it off.

I have not had any major problems with this gun, besides for one of the trigger frame screws coming loose fairly often (caused the gun to sputter) but I just got a new screw and tightened it up and it's worked ever since.

This gun has been pretty good to me after I changed the barrel, and after playing with it for two years I would say
Conclusion: This is a great gun for players new to the game, or intermediate players that have a low budget. This is by no means the best gun for its price though, and some people prefer the lower end spyders or tippmans. You get decent "bang for your buck"
The biggest thing for this gun is the skill of the user. If you're a decent player you can out perform guns a couple hundred dollars more expensive than you, and that pisses them off.

I would give this gun an 8 but you have to spend 30+ dollars for a new barrel
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 at 5:16 pm PST
 

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