Stock Tippmann - Fairly good gun for a beginner, very sturdy but cant compare to a stock vexor eye
Stock Piranha - Complete crap, didn't work 80% of the time. Fail to re-cock most of the time.
Note: These are rentals, so take that into your consideration when you compare them.
VL 200 Hopper
More accurate Barrel
Shorter trigger pull (New switch)
Break Beam Eyes
Eyes fail to work sometimes
Barrel could be better
This gun is good for a beginner looking for a gun that will grow with their skill. It has features such as a regulator and eyes which a beginner would end up getting when get got better and decided to upgrade his gun. If purchased separately (for say a Spyder Imagine) would cost upwards of $90 already making the Vexor Eye a better deal for the money some markers in the same category. Below I will review key parts of the Vexor Eye separately. I be as little biased as possible.
As in most low end guns the stock barrel is worth upgrading, but for me i probably wont be upgrading it anytime soon because the accuracy isn't so bad that it would need immediate upgrading.
--Break Beam Eyes--
Break Beam Eyes ensure that no balls will be broken by the bolt in the breech. Unlike Bounce Beam Eyes these wont chop balls no matter the shell color. Until this marker came out I don't believe there was any markers that had Break Beam Eyes stock without costing more than $230. I have however found a problem with the eyes while playing on the field. At some point I had broken balls with the eyes on. I must say though that his is my first marker and may have overlooked another way they could have been broken. Overall the eyes are a very good addition to this great marker and work 90% of the time.
--Grip & Board--
The grip overall is comfortable and easy to remove to access to the battery and the board for modifications. The problem however is that if the grip isn't screwed in correctly then paint cen get into the grip which did happen to me which playing and suffering a hand shot. The shot didn't get much paint onto the board but is worth noting that it could have. The board is capable of shooting 20bps and allows you to choose a cap of how many bps you want to shoot at (4-20). The board also contains a game timer which is useful but is fairly annoying to set the time since you can only increase the game time or reset it so if you accidentally add an extra minuet to the time you will have to reset it and do it again. The shot counter is also a useful feature but is more on a novelty. The ability to turn the eyes off or on is accessible from the board. You can also set the marker to turn itself off after 30 mins or set it to turn off only when you shut it off. Useful if your a forgetful person.
When first taking the Vexor Eye our of box and holding it I noticed that the trigger is lose. It wobbles from side to side very easily. The trigger pull is 150grams i believe but i could be wrong about this figure. If it is in fact 150grams i would recommend getting a new switch. From my experience it dose seem a bit heavy but is defiantly allot less then the Tippmann and the Piranha I played with.
--Regulator, Expansion Chamber, and Spring--
Since i am new to owning my own marker I cant say i know how to rate a regulator. However i didn't notice many velocity spikes while shooting. It may also be worth noting that I burst and O-ring in the expansion chamber in my inspection and cleaning of my marker once i got home from playing. When i first when to the field and went to chrono my gun I would i was shooting upwards of 310fps and was unable to get the fps below the 275fps required to play on the field. Luckily one of the employees there was able to replace the spring with a softer one (Me being a beginner didn't understand how to get the velocity down if the spring was too hard).
The bolt is made of aluminum so I would recommend upgrading this to a derlin bolt if you care about keeping the internals of your marker scratch free. With only about 700 shots through my marker I had allot of scratching on the bolt.
Overall this marker is a great Begginer-Intermediate Marker. It is good primarily because you don't need to do much upgrading to get it to optimal performance. A derlin bolt better, grips, and better stock barrel would have made me give it a 10.
You can also get breaks in a paintball gun in the barrel, it might not be screwed in tight enough or you might get an irregular (egg-shaped) paintball that will just explode in the barrel. You can usually tell if your eye is failing by the paint splatter, if it's coming back up into your feedneck you're chopping in the breech if it's not it's probably a barrel break.
Does the Vexor Eye take a 9 volt battery or a 9.6 volt battery. My friend has this gun and can not get it to turn on. He is holding the bottom button but still it wont turn on. please try and help me out with this problem.
quote:Originally posted by bigtime456 Does the Vexor Eye take a 9 volt battery or a 9.6 volt battery. My friend has this gun and can not get it to turn on. He is holding the bottom button but still it wont turn on. please try and help me out with this problem.
I am currently using an energizer battery which only says 9volt on it so i assume it can take both. I believe that 9volt and 9.6volt batteries corrode so if it was an older one he may need to purchase a new battery. if you have the packaging of the battery then check for the expiration date on the battery.
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Last edited on Friday, June 3rd, 2005 at 6:03 pm PST