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Silver_Nova Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months23 of 25 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
nothing that comes close
Marker Setup: SIM 4 R.I.S. Elite (stock)
Recommended
Upgrades:
nothing (possibly a N2 tank if you want, but you dont really need it)
you can get a grenade launcher, longer barrel, silencer, etc. (not needed)
Strengths: Looks awesome
Accurate
Very efficient
Looks AWESOME
LEGAL AT ANY PAINTBALL FIELD
Weaknesses: Heavy (get used to)
Shoots hot out of the box
Review: When i first got this marker, my jaw dropped. this gun looks VERY realistic, my friend thought i had ordered a real gun. well, the first thing i did was take it out back and check out the sight. from about 50 yards, it was fairly accurate. the sight was a little off, but i soon read the manual and realized that you could adjust it- it is dead on now. speaking of which, this gun is fairly easy to just take apart and clean, but a deep clean is much harder. there are about 60 different parts, and im afraid that i'll lose one. make sure that you don't try and deep clean your gun unless you can remember where you put ALL your parts.

i use evil paint, and it works like a dream. the lazer is really cool, but it is not very effective in the middle of the day. so i would just use it at night to impress my friends. one guy told me that it came with a lot of "useless crap", but this is coming from a guy with a cheap plastic gun.

when i first went to the chrono, i realized that i was shooting about 380. however, i could not get the velocity below 315. so i ordered a low velocity spring from ariakon, and i am waiting for it to arrive. i heard that it really increases the accuracy, so im going to try that out. this is definitely the " one shot one kill" kind of gun. i realize that there really is no paintball sniper, but this gun says different.

ACCURACY
This gun is incredibly accurate. i shot very few paintballs the entire day, just because i got somebody out every shot. i was shooting EVIL that day, and i was really happy with the performance. EVIL paint perfectly fit my barrel, and i would recommend it to all players.

WEIGHT
yes, this gun does get very heavy. even so, i was still able to react fairly fast. it does not slow your game as much as you would think. you probably won't even need a remote (i had some problems with mine, so i have adjusted for the weight)

UPDATE- i emailed ariakon on what kind of balls i should use, and they said that Marbalizers work very well. so, i went out to the field and shot a few balls... and holy crap, it made the gun so much more accurate. (this is on top of its already great performance) Anyway, im planning on getting the 19.5" barrel and the replica silencer, so ill update again when i get them.


UPDATE-
I e-mailed Ariakon about what kind of paint I should use, and they said that any large bore paint, such as Marbelizers, are the best kind to use.
Conclusion: This is a very nice marker. if you want a bad-ass marker with awesome preformance and mad respect, get this one.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 at 10:30 am PST
 

Review Comments
usapatriot Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 | 7:33 am PST
nice!!! Looks like a nice gun though it shoots very hot out of the box.
   

Medium Gunner Sunday, September 11th, 2005 | 6:36 pm PST
got to build up those upper body muscles ya wuss
   

Imagine_hunter Monday, October 3rd, 2005 | 5:36 pm PST
is this marker loud?
   

AngryInsurgent Thursday, May 11th, 2006 | 2:52 pm PST
You do know that the barrel only needs 6-8" to accelerate the balls, right? The optimal length is 10-14" and 16" is the max length barrel anyone should use. Longer Barrels do not increase accuracy at all, their only advantage is quietness. However with longer barrels you sacrifice efficiency (more gas to propel the ball through), some accuracy, and you are stuck with a cumbersome 19.5" hunk of metal.
   

Silver_Nova Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | 10:27 am PST
Actually, I have gotten the 19.5" barrel and the silencer, and I must say, these balls fly like no other. At my field though, I can just pay $10 and have all day free refills, so air efficiency really isn't a problem for me. I just have to have enough to play through a couple of games.

And with the "mock" silencer, it does actually silence the gun quite a bit. Not to the point of not being able to hear anything, but it is a very noticeable difference.
   

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