Tricked out 98 Custom:
J&J 16" Full Tilt Ceramic *Black
Dark Horizons Lite Titanium Hammer
32 Degrees Star Fire Front Bolt
Dead On Paintball Pro-seal
Stiletto Drop Forward
32 Degrees 2003 Expansion Chamber *Black
Blue/Black powder fade Gx-5
Blue 14" Freak A/A w/stainless steel inserts
Blue Halo B w/ rip drive
70/4500 High Pressure Crossfire Stubby
Blue Dye Rhino Tank Cover
ANS Blue Fill Nipple Cover
Check It Uni-Mount 2
If you're a serious tourney player:
Slik Lite rear end block kit
Dark Horizons titanium hammer
Check It Uni-Mount 2
Top of the line valve
Freak Kit w/ stainless steel inserts
Good Ball Detents
Ok, at this point in time i haven't actually fired the gun because my air tank hasn't come in yet, but im going to review it anyway and when I get the tank finish the review.
The Good : - It's lightweight for a cocker
- The stock barrel is a very nice two piece, 14'', heavily ported with muzzle
break. It's almost after market quality.
- Easily adjusted Inline regulator pressure, just twist the handle knob.
- The gun comes stock with Q.E.V's, a delrin venturi style bolt, 90* swing
trigger, a drop forward with on/off, and the nice barrel
- Nice milling
- The trigger has a nice pull to it, and it even has a little hole to put your
pointer finer if you shoot with your middle finger
- The feed neck twists to fit, so it fits every hopper, especially my Halo B
- Comes with three different ball detent strengths
- Pressure guage in front of ASA, it's easy to see
The Unsure: - The Drop forward is huge, and i wonder because of the size and shape
if some tanks couldn't fit in it. To counter the odd shape of the drop, im
getting a Check It Uni-Mount 2
- Since the factory trigger setting provides the shortest pull possible, the
safety will not work on a stock setting marker unless you put the safety
button halfway through the trigger frame. Of course, you could always
adjust the trigger setting to make the safety operation easier.
- Stock barrel is supposed to be .689, but a few of medium sized balls,
heat and recsport, roll right out
- Maybe its just me, but I seem to only be getting 500 shots off of a 4500 ci
tank filled to about 3500.
- Ball detents seem to suck, but I could always get some new ones
I just got a chance to fire the gun, but keep in mind this isn't an on the field review just yet.
Just shooting the gun is a great feeling. The cocking action is nice and smooth just like the trigger pull, and the sound of it firing is just plain satisfying. To start off with, I put in some solar flare. Yeah I know, it sucks, but it's a start. After about 50 shots, i noticed the ball detents were ripping up the shells' of the balls'. Serves me right for using Target paint. Next was the Draxxus rec-sport, which is also lower quality. It shot pretty nice for crappy paint; only a few balls, about 1 of 20, would drift off. After that, I used some Draxxus Blaze. Not the best paint out there, but it's a whole lot better than solar flare. I was very impressed this time, having nearly every ball landing where I intended it to. But I believe that it could have been better, because every 30 balls or so one would roll out the tip of the barrel, indicating that the ball was too small. I have some Hellfire, which I am saving for actual playing. I look forward to writing back when i've battle tested this gun.
I finally got a chance to battle test this gun, and i've gotta say, this thing is the best thing since sliced bread. At first I thought that the large profile of the gun with the hopper and drop forward would be a problem, but fortunately i was wrong. It's pretty quiet for a cocker, but the sound of the back block against the body is a dead give away of your position. I used some viewloader heavy-metal and some heat, and the accuracy through the stock barrel was impressive. I found that the chrono sweet spot for this gun is around 285-290, giving the best in and consistency. I ended the day with 21 kills and 3 hits, partly in thanks to my new gun.
It's a nice, smooth shooting gun. In my opinion, the best of all mechanical cockers. It's just plain fun to shoot, and a killer combo of consistency, sleek milling, and rate of fire. The few minor problems I encountered can be easily fixed with a little time and money. If your looking to buy your first cocker, or looking for a solid base to upgrade to tourney level, this gun is for you. 9 out of 10, nothings perfect.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 at 8:36 am PST