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cyberpyr8 Monday, August 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month169 of 172 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
SP Ion
Spyders
Marker Setup: Evil Omen 2.0 with a Lapco clamping feedneck, Crossfire 47/3000 tank and Egg II Hoppers and a Revvy w/X board.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Clamping Feedneck. That's it!
Strengths: See Below
Weaknesses: See Below
Review: My two sons and I ordered 3 Evil Omen 2.0’s to replace the Ions we had. We received the first marker from Boss Paintball Products and were immediately impressed with the professional looking box. Upon opening it we found the marker lying in the box surrounded by foam pieces. It wasn’t a custom lined box, but it was adequate to protect the marker and other parts.

The 1.5 Omens only came in black. The new Omen 2.0 markers come in black, red and blue. The red and blue are very nice looking. The anodizing was good but it didn’t seem to have the deep quality that other, more expensive markers seem to have. Still, they are very clean looking markers with the design and color.

We took the Omen out and saw that it came with plenty of documentation and a huge tube of Evil Pus. There was an AC adapter for the rechargeable battery. Evil included a bag of tools, a replacement hammer cushion and o-rings. A black Evil barrel sock finished off the list of included accessories.

The Omen weighs only 2.7 lbs. stock. A stock Ion is 2.2 lbs. so the fact that the Omen has an all aluminum frame doesn’t make it too heavy. My 10 year old son was easily able to handle his throughout the day.

The documentation that comes with the Omen 2.0 was impressive compared to the other markers that we have owned. It had a real manual with color pictures and accurate step by step instructions. The manual covers such areas as safety instructions, operating instructions and adjustments. It also covers CO2 and nitro usage with your Evil marker. Nitro usage is recommended for performance and speed. However, a CO2 can be used as long as it has an anti-siphon kit.

The lifetime warranty is covered partly in the manual along with a certificate. It has a form to fill out with 18 statements that have to be initialed! With one of the best warranties on any marker, you feel secure in knowing you have coverage for the life of your Omen. A definate plus for heavy users.

The on/off bottom line that comes standard with the Omen is a nice touch. However, I found the knob to turn it off was difficult to turn since the knob tapers down and there isn’t any real grip to hold on to. Once I put some Pus on it it turned much easier (thanks for the advice Boss). The on/off power switch is nice, especially compared to the membrane button on the Ions. The Evil on/off button allows you to easily turn it on or off even with gloves on. There is a bright red light in the Evil logo that illuminates on both sides of the marker when it is on. I did replace the rechargeable batteries with regular 9V batteries. The reason was because just testing the triggers and playing with the markers after a full charge it didn’t seem to last very long. The 9V battery lasted all of us all day long and is still going strong.

I found the trigger frame to be a little small. If you have large fingers you may find it very tight. The regulator also seems like it is located too close to the trigger frame. Both of these problems are not major issues but something to be aware of. The stock trigger looks like it will be difficult to walk. It is quite the contrary. I found it much easier to walk than the Ion triggers. It was even easier than our NDZ upgraded triggers. Everyone that tried it out was able to walk the trigger very quickly. I had considered upgrading the triggers but decided to keep it after trying them.

I opted to replace the non-clamping feedneck with an Impulse threaded Lapco clamping feedneck. They are a nice upgrade to have. Otherwise I plan on leaving my Omens stock. With such great stock parts included there isn’t a reason not to.

The Omen only fires in Semi mode. There is a one page sheet that explains programming. My 13 year old son read it and programmed the guns for 25 bps and a debounce of 5. It was very easy and quick to do. The stock Omen board is capable of 25 bps but does not come with a standard ramping board. There may be boards coming out for it eventually that will allow ramping.

We finally had all three of our markers and got the opportunity to take them out to our favorite indoor field. The first thing to do with them was to set the velocity and recock settings. To do that, you first set the recock all the way down with a small hex screw in the side of the marker and back it out a quarter of a turn. Then adjusting the Detonator regulator it comes with stock, you set the velocity 10 fps above the limit you are trying to achieve by shooting one ball at a time. Once that is set, you then adjust the recock so that it will hold the recock every time it is fired. When this happens the velocity goes down by 10 points.

At recock testing step is where we first attracted attention. As I dry fired the marker at a high rate of speed, I shot a full tank of air out. When I turned around to walk back to the setup area I realized that the speed of the marker had attracted a small crowd! We were asked about the Omens at least 10-20 times throughout the day. Everything from “what is it?” to “when did they start making Omens in red?”. People were generally impressed.

Once we had the markers setup it was off to play. The Omen performs well on the airball field. It is plenty fast for most players needs. Equipped with our z-boarded egg II, the Omen is nicely weighted and balanced. The fact that the feedneck is off to the side makes it nice to look down the barrel to shoot. I was able to sight over the barrel for very accurate shooting. The autococker threaded 12” driver barrel that comes standard with the Omen 2.0 is a decent stock barrel. The accuracy is great. The driver goes from a .689 bore size and opens to a .700 at the end. Our Draxxus Midnight paint shot well through it.

Towards the middle of the day, the velocity on the Detonators had changed due to it not being fully broken in. We had a few balls break in the cam area. However, after choronographing the markers again they shot even better then they did in the morning. The Detonator is an incredible regulator. It would shoot at a +/-3 after only shooting about 3000-4000 shots through it. The Omen never felt underpowered or inferior to any other markers we were shooting against.

The speed was great for the faster paced airball games we played. There were games where the opponents literally overwhelmed by the fast paced firing. Just the sound of the marker firing and the amount of paint being thrown gave us advantages during some games with less experienced players.

I believe the Omen would also be a great woodsball and rec player marker just because of its balance of speed and accuracy. Plus at around $319 retail it is a great bargain. It gives you high end performance at a mid level price.

At the end of the day we cleaned up the markers. It was surprisingly easy, even though paint had broken in the cam area of two of our markers. The field strip pin pulls out and allows you to pull the bolt and hammer out. It is very similar to a Kingman Spyder design. There are few parts that you need to lube. Following the manual you will find that a simple cleaning of the bolt and hammer and re-lubing the o-ring of the hammer was sufficient. I also cleaned the cam area and the feedneck. The feedneck flips up but there was paint visible underneath the hinged area so it had to be removed to get the paint out. This is done by removing a long screw. It was very simple and quick to do. It allowed me to wipe the paint out and be sure the whole marker was clean of paint.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Omen 2.0 marker. It is a very powerful, simple marker to own and operate. It is a great value for the money. If you are looking for a marker that doesn’t require major upgrades to be competitive you will be pleasantly surprised by the Omen.

Marker: Evil Omen 2.0
Price: $319-$329

Pros:
2nd best regulator (Detonator)
Driver Barrel standard
On/Off Standard
A unique marker that stands out in a crowd
Great trigger
Hopper is off to the side for sighting
Light, Accurate and affordable


Cons:
Small trigger frame, Regulator is too close to the trigger frame
Annodizing quality is questionable
A clamping feedneck is almost required for most hoppers
No ramping option (yet)

**Updated 1-12-06**
I have been PM'd about how I feel about them after having them for a few months. Here are my thoughts.

The Omens have held up well. My kids and I use them about every other weekend and my oldest son is hard on them! We have beat them up pretty well and they still are running great. I really don't have any complaints about them. The few minor issues we have had have all been handled by PMI tech support in a quick and timely manner. The issues we have had all have been caused by user error. I have forgotten to tighten the adjustment collar on the detonators a few times which has caused tears in the reg seals. In trying to repair those I screwed up the inner parts of the detonator. Evil sent me a new reg in one case and repaired the reg seat in the other. No hassles or problems. They never questioned us on warranty or gave us any problems. At first I had a few bad cup seals but Evil sent me new ones and they have been running fine ever since. We had one Omen hit the floor in a gun stand onto concrete and it still worked but I had them check it out anyway. And a paintball shop broke my hammer assembly. Evil sent me a replacement one, again with no hassles.

The Omens shoot great. Once the regulators were really broken in they have been very consistent and stable. We get +/-1 to +/-3 on all three regs. They are fast markers that are great as a back mid or front player gun. They aren't too heavy and are well balanced. I never feel under powered in a gun battle with Shockers, DM's or the like. I would suggest using a larger capacity tank like a 68/45 just to be sure you have plenty of air and don't run into recock issues towards the end of a game. They are to say the least an impressive gun for $320.

After several months of use (and abuse) I still think that they are the same gun that I reviewed. If I had to do it all over again, I would still buy the Omen and recommend it to everyone.
Conclusion: Evil has delivered a marker that is almost the perfect gun for most players. It shoots fast and accurately. If you are looking to buy a marker that doesn’t break the bank needing upgrades consider the Evil Omen 2.0.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at 12:23 pm PST
 

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TylerC Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 | 6:14 pm PST
good review
   

spyderp8balla Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 | 6:53 pm PST
Yes, great review.
   

Tippmann CQD Friday, August 26th, 2005 | 6:00 pm PST
I wanted to thank you for your review. Thanks to you, I bought an Omen 2.0 and its amazing!
   

Alphahunter742 Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 | 11:20 am PST
Excellent review.
   

bionaire Monday, September 5th, 2005 | 4:20 am PST
I don't get this review. No gun is perfect. You list all theese cos and still say its the perfect gun????

Cons:
Small trigger frame, Regulator is too close to the trigger frame
Annodizing quality is questionable
A clamping feedneck is almost required for most hoppers
No ramping option (yet)

Did you just rate it 10 to just make the ratings go up? I don't understand why people rate guns 10 when every gun has a weakness. Also right in your review you say ALMOST PERFECT so thats about a 9 but you give it a 10 just so that the average rating goes up?
Last edited on Monday, September 5th, 2005 at 4:22 am PST
   

runner31490 Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 | 7:20 pm PST
bionaire you are to technical........
   

bionaire Sunday, September 18th, 2005 | 5:11 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann CQD
Originally posted by bionaire
I don't get this review. No gun is perfect. You list all theese cos and still say its the perfect gun????

Man, you are a whiner.


And lets see what you own...

Product Reviews Written:
1) High-End Electronic Markers > Evil : Omen 2.0

Wow what a suprise... I was going to get a omen as my next gun after my ion but I decided to get a promaster becuase all the evil people just go around rating products 10 and saying "evil wins". To me the evil fans are almost worse than the wrath fans or the ion haters.
   

bionaire Sunday, September 18th, 2005 | 5:12 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann CQD
Originally posted by bionaire
I don't get this review. No gun is perfect. You list all theese cos and still say its the perfect gun????

Man, you are a whiner.


And lets see what you own...

Product Reviews Written:
1) High-End Electronic Markers > Evil : Omen 2.0

Wow what a suprise... I was going to get a omen as my next gun after my ion but I decided to get a promaster becuase all the evil people just go around rating products 10 and saying "evil wins". To me the evil fans are almost worse than the wrath fans or the ion haters.
   

bionaire Monday, September 19th, 2005 | 4:10 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann CQD


Believe it or not i also have an ion& a karnivore. Beat that.


And you havent reviewed any of those guns?

Product Reviews Written: Notify me when this user writes a new review

1) High-End Electronic Markers > Evil : Omen 2.0
2) Low-End Mechanical Markers > Kingman : Spyder Compact 2000
3) Low-End Mechanical Markers > JT : Tac-5 Recon

Apparently you have a omen, a spyder, and a tac-5 recon. Also heres your similar products used lsit for your omen review...

Similar
Products Used: Omen- Slower, Less Accurate, but still great marker
Outkast-Slower,More Accurate
98 Custom- no comparison
A-5- no comparison
Spyder Pilot ACS- similar but slower, less accurate

Wouldn't you have listed ion under similar products used? It doesn't look like you have a omen, TWO spyders, a tac-5 recon, a 98c, a a-5, and a outkast. Doesn't that seem like alot of guns? Then your supposed to have a karni a ion?
Last edited on Monday, September 19th, 2005 at 4:15 am PST
   

A2L Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 | 11:56 am PST
Which is taller the ICD Bushmaster B2k 2004 or the Omen 2.0?

   

bionaire Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 | 4:12 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Tippmann CQD
You are a serious newb if you thought (1) I own all of those guns, and (2) you think you caught me. Maybe you can come to the field my dad owns so I can bunker you. That would be hilarious!!!

I didn't think you owned them all. You wished you owned them all.

Also if your dad "owns" a field wouldn't you have reviewed it as a 10?

Field Reviews Written:

None

Also I think that you WANT those guns. I think by judjing by your name and profile all you own is a tippmann. Heres what your profile says your gun setup is...

98 Custom, 14'' Werks Barrel, E-Grip

Now IF your dad owned a field you would have a way better gun. I don't even think you have a omen.
   

TippmannRyan Friday, September 30th, 2005 | 3:13 pm PST
u guys r really helpful for me deciding what gun to buy
lol
   

cppaplayer Friday, October 7th, 2005 | 8:05 am PST
What the hell is wrong with you people! Your acting like your thirteen!! *OMG!! Help! He liked his new gun so he gave it a ten!* BIG DEAL. I don't own an omen or an ion. I have a reaally old autococker. so this isn't biased. Grow up.
   

paintballin4fun Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 | 4:12 pm PST
cpppaplayer i agree with ur last comment Friday, October 7th, 2005 | 8:05 am PST
i have 1998 autococker but just bought omen steal have autococker i no how it feels to have an old autococker


good review i just bought omen 2.0 n its better then i thougt id like to go paintballin with u n your kids some day iam 13 gonning on 14

Last edited on Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at 4:15 pm PST
   

paintballin4fun Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 | 4:17 pm PST
never mind i leave md
   

TylerC Sunday, November 6th, 2005 | 10:46 am PST
2.0 or promaster
   

lms paintballer Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 | 7:15 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by TylerC
2.0 or promaster


promaster!!!!!
   

hype/ryan Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 | 2:54 pm PST
hey have you ever shot a wrath?? dont diss it its prety it is alot better than the original omen i can do easily 18 bps with my wrath n thats amazing for a 300$ gun but i still give my wrath an 8 on 10
   

coconut18 Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 | 9:09 am PST
Great review. Full of good information.
   

PB3 Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 | 8:27 pm PST
good review thinkin about getttin one
   
                            
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