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hobbes287 Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months9 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
View Loader Prodigy E-Grip
Spyder Rodeo
Tippman A-5
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 with Raider Scorpion CQB kit
Recommended
Upgrades:
None
Strengths: The look
Intimidating factor on the fields
Gets lots of attention
Accuracy (close range)
Weaknesses: Weight
Bore size (.695)
Inconsistent shots
Gas hog
Spyder clone
Cheap plastic grip
Review: So I bought this gun back in June 2005. Saw it online for sale for $200. Thought it was a good deal. The company claims the gun is excellent and durable. I also read the reviews on the forum. Many praised the gun for its performance. So I bought into it. Got it a few days later in the mail. At first, looking at the gun, you can't tell between the real M4 and the replica one. The look is awesome. Took it to the field the following weekend to try it out. Problem, the velocity was all over the place. First shot chronoed at 200 fps, second shot 150 fps, third shot 135 fps, fourth shot chronoed at 235 fps. What the hell? My tank was full, I checked the gun, no leaks, nothing broken. I couldn't get the gun to work right so I had to borrow my friend's A-5. Went home, took the gun apart. The o-rings on the bolt and hammer broke. Later on, I also noticed the charging pin shattered. It turned out, the pin was striking the gun too hard. Another problem, I took out the butt stock remote adapter to clean out the dirt. Tried to put it back on, it wouldn't line up. So I had to leave it partially screwed in so I could align the butt stock. I called the company. They said it could be the spring and agreed to sent me the replacement spring and other parts as well. Got them 3 weeks later. Replaced the defective parts. Took it to the local paintball store to get the gun chronoed. Velocity was a little better now but still no consistent shots. The gun technician also told me, the barrel's bore size was too big (.695). The biggest paintball size I could find was .693. So I finally had the gun working. Tested it out in my backyard. Accuracy was decent, for close range anyway (40 ft). Tried to shoot a long one from about 100 ft. Not so good. Second time I took it to the field. First game, the gun wouldn't fire. Ball broke inside the chamber. Had to take the gun apart and cleaned out the crap. Got somewhat frustrated. I went out and bought a Tippmann A-5. Customized it (cost me an arm and a leg). No more problems.
Conclusion: It's an average gun. Looks good. Scare the hell out of the kids on the field. As far as performance, not comparable to the Tippmann A-5. Oh did I mention the T68 CQB is made in Taiwan? Maybe that's the problem. Anyway, at least the company's customer service is good. They stuck with me through the entire troubleshooting process. As of this review...the company is still improving it. I probably bought the first generation and that's why I had quite a few problems.
Rating:
3 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 at 11:17 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Taoye Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 | 7:23 pm PST
With the new Gen3 internals most of its problems have been solved. I would always recommending upgrading from the stock barrel.

The Tippman A-5 doesn't perform all -that- well. I mean, put it up against any high-end electronic markers and you'll see how great it is.
   

bulldogue_88 Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 | 6:39 pm PST
i have the gen 2 and i did find that it was inconsistant but only for about 20 fps with co2 normally like 260-280-300-280- etc but using air pretty much resolves the problem also i believe (not entirely sure though) that they used different internals in the cqb then the m16a2 gen2, which would pretty much make it a gen1 even if they call it a gen 3 because the m16 a2 gen 2 is the improved version of the t68 gen 1. i never really had a problem with my gen 2 though
   

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