Tipmann 98c- my old marker... not nearly as good as the 2.0.
Tipmann A-5- cousin's marker... not bad but nothing like this.
Various Spyders- not bad at all but the 2.0 outclasses it.
Ions- About it's equal, however... Stock 2.0 blows away the stock Ion
Various Angels, Timmys, Imps- Though they can be 3x the price of the 2.0, the new Omen shoots just as well as them.
Honestly all you really need, judging by what I can tell, is a fast hopper. The reg is one of the best in the world. The feedneck is fine, but you can buy a clamping one if you feel like it. The Evil Driver is an excellent stock barrel. Though it CAN run fine on CO2, I highly suggest getting nitro, when you can afford it, as any gun can be made better when you run it.
-You can aim down the barrel
-Setting the recock
-Small amount of kick
-Can be a gashog
Okay, let me start out by saying... Yes, I only "tested" this marker. However, my best friend has it, and I believe I have enough experience with it to write a review. I even assembled it, set the recock, etc. I loved it so much that I sold my 98c and I am saving up to purchase this excellent marker myself.
I was at my friend's house when he first opened the box, and I can say I was impressed. It came packaged with foam pieces protecting the marker and it's parts. It comes with an excellent manual that you can download from the Evil website in case you lose it. It came also with a tool set, Evil Pus, spare parts, rechargeable battery with charger, and a barrel sock. Overall I was impressed with all the things the marker came with; Evil doesn't skimp you.
After setting the recock (my friend is a little slow: he asked for my help) with some help from the manual, we were good to go. We went to our local field, went to chrono, and to our surprise, the regulator performed excellently. +-2 at the smallest, +-3 at the most. If you want a gun that is consistant for a reasonable price, this won't let you down, trust me.
Anyhow, we began a game of speedball. I had my 98c and my friend was using the 2.0. We played on the same team, so I can't say how it feels to be fired upon with the marker. However, it appeared very intimidating to the other team. They seemed to be pinned down behind the bunkers; the sound and speed of the marker was probably the cause.
After winning that game, my friend agreed to let me swap markers with him. Let me tell you, it was this experience which led me to sell my 98c and start saving for my own Omen 2.0. It gave me the speed that my 98c never had. It gave me a powerful feeling pinning people down behind bunkers. Accuracy wise... Let me put it this way. Some guy was peeking out from one of the bunkers. I saw him, quickly aimed, and got a mask hit, dead in the forehead. Impressed? That is an understatement.
The styling on this thing is excellent too. MANY color combos to appeal to anyone's styles. The anodizing was superb too. The one my friend has is red and black. On one day when we went paintballing, several people started asking us what it was, how much it cost, and how sick it looked.
The strengths of this marker own the weaknesses. The strengths of the marker are pretty self explanitory, but I will talk a bit about the weaknesses. First of all, the major "problem" is supposed to be the recocking system. I don't even own the marker, yet by reading the manual I was able to set the recocking perfectly. The moving external parts of the system can be problematic, but if you are careful, don't constantly drop the marker while firing it, you will be fine. If you have any muscle tone at all, the kick should not hurt your accuracy at all. The gashog issue is a problem, however many markers these days have the same problem. It is barely a problem, however. Chances are you won't even notice it.
I feel like I have covered most of the important stuff. Thus, I shall end this long and drawn out review.
My conclusion? If you want an excellent marker that is fast, accurate, consistant, backed by an excellent company for life, and can keep up with the most expensive markers at a very reasonable price, this is the marker for you. It hardly needs any upgrades to be dominant on the field. The first time I used it... It convinced me to sell my only marker. That is how incredible this marker is. Get the Evil Omen 2.0. I can swear that it won't let you down. 10/10
It will run fine on Co2. Of course, HPA/Nitro will ALWAYS work better. The reg was designed to work with most types of gas (unlike the Promaster, which only takes HPA and Nitro; its also a sweet gun). You may get some buildup after several months without it being cleaned properly, but by then you should have gotten your new air system.
As far as the distance, it was about 100 feet (estimate, of course). The reason I said it was for the simple reason that most markers CAN hit stationary targets reasonably far away. With this, the guy peeked up once, I got a sight of the top of his mask coming up over the bunker, and I turned the Omen and just shot one clean round at about 100 feet. I did this with relative ease too. I aimed, and where I aimed, it shot. I remember with my 98c that you had to aim a little bit to the left or right to get the shot. This shoots where you point, bottom line.
Any other questions guys? I will be glad to answer.
I was wondering if you guys had any advise on whether I should buy an ion, or spend a little more to buy an omen. I heared that you have to spend a lot on upgrades if you buy an ion but that the omen pretty much comes ready for the field. I would greatly appreciate you thoughts.
quote:Originally posted by War Ape I was wondering if you guys had any advise on whether I should buy an ion, or spend a little more to buy an omen. I heared that you have to spend a lot on upgrades if you buy an ion but that the omen pretty much comes ready for the field. I would greatly appreciate you thoughts.
The ion is slower, and even with upgrades, many of the stock parts you can't upgrade will break. Believe me. My ions selenoid crapped out after 1 month.