Realistic, decent stock, overall good ergonomics.
T-bolt is pretty cool
Pretty good effective range
Feed neck blocks ironsights
Very complex internals
Low rate of fire
The first thing that I noticed when I fired it was that it sounds very different. Most of the noise seems to be generated by the bolt, a kind of "bink, bink." It doesn't sound heathy, but there's nothing wrong with it.
The second thing is that the sights are useless. You have to sight down the side of the barrel like most other guns. It isn't as much of a handicap as it seems, but being able to use the ironsights would be nice.
When I was test-firing the gun, i found that it was very accurate at longer ranges. That's why I bought it; I needed a long-range marker. There's some curve to the balls which will cause problems, but that's common among most markers.
I don't like the positioning of the tank, which is straight down. A remote will fix that, but until that's rectified, being prone isn't much of an option.
[EDIT Oct. 24th 2005]
Just played with the thing in the cold and the rain. Where my Spyder Xtra worked as well as ever, the BT16 multi-fed like a demon. I had to use the thing like a shotgun due to the sheer amount of paint I'd put through the barrel in one shot.
Basically, the thing has no tolerance to poor weather conditions. While performing admirably on clear days, I found myself finishing missions with a pistol more than once due to the fact that "shotgunning" uses massive amounts of paint.
[EDIT April 17th 2006]
The thing won't work this year. I've been maintaining the thing properly, but it chops like crazy, and won't shoot straight at all. Repairs have already cost me a fortune on this, so I'm just going to sell off the parts. In my opinion, it isn't worth your $300. Maybe worth your $100, but certainly not three hundred.
I was initially impressed by the range and feel of the marker, but I've since had innumerable problems with the gun.
The BT16 has troubles in poor weather, and seems to have reduced effectiveness as it ages (I've never had that happen to any other marker).
I don't suggest it at all.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at 5:53 pm PST