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bayruun Friday, October 7th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
2 years6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98, 98 Custom, Spyder Xtra (I guess it's similar)
Marker Setup: Stock MR2
9oz Co2, basic 200 round hopper
Ronin Gear Tactical Vest
PMI USP stock with Ronin holster - amazing pistol!
Recommended
Upgrades:
Remote, sling
Strengths: Realistic, decent stock, overall good ergonomics.
T-bolt is pretty cool
Pretty good effective range
Weaknesses: Feed neck blocks ironsights
Very complex internals
Low rate of fire
Review: 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.
Conclusion: 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.
Rating:
2 out of 10Last edited on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at 5:53 pm PST
 

Review Comments
spydergunboy Friday, October 28th, 2005 | 8:31 pm PST
do u mean 6 bps?
   

Richie B Monday, April 10th, 2006 | 4:15 pm PST
16 bps, you need to lay of the angel dust kid
oh ya 150 feet effective range, fu*k off ya crack head
   

bayruun Monday, April 17th, 2006 | 5:55 pm PST
It was a long time ago when I was still new to the hobby. Yes, it was more like 6 bps. Whether it was a typo or what I can't remember.
However, I really hate this marker.
   

sledgehammer Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 | 9:25 am PST
why? dont listen to these other a--holes because it sounds like there speedballers and i detest speedballers and there big egos, nuff said!
   

DeltaOne Friday, April 13th, 2007 | 12:31 pm PST
Try getting a new ball detent. That might fix the shotgunning problem.
   

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