Nothing I have owned really compares to this gun. My friend just got an 05 Proto and fully tricked it out but I still love my L.E.
System X NME L.E. Black/Gold Dust, Dye Throttle 68 4500, CP 14" Barrel, an Empire B w/ rip drive and victory board and all that jazz, and a CCM clamping feed neck
Well the first thing you should get if you plan on competing would be a new barrel. The stock is a true 2-piece but remember it is just a stock barrel. A new feed neck would also be up there as if you use a smaller necked hopper like an Egg it tends to move around a bit in the stock feed neck.
ACCURACY. WAS board, balance, trigger, lightning fast, removable bolt
noise, stock barrel, complex interiors (4 hoses to blow), LPR
I researched this gun a LOT before i went out and bought it. As soon as it came tho i was ecstatic. Easily the best gun I have ever played with including my friends 05 Proto. Straight out of the box this gun has some of the best looks on the market. Awesome milling. At first getting into the WAS board and adjusting your gun is a little intimidating, but after you learn the color scheme its really a piece of cake. The only thing is that the L.E. comes with a mode of fire setting that isnt reviewed in the standard NME manual that comes with the gun, but if you just pop on over to the Wicked Air Sports website you can download the updated manual if you want OR better yet just learn that last feature cause its super simple.
The stock barrel isnt all that great, it looks pretty sick for a stock but if you notice the porting holes are super small causing the gun to be a little on the loud side. Also the accuracy on the stock barrel is about a B+, not the worst, but definately room for improvement.
Dry firing this gun is LOUD OK??? L O U D. But plop some paint in there especially with a decent aftermarket barrel and this thing quiets down real nice. It isnt the quietest out there but in the middle of a game, it definately doesnt stick out.
The stock feed neck works really well with a brand new Halo, but since the feednecks are painted, they stick out like a sore thumb and are a little bulky, so i would suggest replacing it with something a little more low-profile.
Now i have a Custom Products 14" barrel on my marker, nothing special, but at 60 yards just firing single shots i was hitting the same fence post on every shot. I would say probably 28 out of 30 shots hit the post. This gun is as accurate as my friends A-5 flatline, it works really well just sitting in the back picking guys off. But on the other hand this gun is capable of laying down paint. and i mean serious paint. First off the WAS board is capable of WHO KNOWS how many cps, but the gun is capable of over 35 cps. In other words, in true semi-auto mode you will never even get close to this guns full potential. What I did find though is that if you set the debounce to .1ms, depending on how you have the trigger set, the gun will start to double-fire occasionaly, so if you have a really fast hopper, you can start to pull about 30 bps no joke. I wouldnt recomend doing that at an official course, but even if you did, its not super consistent so you might be able to get away with it. I mostly play at my friends course so I can pretty much do whatever I want.
The interiors of this gun are pretty complex. First off its the only gun I've ever seen with 4 hoses. It takes a little bit to get into the gun, but its made that way to enforce the tournament lock. So if your battery runs dead be prepared for a minor operation to get it back in.
I also like the fact that you can pull the bolt out, wipe it off, and put it back in and keep on firing in just a matter of seconds, its a really nice feature, but one you might never actually have to use because the eyes work so well.
One thing I don't necessarily love is the fact that the LPR sticks out below the barrel about 3 inches. So if thats sticking out at all it makes quite a nice target for your opponents paint to find.
I would have to say don't get this gun, BECAUSE I LIKE BEING ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE I KNOW THAT HAS ONE. It is a heck of a marker. If you are into guns that you can customize just the way you like it, the L.E. is for you. I hope this review has been useful, happy shooting.