Join  |  Log In - Paintball Reviews and Paintball Fields


Home     |      Paintball Articles     |      Paintball Videos     |     Paintball Gear     |     Paintball Fields     |     Paintball Stores     |     Hot Deals     |     Paintball Forums     |     Chat / Comments on Bourne117's Review / Comments on Bourne117's Review / Comments on Bourne117's Review / Comments on Bourne117's Review / Comments on Bourne117's Review

Comments on Bourne117's Review

Jump to the Comments  |  Post a Comment  |  Dispute this Review  |  Return to the Reviews

Bourne117 Monday, November 21st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
2 years
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 Custom w/ flatline barrel, adjustable stock, and adjustable sight rail
Marker Setup: MT-66 CQB w/ sight rail, mock silencer, red dot scope, handle, stock, sling, rail kit
All of this was in the box except for the sling
Strengths: Looks amazing, Accuracy, Range, Durability
Weaknesses: Heavy, price, cheap stock
Review: First of all there weren't very many reviews on this gun to begin with when i was looking to buy it so i was a little skeptical despite the good reviews. This gun looks awesome right out of the box. It has an all metal construction with the exception of the stock. But when i went to pick it up i noticed two things. One was that is was very heavy, between 8 and 10 pounds. The other was that many of the accessories were loose, like the silencer and the rail kit. But with tedious adjustments and care it was fine and now it is rock solid. You must be careful though. The silencer and the rail kit both are attached to the barrel with set screws and the screws could easily be overtightened and dimple the inside of the barrel or at least create a scar on the outside. To compensate for this i put little pieces of cloth in the screw holes before tightening them down, this works pretty well. The accuracy of this is excellent the best i have ever used (better than flatline and boomstick). The hop up barrel claims that it is the equivelent of the flatline, but this is not entirely true. It is does put a backspin on the ball but not as much as the flatline does therefore doesn't shoot as far. The balls do have a flat trajectory up to a certain point. Once they get past about 75' they start to arc. The effective range on the gun with the proper arc factor is about 100' maybe more. Generally i could hit a target 10"x16" 8 out of ten times depending on how close you are. Obviously the further away you get the bigger the spread. The two main things that i don't like on the gun are the weight and the cheap feeling stock, neither of which effect the performance. Oh yeah.....IT LOOKS NUTS... My friends say it looks like a real gun and it does.
Conclusion: I give this gun a 9 only because i am not allowed to give it a 9.5.
Durability-9.5 (i'm afraid if i drop it on the barrel i will dent, scratch or bend it)
Performance-10 (the weight takes getting used to and it has a much bigger profile than tippmanns)
This gun is worth every penny and i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys scenario paintball or woods ball, probably not very good for speed ball due to its weight and bulkiness.
So my real rating is a 9.5 but it isn't a perfect 10 and i can't give it a 9.5 so i deem it a 9.
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at 3:18 pm PST

Review Comments

No Comments

Post a Comment
Please log in to your account to post a comment.

Not a member yet? Sign up now for free!

Return to the Reviews

Help / FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertising Info  |  Link to Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use

Paintball Review

Copyright © 2000-2015 Hillclimb Media