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spyder341 Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
syder victor 2- ok for a while but it falls apart. save your money for something better
Recommended
Upgrades:
Not a lot is avalible from BT as of now. I plan on eventuly adding an e-grip and double trigger. Of course there are tons of barrels to upgrade with so just pick whichever one you prefer. I would definately reccomend a new barrel though. The stock 7-inch will send paint balls everywhere. it is not accurate beyond 20 feet.
Strengths: Solid construction, built to last. Adjustable feedneck. Closed bolt design.
Weaknesses: See review.
Review: I bough this gun at my local pro shop for $160. I got it because i was sick of my spyder always breaking down after every three games. I looked at what high quality low cost alternatives to tippmann. My local shop recommended BT. Ben Tippman the owner of BT was the original designer of the a5 before his dad sold the company. This gun is close to an exact replica of the a5 without the cyclone feed.

Now one major complaint i have about this gun is the steel screw in the back holding the aluminum body together. As stated in an earlier review you have to be very careful with this because it will rip the threads all the way out. This happened to me before i had even fired the gun. I took it apart to look at it and when i put it back together the screw wouldn't tighten. Luckily the local store has a free lifetime warranty with and marker purchase so they gave me a new on for free. I got lucky on that one.

Finally i got to take it out and play. it worked great. I probably played about 7 woodsball games andt he only "repair" I had to do was run the barrel squeege through. when i got home i just wiped down the outside, cleaned the barrel and it was as good as new. I haven't had any problems with the new gun at all.
Conclusion: If you play woodsball and want a reliable marker this is for you. Do not buy it if you have any plans of speedball though because it is just not cut out for that (as i said not many upgrades like the e-grip are avalible right now but i plan on buying them when they are). I'm going to give it a 8 because of the problem with the screw. this is a big problem that i hope will get worked out for 2006. As i said i got lucky.

Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 6:50 pm PST
 

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