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pcooke Sunday, December 4th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 years6 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
T16 - very simlar but does not used cased paintballs.
T68 - Hopper feed milsim marker. I like the the mags. Giant hoppers of paint just don't work for me.
Marker Setup: I have 3.
All basic setup. I have used both the standard core and the upgraded LE core.
BSA reddot and other tactial sights.
Recommended
Upgrades:
You need at least 3 mags, preferrably closer to 12.
Have a walkie talkie, with boom mike or throat mike. Stay in touch with your team mates.

The LE is a great upgrade, adds greater distance and accuracy. However be careful, the LE fires 325fps-450fps. I have seen my chrono as high as 480. I am upgrading to the New METS non LE core when it comes out. (capable of going below 300fps)
Strengths: realistic, releiable, Solid, cool accessories,
Weaknesses: Many fields will not allow .43.
Windage
mag change, 20rds per mag
Review: I love them, I'll step out on any field with them any time. They are made extrealy durable, some seem to require continual futs-ing with. I think of them as old harley's, once you get it tuned don't mess with it. I was able to use mine for over a year just hosing it off. Generally all I do is hose them off and occassionally add a little oil.

The .43 round having less mass than a .68 round is more prone to windage. If you live in
a windy area expect your balls to be blown all over the place.

I find the biggest disadvantage when facing a standard marker is that my opponent steps out on the field with over 500 rounds My mag has 20 rounds per mag, carying 9 mags gives me 180 rounds. Changing mags take time that someone could be charging me. Statically more paint is flying in my direction than I can put in the opposite. I enjoy the challenge of using my brain to use teamwork and use cover and concelament effectivlely. Usually I am out gunned, but hey I am out for fun.

The LE version is geared for 350-450fps and this higher velocity allows the LE a greater accuracy. a few fields recognize that the .43 paintball is not a .68 and will allow the higer muzzle velocity of an LE(law enforcment) core. Currently civilians are now allowed to buy the LE version. I am finding that on private fields I can use my LE core, on commercial fields I have to swap cores to a non-le version.


Oh yes I find being hit by the .43 hurts less than a .68 round, but leaves more visible bruises.
Conclusion: If you are interested, try to find a rap4 owner in your area. Try it. These markers are for some people not others. Physically putting one in your had and firing a mag or 2 will tell you if this marker is for you.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
hollywood53 Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | 3:10 pm PST
What state? and name the fields please , I have had no luck finding a field that will allow any version of this marker.
   

phecri902 Friday, December 15th, 2006 | 1:48 am PST
Semper Fi Paintball outside Bellingham, WA lets me use them. I clock it at 300 FPS and the owner even orders in the paint for me. I dunno where pcooke lives, though.
   

hollywood53 Thursday, September 13th, 2007 | 2:45 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by phecri902
Semper Fi Paintball outside Bellingham, WA lets me use them. I clock it at 300 FPS and the owner even orders in the paint for me. I dunno where pcooke lives, though.

I never said you could not use these period just not at above 300fps
and at that foot per sec you cannot compete with other markers---FACT
   

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