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Rifleman Thursday, December 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months25 of 30 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5 98 custom procarbine. All good but this beats them easy.
Marker Setup: BlackPoint MKX8 (stock for now)
20 ounce Co2
remote
Recommended
Upgrades:
not much. Shoot good paint though and this guns stock barrel does fine.
Strengths: Accurate
Looks awesome
Loud(intimidating)
xm-8 design
Weaknesses: Chamber cleaning.
Review: I really enjoy this gun. Not only is it exceptionally accurate but it can scare the sh** out of your opponents. i am a fan of the xm8 design because it is very practical and looks great too. People who whine that its too heavy (4.6lbs) they need to move back in with there moms PANSIES!!! I have used this in a few woodsball games at my local field and it has performed very well with all stock parts. I have a couple of friends who are on my scenario team who use the a-5s and 98s and this gun blows them away. If you want full auto fire with this same design i recommend the Smart Parts Sp-8. It is basically an ION with a Xm-8 frame. I used this gun in a game the other day with my team against a much larger(but terrible) set of newbies and amateurs. I here Sean, our automatic rifleman open up and almost instantly the front newb takes a hit in the gut and falls to the ground. He staggers off the field and i notice that a couple of these woefully unprepared players are TRYING to flank me. I emptied about 60 rounds into that group and got 4 or 5 before they even knew what was happening. Needless to say i love this gun. i recommend it to the serious scenario player. Ok I got a few requests to be more technical so here is the "technical review". I have used this gun quite a lot and of course suffered the standard paint breaks. Cleaning the barrel is a snap but cleaning the chamber is a bit of a hassle, not enough to take the rating i gave down though. Field stripping takes a little longer because of the polymer frame, which by the way is NOT cheap plastic and can withstand being dropped, smashed, fallen,whatever.
Now the weapon has excellent balance and really IT IS NOT HEAVY. Internally its a very straightforward design that is simple to clean and maintain. However make absolutely sure that you oil all the internals before you use this gun. Oh and if you manage to really screw up this gun you should be locked in a padded room. Oh and give me a break on the spelling I wrote this beast in about 5 minutes. Oh and the actual xm-8 project has officially be shelved(scrapped) for now, but HK might be releasing a civilian legal model within the next two years but you'd better start saving now 'cause these guns are made of unobtanium fellas.
Conclusion: I would buy this gun for scenario play. It rocks, and the price ain't to bad either!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, February 3rd, 2006 at 9:30 pm PST
 

Review Comments
autto-mattick Thursday, December 15th, 2005 | 11:10 am PST
Ok next time please be more technical. Learn how to spell too. Good review overall though.
   

NSGSplatmaster Thursday, December 15th, 2005 | 11:49 am PST
I bet your "automatic rifleman" feels like a cold hearted killa for making that Tippmann yielded 10 year old hit the ground.
   

brihard Friday, December 16th, 2005 | 10:47 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by NSGSplatmaster
I bet your "automatic rifleman" feels like a cold hearted killa for making that Tippmann yielded 10 year old hit the ground.

I'm sure he put fewer shots into the kid than your average speedballer would have. Safe bet is had the kid been speedballing he would have caught a rope and possibly never played again.
   

bayruun Thursday, January 5th, 2006 | 8:12 pm PST
How does this compare to the BT series? (assuming you've tried the BT series)
   

TheBigBaller6 Friday, January 13th, 2006 | 5:24 am PST
HEY! NSGSplatmaster are u making fun of tippman?
   

teamnameless Thursday, June 29th, 2006 | 1:53 pm PST
i don't blame ur sepllign mine's is nothign pretty to look at either...^^about the xm8, its scarpped because we already have the g-36. and i agree 4.6 punds is nothing. my tippmann (m16 style) wen fully loaded with air and paint weighs about 18 pounds, but its perfectly balanced i can balance it on one finger....and i can take out a large number of peopel with that behemoth.....and becuz the tippmann does not have field strip capabilities i've compensated by buying a pistol (overlord) ....so if the mkx8 were to break a ball int he chamber i'd just whip out the pistol and play with w/e i got left
   

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