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jasonkc25 Monday, December 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
No other similar gun used unless you count other mechanical markers such as: Brass Eagle Posion (yeah, I've been playing that long), F2, and various Spyders.
Although not similar I also own a homemade Timmy as well. I have owned an SL-68 II in the past (that's a pump if you are wondering) so I am familiar with a wide range of markers.
Marker Setup: ANS X-5 stock (thus far), black to gray fade
Nitroduck 68cu, 4500 tank
Halo hopper (it's a bit overkill for this gun, but it's what I had)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Only thing I could possibly recommend is a barrel kit (and we all know why).
Strengths: Accuracy
Range
Speed
Very quiet
It's a very sharp looking gun
Weaknesses: None
Review: I have never owned a cocker but have always loved shooting them. A couple of friends of mine have consistantly shot cockers since they first came out back in the days when the only way to get an auto-cocker was to buy the auto-cocking kit for the Sniper II (yeah yeah, showing my age again).
First off, the X-5 was shipped very promptly. The packaging was very secure, it was shipped in a box in foam cut specifically for the marker that was then placed in another box packed with foam peanutes.
Again I have mention how sharp this gun looks. The fade job from black to gray is very smooth and so gradual you can hardly tell it's there. Overall the fit and finish of this gun is very nice.
One of the first noticable things about the X-5 is the HUGE drop forward. I wasn't real sure about this at first, but after throwing my 68 on it I am no longer skeptical, it really feels very comfortable.
Once gassed up we did need to do a little timing but nothing major by any means. After that, it shot like a dream. This is by far the shortest trigger pull on a mechanical autococker I have ever seen. One can trully fire like a madman with this thing (and I typically play with a Timmy). As with most cockers the accuracy and range are second to none, can't wait to try some different barrels on it. It's also very quiet.
Something else that is nice, though hardly nessecary are two set screws in the trigger to tighten down any slop you may have in the trigger pull. I did adjust these albeit just barely. The trigger comes pretty tight as it is.

Finally play tested:
This gun rocks.It's quiet, it's fast and it's accurate. I even had a couple of the refs on the field checking to see if I had a an E-Blade on the thing. The FPS stayed consistent throughout the day. The only time I had a ball break was when I decided to go to the range and shoot up some 6 month old paint I had (big mistake there...and this is not a complaint at all...shoe me a gun that wouldn't have chopped six month old paint.

I just have no complaints with this marker what so ever.

For anyone that is a fan of cocker's this is a must. Especially if you like proving that you don't have to have a 1500 electro gun to shoot up the competition.
Conclusion: I can't say anything bad about this marker. The fit of the parts, the design and the anodizing are all top notch. Out of the box the marker worked pretty much flawlessly. I would highly recommend the X-5 to anyone that loves the mechanical cocker. I know I will have a very hard time going back to using my Timmy (it's not all about bps).
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 at 7:49 am PST
 

Review Comments
LittleNicky252 Monday, January 30th, 2006 | 2:49 pm PST
Yea, are these discontinued
   

jasonkc25 Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 | 7:47 am PST
No they are not. They just came out fall of 2005. I ordered mine directly from ANS. (www.ansxtreme.com)
   

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