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maxsutter Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
Ion lucky stage 5, tippman a-5
Marker Setup: 2 olive 06 cyborgs nitroduck xstream 90inch(dont buy nitroduck) - halo cheetah,
kilas -
Strengths: fast,light,accurate, small kick(becuase we use REMOTES)
Weaknesses: Detents have been giving me an issue poor instructions from macdev
Review: these markers are amazing. for the most part you need no tools to take apart the bolt,ram and regulator for maintence. I relube my bolt after each play 2 mins max. easy.
can change modes from the trigger on the fly. I beleive you call this the response trigger - you hold it done when you power up. The trigger nice a little play but you barley notice when you balls are a flying. I can attest to the rapid rate of fire. We use them for scenario games and can get away with the 34 BPS - I have an Xradar that counts BPS and it maxes out the chrono at 30BPS. This last game during final battle. I basically ran pods in the paint box and resupplyed my GF who was shooting. This gun is like a MINI-GUN. She is 5'1 108 and she can fire it on mode 7 (triple shot ramp) and the kick does not interfer with her aim. When you count all of the upgrades you have to do to the "OTHER MAKERS" you realize that this is a real value. MACDEV is the only company that has ever made a COMPLETE out of the box marker. Look on Ebay and that will tell you - any 06's for sale nope - people are selling their 05's to get an 06 - Another key strneght is the it is HOSELESS routing a 1st in paintball. The only hose it has it the venting hose. We can utilize the real firepower as we don't do touraments. I snuck up on 8 opponents within 30 feet and took them all out by myself singlehandly painting a rope and keeping up the fire when they thought twice about firing. having 8 peopel bow before me is an awsome site. I could not have done that with the ion or tippman as they are too slow and lack accuracy. I have done alot of research and the next best gun is an aka viking or excalibur. They don't make them anymore and they rival this one. For a gun that is easy to take care of and reliable and will hold its resale value there is only one choice. The aussie just make it as good as it is gonna get. All of the other guys want you to spend hundreds more on ups. I did that with my ions(2) lucky stage 5, lucky bolt, aka reg, evolve reg ect... all that was left was the frame. I feel sorry for those people that shoot ions now. It is so hard to say yeah $975 versus $300 for an ion but in the end you get the high end. You can say it pays for itself as you dont have to buy all of those extra fills. Get the halo cheetah so you can keep up with the gun as a normal halo can't.
there are compareable guns but non has hoseless routing PERIOD. and this was a major reason I got it was that I hated messign with orings and hoses. I swear I had to take apart my ion everytime I played. It was truly a nightmare gun.
Conclusion: if detents are my only issue then this non mechanical problem is probably an issue with myself nto adjusting it properly. This gun is very sensitive as far as HPR and LPR - I highly reccomend the LPR tool kit. We run remotes on ours and the kick is minimal take your current marker and run a remote to it and see how much it kicks. You cant beat the price. It has everything you need. Took me 2 months to get these. The low highly monitored production of the markers speak volumes to the quality of the markers. All of these peopel posting are nto making this up - out of the box it is an amazing gun. SO you can never shoot above 15 bps thats ok - because the constant pressure and accuracy combined with low maintence is what you want in a marker. the forum look the macdev versus thread - you will see that the posts are genuine and normally not one sided. It is interesting to see how FEW problem posts there are with the guns compared to other manufactuers. If I spent $2000 for 2 of these and I am happy then you know it is a good marker, You wont see any of these babies on ebay anytime soon. LOL

no real complaints all the issues were my fault as I was doign something wrong. I actually tightened my detents so tight the bolt would get stuck - The tolerance of these guns is amazing. Get the NEW macdev 06 bottle.They make the BEST markers now period. One model , One price all of these other guys just suck you and then you have to spend more on ups. Buy one as soon as you can - man I wish I had. But you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink -
10 out of 10

Review Comments
ikey Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 | 8:17 pm PST
um dude, impulese dont have internal hoses going to the solinoid. neither do spool valve guns.

hygbackman Friday, March 24th, 2006 | 3:01 pm PST
i dont think remotes will help with the kick at all actually they wont

Innox Sunday, April 9th, 2006 | 10:41 pm PST
Originally posted by hygbackman
i dont think remotes will help with the kick at all actually they wont

That's what he means. The weight of your tank helps absorb kick, so try a remote to see how much kick you gun has VS. with the tank on the gun.

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