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Hibiki54 Monday, March 27th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shocker, DM4 & 5
Marker Setup: Hibiki54 Dynasty Ion
- Dynasty Body Sleeve
- Powerlyte Scepter Kit
- CP Mini-Reg
- CP Blade Trigger
- CP Drop-Forward on/off
- Lucky Stage 1+2+3
- Nitro-Duck Plasma 90/4500

CCI Phantom - Black
- WWA Fr-antom II 12"

Tiberius Arms TAG-8
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel, only if you want exact bore matching
Strengths: Maintanence
Weight
Low pressure
Barrel
Weaknesses: Barrel
Review: I have been reading about the Quest for a while, and to my excitment, they had a booth at NPPL Huntington Beach 2006. I had a chance to talk to the owner of First Endeavor and later on try the marker out with one of the pro-players.

The eye-catcher for the Quest was the ease of maintanence. The gentlemen at the booth pulled out a quick-field strip version of the Quest and simply twisted off a cap at the back of the firing chamber. He then pulled out two pieces from the opening - a bolt and pin sleeve. Looking inside the chamber, you can see ALL the way from the end to the tip of the barrel, one clean smooth bore. He then lubed six o-rings - three on each piece - and re-inserted the two items before closing it with the cap. He then stated it was ready to rip. With the exception of an autococker (bolt only), I have never used a marker with such simplicity of use!

The weight of the marker was very light without hopper and tank. Just as light as my SC phantom. The bolt is very light, possibily made out some sort of polymer that Lucky uses for their Stage-1. It's also very small.

This gun is awesome. Low pressure to conserve air! Around a 200 psi operating pressure with a cycling pressure to operate the bolt of only 90 psi. We were getting some thick ropes with this marker at around 220 psi at 300 fps. Very little drop-off after the regulator was broken in. As stated in the product description, we got around 1600 rounds of paint from a 68/45 crossfire. Using my 90/45 Nitro-duck and a Freak, we got around 1-1/2 a case of paint!! WOW!

The barrel is both a weakness and strength of the marker. Weakness, meaning that it comes at a stock .069 bore. This means that small~medium or medium size paint will produce semi-poor accuracy and poor gas efficiency. The barrel is also made using an extruding process similar to Smart Parts and Dye barrels. Strength, the control bore of the 2-piece is 7 inches, compared to 4 or 6 inches of other barrel manufactures. This means the ball remains in the original bore to allow the ball to travel a little farther with much more accuracy before it can reform into the step-bore of the 2-piece and become effective by air that would go around and behind the ball.
Conclusion: This marker is awesome if you have the money to spend! It's well worth the price. Does not require as much maintanence of other markers like Intimidators, Egos, Autocockers, DMs and Shockers of the same price. It has much more gas efficency compare to the others just mentioned. Right out of the box it comes tournament ready and is ideal for the up and coming tournament player than doesn't want a complex marker with high maintanence issues.

I plan to get one for myself. With GOLD gloss anodizing to match the 007 barrel ^_^
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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