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Lil' C Friday, April 14th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Stock Spyder striker for MR1
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 with E-Grip
Dead On Products Delrin front bolt and power tube
BT Paintball rear velocity adjuster
Empire 7-pc barrel kit
Opsgear Fast On Target post sight
Ricochet R-5 hopper
Dye Throttle 70CI 4500PSI HPA tank

(I also have a Spyder MR1 with an Alamo City bolt/striker and an ESP electronic trigger)
Strengths: Quality Construction
Increases ROF
Weaknesses: None
Review: A lot of people don't realize that bolt and striker upgrades are, dollar for dollar, about the best practical upgrades you can make to any paintball gun. They are relatively cheap and have a direct effect on your maximum cyclic rate. Lots of people get super-expensive fancy board upgrades and trigger frame mods that will let them trip the sear at amazing rates of fire, but the actual internals of their gun simply can't reciprocate fast enough to achieve such blazing ROF, even if they have a super e-loader than can keep the paintballs coming fast and furious into the gun.

I first used this hop-up in a Diablo Mongoose, and it helped improve my cyclic rate over the stock internals, in combination with an aftermarket Delrin bolt.

When I upgraded my Spyder MR1 to electronic with an ESP frame for full-auto and burst shooting, I also upgraded my internals with this striker and a custom bolt from Alamo City. Again, it has proven to be a cost-effective reliable performance upgrade.
Conclusion: If you have a Spyder, get this striker and upgrade your bolt with the appropriate Alamo City model. They are cheap and work great, and you'll be able to help your gun reach its maximum ROF potential.
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, April 14th, 2006 at 6:37 pm PST

Review Comments
sixstring_virt Monday, August 14th, 2006 | 10:40 am PST
It sounds like you really are into streamlining your marker. I found that just as important as getting aftermarket parts is polishing the internals from debris too. I found this really cool site that shows you how to get up to 15 fps and a smoother operating marker really easily just by polishing the internals. Just remember be careful if you haven't tried it yet and that doing so would void your marker's warranty. Trust me though it works.

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