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Shiv913 Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Impulse, Ion, Autococker
Marker Setup: Evil Omen 2.0 - Stock
Halo B Hopper
PMI Pure Energy 68/4500
Hybrid Hedloc Feedneck (must have)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Gotta get the feedneck, I've only tried it with a Halo B and it wobbled and fell out on occasion. Get a clamping feedneck for sure.
Also haven't tried with Co2 but works perfect with n2
Strengths: Accurate
Consistant
Light
Awesome look
Easily Programmable
Weaknesses: On/Off Drop problem(see below)
Stock feedneck doesnt support most hoppers
Review: Alright, this isn't going to be the most thorough review, mainly cause its my first and I just got my gun, but I will make a follow-up.

Took my gun out yesterday, completely stock as it came with 68/4500 and a Halo B.

First thing, when you connect the air, make sure your cocking bolt is cocked, or else you may lose quite a bit of air.

Some of the first things I liked is the regulator. Super easy to set, just spin the grip its got on it, and when you're at the mark, tighten the hex.

The gun looks awesome and it comes in a very nice box. May not matter to some but first impressions do count for me. I immediately ran through the manual and the extra pages that comes with it, and I recommend you do to. Tells you very simply how to set your sensitivity(from 1 to 50) and your BPS(5-25) with the click of a trigger.

One of the biggest problem(and probably the only one that may matter) is that the trigger frame does not fit the Sticky 3's(Dye). This disappointed me quite a bit but with some modifications, you can make it work.

The On/Off Drop does not come with a bleed. May be a problem to some, I'm considering buying another one but it is not needed. Its tiny, dont let it stop you.

As I said above, the stock feedneck does not hold a Halo B. Cost me an extra 25 bucks but don't in anyway let that stop you from considering this gun.

When I got my gun, right out of the package, it was full auto. Very fun for some but it through me off. We found out how to change it but before that, we had some fun. Just hold the trigger and lay waste to anything, it was fun, but is easily programmable out of with the sensitivity.

My friend rolls a autococker and an impulse, and his brother an Ion. So he's expirienced a range of guns, and he had bad thoughts about mine, but when he first shot it, he was very suprised. Its accuracy is amazing, if you can hold the gun in one hand for 10 seconds, you won't have a problem with the kick(unlike what these other people say). The consistancy of the reg is awesome, never did I see a ball fall short until the air was completely out.

ADDED :: 5/7/06

OK, just took my gun to the field for the first time today. Was kinda excited to see what I've had it chrono'd at, thought it was a little high. First time, I clocked in at 310, no biggy, turned it down, did 3 consecutive shots. 387,388, 388. Awesome. The ref checked my gun out after that consistency. And while on the topic, I got so many "Hey, whats that gun?" and "Wow"'s. With my first field inexpirience still in play, I forgot to set the recock after turning it down. Right now, if you buy this gun, I recommend you learn how to set the recock(its all in the manual). So after that round, I turned the recock all the way down(CW until its tight), made sure it was choro'd at 385-390, and set the recock, real simple.

If your lazy, I'll explain. Turn your recock screw(left side of gun on the body-middle.) clockwise until its tight. Then adjust your reg. to whatever you like your gun chrono'd at. Then do consistent 1/4 turns on recock counter-clockwise, and test after each 1/4 turn. When your gun recocks itself consistently, turn the recock screw another 1/8(half of what you've been turning it) just to make sure you got a nice recock. And bam, no chops(unless you got bad paint, which isnt chopping). After that, I didnt have a chop all day.

OK, back to the field play. The barrel it comes with is amazing. And the feedneck being off to the side makes your scoping so much easier. Its speed is unriveled. I only saw one guy out there who probably had a faster gun, and it was a tricked out autococker, guy said he spent around $800 after he bought it to get it that way. Ion's were smashed by my gun. Ya, you can get an Ion and spend the extra $100 on upgrades but everyone has them and from what I saw, they're still not as good. I shot autocockers, DM5's and 6's, Ion's alot today, and I wouldn't trade my gun for any.
Conclusion: Overall, its a great gun, I got more than I expected. Some of the problems I had were from my in-expirience and neglegence. Read as much as you can about it, forums, reviews, everywhere. They dont have precise rating on here so my rating is acutally a 9.5. This definately surpasses all the guns in its price range, and fairly competes with the ones double its price.

ADDED :: 5/7/06

To finish off, buy this gun. I shot it in my backyard for the first review of it. It blew me away on the field though. I wouldn't use my money on a timmy or shocker before buying another one of these. I boosted my rating to 10, and I'd make it 20 if I could.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at 5:43 pm PST
 

Review Comments
pyro_dragun Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 | 10:42 pm PST
I think you mean 287, 288, 288 for the chrono, not 387, 388, 388 ;)
   

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