Uses Cocker parts, clamping feedneck, already drilled for Eblade eyes, smooth trigger, comes with reg.
Horizontal reg, large bore barrel, spyder like ball detent, cheap bolt, bad macroline
Bought a Rex M2 off ebay for around $90. I aired it up right out of the box and the macro line leaked. I put some oil in the ASA and made sure the hoses were connected tightly and it stopped leaking. I fired off about 1000psi from my tank and the timing and action were great. The trigger was a bit stiff at first, but once I got the sear with rollers moving it warmed up and felt smoother. I was supprised to find that the ball detent is like a spyders in that it's just a small piece of rubber sticking out in the firing chamber instead of the ball and spring system on most cockers. This looks like it will need to be replaced after a few thousand shots. Also the barrel is a .692 bore which is very large for a cocker. All the paint I shot with would roll out the barrel so make sure you get a smaller bore size barrel. Other than the size the barrel was great. One of the best stock barrels I've used.
The body is a bit heavy, but it's made of a strong metal so it's made to take a beating. The front puematics are pretty nice and compare to the stock puematics of a 03 cocker. The 3-way is a little leaky at times, but with an Eblade kit you don't have to work about that. It already comes drilled for Eblade eyes and has a nice custom cover which is very solid.
The bolt isn't the best because it has a small front port which doesn't let enough air get behind the ball so you might want to upgrade that down the road.
I put a pump kit on mine and played with it all day. It worked great. Took some time to get it chronoed, but that was because I didn't understand the reg. You have to screw it in to get the pressure up. The manual is kind of confussing regarding this. I also had to turn in the velocity nut a bit to get it around 275fps. After that it was pretty consistant and shot suprisingly well for a $90 gun.
If you are looking for a cheap gun to turn into a pump or make electric then this is a great deal. For the price I'm thinking of grabing another one and putting an Eblade on it as a back up. You can't beat the price with all the upgrades. It's made a lot more solid then there older version of the cocker. Grab one before everyone else does.
for a 100$, is this going to have problems? will it have a leaky 3 way like psycho ballistisc? will it need a bunch of upgrades down the line to make it funcion, or be ok in preformance? i was thinkng about a trilly wgp cocker, but from what im reading on their web and ur review, this not only seems cheap[er, but better. urs is a pump, but how will it work on semi? also, would this be too complicated for a 1st marker? i know cockers can be tedious, will it be too hard to maintain? and what is the difference betwn this m2 and the m1? is it very accurate? im assuming its double trig, can i crank out 8 or even 10 bps if i walk it correctly? thx
Sk8ermog- Very nice review. Congratulations on being the first to get to write one about these markers :-)
Fuzzy- as far as if they are going to have problems or not, only time will tell. They have just now been opened up to the market, so most people haven't had them for more than a couple of weeks, a month tops. But from the older dragun models, about the biggest problem that they had was o-rings. And the occassional blown 'noid from peeps that didnt lower the lpr before gassing them up the first time. (user error there). No...psychoballistics uses remanufactured parts in their cocker markers, the parts in these are new.
It is functional right out of the box. But with all cockers, upgrades are always a good thing.
One thing that differs the m2 from the Tril is that the tril doesnt have an external 3 way, and the front block is different. which can affect what you can and can't put into it. Like for instance, you can't pump kit a trilogy.
The stock barrel should be above average for a stock barrel. The dragun/odyssey barrels that this came with, were actually a part of the odyssey barrel kits. However, with it being a large bore like Sk8ermog described, you'd need large bore paint to get the best benefit of the barrel.
m1 vs m2- the most obvious, is the styling. But it goes a lot deeper than that. The m1 is not fully cocker compatible. It uses spyder valves, spyder barrels, has a COMPLETELY non-standard front block (mounts like a vertical adaptor instead of a front block) that doesnt mount the noid to cocker compatibility, MIGHT come with a (crappy) reg and drop that are non-standard metric thread fittings (dunno for sure on that one).
the m2 is fully cocker compatible, which means that it can take any and all cocker upgrades. It also comes with a female regulator, vs an inline reg.
the m2 is the smarter way to go if you are planning to go serious about cockers, or plan to do a lot of upgrades, or...dont know cockers and need people to help you work on them.