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sonnislav Friday, May 26th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
SP-8 better shooting; smoother and a lot less kick but taking apart the whole gun to lube the bolt is a hassle for the SP-8 whereas lubing the Spyder MR2 is easier...
Marker Setup: DM3, LED Matrix, 2k2 Autococker mech, STO autococker e-blade, E-mag, Rainmaker, Warsensor Wg-47, Ion, SP-8
Recommended
Upgrades:
Low Pressure to reduce the very noticeable kick if you can but I don't know if all the LP mods out for Spyders apply to the MR2 because of the way the body is set-up
Strengths: Simple design equals simple maintenance and troubleshooting. Looks durable. Competitive pricing; changing modes is convenient
Weaknesses: Heavy with a big recoil... shroud may prevent the usage of certain barrels
Review: I convinced my friend to get the MR2 over the A5 that he wanted because it was cheaper than an A5 with an egrip. We went to play and I got to shoot the MR2 for several games. It is a decent gun with a lot of recoil. I usually shoot a Matrix or the SP-8 or the Rainmaker or the Emag or the Cyborg and all these guns have less recoil than the MR2. It is the most significant point that I noticed about the gun after using it. Some people who are used to the Spyders and Tippmanns that are unmodded don't complain as much as I do. The stock barrel is decent but as usual I recommend an aftermarket barrel. Becareful though because we tried using a '04 Freak kit and it wouldn't fit past the foregrip/shroud because the diameter of the barrel was too big. I was using my HALO but when my friend was using it he was complaining about recocking and jams; he has a Java 12v loader which I guess is too slow for this gun. In conclusion my friend has commented he wished he bought the A5 and may end up still getting the A5... he said I need to buy this off of him so he can get the A5... I might if he reduces the price by $75! :D
Conclusion: Decent gun that is comparable to the Tippmann A5 or 98 Pro. No 'must-get' advantage where I would whole heartedly recommend this gun over the others. My preference is still the SP-8 but you are not at a disadvantage going with this gun instead.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Friday, May 26th, 2006 at 11:47 am PST
 

Review Comments
new_Faction64 Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 | 2:04 pm PST
Competative pricing is very true.

It's MSRP is $250 and it can be EASILY found for $190.
   

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