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jrhummel Saturday, June 17th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months10 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Marker Setup: Tippman A-5
R/T
14" SP barrel
double trigger
Rex R3
cp reg & on/off
12" lapco bigshot
Recommended
Upgrades:
On/off asa
new reg
trigger
Barrel kit (Cocker threads)
Strengths: Fast, lightweight, accurate, cheap, twist clamp feedneck, FUN!
Weaknesses: Locktight on bolts, fat grip, reg and asa, side to side play on trigger.
Review: If i were to sum up this review of the r3 in one word it would have to be FUN! The r3 arrived at my house nicely packed in thick foam. It comes with the marker, a .693 bore barrel, a charger, barrel condom, and a set of allen wrenches with spare 0-rings. READ THE MANUAL BEFORE AIRING UP THE GUN. This warning is on the case, on a 6x9 piece of paper, and on the front of the manual. First thing i did when i got this gun after reading the manual was apply gun oil to the asa pin valve o-ring, the 2 bolt o-rings, barrel o-ring. There was locktight shavings all over the pin valve wich i cleaned up real well before applying the gun oil. The ASA regulator was also a tad wobbly, so i decided to tighten it up. This is where i ran into the only real problem. In order to tighten this, i had to remove the grip from the handle, remove the battery, lcd screen, and e-board just to get to a tiny bolt to tighten the ASA reg. The next thing i did was plug it in for charging. I charged the r3 for 12 hours, ran the battery down, charged it again for 12 hours, ran the battery down, then charged it for 12 more hours and put it away untill play. Now its time to test the gun. I made sure the opr and lpr were turned all the way down before screwing in the tank. I adjusted the OPR somewhere between 275-300psi. Then i proceeded to adjust the LPR and this thing started kickin. I fixed the gun on a stand behind a chrono station and adjusted the the lpr untill i hit 270-280 fps. Man was this thing accurate. I was able to hit a 2 foot wide dummy from 40 yards away with every single shot using everything stock with nelson hemmorhage paint. I started cycling through the different modes of the gun. Full auto 4-30 bps, burst 2-99 balls anywhere from 4-30 bps, semi 4-30 bps. The gun keeps track of your trigger pulls/balls fired, has a timer so you can see how long you last in rounds, battery indicator telling you how much charge is left in volts, among other things and i did not try out the sensor on this gun. This thing can really pump out the bps while holding accuracy. Its a little bit of an air hog so id recommend at least a 45/45 tank. The price tag on this badboy shipped is $185. If you can find a better gun with this many features for that price, please, please, let me know.

EDIT: Autofire at more than 18 bps chops balls. The gun can cycle at 30bps, but due to the bounce beam eyes, 30bps is pretty far out of reach even with heavy modding. Still a 9, I've never chopped a ball at 15bps semi with the eyes on auto.

EDIT2: I upgraded to the v35 board in my halo b and achieved 27bps on a full hopper without any breaks on full auto....it was simply amazing. This negates my previous edit. I removed the 2 orings from the bolt, this reduced drag on the bolt and imo were not needed. I tried out tournament lockout mode last weekend and found it to be flawed. You cannot changed modes once locked out but you can still change rate of fire. This is fine for local tournaments, If youre getting into state or national tournaments, you will need to purchase a T-board for this gun since it will not be tournament legal. This gun also shoots just as good in cold weather as it does in warm weather. There is no moving metal on metal parts to expand and contract. Delrin bolt guided through the breach, metal ram guided through plastic ram cap. The gun is no longer an air hog, break in time and minor adjustments/lubing has helped, i can get anywhere from 900-1000 shots off a 45/45 tank. Upgrades done to this gun are CP on/off, CP regulator, eclipse QEV, and FBM wave trigger. All in all i am happier than ever with this gun. I have owned a DM5, 05 angel speed, and DP fusion since owning this gun and have sold them all due to their performance vs my r3. Even the higher end/more expensive guns have not satisfied me as much as this one.
Conclusion: This is a truly amazing gun, tons of features and modes, no leaks, very fast, above average accuracy, well packaged, $185!!!!!!!!! It has minor flaws you can live to deal with. I am extremely happy with this gun and am extremely happy with a full bank account. If you're on a budget and want a really nice fast gun, this is it.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, December 8th, 2006 at 1:42 am PST
 

Review Comments
tannerclay Monday, August 28th, 2006 | 8:13 pm PST
what do you mean at least a 45/45 tank they dont come smaller do they?
   

jrhummel Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 | 8:29 am PST
yeah....they do.....47/30, 50/30, some 68/30's. I put this in the body of the review because i had originally bought a 47/30. I was running out of air in 500 shots or less. Sometimes having to call myself out in games because of it. It sucks having to leave games on a technicality.
   

rexr3 Sunday, November 19th, 2006 | 10:47 am PST
ok i just got my rex r3 and i need some help adjusting it. i read through the manual but it didnt help much thanx
   

jrhummel Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 | 2:49 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by rexr3
ok i just got my rex r3 and i need some help adjusting it. i read through the manual but it didnt help much thanx

Well, the first thing you should do is upgrade to an inline reg and on/off ASA. Send me a pm
   

pepsi4all Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 | 8:42 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by jrhummel

Well, the first thing you should do is upgrade to an inline reg and on/off ASA. Send me a pm


I have been staring at this Marker for quite a long time, reading the reviews over and over again. I wanted to get a high end back up gun. I have a Dark g7 fly, and xmag with xvalve and 8 spyder or spyder clone guns. I am a little worried purchasing this one, and I needed more information. The most I am concerned about is the KICK of the gun. HOW is the kick? comparing to my PM5 or angel g7 fly? I know for accuracy - you can fix that with barrel and regulator. the chopping with a good hooper. please let me know. Is this better than ION? how much does it weigh? I plan to get an evil detonator for it, the same as timmy uses. And most of all I love the looks of this gun.
   

jrhummel Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | 1:27 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by pepsi4all


I have been staring at this Marker for quite a long time, reading the reviews over and over again. I wanted to get a high end back up gun. I have a Dark g7 fly, and xmag with xvalve and 8 spyder or spyder clone guns. I am a little worried purchasing this one, and I needed more information. The most I am concerned about is the KICK of the gun. HOW is the kick? comparing to my PM5 or angel g7 fly? I know for accuracy - you can fix that with barrel and regulator. the chopping with a good hooper. please let me know. Is this better than ION? how much does it weigh? I plan to get an evil detonator for it, the same as timmy uses. And most of all I love the looks of this gun.

I own an 05 speed, alias timmy, dp fusion, and the rex r3. The 05 speed has the least amount of kick, timmy and r3 about the same, and the fusion with the most. Out of the 4, the r3 is the easiest for me to walk (16-17 bps on the high end), and is very balanced with everything on it. The gun weighs close to 2.5lbs, but the majority of the weight is in the grip so it feels lighter than it actually is. The internals are almost identical to my timmy, the gun works in exactly the same way with one exception, the ram is returned by a spring instead of air. In my opinion this gun is in a whole nother league than the ion. It is way easier to maintain, clean, and lube: Much faster stock. Out of the box it needs a little TLC and you gotta work with it a few times to get it up to par, keep in mind these guns have been sitting in a warehouse for over a year. If youre good with guns and dont mind tinkering with it, you will love it as i do.
   

pepsi4all Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 | 8:06 am PST
Hey, have you encounter problem on eyes...? it will still shoot with eyes on... when there is no paint... and when there is paint I would try to walk it... it would shoot ever second, not every pull, the gap is so big... I check the wirings they were fine... Let me know.. you can help... otherwise I have to figure out...
   

sniperx52 Thursday, June 21st, 2007 | 5:35 am PST
Yea, How do you increase the velocity on this thing?
I did an accuracy test and the thing was shooting like my 98 on co2. Is a new reg the only way to make it more accurate+consistant? Regs are kinda $$ for my budget....
   

sniperx52 Saturday, July 7th, 2007 | 3:37 am PST
I got a CP reg and its leaking. I can get it up to around 265 fps. But it leaks. I got a guy to help me and its worked pefectly with no leaks in a game until I ran out of paint. then it started leaking again. Locktight on lpr bolt or noid is broken?
   

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