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wise690 Friday, July 7th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shocker: doesn't compare
PM6: doesn't compare
Marker Setup: Ego-6: 2.04: gun-metal grey
Guerrilla Air 68/45
Empire Reloader B
Recommended
Upgrades:
Clamping feedneck
New macro fittings
Tadao (preference)
Star parts (also preference)
Nexus or Star bolt
Strengths: -In review, to many to list.
Weaknesses: Macro fittings
No clamping feedneck
Review: Strengths:
Efficiency: Impressive. Around 1,500 shots per 68ci, 4200 psi fill (42 after tank cools)
Kick: Huh?
Battery consumption: I haven't switched batteries yet.
Barrel: Tested with Brass Eagle Monster Balls: 300 rounds on Ramp-1, no breaks, tight groupings from a 50 foot distance.
Bolt: Stock bolt is shaved at the top to prevent chops and load balls into breech easier. Also, the bolt is slotted towards the front where it makes contact with the detents.
Trigger: Trigger has 4 points of adjustments. Trigger pull is a little long, but can be adjusted.
Regulator: Reg is consistent. Milling doesn't look that great.
Nav console: LCD screen is easy to see, NAV console is very easy to use.
Board: Stock board features 6 firing modes: 3 various ramp modes, 2 semi modes, and 1 training mode. Training mode prevents the rammer from striking and uses a small amount of air. Not a live-fire mode.
Ease of maintenance: Lube the LPR and reg. Oil the rammer. Basic cleaning of the breech.
Manual: One of the most impressive manuals I have ever read. Manual includes several pages of trouble-shooting in the back, along with an easy to understand walk-through of using the Ego, making adjustments (not necessary), cleaning/oiling/lubing the Ego, etc...
Anodizing: available colors are impressive. Gun-metal grey is great, Navy blue is also a great color. NOTE: Planet Eclipses anodizing is somewhat bad at the same time. It fades over time. A simple look at XSV's Ego's is a good example of this statement.
On/off: ASA is great. The only negative I find is that it stretches out behind the frame a little. Causes the tank to sit back a little further, not much though.

Weaknesses:
Macro fittings: The stock macro fittings make it difficult to remove macroline. This isn't a big deal though. Macro fittings cost about $3 a piece.
Feedneck: More of a negative than a positive. Stock feedneck does not clamp, but it can be tightened with a hex wrench, so the stock feedneck is not a big deal.

First impression:
When I first opened my Ego box, I was amazed by the anodizing, it looked great. The box is very sturdy and protects the Ego impressively. When I picked the Ego up, I was amazed even more. It is very light. (As you may already know, the Ego is one of the lightest markers on the market.) The trigger pull is very light, but somewhat long compared to an Eclipse E-Blade 1.

Testing:
Tank- Guerrilla Air 68/4500, 4200psi fill after cooling. Paint- 300 rounds of Brass Eagle Monster Balls (not my usual pick of paint). Barrel- stock Shaft solo 14". Mode- Ramp-1.

No evident breaks. Tight groupings from an estimated distance of 50 feet. 400 psi per pod/hopper. This brings the average efficiency to 1400-1500 shots per 68ci, 4200 psi fill.
Conclusion: All in all. The Ego is a very impressive marker. I would reccomend it. The price seems steep, but it is worth it. I don't regret it at all. I will give this marker a 10. I do think it is perfect. Review will be updated upon further use.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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