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Cyan!de Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested28 of 30 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyders- Cheaper but not nearly as high quality
Tippmann A5 and 98- Same accuracy but not as fast, more recoil
SP ION- Not as accurate, same speed, less recoil, quieter
Marker Setup: REX R3
Halo B
-V35
-Rip Drive
68ci MacDev LegionAir w/ MacDev Tank Cover
blu/blk evil driver
empire on/off
empire mini drop
CP inline reg
Recommended
Upgrades:
FAST HOPPER
air but co2 will work fine
Strengths: Accurate
fast
Inline reg, low pressure operation
eyes, bolt, LCD screen
Weaknesses: Some HPA tanks will not fit with this markers mini drop
Odd gauge
Trigger
Review: First off I'm going to point out that this marker is the exact same thing as an Odyssey Torid X. I was also under the impression that it would come with an aluminum ACS bolt, but it actually comes with a very nice delrin field-strip bolt.
This is not my gun but actually my friends.

-First Impression

When I first saw the gun I was pretty impressed. It came in a very nice hard case, and inluded a barrel condom, a battery charger, a useful manual, and all the allen wrenches required for it. The milling on the exterior and interior of the gun was beautiful.

-1st test

We took the gun outside and put on an air tank. Here was my first mistake. I set the pressure to the green zone on the gauge, at about 800 psi. the gun would only fire about 20 feet. LATER I DISCOVERED THAT THE GUNIS SUPPOSED TO BE SET AT 350-400 PSI.

-2nd test

A few days later we took the gun out for another test at the correct pressure and this time with co2. It shot awesome. Good accuracy, no chops or velocity spikes. The regulator could consistently feed the marker enough air to dry fire at 20 bps. The 20 bps cycle rate is no gimmick, unlike on other blowbacks like the MR2 which claim speeds of 25 bps , but have a max cycle rate of only 13 bps. On full auto this thing will fire a true 20 bps, not 9 like most spyders.

For firing modes it includes, semi-auto, full-auto, and a programmable burst. The trigger wasn't the greatest, it is the same setup as on an imagine, but it can be lightened by shortening the spring. The max I could walk it at was 13 bps.
The eyes functioned very well, good logic, 0 chops.

This gun is a blowback but there are many key differences that separate it from an ordinary spyder. First off, it has a much heavier firing spring. A feature I really liked was that the gun used no orings in the top 2 tubes. An R2 does not use a spyder style bolt but rather an intimidator sized bolt. It runs at 350 psi, rather than 800 like most spyders. It also has eyes so no annoying ACS bolts. It has a clamping feedneck which means you won't have to waste money on buying plastic feednecks.
Conclusion: I highly recommend it. For about 180 bucks off of ebay its a deal.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, October 21st, 2006 at 10:07 am PST
 

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