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black7 Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

3 months
Products Used:
Tippman 98C
Piranha R6
Spyder Shutter & Imagine
Marker Setup: Rex R3 / Odyssey 03x - Stock for now
Egg 2 Hopper
68/3000 Fiber Wrapped Tank
Barrel - Stock is okay, is fairly accurate, but bore size is a bit big (.693). Doesn't shoot well through breaks.
Regulator - Just to make things consistant
Air On/Off - A must on all markers
Trigger - A little sloppy but not too horrible (side to side play)
Strengths: PRICE!!!
Not seen everywhere
Twist feedneck
Fairly fast & lightweight
Easy field strip
Little kick
Weaknesses: Loud
Barrel - see review
Stock reg - uses tank's pin to regulate
Review: Best thing about this marker?
PRICE!!! - Don't have to sell your kids to afford this marker.

I am throughly satisfied with this marker. With the price these go for, expecially the price I paid for it, I wasn't expecting to be this happy with it.

You also don't see these markers out on the field very often, which to me is a plus.

Only problems I had with the gun was when I first used it.
First, I aired it up, no leaks. GOOD TO GO!
Shot a couple of rounds with no issues at all.
Then I tried shooting faster, POW, POW, CHOP, CHOP. WTF?? Isn't this thing suppose to have eyes? DO'H! Novice move, TURN ON THE FRIGGIN EYE!
So eyes on, back to the range. POW, wait.... wait.... POW, wait... wait...
WTF? It's shooting 1 ball a second with the eye on.
Checked all the settings, read the manual, everything seems right. WHAT'S WRONG?
So, I proceed to take the whole marker apart, make sure everything looks good.
What do I find? The plug for the eye was loose on the board. It looks like the screw that holds the eye cover on stripped the plastic off one of the wires for the eye!!
So, I fix both these issues and now the eye works perfectly!
17bps, no chops! Full auto with no chops! (unless you turn up the bps too much, the gun just can't cycle 30bps although they advertise it at that.)
Another issue is with the bolt pin, it looks like its not seated correctly and slightly rubs up against the body. A little oil and a few hundred bolt cycles and it looks to be all good though.

So I used it on the field and am extremely satisfied with this marker. Expecially for the price! Gun has very little kick, is suprisingly accurate, is fast, and has a load of features! I do recommend upgrading the barrel though as it doesn't shoot through breaks at all! Although this isn't a huge issue as the barrel is accurate and the eye works well enough where you shouldn't see many breaks unless you use crap paint.

This thing is LOUD though. A barrel will help with that. Now, to me this isn't a bad loud. It's a MEAN loud. When on the target range, people would look over expecting some monster of a marker.

I may put a qev on it, and upgrade the reg to get a bit more consistancy and hopefully some more efficiency. The marker is a little bit of an air hog but nothing too drastic. I use a 68/3k and carry 4 pods. I've never run out of air but it gets uncomfortably low by the end of the game.
Conclusion: Love this gun! For the price it's a no-brainer!
Has it's faults, but you can't expect everything for what you're paying.
Very well worth the money. If you're on a budget, this is the marker for you. BUY IT!
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 at 1:39 pm PST

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