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Foxen Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Phantom VSC, Carter Buzzard, Bushmaster (old school pump, not the semi), and I guess the AFT...
Marker Setup: 11' Nickel Barrel, that's about it. Oh, 45 grip...and trigger shoe, and I popped out the safety. My Phantom never came with a "pump spring", I added one and hated it. The feed tube holds about 12 rounds.
Out of the box, Phantoms are pretty awesome and ready to go. Even the stock barrel is very accurate, especially compared to semis and some of the older pump markers. I do recommend a Nickel or other barrel if you really want to feel like you're improving your accuracy...I also use a Nickel barrel because the barrel diameter is slightly smaller than the stock barrel and will hold the ball better.

I also have several 3.5oz and 4oz tanks for the Phantom. I actually rarely use them, but for tourney play, most people I know compete with them. I prefer the 12gram...
Strengths: - Very accurate
- easy maintenance
- affordable
- light weight
- stock class

Weaknesses: - Compared with Carter Buzzard, slightly less range and accuracy
Review: There is nothing sweeter than gogging someone with one shot....and only to learn after the game that if they knew you were a pump player, they would have been way more careful playing against you.

The Phantom Stock Class is probably one of the best markers out there for their cost. At the cost of a "low-end" semi, with minimal upgrades $40 Nickel or Dye Barrel), this marker along with stock class play will blow your brains! Compared with other pumps, the Phantom is probably one of the most accurate pump markers out there. Compared with the Carter Buzzard, the Phantom is deinitely more air efficient (30-35 shots per 12 gram versus 20 shots for the Buzzard). The Phantom is very easy to break apart (2 thumb screws basically hold the entire gun together)...and clean. Also, it's fairly easy to adjust velocity...just stick the velocity adjuster down the barrel...fidgit a little, and twist...

Conclusion: Honestly, my Phantom SC is my favorite marker...because of it's ease of use, dead-on accuracy, light weight, and the thrill of stock class play against rain making Angels and Autocockers....I love it.

For anyone interested in taking on a new challenge in paintball, I strongly recommend stock class play with a Phantom. The learning curve is steep, but the rewards are slows you down forcing you to think, to plan, to tighten your bunker play...where every shot counts...only to speed up into one of the greatest thrills.

Gotta love it!

10 out of 10

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