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sambrett_24 Monday, October 2nd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
various mech spyders and tippmans
various electro spyders
Marker Setup: WGP Trilogy Competition
Pure Energy 20 oz w/ on off
Empire Reloader II
Recommended
Upgrades:
electro loader
new asa or drop
barrel kit
delrin bolt
Strengths: Reliability
Efficiency
Looks
It's solid
Weaknesses: Cost
Compact hinge frame
Asa
Manual
Review: Reason For Purchase:
I recently started paintballing again and I wanted to purchase a marker that I wouldn't want to upgrade from in another couple months. I didn't want a tippmann or spyder and I didn't want anything that required compressed air (the field where I live only provides fills to CO2). I came across this marker and decided it was right for me.

First Impressions:
Upon recieving my marker I was extremely pleased. By holding it in your hands you know thats its not going to break easily( this thing is solid). The annodizing on the marker is well done and mine had no defects. The compact trigger frame is fit for 1 1/2 fingers but i just use my index finger. I don't particularly like the asa because it unnessisarily moves your bottle back 1 1/2 inches giving you a longer profile. The feedneck it a press fit design meaning it can't be removed meaning you might have to do some sanding on your hopper. The 3-way is integrated into the body but you probably aren't going to want to upgrade the pneumatics on this marker anyways. The marker comes with 2 orings, an allen wrench for velocity adgustment, 2" of pneumatic hose, an unhelpful manual and an instructional DVD.

Suggested Upgrades:
The first thing you're going to want to get is a compressed air tank. Although I am unable to get one right now( can't get fills) I am planning on getting a tank next year. Compressed air is better than CO2 in every possible way, it's cleaner, you don't need to worry about liquid CO2, and it's more efficient. The next thing you're going to want to buy for this marker is a new delrin bolt. The stock bolt is aluminum and i just don't like the idea of metal on metal. The third upgrade you will want is a good barrel kit. Due to the design of the autococker if your paintballs are too small they will roll out of the barrel when the marker is pointed down. By matching your paint to your barrel you will eliminate this problem and will get better accuracy. You might also want to consider an electronic loader like an egg or revvy just to stop those annoying jams. You don't need anything too fast because the gun is only going to get up to 8-10 bps.

Performance:
First of all the marker is very reliable. I've never had to do any major repairs to it. ***!!!DO NOT TINKER IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!*** If you follow this rule you will almost never have anyproblems. Just oil the marker every couple of weeks or so and clean the marker off with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water and you will be fine.
This marker is quite efficient. I can get around 600-800 shots off a 20 oz tank in chilly weather. The marker requires no timing and is sweet spotted at the factory.
Everyone knows that accuracy is not determined by the marker but by the paint to barrel match. Just test fit your balls to the barrel and you're set.
The marker shoots like a dream. The firing cycle is very smooth and you can easily pull of good rates of fire( remember that this is a mech). The trigger pull is pretty short compared to kingmans and other lowend guns.
Conclusion: I strongly suggest this marker. It's a noticable step up from a tippmann or spyder and you will not be dissapointed with your purchase. One thing you should do before buying this marker is do your homework. This is an essential step in the purchase of any marker you aren't very familiar with.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
marmot Monday, October 2nd, 2006 | 4:13 pm PST
Interesting review. :)
   

Pballer freak Saturday, October 21st, 2006 | 6:46 am PST
great review dude
   

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