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Sandman_Bravo Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
DM 5
Ion
Spyder Pilot ACS
Tippman 98
Tippmann A5
ICD Promaster
PMR
SP1
Just about anything I can get my hands on.
Marker Setup: '06 shocker sft w/ vision
APE Rampage board
All American barrel
Deadly Wind Carbon Fibur
Freak kit
Hybrid Bolt Guide
Hybrid 15* asa/va
Empire Re-loader B
Crossfire 68/4500 N2 tank
FBM locking feedneck
Smart Parts HE bolt
NDZ EZ-Turn Ultra-Lite Rail-ASA Combo w/ air bleed
Free-Flow trigger
NDZ snatch grip
CP reg
MacrolineGuy colored fittings
Recommended
Upgrades:
HE bolt
Clamping feedneck
new asa with bleed
Strengths: Lightness, compactness, accuracy, and rate of fire.
Weaknesses: Gas efficiency, stock asa blows, feedneck is trash.
Review: I waited for the price of these to come down. They can be found for 550, some have said 500. (unbeleivable price for this marker) Out of the box it rips paint with the ramping on. Take off the left grip and you can find the buttons to turn ramping off, it still blasts balls out at an awesome rate. The stock trigger is better than I had expected and I actually liked it. The only reason I changed it was I got an aftermarket one given to me free with the purchase of the marker. I bought the HE bolt since I play a lot of woodsball and refills are few and far between. I had a problem with crossthreading the bolt guide in the body. I had just installed the bolt, fired once, and it wouldn't fire again. I shot a few times to de-gas it after turning off the asa, but being unfamiliar with the gun, there was still pressure behind the assembly. I went to unscrew the bolt guide and that little bit of pressure was enough to make it cross thread on the way out. I sent it to Smart Parts (I have the gold card warranty) and they fixed it like new. Other than my self inflicted problem, the gun performs flawlessly. The eyes work well with all colors of paint and I have only had a barrel break. (crappy field paint)
Conclusion: If you want an upper end SEXY gun but don't want to spend $1000 + on something that performs the same anyway, this is your marker. I would have given a 10 but the gas efficiency of the stock bolt lowers the score. Edit: This is still my favorite gun and I've invested over $400 more into it. I love this gun!
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 at 7:08 pm PST
 

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