BT-4 Combat - Looks all that differ
BT-4 Assault - Looks all that differ (though Stock easier to use)
Tippman 98 - Old faithfull, same as (shares internals, designed by same guy)
SP8 - milsim, an ion in drag, not as solid so feels like if you drop it, it might brake, but better performance (speed accuracy)
A5 Stealth - Looks differ, good that it has flatline, but just add an apex and your on par
Halo B Ripdrive
Stainless Steel Freak Barrel Kit
Ape Rampage Board
Smart On/Off Valve
48cu 3000 psi tank
Green body kit ;)
tiberius arms tac-8
Factory Eblade E2 Cocker
Viewloader Evo 2
68cu 4500 psi tank
Evil Pipe Kit
Can't use sight rail with mask on
This is a good marker if you want the mil sim. Be wary, extremely heavy, useless sight rail and accuracy isn't the best if you have any sort of cross wind. If you just have to get an ak look-a-like go for it, otherwise get a bt-4 combat and put on an apex or flatline. Save yourself a lot of money this way and you will have a more accurate marker. Dont get me wrong, its good and looks sweet, but I am getting a new barrel and going to use a remote line to try and reduce the weight. Played today, 2 facing building which channeled air down the middle, the bt-4's with apex were shooting straight and sharp while the banshee's shots were catching every breeze and blowing off course.
I have left my initial impressions on here, but would like to add that the accuracy isn't all that bad, in fact it is good, we all play paintball after all!
Took the apex tip off and with some plumbers tape attached it to my banshee barrel. Interesting results, still decent accuracy but you can get some extra range (not as affective as on the standard apex, but hey). I know you can use 3 o-rings to attach the apex to an assault barrel, but yet to try that for the banshee.
Plumbers tape and 4 o-rings did it, fully working apex tip on the banshee
If you want looks that kill, go for this, otherwise save money by buying a bt-4 and upgrading the stock parts.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, March 15th, 2007 at 1:50 am PST
Good review, flec! I agree with most part of your review, but, the part about the accuracy being low, I could not agree with, just recently, my barrel's front sight got loose, and I simply could not shoot straight. Later, I realized the whole metal lining got shifted at the bottom of the ak-47 barrel, so I had to do a bit of repairs on that. Maybe your barrel got shifted by hitting on a wall during game-play, or somewhere else...
After I adjusted the barrel I had the exact pinpoint accuracy I did once I first bought the marker... No barrel is 100% perfect.
Last edited on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 4:52 pm PST