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Monkey Militia Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
Some crappy field gun, MR1
Marker Setup: "out of the box" stock setup, gravity fed hopper.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Force fed hopper! (VLocity for the win)
Better Barrel (J&J Ceramic)
HP/Air (for consistency & capacity)
Maybe a different stock
Spring Kit
Different Grips
Alamo City low blow + Striker
Strengths: Fast Firing, Solid, Stylish, Flexible, Accurate stock barrel.
Weaknesses: Needs to be understood! See conclusion
Review: Ok, out of the box this gun isn't that great... I took it out to our local fields, expecting a noob-blastathon with my new imposing "death" machine - everyone was fearful...

Woe was me! This thing chops balls like an angry ex wife. Chopped 3 balls out of about 140 (from a pod fill). About 30 mins of time wasted in screwing & cleaning...

After some research I've found the following:

- MUST have a very good hopper, preferably force fed.

- New striker bolt spring is hard: this pushes the bolt & ball speed way up and causes chops & barrel breaks. Was getting wild velocity and nothing under 310 fps. Leave the gun cocked for a 24 hours and chopping should decrease, if not, leave cocked for longer until spring softens (definitely buy a spring kit!).

- You need to keep the velocity under 280-290fps for the Anti-Chop bolt to work.

After my C02 had run down a little, I could empty a hopper rapidly - without any chops. So with fresh unregulated C02, you should probably use a soft bolt spring, and about 2-3 hoppers later, switch to a hard spring.

Contrary to what some people say, you DON'T need to take off the T cocking handle or sight rail to take the bolt out, just the stock. The bolt dosen't just fall out - you need to jiggle it a bit.

Barrel compatability is a bit of a b!tch, but the J&J Ceramic (not S2 or Full Tilt) and BT APEX fit perfect.

The stock grip panels are flimsy, and I fully expect them to break at the screw holes after more screwing. Investigate options!
Conclusion: Even with the negatives in mind, I still give this gun an 8. It would've got a 9 if it wasn't so unreliable out of the box. If you dont intend on playing Paintball heaps (thus not investing a lot of time + money), then don't buy this gun.

But if you're looking for an instrument to refine and understand, don't hesitate to get this gun. It looks awesome, fires really fast, and can be incredibly effective with the right add-ons. Just be prepared to spend time & money to make it that way.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 8:54 pm PST
 

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