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karni2 Saturday, December 30th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ion(friends)- accurate out of the box, efficient, needs upgrades, sturdy

Shocker(mine)- Extremley accurate, no kick, unreliable, breaks constantly, very quiet
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
12 in. .691 stiffi barrel
GTA expansion chamber
collapsable stock
r-t
and flatline barrel

2003 Black Shocker:
Max-flo 68/4500 system
14 inch stiffi Switch
Black Empire Reloader B
ND slik trigger
HE Bolt

2007 Silver PE Ego
DXS Pulse(smoke)
48 Cu. 4500 CP tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
barrel (see review)
Strengths: LIGHT!
shooting platform
ACCURATE
efficiency
No kick
easy maintenence
adjustibility
Weaknesses: Very loud(personal preference)
Eye wires are exposed below the eye covers
Review: First Impression- I got my Ego 7 on December 16 at my local shop so I had the opportunity to fiddle around with it before I bought it. As soon as I picked it up I just had to have it... lightest gun ever! The annodizing is also nearly perfect and pictures just doesn't do it justice.

Accuracy- I was only able to put two pods through this baby because I did not have any paint left, but it's accuracy was astounding for being out of the box. literally ball on ball with Proto Dart paint, but there was a wild curve with a X-ball bronze(once)

Stock Barrel- Many people replace their stock barrel for aftermarket ones. The two piece shaft is exellent and the only reason why I am replacing it is for one, I already have a stiffi switch so all I need to do is get new backs, two, the back is .693 which is pretty big bore, and third new backs wont be out for alittle while. Other than that I would keep it and have no urge to buy a barrel kit.

Kick- The Ego has less kick than my shocker with the stiffi barrel. I was alittle worried because I had heard that ego kick alot... well don't worry about the 07 because it is the smoothest shooting gun ive shot. Close to the DM series, but I still like a gun that I can feel shoot.

Noise- The loudest gun I have heard, almost as loud as my A-5 with a flatline. I pretty sure it was just my paint to barrel match because the stock is .693 and my paint was .689-.691. Plus once I get some stiffi backs to fit my ego im sure the noise will go down alot.

Shooting Platform- To tell you the truth it was pretty uncomfortable when I held it. Coming from a shocker that ive played with for 2 years it was quite awkward at first. As I fiddled with it more and more it grew on me, this is the most comfortable gun I have ever held, like an extension of your arm its that nice.

Efficiency- I haven't been able to really test efficiency, but I got about 400psi out of 200-210 shots with my friends 68 cu. 3000. Ill try and update this review when I get a more extensive estimate.

Maintenence- It is extremley easy, the bolt comes out with absolutely no tools and lubing the internals is the easiest thing ever. The guy at my local proshop said that all I need to do is put at max 2 drops of oil inside the asa and just dryfire it to lube all internal parts. When I first gassed up my Ego I had a leak in the asa. I was pretty worried considering $1250 was dropped on the marker, but two quick drops of oil in the asa and a couple of good dryfires fixed the problem.

Eye wires- This is the only problem I have with my Ego. I am not sure if it is just mine but the eye wires are slightly exposed above the grips and below the eye covers. If it were to be shot there then im not sure if the wires will be damaged. I am sure its not big deal, but planet eclipse has awsome customer service and will send me some new ones in a heart beat.

Conclusion: Best gun for 2007 without a doubt. Alot of other very respectable companies like Dye and Macdev just didn't cut it this year, not alot has changed from their last year's models. I will update this review after I play with it today. So, I give the PE Ego7 a 9 because of the eye wires, but this is the closest thing to perfection BUY ONE!!
p.s- the Custom products 48 cu.4500 feels perfect with it.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 at 1:39 pm PST
 

Review Comments
ionballer100000 Saturday, December 30th, 2006 | 2:26 pm PST
im not posotive but im pretty sure you dont put oil in the asa to lube the internals....you do that with auto cockers. make sure you lube the reg and lpr with dow 33 or sumthin like that. but the only thing you oil is the rammer. 1 drop of light oil in the middle seal and the back middle seal.....but i have an etek so maybe the 07 is different???


just read the manuel
   

karni2 Sunday, December 31st, 2006 | 7:55 pm PST
I was just repeating what the guy at my pro shop said. He said I shouldnt need to strip everything down to lube like the reg and stuff, and just to put oil through the ASA and dryfire it. You do have to lube the rammer and maybe the lpr separately after like 10 cases of paint or so. Most likely he just meant for casual maintenece, once I use my ego for quite a bit ill do a more extensive cleaning/ oiling.
   

EgoManiac777 Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 | 2:28 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by ionballer100000
im not posotive but im pretty sure you dont put oil in the asa to lube the internals....you do that with auto cockers. make sure you lube the reg and lpr with dow 33 or sumthin like that. but the only thing you oil is the rammer. 1 drop of light oil in the middle seal and the back middle seal.....but i have an etek so maybe the 07 is different???


just read the manuel


That is how you lube the internals, i have an 06 ego that works the same way
   

Elian Gonzalez Thursday, March 1st, 2007 | 10:39 am PST
Quote:
Maintenence- It is extremley easy, the bolt comes out with absolutely no tools and lubing the internals is the easiest thing ever. The guy at my local proshop said that all I need to do is put at max 2 drops of oil inside the asa and just dryfire it to lube all internal parts. When I first gassed up my Ego I had a leak in the asa. I was pretty worried considering $1250 was dropped on the marker, but two quick drops of oil in the asa and a couple of good dryfires fixed the problem

LOL
   

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