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Feathers Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Maveric/ Trracer pump, Sheridan PGP, Brass eagle blah markers...
Marker Setup: I have my 'Cocker pump and my SL68-II Scout. ;) As for the SL,

14" J&J Ceramic barrel
Dead On reg
LAPCO (custom modded) modded A-5 .45 grip adapter
LAPCO "T" stock
ADCO E-dot electronic sight
Clamping Feedneck (also custom modded, and hammer fit, was for a Spyder)
Recommended
Upgrades:
In stock dress, the Tippmann SL68-II is really a nice marker. It is loud, but it has all of the strengths that a player could want; accurate, small, lightweight, durable, and consistant. The easiest after-market upgrade that pretty much any and all Tippmann owners should perform is polishing of the internals (use Brasso - it works wonders). Aside from that, even though the stock barrel is nothing to look at, it is good. If you really want an aftermarket barrel, J&J is the only company that makes 'em anymore, and with a smoother bore, they will be easier to clean. They are good shooting, somewhat quieter barrels that will serve the SL owner well.
Strengths: Durable
Accurate
Consistant
Light
Weaknesses: Limited Upgrade Path.
Review: I have owned the same marker for the entirety of my 8+ years of playing experience, and it is nothing but a gem to me. I've never had to replace an O-ring, or seal, or spring of any kind, and it has ALWAYS fired when I've needed it to. The SL68-II is a great compact little marker that gets the job done and done right, every single time.

To no fault of the marker or it's performance, there is a very limited upgrade path. However, there are prenty of people that have come out with their own modifications to the SL68-II (like myself) that have done well by them. Others have ruined a perfectly good marker - the choice is yours.

As stated above, coming out of the box, the SL68-II is ready to slap paintballs onto goggles at 100 feet, if not more. The mechanical simplicity of this marker is awesome, as are the solid steel internals, and solid aluminum/ Magnesium alloy reciever. Accuracy is superior, and durability is unparallelled. It is the total package, if you are looking for a pump marker. Taken care of properly (and even if they aren't - it is pretty hard to screw these up, so a used one with a little TLC can go a long way - plus, Tippmann still makes brand new parts for them), the SL68-II will last a long, long time, and provide the prospective owner with the quality that people like myself demand.

Conclusion: Nowadays, finding a new one is hard to do. But, even if you buy a used one, give it a shot. Make it a little restoreative project (and a pretty inexpensive one at that, these old markers have only 7 internal parts) and find out what you have been missing. They're fun, unique, and a piece of paintball history, too. Plus, it's always more satisfying to nail someone across the field with his/ her race gun setup with one well placed shot, and either have them compliment you, or whine to their buddies about how their gun wasn't working. As an owner of an SL68-II, you'll never have THAT problem, again.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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