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Meicken84 Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested12 of 20 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
SP Ion, Proto Rail,
Marker Setup: Proto Rail 07, Empire B Loader, 71-3000 PMI HPA. Dye 2 piece UL Barrel. and lots of paint.
More inserts, use HPA, Locking Feed neck.
Strengths: Cool Looks, Closed Bolt, Low Maintenance. Semi-consisant
Weaknesses: Heavy, Lobbs the balls @ 285 fps. On/Off ASA is pointless.
Review: I Tested the SP Epiphany and the Proto Matrix Rail 07 before i decided to buy.

I began with th Proto rail.. same price, very light. great stock.. no need for on/off asa. closed bolt shoots straight and is a consistent shot. I like the grip on it. Its easier to clear out balls and remove your tank with the proto handle. The Epiphany handle only has a difficult to use on/off button.

Next the SP Epiphany.

Heavy, Very noticeable. the balls seemed to drop and lob a bit more. More so like my tippman. Although the ROF is very similar to that of the proto.

The SP had a sweet looking body but i felt that you should sacrifice the looks and grab an ion and make a few upgrades. plus.. whats to say.. Its black today..tomorrow you can make it white.. its that easy. customizable
Conclusion: 425$ from the manufacturer isn't bad. I just feel that the buyers money would be better off spent with the SP Ion and make a few small upgrades. if you wanna spend the money for a 400$ gun.. the only guns in that range that i can think of are the proto rail, epiphany and omen... i say Proto.. Sorry SP Fans.

Ultimately - Find a Shop to shoot the markers for yourself. Putting the gun in your hand can change your mind. and being able to shoot it furthermore will change your mind. Personal feel and performance are the mainstay of any purchase. I was told by my new shop.. "Do you buy a car before Test-Driving it?" this is an investment that should take a lot of consideration unless your starting out with woods ball which you should just but a tippman but. good luck all...
7 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 25th, 2007 at 11:17 am PST

Review Comments
sp62 Sunday, January 28th, 2007 | 7:17 am PST
do you know if the new nxt shockers lobbs the balls and do u know if a new nxt or a 03 shocker thats completly decked out which is a better buy?

Meicken84 Monday, January 29th, 2007 | 10:09 am PST
Sorry, I have not had the pleasure of shooting a shocker yet. I think that next time I go to the shop i'll have to at least try one. They were a little out of my price ranger for what I wanted to spend at this time on a new marker. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.

sp62 Monday, January 29th, 2007 | 4:21 pm PST
its ok i was j/w but as far as the lobbing problem goes i have that with my ion but how do you like that proto?

csmith1199 Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | 2:14 pm PST
If the balls are going 285 fps, its going to act the same out of any gun. Maybe you were getting some drop off when you were shooting, but speed is constant. If it's going 285 fps, it's going to go 285 fps, not lob because it's a different gun. Do you guys get what I'm saying? It was probably a shoot down problem, which would be a problem with the gun. Good review though.

sp62 Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | 3:44 pm PST
well im having problems with my gun shooting the paintballs about 15-20 yards ok but after that its suxs it goes like rite down
Last edited on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 3:45 pm PST

Meicken84 Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 | 10:27 am PST
Ugh.. deleted whole mesage... I know what your saying csmith... could be tank.. poor fill.. etc.. to much..

sp62 check velocity.... tank.. u using co2 or hpa?..... is it cold? when u use it?

I like my proto a lot, but it still hasn't seen a full game yet.. i'm playing all day saterday coming up.... so i'll let ya know..

Meicken84 Sunday, April 8th, 2007 | 5:38 pm PST
Well, I thought i'd update you all about the Proto Rail Vs. Epiphany. I love my rail... the only problem that i've had was 1 jam.. but i believe thats related to my hopper.. the flippin battery connection keeps dissconnecting.. so i've g2 get that fixed.. other than that I love it.. I'm very happy i Choose Proto over Epiphany.. has epiphany at 8.6 of 10 and proto rail 9.2 of 10... not a big difference but.. if you read the remarks.. yu can figure it out for yourself. Take it easy all

KeefJM Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 | 10:10 pm PST
very good review
nicely put explanations, you chose wisely good sir

rcmck24 Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 | 10:56 am PST
Hey, I was wondering what you think the best insert to get for the epiphany is?

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