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Kythus Thursday, February 1st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, flatline barrel, offset rail adapter, red dot sight, specops handgrip, car stock.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Any stock for more stable shoting
Strengths: Easy upgrades
Weaknesses: More hype than substance.
Price.
Review: I had the opportunity to hold this gun at my local store. It has a nice military look to it but no appreciable difference in feel over that of my A-5. As to being a lot lighter it didn't feel any different, in fact it felt a little bulky.

The owner of the store offered to weigh it and a stock a-5 and told me the X7 was in fact a little heavier. probably due to the extra cosmetics and the magazine. Either way if you are looking for a featherlight marker the X7 is not for you.

I would recommend this marker to folks looking for a tactical looking gun right out of the box. I like the idea of so many upgrades available but in practice with a little research, the Internet and a credit card any 98 or A-5 can look almost the same. This will make it easier however for a parent or wal-mart shopper to get their gear without much hassle.

Conclusion: I find this marker a decent addition to the Tippmann line if only for the look cool factor which will definitely appeal to a lot of players. Unfortunately I like gear that improves the performance of my marker way more than simple cosmetics. If the technology was revolutionary, or the gun significantly different in operation than my trusty A-5 I would give it a higher rating.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

Review Comments
marmot Thursday, February 1st, 2007 | 8:50 pm PST
Cool review. Agree with the sentiment, although as 5 is supposed to equal "average", your rating of 7 puts this way above average. Did you mean that? And for the price of an Ion and a 98 Custom?

For a marker that is not a great improvment on the A-5, do you think it justifies a $100 premium?
   

Ravenwulfe Friday, February 2nd, 2007 | 9:30 pm PST
Actually, I found the X7 to be lighter than the stock A-5 and I hated how it was mostly plastics. It does not feel as sturdy as the A-5.
   

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