BT4 Assault: Halo TSA LED Hopper, 3 stage expansion chamber (magazine style),
Freak jr. barrel, BT- ETrigger, and a BSA Red dot scope.
Highly recommend an expansion chamber if you use CO2.
fairly accurate (with the right paint)
Serious Air Hog.
A little on the heavy side.
So far, I have really enjoyed this marker.
Cool Factor: Like others have said, the first thing you HEAR when you pull it out is, WHOA! And the first thing you SEE is everyone walking toward you to check it out.
Reliability: This is by far one of the most reliable markers I have used. I have only replaced 1 O-Ring the entire time I've used it. Before I purchased the expansion chamber, I had ice coming out the side of the gun (at the cocking lever). This is when I replaced the O-ring (although it didn't appear to be blown) and installed the expansion chamber. Since then I have not had any issues at all with this marker.
I have only had a few ball breaks in the barrel, but one of the nice things about it is that you can slide the feed neck forward and run a squeegee through the barrel without removing it from the gun. All of the breaks I've had have been due to not having a hopper that could keep up with the E-Trigger. The Halo hopper took care of this issue.
Accuracy: The stock barrel is fairly accurate, although I was not getting the accurate range that others were getting, I was getting about 90-100ft consistently, but no where near 150ft. The accuracy may be better on Nitro, but I'm not sure what effect it would really have other than consistency. I've tried 10 different brands and/or types of paintball (Empire, PMI, Marbalizers, etc) and found that the factory barrel performed pretty well with the Empire Ramps. I'm currently using PMS Combat 68's, due to the fact I like the camo design shell and they are a little cheaper than the Empires with similar accuracy. However, I did purchase a Freak Jr. barrel due to not being completely satisfied with the stock barrel. Now the marker is far more accurate (getting 150ft consistently) and I'm actually able to zero in my red dot scope, and may be even better with higher end paint. And the cool part is, the M-16 hand guards will fit on the Freak Jr. Barrel, although you will put a SLIGHT scratch on the barrel where you tighten the set screws, but they will be covered as long as you have the hand-guards on.
Efficiency: This marker uses a lot of Air. Period. I recommend a large air tank, whether you use CO2 or Nitrogen. But the cool factor is worth it to me!
I recommend this marker if you are a woods-ball player. It is fairly heavy, so I definitely recommend a remote coil to take some of the weight off. The best thing about this marker, in my opinion, is it's reliability. Next would be the fact that there are plenty of upgrades available. It has A-5 barrel threads so if you want to upgrade your barrel, you have plenty of options. I believe the internals are more like a Tippy 98, not sure though.
And if your into scenario games, this is the marker for you. I give this marker a 9 only because I was expecting the 150ft accuracy range that everyone was talking about. I will admit, that if I had tried some All-Stars or other $100 a case paint, it may have performed better. At the end of the day though, this is one great marker.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 7:56 pm PST