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Aces-High Sunday, February 18th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months17 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ion, spyder xtra, rented an angel at my field for 20$, viewloader orion and friends pgp.
Marker Setup: Mongoose bbs led, Qloader, cp one piece 16", About to get air
Recommended
Upgrades:
fast loader depending on what your doing with this gun
air would be nice to minimise the kick and keep it consistent
maybe a barrel ( Mine realy helps for the accuracy and sound)
spring kit is NEEDED trust me.
Strengths: Read review
Weaknesses: Read review
Review: Okay, I bought the mongoose mainly cuz it's looks and speed. I was expecting a fairly good gun the would turn heads and be unic because I was tired of going to my field and seeing 5 kids each with ions. I had no idea how this gun would perform but I can tell you when I first shot it I was surprised. Here's what I have to say.

-Looks
Well like I said before I bought this gun because it turns heads with it's sleek paint job and it's uniquely shaped body. Truly one of the most beautiful guns in the sport of paintball. 10 out of 10

- Accuracy
I was a bit worried about the accuracy when I ordered it. I don't know I had a strange feeling about it and didn't think it would be very accurate. I thought diablo had only focused on the looks and didn't care how it performed. When I first got it I was a bit surprised, It was pretty accurate with the stock barrel in, but it's when I put my CP one piece that I saw that this gun was a real competitor and not only a looker. With stock barrel shots were firing an inch or two from each other from a fifty foot range. With aftermarket the shots were an inch or less from each other. With stock 7/10 with CP
9/10

-Speed
Well I knew this gun was going to be fast and there were no surprises in this category.
I easily manage to walk the trigger at 12 bps but when I really go I can get it up to 15 or 16, not that I would ever need this kinda speed but it's fun to have. My sister can walk this thing at 12 so even if you don't have the quickest fingers you can still shoot as fast as a pro. Speed gets 10/10. Just be sure you have a good hopper.

-Price
Very good price on this thing, but it's hard to find in stores so I had to order online and pay the extra shipping cost and since I live in Canada and had to order from the states it cost me around 300$ but this is well worth it. Price gets 8 Caz the shipping costed me an extra 50$ but if I lived in states would be 9

-Maintenance
Some people say this gun is high maintenance but I say the maintenace is extremly easy and dare I say it fun. I don't know why I like taking this thing apart but I find it quick and super easy. Yes you do have to lube it a lot but for someone like me who does it after every game anyways it's no problem and it dosen't bother me what so ever. It only takes about 5 minutes anyway. I give maintenance a 9 out of 10 because I could see it being a bit hard for someone new to the sport and the manual for this gun could be a bit better.

-Consistency
Well I have to say that stock this is the biggest weak point for this gun. The springs are horrible and this gun stock maxes out at 150 fps. I knew this would happen in a blow back electro however so along with the gun I bought a really nice shocktech spring kit for it and put the second strongest one in it which boosted it up to around 280 which is perfect for where I go at. With stock spring the consistency was HORRIBLE and at the chrono the shots had a difference of about -/+6 or -/+7 fps between shots which is very inconsistent. But when I put the shocktech spring in the difference was maybe -/+2 or 3 which is super consistent. stock 5 out of 10 but with spring kit 9 out of 10. With Air it should be even more consistent and I would probably give it a 10 out of 10

-Features
Final category that I will be reviewing the features on this gun are pretty standard except for the eyes which is excellent for a gun of it's price to have. The led version lets you cap it's speed which is pretty good feature to have. Also comes with a 9v rechargeable battery which is great and saves you money. features get's an above average mark of 8 out of 10

I have finaly had the chance to test this gun with all the different springs that shockteck includes in their kit.
silver/weakest does not work very well at all. it chronos at about 160 or 170. Green a bit stronger is a bit better but I think that it could be a bit weak still, havent chronoed it. Gold/second strongest is perfect because it chronoes at about 240 for me. Red/strongest DO NOT USE IT. you chop alot with it because it's simply too strong for paintballs, well the ones I was using anyways. Just use gold spring and you'll be fine, I hope. I'll update again once I get compressed air.
Conclusion: Highly recommended. Probably the best electro blow back out there and highly recommended. In my opinion just as good if not better than the Ion. I don't mind Ions either, I just hate their feel and looks. If you wanna turn heads, have optimum performance and don't wanna pay thousands for a gun than this is for you. If I could I would give it a 9.5 but you can't do that so I'll round it out to 10
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 at 2:46 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Aces-High Sunday, February 18th, 2007 | 1:00 pm PST
Please add as helpful I put a lot of time and effort writing and testing this gun. thanks
   

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