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mrbillwebb Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Spyders, DM's, Ions
Marker Setup: Proto Matrix Rail
18" Two piece Ultralite .688 bore
CP On/Off
Aluminum Bolt Cap
so lite

Spyder Imagine, 16 inch SP All American .688 bore
48/3000 pure energy steel tank, revy loader w/ x board
Delrin bolt, pilot acs trigger frame, shocktech lpc., drop forward.
weighs a ton...
'04 Prostock Autococker, E1 Eblade with Zero b board
18 inch two piece SP All American .688 bore
Orracle CT 3-way, Chipley Custom Machine Ram
Slik Pull Pin, Orracle delron two-piece bolt
CP On/Off Rail
Also weighs a ton...
New feed neck, probably use a lighter hopper like a Vlocity Jr and a light tank
Strengths: So freakin accurate and fairly fast
Weaknesses: It's an ion mostly, a heavy one with a heavier tag
Review: I took this thing out of the pro shop and shot a hopper plus a little more. The stock barrel is sick, I loved how accurate it was and hit wonderfully down range with an incredibly tight patten. What you will like- It's fast enough for the average pb player, it's very accurate, and I didn't chop while shooting so I'm sure you'll like that. The all metal body and frame is strong and durable. It's attractive as well. What you won't like- For 400 bucks, you are getting a nice up'd ion, a heavy one, the all metal construction makes it pretty heavy compared to its less expesive brother, It has the same board as the original ion with a few convenient upgrades that would make me choose it over an ion for the 200 dollar difference.
Conclusion: It's an incredible gun, great price, I would recommend that you personally test it yourself and compare it with like guns (the PMR or a Mini perhaps), I myself tried all three and chose the PMR because of the weight and speed I got with the PMR as well as it's maker's reputation, I thought I was getting more for my money and I did. The guys with the 1200 dollar guns might want to pick this up as a very nice backup. I do recomment that anything you buy that is attatched to the gun be the lightest one you can find since the gun is moderately heavy. It almost got a 7 for being too close to an ion and its weight, but I'll give her an 8 for it's accuracy and consistency.
8 out of 10

Review Comments
DUNNMNZ Thursday, March 8th, 2007 | 7:33 pm PST
The Epiphany is 6oz heavier than an ION. Why does everyone make it sound like the gun is made from pure lead. No offense to you, I still liked the review.

mrbillwebb Saturday, March 10th, 2007 | 9:09 pm PST
6 oz is almost half a pound, I do agree with you though, although the extra weight is all in the body of the gun, so it feels much heavier in one part of the gun.

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