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kodiakwood2 Monday, March 5th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
05 Pro Stock with System X reg, CP on/off, Eclipse LPR, E2, Freak barrel system and 68/3000air, spring kit, polished hammer lug
A PM5 w/ultra lite grip frame
Ion
Marker Setup: '06 Ego Maniac, shaft 2 piece barrel, 68/3000 HPA, V Locity hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
Additional barrel backs for various paint sizes
Strengths: Reliable, quiet, smooth, deadly accurate, simple to set up
Weaknesses: A thinner grip frame, Keep your eye on it at public fields
Review: Model: Eclipse '06 Ego w/ Maniac board, dust black
I'll start at the beginning:

ASA- a bleed off type on/off. Smooth effortless action. Although there is still enough air in the marker for one more shot after you de-gass.

Velocity- adjustment is in the reg. It's simple to use with an allen wrench, after break in the reg keeps the velocity with-in 1-3 fps.

Grip frame- if you've ever used an E2 this is pretty similar. simple push buttons on the back of the grip frame make operations a snap, you can adjust display from timer to ROF to a bunch of other things.

Bolt action- Ok the Ego bolt is a short light weight little thing, a pull pin on top makes field strip a snap. when you put the bolt back be sure to line up the pull pin with the notch in the rammer, you get use to it pretty quick.

Barrel- a factory equipped "Shaft" barrel comes stock, a nice 2 piece barrel with left handed threads between the front and back pieces. That would be great for my cocker. The .693 stock back piece is quite accurate but a couple of additional sizes would be the nuts, Eclipse does not have additional sized backs in cocker threads to match the "Shaft"

Feed neck- just plain perfect.

general overview- This marker rips, there are so many ways to adjust it you could stay busy for months playing with the settings. The trigger is easy to tweak, although I'm no 30 bps type of guy but I average between 8-12 bps in regular rec play. There is a faint kick in the marker operation, but it doesn't really affect anything. clean up and maintenance is a breeze, I've used the marker in a couple of different settings, PSP (ramping) and semi-. You can cap the ramping anywhere you want very simply with the e-grip settings. Very air efficient and light.


Conclusion: This marker will bring your game to a new level. With the '07 out the price on an '06 EGO maniac is dropping. You should be able to pick one for under a grand
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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