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Black_Shadow Sunday, April 29th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months11 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom Pro ACT
R/T
14" J&J Ceramic
VL eVLution II w Z-Board
Polished Internals
Pen Spring Mod
Trigger Stops
Dye Sticky Grip
20oz Co2 w On/Off
Strengths: Unbelievable ROF
Easy Installation
No Batteries
Weaknesses: Needs to Be Broken In.
Tuning
Stops Working when low on air
Need XChamber
Review: I orignally bought this since i firmly believe that batteries do not belong in a tippmann. and whoa nelly! this thing is crazy.

ROF: + 2
This thing is insane, once you break it in (about 2000 shots i guess) get it tuned and set where you like it , you can easily have firepower dominance on speedball fields, and while its not tournament legal, for rec-speedball and woodsball this thing will give you more firepower than you'll ever need. currently i have mine tuned for about 4 or 5 bps so i can sweetspot it very easily. and its still fast enough to make those guys with ions and stuff cower in their bunkers.

Easy Installation: +1
This was a very easy install for me, because if you have a newer 98 with ACT you already have the powertube required for the RT, and so all you have to do is punch out the marked (and pre cut) hole, insert the piston and screw the airline on. Only took me about 20 minutes to put in.

No Batteries: +1
I bought this system for this fact, i hate the idea of batteries in a tippmann. This is a great thing when your out in the woods, since if something is wrong and your gun isnt working you dont have to worry about it being the trigger/firing system and if you ever have a malfunction with it your gun will still work as a basic mechanical semi. Try that with your fancy circuit boards ion boys!

Break-in Period: -+0
just like regulators the RT needs to be broken in before it will work to its full potential. i didn't take any points off for this since i dry fired through a 12oz and a 20oz tank getting it tuned where i wanted it so it was pretty much broken in before i even shot paint through it.

Tuning: -1
This thing is a bit hard to tune, since its all based on your fingers and your personal preference on firing rate so you have to play with it for a bit to get it the way you like it. I just sat down in front of the TV for an hour with my RT adjustment tool and played with it until i got it where i wanted it. Advise: once its set up don't mess with it unless it has come out of tune, which it will from time to time.

Stops Working when low on Air: -1
The RT will stop working when you get down to the last 100 or so shots of your tank, so it loses a point for that.

Need Expansion Chamber: -+0
I didn't take a point off for this either since if your running co2 you probably will have one of these already, but if you don't have one you will need one, i haven't picked one up yet and i get snow out the barrel, cocking slot and frost forming on the airline and RT line during high rates of fire.
Conclusion: Overall, an AWESOME product, if you want a firepower upgrade for your tippmann, don't waste over double the price of this on an E-Grip, get this and not only will you have the same rate of fire capabilities, you won't have to worry about batteries. This is one great buy.

I give it a 9 since its not perfect, but pretty close
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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