Variety of Tippmanns - nothing like it.
This is really a moot category, there is no comparable mechanical marker.
I say can the optics unless you really like using it. The holo sight is not horribly necessary except for snap shots.
air through stock!
-notable inconstancy every 10 shots
-Q-feeder hard to hide
-Grips are very uncomfortable
I picked this bad boy up about a week after spec ops/AGD put this out. For some reason I found it for $650 at the time. Luck, all luck.
Nice tight groups at 30 yds (for a marker) with inconsistencies high or low in placement, but still not enough to miss a 20" circle at 30yds! Q-bow is kinda quirky, but I only feed mine Marbs an winter hardened rounds, so that keeps the reliability in check.
Grips are poor. Bulky and designed for someone with large hands. Completely unnecessary visual additions, like a Dye logo for instance.
Blow forward design makes for some interesting conversation, but it is a bit hard to oil and clean. Then again, this is a "high-end" mechanical marker, expect nothing less.
I have very little experience with the Automag world, but the stock level 10 anti chop seems to have been a good idea and I have had zero chops, breaks or jams or gremlins crawling down the barrel. That's ZERO in a two year period of around 10,000 rounds of paint.
I should note the 10 shot inconsistency is to be expected. Every 10 shot you get a slight change in drop. Just my observations.
No breaking in required. Functions exactly the same as it did two years ago.
The Q-bow feeder is high maintenance as well. must be kept clean and rust free. will not hold paint well for long periods of time and pretty muh requires hard paint. No PMI!
Single greatest mechanical marker of its type ever built.
Very consistent, mostly ergonomically sound and can shoot the balls of a squirrel. Buy different grips.