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rcwillis Sunday, June 10th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Open Class CCI Phantom- cheaper, work horse marker, stiffer pump stroke and trigger, takes more adjusting to when you first use it
Maverick- good starting pump
Custom built Sniper w/ ccm kit- cheaper, performs well, not as smooth pump, no Autotrigger
Marker Setup: CCM S6, CCM CF barrel kit, 13ci 3000k tank, winchester or sportshot hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
A HPA tank, will run on CO2, but HPA gives tighter velocity results. A 13 or 22ci takes advantage of this marker's weight and balances well.
Strengths: Pump stroke
Weight
Consistency
Trigger ergonomics
Looks
Under-cocking
AC threads

Weaknesses: Price
Stock barrel (with the dust black marker only)
Review: Used to shoot a phantom, my teammate picked up a CCM ss-25 and I got a chance to shoot it and loved it. Decided to buy an S6.

First thing you notice is the weight. The S6 is milled very nicely and is far lighter than most snipers I have shot. Without barrel or tank an S6 weighs 2lbs 6 ounces. Through on a 2 oz CCM CF barrel, a small tank and hopper and it still almost weighs nothing.

Next you will notice is that the pump stroke is incredibly smooth. Smoother than any pump I have ever shot before. Without a return spring the gun can be cocked one handed just by shaking the gun back and forth. A return spring is recommended though because if you run chances are the gun will cock itself and you will get double feeds.

Out of the box without adjusting anything I threw on the 13ci and went to the chrono. Shooting decent paint through the CF barrel kit, it was shooting 275 +/-3. I shot it with my 3.5 oz and got +/- 7. Definitely recommend compressed air for this marker.

The 86* frame with inset grips is quite comfy. It may be a little thin for some but I wear gloves and really like the feel of it. The frame angle causes less arm fatigue and it feels more natural to play it tight then my phantom.

With the under-cocking, unlike the phantom, it is very easy to site down the barrel and puts my hand in a more comfortable position to shoot.

Of course this expensive of a pump marker has to look good. CCM did a great job with the milling on the gun and laser engraving. Its in my opinion the best looking pump gun out there short of a few custom milled and engraved markers.

And the marker has Autococker threads so you can use your favorite barrel kit on it. The CCM carbon fiber compliments the looks and the weight of the marker and I also recommend it.

Only weaknesses are the price and the stock barrel on the dust black marker. For a pump gun its very high, but this is the top of the line pump and I believe well worth the price. As for the stock barrel, on the dust black it is a one piece large bore barrel. It may be fine if you can find big paint but most my paint is .684-.686. All of it would roll right out this barrel and I did not get consistency or accuracy. However the gloss colors of the marker come with a 2 piece barrel similar to the CF barrel kit and will probably shoot better.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this marker for the serious pumper who wants quality, consistency and an overall excellent marker. If you can stomach the price or find one for cheap I would definitely pick it up.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at 9:31 pm PST
 

Review Comments
kidzwitgunz Sunday, June 10th, 2007 | 9:34 pm PST
Finally! A good review on this marker!
   

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