Tippmann 98 (Ok gun but the sonix has better accuracy)
12oz Co2 Tank (Brasss Eagle)
14" Linear Smart Parts
200 VL Hopper
Just like every gun, a new barrel
Well the stock isnt horrible but in the future, you should save for a new barrel, 14" maybe or 12" Smart Parts
- Easy cleaning and design
- Like new look
- Never chops or has problems
- Stock Barrel
- Bad when paint gets in the firing barrel
(Before shooting you need to chronograph your fps. Mines was averaging around 300 - 350! That means cutting the spring a little bit.)
To start out I am pretty much a beginner paintball player. Anyways I took my Sonix 2007 to play at Sgt splatters on Sunday and the gun played pretty well. If you wanna have a good time, check all the screws on your gun just in case. I had to miss out on a game because the bottom screw was missing which caused the grip to be a little loose from the bottom CO2 thing.
The gun played alright, it never chopped or had problems like getting paint stuck inside, nothing like that, I didn't have to use my squeegee. The gun shot well in my opinion but next time I need a new barrel... maybe $40 Smart Parts. You don't need an electronic hopper but it will help if your shooting a lot.
Now if I was to go back in time I wouldn't have purchased this gun because I would rather of invested for a Spyder Pilot since its electronic. Electronics are very nice on the field since you can fire rapidly unlike mechanics.
For a mechanical gun tho the Spyder Sonix and the Classic Series is the way to go!
If your a beginner paintball player who just started the sport of paintball and want to get into it. I would recommend you buy the Sonix 2007 Valve Package which comes with everything in it. You save a lot of money that way. Overall its a pretty good gun.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 4:00 pm PST
Feeling like a newbie is not a bad thing. Anyways most people that you might play with on rec field techincal have newbie guns (tippys and ions). Also in my experince (like more than half the time) some of those guys who buy the 1000+ guns (expection to the ones who have sponser) are newbies (or rich punks which is same thing most the time).
Last edited on Monday, June 11th, 2007 at 1:18 pm PST
"I had to miss out on a game because the bottom screw was missing which caused the grip to be a little loose from the bottom CO2 thing."
That happened to me as well one time when I was still using this gun!!
One of the screws fell out and before one of the games started my other one got loose and my Co2 tank was flying everywhere. I still can't find a replacement and it only has one left now.
Good review as well. Bit weird to have an electro hopper though, don't think it has that much of an effect, i could barely walk 6bps anyways.