Hoped up ION
Ion parts and upgrade.
bolt out rear
NOT Air hog
Hoped up ION
so identical to Ion
When this gun hit the table, i got it the same day it was released. i Love my Ion and my Shocker...my thought was this was to be the bridge between the gap, something that would have the performance of the shocker, but the cost of the Ion, but it turned out to be just a remade Epiphany, or an Ion with the firing can,bolt and board upgrade...
i have to say, beyond looks i was sad. i shelled out $400 for this and i could have had the same thing with my Epiphany.
then i hit the field...sure it looks like the Epiphany or an hoped up Ion, but it preformed like a Shocker. sure it was caped at 17BPS, but a board will change that! i was quieter than i expected...in fact i shot my battle buddy in the foot (shes still not talking to me) and i didn't know it till she shot me in the butt. there was a bit of reduced kick and it may be my imagination, but it also seamed lite. the clamping feed neck saves you a good $30 on replacing one, and the ASA could use an on/off...but the dove tail built in makes that a snap.
the greatest thing about this gun...the bolt out rear feature. im sure we all remember how it feels to have to tear the whole gun down just to clear paint shell outta the bolt and get paint out the firing can on the ion....gaaa...thats 30+ mins out the game lost, not any more....bolt out in 10 secs or less, swab, bolt back in and reload....30 secs TOPS. that sold me right on the SPOT. all in all....Add a virtue, firebolt, Qev, and time to start layin down ropes!
its a costly gun, and basically an improved version of the Ion-LE, but if theres a choice between the 2...the Eos is your gun....pour Epiphany, ill never use it again
well...the only reason i gave it an 8 was that all in all its just a hoped up ion....i was hoping for something NEW and just a wee bit cheeper...otherwise, if u can afford it,i HIGHLY recomend this gun as a backup gun or even a primary gun....not much can go wrong with it