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BlackHearted Monday, December 3rd, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 20 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Smartparts Ion, Sp-8, Shocker, Epiphany
Marker Setup: Stock Marker, Crossfire 68/4500, LeTiger balls
Recommended
Upgrades:
Firebolt, Virtue Board, Smartparts ON/OFF ASA Dye stickies
Strengths: Hoped up ION
Ion parts and upgrade.
bolt out rear
Freak 3pc.
NOT Air hog
Weaknesses: Hoped up ION
no colors(yet)
so identical to Ion
Review: 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!
Conclusion: 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
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
jr000 Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 | 8:48 am PST
to me it sounds that u did like this gun may i ask why did u give it an 8 when i can clrearly see taht u do like this gun?
   

BlackHearted Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 | 1:15 pm PST
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
   

download00502 Sunday, February 24th, 2008 | 10:35 am PST
The Eos already has a firebolt stock.
   

tnt155 Thursday, April 10th, 2008 | 1:40 pm PST
Why would you give it an 8?
Also, it isnt just a hoped up ion its much better.
   

Tasty_Soup Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | 10:26 pm PST
8 is not a bad mark peoples!
5 is average, 6 would go to the ion 8 goes to this...
   

cfm95 Sunday, October 19th, 2008 | 8:43 am PST
5 isn't average that is 50/100 which is terrible. this is like a really upgraded ion. buy an ion put on a clamping feedneck, freak jr., asa, trigger, and you have an EOS.
   

bulletshock338 Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | 7:25 pm PST
Dispute:
kk dude,

great review, my only wonders are, do you actually own this gun? there already is an on/off asa, and this gun comes stock with a firebolt.
   

Mastersat4500 Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 | 12:43 pm PST
Good review dude. People 8 is not bad. Very few markers get a 10. I like your honesty. Thanks a lot dude!!!
   

tabascoNYP Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 10:31 am PST
Why are people upset over giving an 8? I hate seeing reviews where everything is either a 10 or a 1 and nothing in between. When you click on the number to rate it does say that 5 is average.
   

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