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fortyblank Sunday, December 16th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Compact 2000
Core Spyder clone
Marker Setup: 2002 Spyder Xtra
Smart Parts Progresseve
Kapp Feed Neck
12-Volt Revy

2001 WGP RF Autococker
WGP Hinge Trigger
Kapp adjustable front reg
STO 3-Way
Shocktech Front Block
Delron venturi bolt (I don't know who made it)
Custom Products On/Off
Custom Products Flame Rail Drop Forward
Smart Parts All-American
9-Volt Ricochet LCD
Pure Energy 68C.I. 4500 PSI tank wrapped in a Proto tank cover
Recommended
Upgrades:
New bolt
E-trigger
New Drop forward
New Barrel
New regulator
New metal feed neck
Strengths: Price
Available upgrades
Weight
Reliability
Ease-ability to clean
Weaknesses: Trigger pull
Feed neck
Tourny lock
Top heavy
Loud pinging sound
Inconsistent volocity
Review: I bought this back in 2002 for 100 bucks at my local paintball store. I think I bought the Progresseve with it but I can't remember it was five years ago so who knows. First time playing I loved the wieght of it, it was so much lighter than anything else I had used except the Spyder Compact 2000. The trigger pull is long put I got used to it and eventully was able to shoot reasonably fast for a mech-Spyder. After a while the plastic feed neck started to crack so I replaced it with Kapps non-adjustable feed neck. It made the gun less top heavy by lowering the hopper whitch helps when you play the sides like I do. After a while I noticed a Loud pinging sound every time I shot and after complaining about it to a few people I was told that it is because of running it on CO2. So I bought my brothers Pure Energy Compressed Air tank and problem solved. The accuracy and range is quite good if you have a good paint-to-barrel match. I prefer Marbs(Marbalizer) or Diablo Formula 13. I don't think I ever broke a SINGLE round when I had a good paint-to-barrel match. Do not lose the metric tourny volocity screw. I lost mine and the field I played at would not let me play witch makes sense now but was a pain then. The screw cost me five dollars for a four centimeter screw. So don't lose it or you'll have to pay.
Conclusion: I highly recommend it to anyone who is begining. It is solid and easy to clean and repair after you get compterable with taking it apart.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, December 16th, 2007 at 11:22 pm PST
 

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