Spyder Fenix - dear god not even in the same category
NME - much better, more reliable
Shocker SFT - more efficient, easier maintenance, more reliable
PM5 - more efficient, more reliable, lighter
Ion - more comfortable, easier maintenance
Abomb Timmy - that timmy blew this one away but thats because it was super up'd
2k2 Timmy - lighter and faster
05 Ego - was godly compared to this timmy because of its ups
07 Ego - great marker, more reliable than this one
Bob Long Infamous II Timmy Dust White
Black VLocity with Nox chip
Carleton 68/4500 with Guerilla Air Assault Reg
Spyder Fenix (my ultimate backup. never gonna give this thing up)
trigger, feedneck, barrel
Poppet is hard to get to.
Now i should note that the majority of the markers i have used have been used by the time i have gotten them. so most of the problems i have run into are because of previous owners not taking care of their stuff or doing goofy things to them like using super glue.
well when i first got this i had a proto asa that didnt work but that is no fault of the gun since it is not even from the maker of this marker. when i finally got it so where i could air it up it had a slight leak from the ram, but a good lubing took care of that. once i got it up and running it was great. fast, consistent, and easy to take care.
one thing i should mention is that with crappy paint the bolt has a tendency to get stuck.
what happens is that because of the bad paint (dimpled or odd shaped) it pushes on the bolt as it tumbles in the breech and the bolt gets pushed up and the front orings get caught on the breech on the return. also if you play in dirt fields expect to get lots of breech wear from the dirt getting caught inbetween the breech and the bolt. (makes for a very dirty breech which is something i despise).
in regards to efficiency i get close to a hopper and 10 pods off a full 68/4500. im sure i could squeze another pod or two out of it if i lowered the lpr (im running 70 psi with an eigenram)
I say you should totally try this marker. because of its efficiency, speed, and ease of maintenance it makes a worthy member of my gun whoring lineup.
i give it an 8 out of 10 because the closest ive had to perfection was my 05 ego and this barely even compares to it but is still a very good product.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, January 20th, 2008 at 1:46 pm PST