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Ravin Stars Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months28 of 29 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 Responce and Electronic, Pmi Pirania e-force GTI, WGP superstock, WGP Trilogy Select Fire and Mechanical Models, Smartparts Ion, Smartparts Shocker and Ego 08.
Marker Setup: Stock Autococker SR, Halo B hopper, Pure Energy 3000 68 cu bottle
Strengths: Accurate, Simple to Maintain, Break Beam Eyes, Fast ,Lighter Than Older Cockers
Weaknesses: Slight Barrel Drift When Cycling Quickly
Noisy
Eats Batteries
Review: I finally bought an Autococker Sr on 1-31-2008 it was hard to get a hold of one. I talked with the owner of a local paintball shop in November of 2007 about ordering me one. When he talked to his wholesaler he where unable to get one ordered. I gave a call to JT USA and found out they pushed back the release date until late December early January. When I finally got it ordered, the marker arrived two weeks late. Although the wait was worth it and I hope this won't be a problem for other people.

The Autococker Sr comes in a nice ballistic nylon case with high density foam that wraps and protects the marker. It also comes with a parts kit and a .689 two piece barrel. The manual is in full color and very informative. Setting programs are a breeze with the scroll wheel/button under the grip. It comes completely programable and has 12 differant common fire modes. I tested it on unlimited rate of fire semi auto.

The Autococker Sr's power button is on the back of the marker body. The break beam eyes work very well and prevent chopping when cycling quickly. I believe they are an excelent upgrade to the reflective eyes of older model cockers. The OLED screen on the grip has a battery level indicator and tells you what fire mode you are using. The OLED screen is also extremely helpful for programing allowing you the see the setting you'r adjusting. The Autococker Sr's programing mode even offers a default reset just in case your custom program is more trouble than it's worth.

The mechanical features are just as impressive. I personally like the clamping feed neck and the sealed frontblock. The SR maintence/cleaning is simple like all other cockers. The trigger guard was large enough to "walk" the trigger comfortably, this is a major upgrade to older model cockers. I found the 90 degree ergonomic gripframe was very comfortable although it took me a little to get used to. It was a bit noisy but a good barrel with lot of porting should fix that. When cycleing very fast (15-25 BPS@50%ramp) for an extended amount of time it had a little barrel drift. The recoil was not unreasonable when compared to the other higher end markers i've shot.
Conclusion: In reflection WGP delivered on the promise to combine firepower with accuracy. As for reliablity, I haven't had enough time to prove that quite yet. The SR needs a high end loader to keep up with the firepower it delivers. A good barrel or barrel kit is also in order. This will cut down on marker noise and take advanange of good paint to barrel fit. The stock board offered so many program options that I don't think that any aftermarket board is needed. This marker will hold it's own on the speedball field and in the woods. If you are a cocker-fanatic " If you show me an inch I'll show you the deadbox".

04-05-2008 Information Update: Keep fresh batteries in your SR otherwise you will have trouble with the gun recocking. If you happen to be having this problem try a new higher end battery before you completely dimantle your marker
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at 2:36 pm PST
 

Review Comments
msonic Monday, February 4th, 2008 | 1:49 pm PST
"(182-187 F.P.S.)"?

i think you mean 282-287 fps. i hope you do anyway... lol
   

KTpb4l Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 | 3:24 pm PST
Hey do you think it can compete with Ego'S, Shocker's, etc? Cause Ive been waiting for an AC like this for a long time and Im still not sure about it.
   

KTpb4l Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 | 3:25 pm PST
Hey do you think it can compete with Ego'S, Shocker's, etc? Cause Ive been waiting for an AC like this for a long time and Im still not sure about it.
   

Ravin Stars Thursday, March 6th, 2008 | 2:30 am PST
In my opinion you can compeate agaisnt an Ego or Shocker with the Sr. It easily achives a rate of fire compareable with any another higher end electro. As for accuracy it is very good for shot bursts or snap shooting but you will get a slight upward barrel drift when laying into a long string of paint. As for weight the Sr is noticeably heavier than an Ego8. I hope this helps, if you get a chance give it a try.
   

KTpb4l Friday, April 4th, 2008 | 4:05 pm PST
Yes this helps alot. Im glad WGP finally has made some decently priced guns that can compete with the high end electros. Im going to be buying 1 of these soon and Im gona upgrade it with a MQ2 which I hear helps it a ton and makes it freakin amazing.
   

M40kc Monday, July 21st, 2008 | 10:36 pm PST
How much does it weigh?
Would it be a good front player gun?
   

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