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fcatman Friday, February 8th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Autococker Trilogy Tactical (Non-Select fire). Good, just not as fast and no feedneck ups.
Autococker Trilolgy Pro SF. Not quite as ergonomic as the Tactical series for me.
Spyder Fenix ACS. Nowhere near as elegantly put together as the 'Cocker, but still electro.
Marker Setup: Autococker Trilogy Tactical SF Camo
Shocktech lever clamping feedneck
Shocktech bolt pin
VL Eye Force loader
Palmer Pursuit Shop vented brass barrel

Spyder Fenix ACS
T-Board Version C
Stock clamping feedneck
VLocity JR loader
J&J Edge barrel kit
Bandit Bolts high flow valve
Alamo City Paintball Supply delrin valve cup seal
SPPS Snapdragon Magno-trigger
SPPS 50 g micro switch (splice type)
HPA and CO2
32 degrees spring kit

Spyder Rodeo
J & J Edge barrel kit
CO2
Zap / Archon Hopper gravity fed
32 Degrees spring kit
Evil Delrin Bolt / Stock bolt with venturi removed
Bandit high flow valve

Autococker Trilogy Pro SF (sold it)
ACI Griffin (sold it)
Syndicate Paradox ELE (sold it)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel - Stock really is accurate and not too loud but is so long and heavy.
Clamping feedneck - quit messing around with sanding loader necks!
HPA or Anti-Siphon CO2.
Fast loader (preferably force fed type)
Strengths: Low recoil.
Quiet.
Fast.
Cold weather compatible.
Inexpensive
Weaknesses: Slightly heavy.
No upgrade grips available.
Review: This is my third Autococker Trilogy series marker. I didn't like the ergonomics of the Pro / SF (the slanted grip made for a really long setup). I really like my Tactical, and decided to get a Tactical SF in order to gain some speed. One shot, one elimination is great but sometimes you need to lay down paint too. And the accessory rails mean I can mount my red dot.

I believed I would find this marker good because I could stop caring for two "primary" markers, one electro for the rec fields and one mechanical for woods play. I think it will suit this purpose well. December and January are sort of "off play" months where I live, so true field play will come later with updates.

Things to consider about this marker are that you can use CO2 in it (anti-siphoned), and in cold weather you will not end up with bolt stick like most EP markers. So you will get some playing condition flexibility with this marker over some of the other similarly priced electo trigger markers.

The stock barrel is pretty good, I can easily shoot ball on ball at 75 feet with Visible Impact paint. It is about 14 inches long though and fairly heavy. Not too loud. The PPS brass barrel (single spiral vented) is about as loud but WAY more efficient (approximately 50 fps faster at any velocity setting). The 11 inch PPS barrel also adds manuverability to the marker, but it is slightly heavier.

When properly set up (paint, loader, HPA or Anti-siphoned CO2) This thing rocks. The trigger is not too easy to walk, but it will shoot ball on ball ropes even with one-finger pulling. There is perceptible recoil, but it seems to be very linear and doesn't lift the barrel or cause you to wander off target. I don't really shoot in the ramping or full auto modes. I might try full auto or ramping next time I play in the woods, but ramping is pretty much illegal at all of the fields I play.

Conclusion: For rec ball it is an all around good marker. Equally useful in the woods and at the hyperball / airball fields means you don't have to own two separate "primary" markers. Appears to suit my needs exactly, but has a few quirks / drawbacks so I rate it a 9.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, February 18th, 2008 at 10:34 am PST
 

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