T68 Gen 4
Flexi Air System
Kingman Remote Coil w/ Slide Check
Hurricane M4 Tactical Mount
ADCO E-Dot Red Dot Sight
(Long but detailed review)
If you are looking for a marker that is maintenance-free, works without having to mess with it, and a light, automatic, small speedball gun, you are in the wrong place. The T68 is hard, heavy, and rugged. It looks almost exactly like an M4. It requires more maintenance than your standard Tippmann, but as an interesting quote in an earlier review I read went; "If you treat her like a Princess, she will treat you like a King."
INTERNALS RATING: 8/10
Stripping this sucker isn't a walk in the park. You need a good 3-4 allan keys and there are a lot of very, very tiny screws. Not easily field strippable either, so if something goes wrong with your T68 in the field you had better have a backup. However, it is somewhat satisfying to take it apart. I suppose it is the realistic look of an M4. The bolt is also made out of Delrin, a high-durability polymer to reduce metal-to-metal wear and tear. The only downside about the internal workings is the magazine-fed loader.
The mags have given me a couple problems. They've jammed a couple times, you have to look for them after the game if you get in the habit of dropping them (like I do), and it takes awhile to reload. That's 4-5 seconds if you drop your mags, about 7-8 if you try to put them back in your vest or pocket. That's not counting if the mag release jams on you. And if your opponent knows you are reloading, and you aren't quick enough, you're screwed. If you want to go with mags, make sure you are a 1-shot-1-kill kind of guy. I tend to go through all 5 of my mags in one game and spend the next two reloading, it can get annoying.
If you want automatic, wait for the E-grip they are supposed to be coming out with around April or May, and get an electronic hopper. That's my plan, and seeing how this gun does NOT chop or break balls that I've seen yet, it'll be a monster.
ACCURACY AND FIRING RATING: 9/10
The accuracy on the T68 with a stock 14" barrel is pretty damn good. I was hitting a 1" target at 75 feet easy with my E-dot on and zeroed. I went through a good 1000 balls in a game and I haven't had a single chop or barrel break. I'm considering upgrading to a 14" tactical rifled barrel to see how much more accurate it is. Other than having some
UPGRADES AND CUSTOMIZATION RATING: 9/10
Knowing that the Gen 4 can take both magazines and hopper-fed loading types, it's a nice feature if you want to go pure tactical and stock up with a bunch of mags like in the movies. Or change right over to a hopper for the bigger, longer games. Trust me when I say that by itself, the T68 is very, very intimidating. Adding rails, dot sights, grenade launchers, just makes it pee-your-pants-on-sight intimidating. It will get attention on a field. RAP4 does supply a ton of customizable barrels, muzzles, stocks, rails, scopes, grips and more for the T68, so there are a ton of customizations available for it.
On a side note, dealing with RAP4 on the phoen is always very helpful and pleasant, one of the best customer service phone services out there when it comes to questions about their products.
OVERALL RATING: 9/10
I'm personally very happy with my T68, and I would urge anyone thinking of getting themselves one to really take a step back and decide what they want in a marker and do some serious research before considering purchasing a T68. I dropped $620 with shipping and the flexi-air system built in, and I'm not dissappointed with it, but that doesn't mean you won't be. Make sure it's what you really, really want.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 10:58 am PST
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