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dwcredeur Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
3 years
Products Used:
Spyder Pilot, JT tac 5, A5, Stock 98
Marker Setup: Use Co2, with remote line, J&J 12 inch barrel
Barrel needs to be upgraded. I had a J&Jceramic 12" with an attached APEX I replaced it with. replaced the trigger assembly with the upgrade. All the internals are stock. I replaced the Hammer spring about a month ago, which seemed to increase velocity a little. Also reccomend an electric hopper. something not too expensive that is capable of keeping up with 12-15 balls per second. I selected a VL 300 hopper, I have never chopped a ball, Only a few barrel breaks now and then. But then again its expected with an APEX at the end of the barrel. Not all paint is created equal.
Strengths: Right out of the box I had a fully electric marker for a lessor price.
Weaknesses: None that comes to mind.
Review: I have to say I also like the A5 but refused to spend that much on a marker considering I would play paintball once a month, or even less in some instances. If you have kids wanting to get into the sport, I don't see why this would not be an excellent maker. Provided its maintained. I have friends that have A5s, MR3s, Pilots, and BTs, and I think it holds it on on the field.

I personnaly think the US 5 is very reliable. I had it for two years with no breaks either on the field or off. I had problems with my CO2, but that was due to issues with my remote line o-rings. Some external items for the A5 (stock, G36 rail& stock) will fit the US 5. I used the G36 stock and Rail system that fit nicely on the US 5 with no modding. Its been a great maker thus far.

I did replace the hammer spring with a new stock one from a kit that I picked up and switching between the old one and the new one chrono readings were significantly higher.
Conclusion: If your not wanting to spend alot of money on a marker I think in my opinion this is a great starter marker.
6 out of 10

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