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born2dive Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months13 of 66 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I have this marker for about 8 weeks now.
Invert Mini is the closest match that I used.
My other markers:
EGO SL74
Etek
A5 (lots of them)
ICD
Marker Setup: Empire Magna
68ci 4500psi
Freak Barrel
Strengths: Light
Somewhat affordable
Weaknesses: Bolt design
HPR
Electronic Board
Grip
Review: I gave this marker a try after reading all the positive reviews.
Well, it is quite a disappointment.

Bolt O-ring:
I had to replace the front O-ring of the bolt already 4 times. Only 2 replacements came with the gun. The size of this one is a dash 15 just in case someone has the same problem. The pseudo user guide says it in metric (14x1.78)
The O-ring gets pinch at the feed neck and get chopped off. This occurs roughly every 1000 shots.
Luckily the bolt is easy to remove and the replacement is swift. However you will not go through a game with this marker.

HP Regulator:
The shots are totally inconsistent. This must be coming from the reg which is horrible.
It takes a lot of tinkering with a 1/4 inch allen wrench to get any kind of mandatory speed.
A 1/2 of a turn makes your velocity jumping from 350fps to 200. Then once you think you have it expect +/- 30fps in your testing.
So if you are aiming for 280 you better tune for 250. No need to say that the range of your shots will be somewhat random.

Dip switches:
Taking the grip apart to change settings isnít very user friendly. I guess it keeps the electronic cheap, simple and reliable. Definitely low tech

Grip:
I donít like the exposed metal part in the palm of my hand. They should wrap around.
the rubber is very hard and get slippery when wet.

Trigger guard:
Some sharp edges. My finger got cut once. I had to sand off some the edges. Of course the anodizing went off with it. But at least I am not getting cut.

ASA:
This is a very well design part. Very quick to take the tank on and off or depressurize the marker.
However the ASA came loose after the first hour of play. I had to remove the gripper and bend off a little capacitor in order to tighten the screws.



Made in USA?

I don't think so. There were no marking on the gun that specified the origin.

This was a actually a key selling point for my purchase. In the end this marker is like any other poor quality gun made in China in my book. Most likely that is where it's being manufactured.


Hey I am just honestly reporting my findings about this marker. It's not easy to swallow a 400$ pill that goes sideways.
For all of you that really did purchase this marker and are happy with it, great. I'll meet you on the field but I will be shooting my eclipses.

Conclusion: Obviously I could not recommend anyone to buy this marker. (Unless they are playing for the oposite team)
I am giving it a 1 since it is a non functioning marker.
You cannot get it to shoot to the appropriate velocity and then in the middle of the action you have to take it apart to swap an O-ring. Lovely.
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 at 1:24 pm PST
 

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srmd22 Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 | 4:25 am PST
This review is ridiculous. It is just grossly exaggerated. The problem is that people could read this and be put off buying a great gun. When I received my gun, it wouldn't shoot. I just called cust svce got some advice and had it working great in no time. The problem was that the reg had to be initialized, which was easy to do once explained. I admit that it was an oversight on DP's part not to include this info in the manual (at least I never found it there), but the CS was so great (actually, I called ansgear where I bought it, on a saturday no less-- but dp's CS is also great, and I've used them as well in the past), that I would rather purchase from them even with a few issues, then a great gun from a company I can't get CS from.

Even if you're gun is a true lemon, DP would either fix it or exchange it pronto for you, and you would end up with a great gun. The reg might not be to your liking, but tons of people (including myself) have had no issues with it (other then the initialization), and so the problem is either unique to your gun, or to you, and I suspect the latter, frankly. It sounds like your gun didn't work out of the box, you panicked and screwed it up more, and now you're crying about it.

I can understand you're frustration, but to post a 1 out of 10 review is just childish and really misleading.
   

pyroboy08 Sunday, May 10th, 2009 | 1:26 pm PST
Dispute:
whats wrong with you. This is a great gun, I don't own one but I have heard that it is great from everyone. The only person who would say those things is a stuck up rich boy who's parents bought them $2000 and who thinks that everything and everyone else sucks even though they aren't very good
   
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