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Patejl Friday, July 25th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
T98 custom Pro
A-5
Marker Setup: Tipmann A-5, Hammerhead Dominator barrel
Recommended
Upgrades:
red-dot or any other sights
Strengths: Cool look for someone
Upgrades
Weaknesses: Sights
Price too high for what you get
Review: This is more an impression than review because I used X-7 only for 4 games, borrowed it from my friend.
Look - It looks nice, despite I find having fake "magazine" uselless and toylike. But someone might like it. It also helps if you wanna build up real gun like look. However, the plastics look sorta cheap and at close look, the marker does not look hmmm... real, dangerous...?
Weight - despite bigger than A-5 it felt lighter /update - it feels lighter only when up to 50 scenario paintballs are loaded. If the hopper is full it feels heavier and much less operable than A-5 - hopper is placed more front, bad balanced).
Trigger - dunno if because string or gas feeding but trigger after shot nearly kicks finger off it - never witnessed b4 with any marker, I am used to smooth and easy triggers with no feedback.
Sights - was a reason why I moved to tipmanns from Spyders - I need sights to perform well when shooting. While A-5 have HK sights, which work very well, X-7 has some odd small back sights. It is not much comfortable to shoot on target excersising only, always you have to partly concentrate on keeping front sight against rear sights. In a game, I always found myself shooting "front+sight-as-a-reference-then-adjust-after-first-pa
intball". Which is bad bad bad for me. So, if sights are a must for you, avoid X-7 or if you still like it, spare some more money on M-16 or other upgrade rail, sights or buy red-dot.
Bursts - with co2 you can set cyclone so that u r able to fire short bursts if really needed
Reliability - had problems with chops in barrel and gas consumption - it is still significantly higher than even A-5 (!) - despite chops are solved by readjusting cyclone (took lots of time for fine-tuning), gas is still problem for my friend. His 18oz last less than my 16oz (approx 500 rounds for me, 300-400 for X-7). But maybe he has just a lemon.
Accuracy - felt slightly better than A-5 stock
Conclusion: Not bad marker but far too pricy for what it offers atm. Definetely no improvement for you if you have A-5 already.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 4:11 am PST
 

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