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Alexei Dmitri Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months17 of 23 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro (First Gun)
Tippmann A5 (Rental)
BT-4 Combat (Friends Gun)
Marker Setup: BT-4 Delta Elite
-Remote Line/20oz CO2 Tank.
-X7 Low-Profile Hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
Remote Line
X7 Low Profile Hopper

It already comes with all the bells and whistles, so you can keep it pretty much stock.
Strengths: Listed In Review
Weaknesses: Listed In Review
Review: Background Story:

After playing a paintball for a few hours, my friend and I went back to his house and looked on the BT website, looking at the accessories he could get for his new BT-4 Combat. While we were doing this, I noticed the Delta Elite, and instantly fell in love. It had everything. Three weeks later, I bought it off ebay from David Voortman (flasc.sniper) I don't think I'll ever have to get another gun.

And here is my review:

Cosmetics: Face it, looks are 3/4 of paintball. This gun makes me drool. It comes with an MP5 Body Kit that goes on over the marker, along with an MP5SD Barrel Shroud that goes over the stock Apex. Its even made so the Apex tip look like a silencer on the end of the gun. The angular look of the X-7 Hopper completes it. Pretty sweet I say. 10/10

Durability: This gun is made like a tank. It's the AK-47 of paintball. I have alot of nasty spills (Headfirst down a 75 foot hill anyone?). Finally a gun that can take a fall like I can. BT is starting to get a repuation for solid markers, and they deserve it. I don't trust it as much as I trusted my 98 Custom though, but I think in the future months it will grow on me. 9/10

Servicebility: This gun has a very simple breakdown. (Yay! No front sight spring!) You take off all the body kit, and the barrel, leaving you with a BT-4 Combat. Take off the grip, then take out all of the screws on the "Front Side" and two on the back side. Hold down the stock and open it like a clamshell. All the guts are right in front of you. Simple, No? 10/10

Accuracy: Accuracy lets this gun down a bit. Although it has an Apex, Apex doesn't make the gun more accurate, but it does give it farther range. You can only shoot so straight with an 8 inch barrel. You'll never be a sniper, but if you play fast and furious up on the very front line, you'll have no problems. Try making all the hook shots and drop shots you can, you'll be suprised how many people you can get out. This an awesome CQB gun, and it should be used as one. 7/10

Weight: This is a heavy gun. I like weight, so I have no problems with it. I think that putting a CO2 tank right on the gun over does it, so I strongly recommend a remote line. This does make it slightly front heavy, so be careful when one handing it. Weight does have its advantages, but drawbacks as well. 9/10

Accessories: BT has more accessories than you can shake a fist at. You'll never be bored changing you gun around. Bonus: It pretty much has an A-5 front and and a 98 custom back end. So any stocks for a 98 custom will fit on it and any A5 barrels will go on as well. That adds to the number of parts you can already get. I've seen body shrounds for the A5 fit after modifying them, so that is an option as well. 10/10

Price: Yes, this gun is fairly expensive. But, this has got to be one of the best guns EVER, in terms of bang for your buck. It's a stock BT-4 Combat, with a preinstalled E-Grip, Rip Clip, Apex Barrel, MP5 Stock, MP5 Barrel Shroud, and Body kit. I did the math, and you save approx. 150-200 dollars if you had bought everything separately. 10/10

EDIT: I'm peeved off. 3rd woodsball game using this gun (Not counting 2 Outlaw Games and taking it shooting on my piece of land 3 or 4 times) I encountered a problem. My gun started acting funny, every other shot the trigger would press it wouldn't fire. I heard the microswitch engage, and the LED light flashed to show it fired, but no solenoid noise. I deduced my sear had to adjusted. By the end of the next game it stopped firing completely. I spent an hour, sitting out of 4 games, fiddling with it, before I gave up and got a *GASP* rental gun. After going to my buddies and stripping my egrip, and fiddling with the sear height, I started to think my solenoid itself might be to blame. I popped out my solenoid, and swapped it with his. My egrip started to work, and his didn't. My solenoid had busted. So im going to let it sit overnight and test it more tommorow after my frustration recedes. My buddies dad is a forklift-and-that-stuff mechanic, so he works with alot of solenoids, so we are going to try to get it up and running. If we can't, I'll contact BT about it. I'd rather fix it myself and know what to do last time.

On a happy note, this gun is pretty powerful, I shot out the bottom of my barrel bag by forgetting to remove it when I started shooting. Thinking the hopper wasn't feeding, I held the trigger down for about 10 seconds when my friend started laughing (Almost soiling himself in the process. I asked "What?" to which he responded "Look at your Apex!". So as I looked down at my barrel, I saw a big blue Invert bag sitting on my Apex with yellow slop dripping out the bottom. I felt so dumb! Anyway, I bought a Tippy barrel bag before I played the game in which my egrip failed, and all was hunky dory.

Dropping My rating till 8 out of 10 until my egrip is fixed.


Conclusion: I strongly suggest you buy this gun. It is near perfection, and there are no glaring flaws. If you can, get it. You will not be dissapointed. I would rate this gun a 9, for there is always room for improvement, but on the Rating Scale it said "Best" beside "10". This gun IS the best, so I guess i'll have to give it a 10.

EDIT: See review
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, August 31st, 2008 at 8:45 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Reaper-Tactical Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 | 12:48 pm PST
"YaY no more front sight spring"

LOL! I hate that thing on the 98.
   

outoftowner Friday, November 14th, 2008 | 6:59 pm PST
Thats unfortunate that your solenoid broke, freak accident I'm guessing cause I never heard it happen before. Contact paintballsolutions and they can probably get you one under warranty.
   

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