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flank'em Sunday, November 9th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 years14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
Tippman 98 and A5, Spyder (a friend's)
Marker Setup: BT 4 Combat
Twister Barrel
Rip Clip
E Trigger
47/3000 HPA tank
Red Dot Sight
Barrel (aftermarket barrels offer a lot more options)
Trigger (long and stiff trigger pull, upgrade to a double or electronic trigger)
Strengths: Durable, easy to use, upgradeable, easy to clean
Weaknesses: Might be heavy for some people, sights, trigger
Review: I purchased a BT4 Combat several years ago and I have been using it without any issues. The marker feels solid and durable. The stock barrel is OK, but with so many aftermarket barrels- it is easy to improve the accuracy and distance of the marker with a better barrel. I used the stock trigger for a couple of years and after shooting a case and a half of paint, my finger would be sore. I upgraded to the electronic trigger and it makes it easier to fire as well as increased the rate of fire. I only use the semi-auto setting and can fire 8 bps with no chops. I also upgraded to the Rip Clip hopper, which works great as well. I also used the Empire Reloader II and it worked well with the marker also.

After playing on the weekends, I break down the marker and clean and oil it. It comes apart easily with the allen wrenches that are included. The marker is easy to disassemble and reassemble. I have changed the o-rings as well, and the marker continues to work as good as the day I bought it. I would not recommend trying to field strip the marker between games. It is not hard, but it does take some time. I have had to squeegee the marker during games. Using a pull through squeegee, it was easy to slide the stock feedneck out of the way (don't even have to remove it) and pull the squeegee through the barrel.

I use the marker for woodsball and prefer MILSIM markers. I am not a fan of the "spray and pray" markers. I like to use tactics instead of wasting a lot of paint. The BT is always reliable and continues to work even if I get it dirty or sandy.

I did not like the sights that came with the marker. The front sight is a post attached to the feedneck and the rear sight is a plastic ramp sight. With the Rip Clip, the front sight post is gone and I replaced the rear sight with a Red Dot sight. The Picatinny rails make it easy to add aftermarket parts to the marker.

I originally used a CO2 tank and switched to a 47/3000 HPA tank. I did not have to change the marker at all. I can fire approximately 650 shots from a full tank of air.
Conclusion: If you are shopping for a durable, easy to use, reliable, upgradeable marker - look no further. The BT marker is "IT". I would recommend this marker to anyone looking for a great woodsball marker.
10 out of 10

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