paintball

  Join pbreview.com  |  Log In  
pbReview.com - Paintball Reviews and Paintball Fields

Search:

  
Home     |      Paintball Articles     |      Paintball Videos     |     Paintball Gear     |     Paintball Fields     |     Paintball Stores     |     Hot Deals     |     Paintball Forums     |     Chat
pbReview.com / Comments on Slippy's Review / Comments on Slippy's Review / Comments on Slippy's Review / Comments on Slippy's Review / Comments on Slippy's Review

Comments on Slippy's Review

Jump to the Comments  |  Post a Comment  |  Dispute this Review  |  Return to the Reviews

Slippy Monday, December 8th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
98
Pro/Carbine
A5
BT-16
Marker Setup: Bt-4, with SAW stock, RAP4 Recon 8in barrel with APEX tip or hammerhead sharktooth, Picatinny raised rail with Bushnell HOLOsight Gen II on top. E-grip
Recommended
Upgrades:
Rip-Clip
E-grip, but get the APE board
Better barrel, either Hammerhead or Apex
Strengths: Durability
Dependability
Upgradability
Easy Maintenance
Weaknesses: Yeah Right
Review: Best marker I will ever use hands down. The Holo Sight is not necessary I just bought to put on this until I get my AR15 in the future. Anyways, this gun is very dependable. Everytime I go out there it works I had one little hitch one time. It would not cycle for some reason. I later found out that Parts Washer still require the marker to be broken down afterwards. (I'm the DumbA$$)

A stock was the first upgrade that feels mandatory for me. I shoot a lot and it don't feel right without the stock.

The rip-clip came next. Very fast and easy to maintain and the batteries last forever.

Next the E-grip, However instead of having a selector type button or switch they have this switch on the board which require the breakdown of the grip everytime you want to switch rates of fire. (I can't afford to shoot full auto all the time)

Barrel is the only real mandatory upgrade, I hate that stock barrel. I upgraded to the RAP4 recon barrel with an Apex tip on it. I figured the BT Apex was just the stock barrel with an Apex. However the hammer head is the better upgrade. Rifling gives you greater stability thus better range. A5/X7 threads so there are about a million barrels for it.

At the end of my spending spree I had a marker on the heavier side about 5 lbs. Which is still much lighter than any rifle. So Adapt and overcome

In the end it was the Maintenance that was the best. I didn't have that stupid Hopper tension spring like the 98 (If you own one and have ever taken it apart you know what I'm talking about) You need one allen wrench to take it apart. Bolt assembly is the same as a 98 or Pro/carbine. very nice.

Finally Upgrades are the nicest. With Picatinny rails coming with it there are zillions of them. I see a flashlight in my future for it.
Conclusion: I bought this as a gun to loan to friends and now its my primary. Get this All Tippmann fans will be Ben Tippmann fans. Especially now that tippmann has gone to the Plastic marker dark side.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments

No Comments


Post a Comment
Please log in to your account to post a comment.

Not a member yet? Sign up now for free!

Return to the Reviews

Help / FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertising Info  |  Link to Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Top

Paintball Review

Copyright © 2000-2014 Hillclimb Media