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AsphyxiateHeart Sunday, December 14th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro, Tippmann A-5
Marker Setup: Tippmann X-7 with a Flatline Barrel, E-trigger, Pure Energy HPA 88ci 4500PSI w/ remote coil, Special Ops Tactical Vest.
E-trigger, Flat-line is a must during the summer months.
Strengths: Loud, causing new players to cower!!! See more in review!
Weaknesses: Reliability and consistency...More in review.
Review: I purchased the X7 wanting to have a more "tactical" gun than my Ion which I love. I pulled it out and chrono'd it and it was at 350...No I set that and went on to play. The first day I played with the X7 (plain with no upgrades) it worked great, was fairly accurate, and I was pretty happy with it. The clip which is designed to hold your allen wrenches and other field strip gear easily pops-out. (This is consistent among other X7's as I have seen) and with that I lost my allen wrenches in the field...Oh well no biggie, however after running it does become a pain to go back and look for the mag...It's more more convenient to just not take it out at all...However it does make the gun look a little silly, but if you don't mind that, you should be fine. I had a couple o-ring issues after about the 2nd or 3rd game, but that was of course easy to fix, when I took it apart however I realized that the inside was really dirty. (Of course it had been used at this point, but I noticed many other people stated that issue, although I can't tell if my case was equal to their cases or not since I did not open it up from the get-go.) After cleaning it and replacing o-rings and putting it back together it worked fine...As the summer went on, it became a little less-reliable... It became extremely hard to set the chrono right...It becomes a chore to get it to around 285 at times. (Does anyone else have this problem?) And as the summer went on it became more and more problematic with leaks and other issues...And when you field strip it be very careful because the trigger spring will pop out and all the pieces will fly everywhere for no apparent reason...The gun started out great, but it has became a lot to maintain.
Conclusion: The gun started working great, I loved it (although I've always loved my Ion more) but now it's become nothing more than a chore. This may be a problem only I'm having with constant leaks, o-rings busting, difficulty to chorno, and did I forget to mention even without the flat-line you should buy a good grade of paint for this or the gun will destroy it? As I said it was a wonderful gun, but now it just something I lug around. Always dying on the field. If you really desire a Tippmann, pick up an A-5.
6 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm PST

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