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clusterbomb12 Thursday, January 1st, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 custom (who hasn't tried these guns) - the 98 C and Victor 2 are both pretty upgradable and customizable; the 98 C can probably take more punishment but is harder to handle; both are easy to maintain; the V 2 costs about half as much as the 98 C - although it all comes down to personal preference and playing style, the guns are synonomous with each other in many aspects, but I'd go with the V2 for price and maneuverability

A5 - Similar to the 98 C with the exception of a greater rate of fire, not really my playing style; to each their own, but I think that this is more of a run-and-gun type marker. More power to you if you like this. If you don't like to shoot fast, save yourself alot of money and get the V2 or 98C based on preference.

Genesis Surge 2 - seems like the lesser known brother of the V 2; it's a bit heavier and I think a little harder to deal with, but very similar in just about every other aspect.
Marker Setup: Victor 2
17"/21" barrel
homemade feed system
homemade bipod
CO2
homemade sight - trying to attach a scope and light as well
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel - really depends on what scenarios/environments you intend to do
Sight - Unless you intend to walk the balls to the target (I think that's the term people use for one who enjoys Jessy Ventura or Terminator style paintball), any sight would be beneficial
Regulator or Nitro if your serious
Strengths: Reliable, customizable, maintainable, inexpensive, gets the job done
Weaknesses: Could be stronger, maybe a little loud and shiny
Review: Although it doesn't always work, I try to act the sniper in woodsball scenarios. I am by no means a pro or expert. This gun has never let me down. The two screws that hold the trigger frame to the body got stripped (after 1/2 a decade that's to be expected), but I replaced these easily. I've yet to even have an O-ring break inside the assembly. This gun is pretty decent I guess on air intake; although I wouldn't be very good at judging this.
It's fun to try to customize this gun because there are so many options. If that's not your cup of tea, there are plenty of factory parts. Otherwise, it works well out of the box.
It's accurate enough for my preferred woodsball, and fast enough for speedball (I've never shot that fast, but any break that I've ever had can be attributed to warped paintballs)
Truth be told, the gun shouldn't matter that much in just about any paintball game. I've taken out half a team of e-ballers. The Victor 2 can hold its own against the fastest of the e-guns if its in the right hands. Primarily though, I'd say that this is a woodsball gun. This is a great gun and will meet or beat expectations.
Conclusion: I give it a 9 because no gun deserves a 10; yet at least. The V2 has some shortcomings, but so does every $2000 fire-like-hell gun. For less than $100 you can get in on the greatest sport in the world and have fun.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 1st, 2009 at 12:59 am PST
 

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