When i saw this gun, i was like dam this is sweet. I bought it when it first came out. When i first recieved the gun, i tested. Wow, the gun is strong, but the down side to it was the accuracy. When testing it, the balls tend to curve. To be honost the gun is waste of money, and upsetting. I had trouble cleaning it, its complicating when pulling the gun apart. Its better to use air then co2 because it makes a big mess in the gun. Having all those upgrades its pointless. Scope, lol come on why have a scope on a marker.
I dont recomend this product. Tippman A-5 and the 98 are great guns.
Acurracy can be related to the balls being bad quality (Tiberius recomends marbilizers) and the FPS at which the gun is set to. Colder conditions may limit accuracy as well or if you had a barrel break an improper cleaning can further limit accuracy.
I must agree that this gun is, excuse outburst, obsurdly expensive especially here in canada....luckily certain stores have it marked down and coupled with boxing day the price will be right. Keep in mind that this gun is both a rifle and a pistol, there are not that many markers that do such a thing so abit of extra cash justifies its price.
Taking apart any gun is a pain in the ass no matter how easy it is. Its important to maintain (lubricate, clean) a marker after matches and after long periods of inactivity / storage.
A scope on a paintball gun is absolutely retarded in regards to sniping someone, unless you have that new First Strike round...but still paintball guns have their limitations. A purk to having a scope is to scout out enemy positions at long range. Then when you get closer you can open fire with more accuracy. I think Red Dot sights are the best for paintball guns. I don't think the ranger has a scope, its simply a scoped red dot sight. I had one of those mounted on my tippmann 98, it helped alot!!!
I think the main reason as to why you gave this gun a bad review is that you payed so much money for it only for it to have some minor flaws. Not every gun is perfect, consider that some people bought the T8 back in the day and they had a crap load of issues and the pistol alone was 400+.
I suggest you speak to Tiberius: if they fail to help you or their customer service sucks then this gun deserves 0. The gun doesn't make the quality, the company does.
the t9 has been a great gun i havent had a problem with it and i also use a scope in paintball. scopes are fine in paintball i have gotten people out by aiming with a scope. the t9 makes the gun much more slim and having a scope and a red dot on my gun makes me have superior accuracy over other player. i get one shot kills with with my t9 while aiming with a scope and a my red dot also. and i do mean kills from 100 feet away and i havent used first strike paint to do it. just try a scope before you make it seem crazy its actually alot of fun to use.