98 Platinum ACT
J & J ceramic barrel
Rocket Cock 2
Soon: HPA with remote line
Spec Ops Dagger 7 vest
68/4500 fibers or 72+ 3000psi and higher steel/aluminum HIGH pressure air tank
Flatline Barrel, Apex, J & J ceramic 14-16inch
rocket cock II
Great Woodsball gun
Tippmann has a good warranty (2years)
Eats a considerable amount of gas
Less upgradable then A5/X7
Exposed cocking hammer
Ok i got this marker when it first came out in march 08, This is the first marker if have OWNED, if your field rents these and you do not plan to upgrade it then stick to renting it. But if you're like me who wants to save a couple of bucks from the rental fees, is a beginner and wants to go down an upgrade path then this marker is for you. I must stress that no matter how much stupid plastic you put on the exterior it won't shoot any better (lasers, stocks, etc.) The most important first upgrade for your marker is HPA and new barrel. I don't recommend you upgrade the internals unless you really feel the need for a 2% increase in performance, put that money into a fund for HPA,Paint, Etc.
I mainly play woodsball, so i cannot comment on how well this marker will work for speedball etc. but it defiantly would not be ideal imho.
For reliability this gun is actually pretty good, i had one minor mishap when i bought it, i put a rocket cock II on it so i didnt have to clean it , but i had not actually emptied a tank on it yet. When the gun sounded like it was going into full auto and would not recock it self i thought it was that i messed the gun up with the rocket cock II (this was before these were confirmed to work on the gun and before i realized that's what they are suppose to do when they are out lol), so i degassed it opened her up , tried again same thing. Then i got a really bad leak. I could not figure out what the hell happened, so i sent it into tippmann and it turns out the Marco line was not on tight enough (waste of 15 bucks to ship it on my part ). USE A WRENCH TO GET IT NICE AND TIGHT. Also the velocity screw can strip really easy with the plastic power tube, so watch out for that --- i wouldn't recommend a steel power tube although if you can get one for like 15 bucks why not i guess.
Performance wise this has not chopped once yet, i love the ACT. I have not read anything bad about this feature so i assume its good across the board. Stock accuracy is crap out of the box with the 8 inch barrel, i found a 14-16 inch barrel is best. I did not get a flatline barrel but i have heard that they are the best (work the best with HPa and GOOD paint) . I am a budget baller so i can't afford $80 cdn paint for the flatline so i just went with a $45 cdn J & J ceramic barrel. There is also the apex barrel never tried one though but it might be the best of both worlds.
Can't afford an A5 or X7 , a beginner (hell even a moderate player). Then get this gun because its great, i love it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 8:12 pm PST
You should know that you dont have to have expensive paint for your flatline... i use wal mart visible impact ($40/2000) and it flies straight and accurate. GET A FLATLINE!!!
or an apex... run slightly lower velocity and shoot farther!!!I