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topflite Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
More than 5 years
Products Used:
VSC phantom, open class phantom, trracer, tigershark, P68SC, cocker pumps.
Marker Setup: Carter Buzzard, VSC phantom
Palmers wedgits or barrel kit.
Strengths: Craftsmanship, pump stroke, consistancy.
Weaknesses: Dissasembly, loud, large bore barrel, valve assmebly backs out.
Review: I received my carter buzzard in a trade. The first thing i noticed about it is the pump stroke is extremely smooth for a nelson based marker. i aired it up, pumped and pulled the trigger. It was surprisingly loud, much louder than my phantom. another negative for me was how the barrel bore is considerably large for a pump. All the paint I usually shoot just rolled out. but a little nail polish in the barrel and the rollout problem was solved. The Buzzard demands its users to practice and practice with it in order to shoot it decently. So i would not trust the reviews from people that say that they only tested it. The buzzard does not have an anti double pump so be careful you dont double pump it. It is fairly efficient nelson with about 30-35 shots with a 12 gram, but than again my buzzard has the hardline. Taking it apart is not difficult but time consuming. you have to remove the feedtube, collar, barrel, frame, and valve assembly. when reassembling the buzzard make sure that you tighten the frame screws from the rear very tight in order to keep the valve assembly from backing out and auto triggering when you pump the marker. Shooting the buzzard is comfortable wth minimal recoil, smooth stroke and very short trigger pull with the post dye frame. very consistant shots with effective range being about 80 feet. not many upgrades for the buzzard are available except maybe an open class adapter, a barrel kit, stock, and hardline hose. it feels very stable in your hands with a little weight in to it due to the stainless steel parts.
Conclusion: very nice marker. The price tag keeps many players from acquiring one, but for the same performance for half the price the phantom is a great alternative. I would only recommend this to the true stock class players only due to the dedication needed to the marker in order to shoot the buzzard consistantly. 9 out of 10
9 out of 10

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