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nootz Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
BT-4 SWAT with E-grip, Spyder MR2
Marker Setup: BT-4 SWAT:
-BT-16 Barrel kit
-BT Bi-pod
-Tippmann Verticle Grip
-BT e-Grip
-Extreme Rage Overdrive hopper
-BT 45 degree picatinny/weaver rail (on top of foregrip)
-Walther 2x30 RD scope (mounted on BT rail)

Tippmann A-5:
-A5 Flatline barrel
-A5 Response Trigger
-OpsGear sight riser
-OpsGear Gas-Thru UMP magazine
-OpsGear folding G36 stock
-SoftAir 1x28 RD reticle
-Tippmann Cyclone LP hopper

Tippmann X7:
-X7 E-grip
-OpsGear X7 Sliding Stock
-OpsGear Mock Suppressor Shroud
-OpsGear Deluxe Ergonomic Grip

Sidearm: Tiberius Arms Tac8
Recommended
Upgrades:
E-grip or Response Trigger, longer barrel.
Strengths: new EP Cyclone system, very customizable, magazine is a tool kit, very lightweight.
Weaknesses: Stock barrel isn't good for much.
Review: Moving up from using an A5, I'm noticing some big changes with the X7.

First change I noticed was the weight of the marker. With all my upgrades/accessories on my A5, the marker weighed 8.3lbs. So far, the X7 only weighs 4lbs. I'm very impressed with the lightweight magnesium receiver. Tippmann says it weighs 10% lighter than their older aluminum receivers.

Second thing I noticed was how much you could essentially customize it. With the modular shroud that mounts to the front of the marker, there are four picatinny/weaver rails attached that you could use to mount lights, lasers, grips or bipods to, along with a variety of other accessories.

I love the new EP (Enhanced Performance) Cyclone system too, it's so much more durable than the A5's Cyclone feeder. I've only had one ball break on me so far, and that's only because I had my grip set to semi-auto and I was firing too fast.

I also like how the AR-style magazine is a tool kit, it really helps when you have to adjust or tighten anything in the middle of the field. The only downfall with that though is that the mag is made of plastic.

The only thing I've really noticed that is a weak point is the barrel that comes with the marker. It's only 10" long, unported, and has very short distance. About the only thing it has going for it is how good it looks with the shroud on.
Conclusion: I give this a 9 out of 10. If the marker came with a better stock barrel, then it would be the most amazing marker right out of the box.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
d_evans777 Monday, November 9th, 2009 | 4:09 am PST
Thank you for your review. It was very insightful!!

Semper Fi,

John
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