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More than 5 years
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DP g3 se (jungle green) w/ 68.45 crossfire, tbo vamp trigger, halo b v35 + rip, modefy'd grips
New trigger, new board in the future
Reg - After about 5 cases through this, it is shooting around +/- 4.
Maintenance - Very simple - very quick. Can be picky about lube so lube very lightly. dow55 on the reg / dow33 + oil combination on the bolt.
Accuracy - the stock barrel shoots nice. I usually shoot wpn's grade through it and it puts them where I want them.
Kick - very little
Efficiency - Kinda bad. Out of my 68.45 crossfire on stock board settings cept 14 dwell I get ~900 - 950. No pmd so I can't check the pressure, but my field shoots 280fps.
Durability - Nothing feels cheap. It has held together strong so far. The back hook fell off on mine during play. It is probably due to no locktite or tape on the screw. Also, my back cap commonly unscrews during play. I have solved this problem by wrapping 2-3 layers of teflon tape around the cap threads.
Board - Even though they put in the stock replacement board for the SE version, a better board would have been a better choice. It has a lot of valuable settings, but with the ever changing rules for tournaments - more adjust ability would be nice.
Trigger - felt alright, but the side to side play drove me nuts.
Spoolies commonly have bad efficiency so I already expected what I am getting. They really should have replaced the trigger on this when they packaged this with the stock replacement board. It would have also been nice to include the pmd with the marker - the damn thing costs $40 to get extra. Overall, it is a fast, accurate, and consistant marker. I would still have made the decision to purchase this marker knowing what I know now.
Throw in a new trigger / board and you have a very competitive tourny marker for ~$500.
7E has a board / cp trigger deal for ~$90 which is a great deal. You could always part the trigger and get another such as the TBO if you wanted.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at 10:29 am PST