tippmann 98 custom
piranha r6 (they don't compare to the emr 1)
stock spyder EMR1
14 inch smart parts linear barrel
gravity feed hopper
9 oz CO2
VERY sensitive trigger
tasco 4x magnification scope (I take it off depending on my position on the squad)
new feed neck
sights of some sort
Doesn't chop a lot
cheap feed neck
So, a few days after I got this gun, I took it out to my buddy's house for a 1 vs 1 day. I'd never used this gun before, and had no idea how it would perform. I had and old piranha R6 with a valve leak, and on it there was a 14 inch linear smart parts barrel. I took the barrel off this oldie and hoped it would fit. It did, and soon enough I was out enjoying my day... At the end of the day, I was more than satisfied with the gun. Out of about 1000 balls I went through in the whole day, it only broke about 5. Those breaks were in the middle of epic fire fights, when I had the gun going about 13 bps. And even when the gun broke a few balls, after about 5 shots the barrel was clear and I could start shooting accurately again. However when the barrel had paint in it, the balls would go ABSOLUTELY nowhere near the target. And if you are looking to be a sniper, and you happen to purchase this gun, stick a sight on it and get a quieter barrel. From my experience, Smart Parts Tactical barrels are accurate and quiet. If you do use the stock barrel, make sure you have a good shot on the guy before you pull the trigger, because the second you do, he will turn around and know where you are from the "BANG"!
All in all, this is a very good marker for the price of $150. There are only a few downsides, all of which can be, taken care of, if you will. If you really want a good, inexpensive, reliable marker for the beginner woodsballer, this is the marker for you.