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busmanz Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
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I have shot just about every type of marker out there. Over the past five years my experience has been mainly with high end electronic markers of which there are very few I haven't had a chance to shoot.
The clone has all the features you could ever want compared to many of the markers in it's price range or higher. OLED screen, nice trigger, three piece shift barrel (comes with one insert), smooth operation of spool valve but efficiency numbers similiar to poppet valves (egos, intimidators, creed's, etc).
Marker Setup: Macdev Clone (black)
Empire Prophecy loader
Stako 68ci tank
Honestly, none.
Strengths: Spool valve smoothness
Poppet valve-like efficiency
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Weaknesses: Could include more barrel inserts but not a real weakness.
Review: Well, since no one's done a review on the clone yet I decided to take a stab at it.

I bought the clone after doing alot of research to find the marker that fit exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a marker that was very stable shooting (most spool valve markers are very stable imo) but also one that was fairly efficient. I narrowed it down to the Geo and the Clone. The Luxe and DM10 lost out on efficiency. A few of my teammates have Geo's and they are nice too but seemed to have a little higher sound signature than i'd like.
After I ordered my Clone from my local store, it was 2 weeks before it showed up. Jerry at Macdev was very nice to provide me with a tracking number so I'd know when to expect it.
The Clone comes in a really nice case that has a cloth type outer shell. Inside was the marker (obviously), the shift 3 piece barrel, allen set, manual, barrel sock & a few spare orings & detents. Upon lifting the marker from the case the first imperssion was WOW this thing is TINY! I'm used to ego's and shockers most recently and the Clone makes them look huge- especially the shockers. It's also VERY light- lighter than my ego sl-74 which weighs only 1.98 pounds.
Before shooting it I decided I'd take it apart to acclimate myself with the bolt and regulator for maintanence. To say it's simple (for a spool valve) is an understatement. The bolt removal is so easy- unsrcrew back-cap, pull out, done! Mine came gobbed with lube so I wiped it clean and re-lubed with a light coat. It took me about 3 minutes to do this on my very first try and now I can get it done in less than 2- very easy. The regulator on the Clone is also a very easy set up. Unsrew the bottom off- push the piston and spring out, done! I like the reg design on this vs. the shim stack type used on other regs.
Shooting the Clone I find it to be similiar to a DM from a feel standpoint. I've put around 5 cases through mine and it hasn't skipped a beat so far. The board is easy to adjust using the OLED screen, buttons and trigger. Currently I'm getting around 1500 shots on a fill but expect it to improve as the marker breaks in. The consistency has been the best of any marker I've owned at +/- 3.
For me, the Macdev Clone is the best marker out right now. From the way it shoots to the ease maintanence and how efficient it is- it's all I was looking for in one marker.
Conclusion: Needless to say, I strongly recommend the Clone if you're in the market for a top of the line electronic marker. Very stable, very efficient and super easy to own! Just what I was looking for. Thanks Macdev!!!
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 4:54 pm PST

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