-98 Custom ACT with Response trigger and cyclone feeder, custom pro 2 piece barrel
-Stock Invert Mini with Invert Too loader and guerilla 4500 PSI 48 CI shorty
Maybe a barrel?
-Ease of cleaning
-Barrel is wild if paint chops or it needs swabbed
I bought this gun after playing a couple of seasons with a 98 custom. Last year I upgraded the feeder and the trigger on the Tippmann and it still wasn't what I wanted. I bought a powder black for $299 and the loader for $60. I have to say that I got a steal! I have put a couple of cases through this thing at the field and it has completely changed my outlook on the game! The gun is good for woodsball though I did bang the stock barrel a couple of times getting into and out of bunkers. My fault though. The size of the marker with a shorty tank is phenomenal for tucking into tight spots and popping out. I shot more people 1 on 1 the first time that I went out with this gun than I did in a couple trips with the Tippmann. I only shot it fully auto once and it emptied the entire hopper in no time, no breaks, and the cluster was good on the target.
Overall this thing is a beast for the price. I only say that because the price is realistic and I think it appeals to a much bigger crowd. I will say that I had a break in my pod pack but dumped it in anyway. Once paint meets the barrel the thing shoots wildly. The marker did not break the paint though, just a forewarning that if you have a break, stop and swab the barrel or you won't hit anything. When I got home I was thinking it would be a mess to clean but it wasn't. One screw, a rag to wipe off the one piece that pops out, a little lube and back together. I ran the swab through the feedneck and out through the barrel since the last game was messy. In fact it took me 3 times as long to clean the hopper than it did to clean the marker. A complete switch from the 98 custom clamshell design. Not knocking my Tippmann but lets just say that its going to collect a lot of dust as a backup the next few seasons.
If you are playing with a mechanical and are even considering an electrical marker, try this one out. You won't be disappointed for the price and performance right out of the box. Think about the additional costs though as you will need a loader and a HPA tank setup. You can easily spend $400 - $500 to get started on this marker. Those are the same items needed for any electrical marker though but I just wanted people to be aware. This marker will get you in the game no matter what game you are playing, woodsball, open field, X ball, speedball. It makes little difference. Get the marker, you can thank everyone here later for telling you so.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at 7:43 am PST