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rocker292003 Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
All cockers, most other markers back to '03
Marker Setup: Bob Long Protege, low pressure kit, kila detents, 4c eyes critical trigger, pillow bolt
Recommended
Upgrades:
reg, asa, barrel if you want, MQ2 if you have the cash
Strengths: Light, tight, accurate, unique, its a cocker
Weaknesses: Temperature, rarer, limited aftermarket parts selection.
Review: I got this marker because it came down in price and I wanted to get a new cocker before JT sports and WGP got killed off by Kee action sports.

I picked it up and it has a very unique feel to it with the 15* front and 90* frame, which makes you get right up and tight with your marker and unlike standard cockers you wont get jamed in the face with the bolt when you shoot.

Tried to air it up the first time and the HPR would not adjust properly, tried to tear it apart and rebuilt it but to no avail so just replaced it with a CP reg, and the asa did not completely shut the air off so I also replaced it.
Thought it was a little odd that it used the spyder style rubber detents instead of the more durable ones. Also it does use tape to hold the eyes in place under the massive eye covers that are the entire sides of the marker, all the glossy black on the side of the marker but does use break beam eyes instead of the eblade's bounce beam eye making it more consistent and accurate in detecting paint.

got it tuned in so it shot nice and silky smooth and would easily hold a line of 20-25 bps with little recoil, had to adjust board settings slightly to make it fire without breaks. adjusted the closing time by 1 ms.

Also found its single problem and its the same as with all cockers and most old school markers, you have to adjust the LPR a bit if it gets below about 50 degrees. After a bit of adjustment you can make it work properly again.

Just got a second SR to install the MQ2 valve in using the Black Magic style spacer and install was quick and simple and second SR had same initial problem as the first with the malfunctioning HPR and ASA and pulled out a spare reg and asa to replace them.

so far it has even less recoil as my standard SR but does need fine tuning to get it to where i want.

Update 8-21-10

After playing with both varients of the markers, standard and MQ2

The mq2 slightly lighter and have slightly less recoil but does not lessen the massive accuracy and firepower this baby can lay down, Ive been testing with a sly pro merc kit 14 in and 16 in and a thunderpig 18 in straight bore mil sim barrel all which have performed excellently on this marker, i have outgunned about every single person ive played against with markers in every class and price range and have actually been asked to go easy against players with egos and dms because of the dominence of this marker,
(please know that this is against D3 and D4 players which im considered a d4 player so they are in the same group as i am)

This is the best marker for about any price range ive ever shot

Update 8-22-10

Did side by side comparison and battery of tests for day between standard SR, MQ'd SR and my bob long protege.

MQ'd SR was the most consistent over the chrono at +/- 5 fps with properly bore sized paint compared +/- 7 FPS with regular SR and +/-9 with my protege.

Accuracy was more comparable throughout testing, from approx 75 ft pattern was approx 8 in spread using a Sly 14 in Pro Merc with properly sized paint, approx 9 in with SR and same barrel and approx. 11 in with the Protege.

BPS testing is where it was really shining but they were all excellent, SR with the MQ was the best at at 29 bps with a margin of error from radar of +/- 2 bps, the SR stock scored 25 bps with the same margin of error and the protege scored very nicely at 27 bps.

These are what i was able to get with the set up of each of my markers you may have your markers set up slightly different and wont have the same conditions, but after adding the MQ to my SR has made it go from a great marker to the to an EXCELLENT marker and this is because the mq has made it more consistent, more accurate and has made its recoil to next to nothing.

Conclusion: Great marker, prolly the best cocker made even though WGP is going out you may want to get ahold what may be the last of the high end cockers
Fast, accurate, and so far its been reliable except in cold weather

Best money Ive spent getting this marker and the MQ2 valve, will probably sell my Protege now
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 pm PST
 

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