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Etek3baller Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
3 months16 of 17 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
-Invert Mini
Marker Setup: Etek 3 AM Ninja, V2 Prophecy, Ninja 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
Zick 2
Techt Hush Bolt
Shaft 3 Barrel Kit
Doesn't really NEED any upgrades......
Strengths: Price
Reg (SL3 from Ego 10)
Efficiency ( 50 psi)
Led board
OOPS ASA
Trigger!!
Consistency
Weaknesses: uh......none that I can think of....
Review: Alright, let me first start of by saying my experience with the gun and then I will give detailed pros and cons.

I bought this gun on Monday and it arived here on a Saturday morning. I went out that morning to my local paintball field with my gun still in the FedEx box. When I got to the field I opened the box for the first time. I slapped a loader full of paint on it and a tank full of air and walked to the chrono area. (I hadn't brought any batteries so I am very happy Planet Eclipse ships them with one) I turned on the gun and gave it a shot over the chrono. First shot: 297 fps, second shot 297 fps, third shot 297 fps, fourth shot 295 fps. Then I walked on to the speedball field adn played two or three games. My gun went from box to field without any programming in under 5 min and I was very pleased with the way it shot, it was smooth for a poppet and the trigger was extremely comfortable to walk without ANY adjustments. It ripped right out of the box!!! I went home and lubed the gun. (took about 3 min.) Since then I have shot over 20 cases through it and have NEVER had a poblem.

Pros:
-The trigger is awesome. It is a micro-switch trigger with a real light sanppy feel. It is 3 point ajustable, nut fit me to my liking right out of the box.
-The reg is from the Ego 10 and is very consistent
-The LED lights have 8 different colors and are very easy to program. With programmable moder, ROF cap (eyes on or off) Debounce settings, dwell, BIP and a ton more.
-The barrel has a very lond control back so it is very accurate and consistent
-The lpr has a vent hole to help prevent solenoid damage if the gun overcharges.
-The oops on/offf ASA is probably one of my favorite features. It is real easy to degas your gun.
-The gun feels very good in my hands. It has rubbery grips and the macroline fitting swivels so you can shoot right hand or left hand w/o having to deal with the macroline fitting digging into your paw.
-The gun is super efficient. (I get 1600-1700shots off my 68/45)
-As previously stated my first 3 shots were 297fps and everytime I chrono it it is within 10 fps of 300fps.
-This gun is very simple you don't need to mess with it, it will shoot great out of the box and is as tough as nails. It is also highly upgradeable to the point of being an Ego 10 w/o a fancy paint job.
-Packaging is very nice. It comes with a metal zipper box with a HUGE parts kit (at least a 5 times rebuild) a nice color manual and a nice set of allen keys. The gun also comes with a battery and enough lube to last you well over 6 months.

Cons:
-Like most poppets it is a little rough and loud, but it isn't bad. If you get the zick 2 and Techt hush then it will have almost no kick.

Summary: If you are trying to decide between an FX and a Etek 3 Lt, get the Etek 3 Lt it is a more simplistic gun and Planet Eclipse will never let you down.
Conclusion: Overall it is a simple, easy to maintain, very fast, and consistent gun. It is the best $600 and certainly the best $500 gun ($500 for the LT). Get this gun you will not be dissapointed!!! :D
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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