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RivalX Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Etek 3
Marker Setup: Invert Mini (generation 3), with Boss Bolt V2 with spring kit , Violent Trigger, Dye Rotor, Dye Carbon fiber barrel 15in barrel bore .684, Empire 68/4500 low pressure HPA. Empire Relay On and Off
Recommended
Upgrades:
Violent Trigger, Boss Bolt v2 with spring kit, or Lurker Bolt aka "eigenbolt", Empire nano feedneck, Empire Relay on and off.
Strengths: Small, Easy maintenance, quiet, great manual, decent stock barrel, autococker threaded barrel, Eyes
Weaknesses: Foregrip small, trigger too sloppy, Feedneck, regulator.
Review: I got this invert mini way back in December, I absolutely loved it, but I wasn't satisfied by the stock performance since i got to shoot my brother's etek 3.
Performance (Stock) 6/10

-I did enjoy the low profile of the gun, however the foregrip was terrible, I can't comfortable wrap my hand around it.
Ergonomics: 5/10

-As for what the gun had featured... I hate the trigger... its way too sloppy for me, and it has too much trigger bounce (so I wouldn't be able to play in tournaments).
-The feedneck does its job, but I hate the design of it... my barrel sock cable gets stuck in it, and it the my invert mini didn't come with an allen key to adjust the feedneck so I had to adjust it with a knife; thus leaving my feedneck sometimes too tight or too loose.
-The ASA has alot of difficult putting in and removing tanks (Get a low pressure tank and the Empire Relay ASA).
Stock features: 4/10

Performance... It works pretty good stock, but for me its stock potential os only substantial compared to it with upgrades.
-At stock, it is still pretty soft on paint. It only broke paint when the paintball field was giving terrible All Star Balls (the stars were fading and the paint was oily and dimpled)
but even then Ego 10s, 11s, and NTs were breaking the same paint too.
-Sound signature is pretty quiet
-The barrel is a .691 bore so if you like to over bore its nice, and when i had broken paint go through, it shot clean in less than five shots, because it's a one piece. All my two pieces don't shoot clean, EVER. (but i still reccomend upgrading to and underbore barrel), pretty good barrel but not the most accurate.
-Recoil compared to the Etek3 is pretty high... I did a test where I shot the Invert Mini suspended by wires. And the thing about recoil is, the less it is the better in general.
Anything that can compromise accuracy of the gun bothers me, and it can be the difference between ropes of paint or waves of paint. Also, you won't notice recoil (I didn't at first) untill I used an Etek3 and a Bob Long Victory... then you notice the recoil)
-(at 30ft to 80ft, from 80 and on that factor of accuracy is subject to wind, Barrel, and paint quality) a twitch from recoil affects the 30ft to 80ft about a +1.5in spread at 30 feet, then account the actual barrel bore .691 and paint (Draxxus basic training, Bore .688) and air resistance at 100 ft, which becomes a radius of 11 inches, a relativly large grouping, and during the wire test, i place the target close enough so that if i strapped the marker to something heavy so it doesnt recoil, it would have a 5in diameter of a grouping. the recoil made the spread 9in diameter at 50ft. (yes, I like to know every inch of a marker's ability).
-efficiency is at around 1100 shots per 3800 psi (I usually let the tank cool down before an efficiency test)
Overall performance Stock: 7/10

With the the price of the reccomended upgrade you could have gotten a better gun, but the performance of the invert mini is splendid.
-With the Boss bolt V2 (yellow spring) I droped the pressure to 160 and a dwell of 4ms
making it more efficient with less recoil and MUCH quieter
-The Tighter bore barrel gives me a tighter grouping
-The Violent Trigger once tuned has no bounce and walking is much easier then stock.
-As for the Empire Relay ASA, everyone just loves the On and off

***Also the stock ASA wore out my tank thread :(
Conclusion: I would recommend this, but keep in mind I wasn't satisfied with the stock features at all and i ended up dishing money to upgrade this (bolt, trigger, and soon to be a new feedneck) I'm giving this product a 9/10 thanks to its upgrades, but stock gets a 6/10
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at 11:28 am PST
 

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