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gant12000 Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
More than 5 years
Products Used:
Proto Rail
Shocker NXT
Dye DM8
Dye DM11
Marker Setup: Shocker SFT 68/4500 tank, smart parts HE bolt. Stock Board. Halo w rip drive
any bolt to help with the air efficiency. this marker is a air hog. you will probably get a shocker with this upgrade already, though, as it is next to impossible to find new.
Strengths: Accuracy
ball speed consistency
Weaknesses: Heavy (but balanced)
upgrades are hard to find
high maintenance gun
reflective eye
Review: this is my favorite electric marker for reasons i really cannot explain in words. i have used a few other markers in my days that are more expensive, which most people translate to being better, but this marker stands out in my mind.
however, the weight of the marker is a bit more than newer markers on the market. this is simply because the frame is made of a heavier material than is available today.
this marker IS NOT FOR a player that does not want to take the time to clean it and lube it before and after every day of play, though i do not mind it personally as i like taking things apart and putting them back together.
the reflective eye, as all reflective eyes when compared to break beams, is bad with dark shelled paint.
but this marker is worth all these problems. the accuracy and consistency of the shots overcome the fact that you cannot shoot black shelled paints and throw the gun four miles when you get mad. i have bounced the marker off of rather hard surfaces too, and it still works with no noticeable damage. this marker, while old, is in my opinion one of the better marks produced for the game of paintball.
Conclusion: I would recommend this marker to anyone that doesnt feel the need to have the newest and most expensive marker on the market. it's performance seems to be more related to how familiar with user is with its nuances and such.
however, i must give it an 8 as this is all my opinion, and i remember at first i had many problems figuring the marker out.
8 out of 10

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