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Unregistered User Friday, September 29th, 2000
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
 
5 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: It shoots extremely fast, easy to maintain, and pretty easy to clean. Also all the parts from AGD are very high quality, and the gun doesn't need too many upgrades because most parts made for the RT are worse than the factory equipment.

It's a bad ass looking gun, probably one of the coolest looking guns out there. AGD has one of the best service warranties in the paintball industry, they just worship their customers.
Weaknesses: Not even a high speed blender chops more balls. The RT chops more balls than any other paintball gun I have ever seen. It is HORRIBLE on paint. Most guns may chop 1 in 8000, the RT I owned chopped 1 in 150, and broke about 1 in 500. This was using high quality fresh marbalizer paint.

Also, the gun is not very accurate. The faster you shoot the RT, the higher the velocity climbs. So at 1 ball every 2 seconds, you're gun will shoot at about 260FPS. At 6 balls per second, the velocity will climb to over 285+ Feet per second. This makes the gun horribly inconsistent and inaccurate.

Also, the barrel on an RT doesn't screw in firmly, it's a quarter turn twist lock barrel. You can litterally feel the play in the barrel. You can move the front of the barrel from one side to the other about 2mm. This adds even more to the horrible accuracy. And, if the barrel is just SLIGHTLY unscrewed, it will chop every ball that goes into it.

Plus, the RT shoots the balls out at high pressure, and pressure this high is just brutal on paintball. Even fresh premium paintballs will pop when the RT bolts slams into them.

It's also really heavy, I mean like dead wieght heavy. A RT with a bottle on it weighs about as much as a case of paint! the RT also does not take CO2, so if you dont own a top of line nitroduck bottle, dont get one.

Conclusion: This gun was the worst investment I have ever made. Do yourself a favor and spend the money elsewhere. I have shot about 10+ cases through it, and spent every day at the field constantly cleaning and taking it down. This was a real dissapointment because I saved for a long time to buy the gun.

I owned a spyder before I owned the RT, and in all honesty I love my Spyder much more. At least my spyder didn't chop like crazy, or break nearly as many paintballs. Plus my spyder was more accurate!

Stay away from this gun, buyer beware, get something else. I have heard of people having moderate success with this gun, but the majority chop and break paint like crazy. If you buy this gun, 2 months later it'll be just like mine on Ebay, selling for half the price I bought it. Do NOT buy this gun, it's the advice I wish someone would have given me.

Yes, I know how to shoot an RT, I even chopped and broke when shooting slowly. I've been playing paintball for 6+ years, and I know how to shoot a gun. This gun was just not properly designed, and is way to harsh on the pocketbook and paint.
Rating:
2 out of 10
 

Review Comments
SpillRT Friday, February 13th, 2004 | 11:57 am PST
I've been useing an RT for almost 5 years now (YES, the same one.. it never breaks). I DO know how to fire it and the thing was guilty of breaking it's fair share of paint, but not nearly what is described here. And with the wonderful LVL 10 bolt upgrade that every automag owner should know about by now, the gun breaks no paint. Not many guns can say that nowadays... breaks NO paint, and has no electronics.
   

mikee Sunday, March 14th, 2004 | 1:15 pm PST
I agree with spillrt..... if you do not know HOW to shoot the gun ..IT WILL BREAK PAINT.The LEVEL 10 is the best thing going now for all AGD markers.I suggest you install one and control your trigger finger.I have had my RT for a long time and have maybe broke 5 balls in 5 yrs.with the 10 installed ..haven't broken one yet and WONT!!
   

Evil_Wayz Monday, May 14th, 2007 | 9:03 pm PST
Dispute:
Marker obviously isn't set up correctly.
   

Frankiepbc Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 | 2:54 pm PST
Dispute:
AGD guns with lvl 10 chop less then any other gun. the author must have the wrong gun.
   

Where'sMeShoota Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 | 11:14 pm PST
Well, Automags in general (not just the RT) have had a bad reputation in the past for being paint blenders. Of course, the drop-in Level 10 Bolt completely eliminated chopping in all Automags forever and was the best thing to come along since fried chicken, but this review was written years before the Level 10 was even invented.

In conclusion, this guy's review isn't necessarily inaccurate ...just outdated.
   

Matt005 Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | 12:48 am PST
Dispute:
I think this guy likes cockers, my RT is lovely... and back before lvl X I had a J&J Ceramic barrel.. it choped a bit.. but cleaned and shot more accurate than the cocker (that I sold) because you work on cockers more then you play with them..
& god forbid you need to avoid C02!! when you cycle that fast you must be retarded to use C02.. I dont care what you have, shoot C02 at 10+BPS it will seize too!
Last edited on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at 12:53 am PST
   

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