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Unregistered User Friday, February 22nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
6 months
Products Used:
Once again, I have used a Talon, uncomparable since it is only $35. I have also used a stingray, which I would like to say do NOT suck, they have a rather dependable design, but the lock pins are a major hinderance. I've also used a Shutter and Surge, for all practical purposes the same thing, and I enjoyed the feel of my F4 much better.
Marker Setup: Obviously, I own an F4, a black one, to be specific. It has no upgrades as of now, but will soon have a Sub-Zero X-chamber. It's powered by a 9Oz. chrome-moly (I'm no wimp, it's just cost effective).
Can't reccomend anything, because I don't have anything. A sight is a nice addition though, but mine broke.
Strengths: First, this is a follow-up review, after actually playing a game with it. Now, the one thing that I absolutely love is the markers simplicity. Through three hours of play, only one ball broke, and it was not a chop. Second, the trigger shoe is an excellent addition, as it caused no pain at all to my trigger finger. The rate of fire, though not high, is perfect for a person on a budget, because you cannot fire at an absurdly high rate. The field strip, though I didn't have to use it, was great, because at the end of the day, it took a grand total of five minutes to completely clean and lube the marker. The stock barrel was incredibly accurate, I could place shot after shot on top of each other from thirty to forty feet away from the target. I also liked the cocking method, namly no bolt to pop out and hit your mask. One person even had to ask how I cocked it! The gas efficiency is incredible, I played in colder weather, and made due with just my nine ounce through more then hundred rounds. The only marker there that rivaled my efficiency was a stingray, shooting well over three hopper-fulls on one nine ounce. The grip no longer bothered me because you don't realize comfort when you have adrenalin pumping through you.
Weaknesses: As with everything, there is a downside. I only realized this during play however, that the marker has incredible kickback. You can try to hold it steady, but it is very difficult. The powerfeed plug is still a pain to turn, and it starts to hurt after a while, so I am going to buy a new one. Though not a problem, since I had only one break, which was not during a game, the barrels' accuracy vanishes after a ball break, the balls go wherever they want to, up, down, left, or right. The velocity adjuster is very good, though the slightest adjustment will lead to a HUGE change in velocity, which is not bad, only an annoyance.
Conclusion: Great marker! Those two words sum up all that I have written, even though some blemishes do shine through (or maybe thats my anodizing coming off). Its' simplicity is what attracted me to buy it in the first place, and it has not failed me yet. I am however coming very close to trying to burn the power feed plug, because it is increasingly difficult to turn, even with a large amount of oil. But as always (well, at least most of the time), good triumphed over evil. Though the rating is not as high as my original review, because of the incredible kickback, the F4 still gets a good ratng, a 9.
9 out of 10

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