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Unregistered User Saturday, May 4th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Basically all Autocockers. I own 3 of them at the moment, and have owned more than 10 in the years I've played.

This is quite possibly the sweetest one I've shot, EVER. I love ALL 'Cockers, and this one is a great machine.
Marker Setup: 2002 Evo-X --- Red
2002 Sonic 'Cocker --- Sonic Red
2001 Dark Angel (Ver. 2.1) --- Blue-Silver Fade
2001 C&C Matrix LED (Pushbutton w/ Blue LED) --- Silver
1999 Spankey-Bodied 'Cocker --- Blue
Recommended
Upgrades:
It really has great stuff from the factory. The barrel is GREAT (CP 2-Piece), although many would tell you to go Freak. A nice nitro system is a MUST (I think that a Conquest is in order, MacDev all the way baby!), but really, that's all you need to upgrade. Drop forward/Cradle is another thing to think about, if you want to play tighter.
Strengths: ~Looks~

First off, let me comment on MacDev's INCREDIBLE milling and anno job with this marker. It's unrivaled by most. The color matching with the CP barrel is great, and the milling is SO incredibly well done. This was the first thing that drew me to the marker.

~Component Durability/Quality~

Once again, an EXCELLENT job by MacDev. Everything on this marker, from the pneumatics to the inline reg to the internals is top-notch, performance and quality-wise. Great job on this aspect, MacDev, as it is the top reason why I purchased this marker.

~Consistency~

Testing this marker over my chrono (field style, very accurate readings) with a 68/4500 MacDev Conquest:

284, 284, 284, 284, 282, 282, 283, 283, 284, 284

Absolutely incredible readings, from an incredible marker and reg combination. I HIGHLY recommend the use of a MacDev tank and reg combo, it's just plain good.

~Accuracy Testing~

For this test, I used a Smart Parts Freak System with 12" tips. I made sure to match the insert to the ball as best as I could.

-Results-

From *30 yards* I had a 2 1/2 inch spread.

From *40 yards* I had a 3 inch spread.

From *60 yards* I had a 3 3/4 inch spread.

~Durability, Maintenance, Cleanup~

DURABILITY: I played in the rain with this marker today, and it worked flawlessly. I also got mud into the internals (cleaned it up) and took a paintball to the Sonic LPR, and a few minutes later, after a meticulous cleaning, they fired like new.

MAINTENANCE: Same as any 'Cocker, I recommend Ravi's page at www.paintballravi.com.

CLEANUP: If you have this marker, chances are you know how to strip down a 'Cocker. For basic cleaning (chopping, dirt in internals, etc.), simply remove the bolt and run a squeegee through. For more complicated problems, either find an airsmith or 'Cocker guy who knows what they're doing, or do it yourself (only if you know EXACTLY what you're doing).

~Performance~

Look above for a basic summary. In short, I'll say that this thing is fast as hell, accurate with a good paint/barrel match, and just all around GREAT!

~How It Works In All Positions~

FRONT: Nice for snap shooting. Little to no blowback/recoil, so you can put each shot in the same place every time.

BACK: This thing can lay down the PAINT! It's also quite accurate with the stock barrel and med-ish bore paint.

Weaknesses: Well..to tell you the truth, I really haven't found anything bad about this marker. The ONLY thing I might POSSIBLY have an issue with is that this marker is extremely expensive for what you get---or so people think. I payed a little over $1300 for my Evo-X, and this outperforms it in EVERY aspect. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
Conclusion: Great product. If you have the money, SNATCH IT UP!
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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