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Blakesman Sunday, June 2nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Early edition Bob Long Autococker - I actually really liked this gun.
Bushmaster B2K2 - too tall!
Stock 99 autococker - no comparison
Marker Setup: Steel Gray Sonic Autococker
Steel Gray MacDev Conquest 4500
Powerlyte 14" barrell.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Good air system and a nice barrell.
Strengths: This gun is awesome in many ways:

Looks:
All I can say here is WOW! When I look at it, it just amazes me how nice it looks. Great milling, sleek design, decent weight, and a nice bluish gray color. I have seen a lot of autocockers, and I am telling you, this is probably the best looking one I have ever seen hands down!!

Performance:
This thing can shoot some paintballs. I was shooting Rec Sport balls because they happened to be cheap, but the gun shot them well. I think they were slightly too small for my barrel bore, but they worked OK regardless. Once I got a feel for the hinge trigger, I could really rip out strings of balls very smoothly. I am not going to say I shoot *** balls a second because you know what, I am extremely hard pressed to believe anyone can shoot beyond 8 times in one second. I have heard some of the fastest fingers, and I guarantee that it is only in their mind that they are shooting more than that. Anyway, keeping up bps wise with any other gun I have seen is definitely realistic with this gun, and that is all that matters.

Accuracy:
I have not had a chance to spend any time at the Chrono (besides the two shots that OK'ed me for the field), so I cannot tell you about any consistency findings, but this thing put the balls out there nicely. My barrel had paint in it all day, because I had a ball break in the barrel early in the day (not chopped). Even still, it shot very nice. I would like to test it with a perfect barrel, but this was my first time of use, and I could not find a worthwhile squeegee to get it 100%% clean. To sum it up though, even with the paint in the barrel, the accuracy was very consistent. I know that a gun is not responsible for accuracy, so basically I am referring to the Sonic/Powerlyte combo.
Weaknesses: Very minor things here.

Sonic LPR:
I think this thing is great, but it would go out of adjustment every now and then causing the gun to just cock without firing (never during a game, just after I had sat it down in between games). I believe there is a set screw on the front which I intend to check out, but it looks like the hole is partially blocked by the Sonic Jewel emblem on the front. Like I said no big deal. It took about a 2 seconds, and an 8th of an inch turn to correct.
Conclusion: After my first day playing with this gun, I believe it was definitely worth the investment. The Sonic/conquest makes for a very compact package. If you like how cockers shoot, how they feel, and how they look, I cannot think of a better one to get. Very impressive to say the least.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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