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Lavahead Tuesday, June 18th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98c and 2001 Autococker
Marker Setup: 2001 Autococker w/CP barrel, Tippmann 98c w/Flatline, AT-85, PMI 88ci 4500psi Nitro tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
Contact ATS for CAR stock or bottomline kit
Strengths: -Nearly impossible to chop balls due to chain feed
-Very accurate, with unisizer you can use any paintball, even mixed in same batch, with good accuracy
-Lightweight, balanced well
-Has full auto, but it can rarely be used
-Lowers profile significantly, due to hopper on the side or no hopper at all
-Manual and video are VERY detailed and useful, manual is like 50 pages, not the usual 6
Weaknesses: -A bit of an air hog, uses quite a bit
-This gun HATES co2, you should really run HPA or at least co2 from a remote (so the bottle is vertical, which is most important)
-Not many upgrades, just replacement parts or conversions to other models (AT-10, AT-4, AT-16), due to the gun's uniqueness
-Very complex, don't try to fix it without a table, the manual, and watching the video it comes with
-Non-standard grip doesn't allow for things like drop forwards
Conclusion: This gun is a great gun. It can easily keep up with nearly anything out there. And since it's nearly impossible to chop a ball, you won't need to clean out your barrel as much as the other guys. This gun is very accurate, although I don't think it's as good as my Autococker, but it's pretty close. The fact that you can hit the field without a hopper sticking up is neat too. And the manual is great, as well as the video on taking care of the gun. Just don't use the gun without watching the video first! The only problems I have are that I can't put a drop forward on it, so I have to use a remote or a very small tank (48 ci variety). This can be a pain since it's a bit of an air hog. Finally, this gun doesn't run good on co2, due to it's internal regulator. I would suggest switching to compressed air (I would suggest that anyways), but if that's just too expensive at the moment, run co2 from a remote to keep the liquid out.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 1:36 am PST
 

Review Comments
Sam68 Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 | 10:30 pm PST
Says right on their web site "only use HPA, if you used co2 your bad.
   

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