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SABO Wednesday, September 18th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Various Spyders, Tippmann 98, Pro-Lite
Marker Setup: ICD BKO (all black) w/ 44ci 3000psi Bulldog II, CP 14in Barrel, Drop forward, Ricochet AK (as of now, everything else is stock)

ICD ThunderCat w/ Sub-Zero 4 Stage X-Chamber, Sight Rail, CP 14in Barrel, Bottomline
Recommended
Upgrades:
An X-Chamber and a new barrel, not necessarily in that order. After that sightrails make the gun look nice but these guns really need no other upgrades.
Strengths: This thing is a tank. It is dependable and if there are ever any problems (after almost 6 years of use I have had 1) they can be fixed within minutes and can be done there on the field. I have never had any complaints with this marker and I have used in weather that was 90 degrees plus and a humidity level of 97%% and I have used it in the rain when the temp was below 40. This is just a great and dependable marker. The first two years I had this marker it was used on a weekly basis but due to time constraints I have only played and average of once per month in the past 4.

Compared to the other guns listed above and the others on the field (blowbacks with the occasional autococker) this one is very quiet. I have shot people with one shot one kill method from less than 8 yards and the person traveling through the woods with them not know where the shot came from.

As for cleaning and fieldstripping. This gun can be stripped, cleaned, and gassed up again ready to play in less than 60 seconds and this is neither a hyperbole nor really even pushing yourself to get it done. There are two bolts to remove, neither one needs a tool, pop the bolt out the back, clean and then oil the back metal potion of the bolt, and then you are done.
Weaknesses: My only problem with this marker is.....Ok I still haven't thought of one. Once I had to replace an o-ring in the marker and that was about it. Oh yeah. On a previous review I read that these markers don't roll down hills very well. Thinking it might just be the inexperience of that user I also thought about trying this and sure enough, it just stayed there. Even with violent coxing it refused to roll down the hill and I hope that ICD will address this issue very soon.
Conclusion: This is one of the best paintball guns made (PERIOD). My suggestion is that if you are someone who is just entering the sport and you want a dependable marker that will give you more time on the field than in the shop this is it. They are simplistic in their design and outstanding in their performance. I have yet to see a blowback marker beat the T-Cat and very few that even keep up with it in performance and dependability. They do exactly what they are designed to do and they do it well. Also if you need a back up this is a worthwhile investment. BTW: These are inexpensive for the class marker that they are.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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