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Trunnion Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
6 months21 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Automag 68, '00 autococker, minimag
Marker Setup: Automag RT Pro, 51/3k crossfire nitro tank, 12v revvy, stock barrel
Automag 68, 68/3k flatline nitro system, 12v revvy, 16" total freak kit
Recommended
Upgrades:
nitro is required, so a good tank is suggested. a drop forward will probably make it more comfortable. a 12v revvy is a must. if the paint you use doesn't match the stock barrel, then a new barrel is suggested
Strengths: The ROF is extremely high. The RT action on the trigger makes for a short and snappy pull that I like quite a bit. This gun will NOT do runaway mode like a Tippmann RT in it's stock configuration, so don't expect it to. Runaway is not tournament legal, so you shouldn't need that for serious tourny-style play anyway. The foregrip and sight rail add a nice look to the gun, and I particularly like my black teflon body. The rail and foregrip are also removable if you want to save weight or get that shiny stuff off there for woods play(yes, I do use mine in the woods). So far I've only chopped one ball in the chamber after approximately 3 cases worth of paint. The stock barrel, while a little loud, is good for most medium bore paints. I've heard people complain about the crown point slicing balls open at the muzzle, but I haven't had any such issues(I check for sharp edges when I got it, and they were pretty smooth). The valve can recharge at 26 bps without shootdown, which means you shouldn't get shootdown ever(considering you can feed faster than 18 bps with a HALO B and probably can't pull the trigger faster than 9 or 10 bps anyway). Great consistancy. The two finger Intelliframe is stock with all RT Pros now, and it's a great, sturdy trigger frame. Stainless steel valve and steel body are practically indestructable(unless you're trying really hard to break it). Field stripping is quick and easy. I personally like the twist-lock barrel system, though that's also personal preference. Stock barrel came with plastic nubbins.
Weaknesses: I personally don't like the positioning of the foregrip, but most people that I've allowed to shoot it don't mind. That's a matter of personal preference. I took mine off. It can be a bit weighty with the foregrip and sight rail, so removing the foregrip will save you some weight. I don't mind the weight, but some might. The actual gun body is kinda boring. Again, this isn't something that bothers me, so long as the gun works I'm happy. When you do chop a ball, the barrel should be cleaned with water and squeegeed well and you should make sure the powerfeed(if you have a p/f body) is clear of paint and shell. I've only experienced this once, and that was during a very long string of shooting in a scenario game. In normal speedball situations, where engagement times are short, this problem will most likely not arise. The level 10 upgrade will also help to fix this problem.
Conclusion: This is a great product backed by excellent customer service from a wonderful company. If you're interested in a high end gun that can keep up with an electro, this is pretty much it, with the possible exception of some of the higher end cockers(I don't know cockers very well so I won't speak for them). Most of the things I listed as 'Bad' were personal preference, and the chopped ball scenario doesn't occur often. This is the best paintball gun I've ever shot.

Just some things to note as I often see misinformation in these reviews(not neccessarily reviews for this gun):
-All guns have the same range if shooting at the same velocity.
-Accuracy has nothing to do with barrel length past the first 8 unported inches. after that it's all paint/boresize match.
-Consitency(consistant velocity from shot to shot) is the other major factor in accuracy.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Magnus55 Thursday, June 26th, 2003 | 4:43 am PST
Good review, Trunnion. =)
   

poorbutgood Thursday, February 12th, 2004 | 11:28 pm PST
this might be what makes me buy it. very good.
   

pbfreak21 Sunday, April 25th, 2004 | 11:48 am PST
that is definitely the ugliest gun ive ever seen
   

pball_kamikaze Thursday, May 20th, 2004 | 5:13 pm PST
ive seen uglier (brass eagle) this gun is actually quite beutiful ; )
   

speedyballer22$ Friday, August 13th, 2004 | 7:00 am PST
u rote this review on my b-day.
   

yell0wsn0wc0ne Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 | 10:46 am PST
a halo b with victory board can load up to 35 bps. and a q loader can load faster than that. jfyi
   

Pang Man Friday, October 22nd, 2004 | 8:08 pm PST
Q-Loaders are for rich white people : )
Last edited on Friday, October 22nd, 2004 at 8:09 pm PST
   

Trunnion Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 | 9:30 pm PST
yellow, if you look at the date the review was posted, you might notice that it was in 2002. HALO Bs were quite new and I'm not even sure the Qloader existed in prototype form yet. I now have the Level 10 upgrade and it works quite well. I also purchased another RT Pro with an Xvalve(used) for my g/f. It has a ULE trigger in it. However, I CAN NOT recommend the ULE Trigger as an upgrade. While her's works fine, the other two that I have had in my shop(I'm the de facto 'mag tech since no one else who works at my field even knows how to field strip one) have given constant trouble. Either they prevent the bolt from moving or they allow it to run away. Now, I'm NOT a trained 'mag airsmith, but the parts in the kit do not allow me to fix this problem. One shim difference either way makes it not work properly, which means the problem often rests between shims, and as far as I know there are no other ways to adjust the sensitivity. Normally I wouldn't add this to a review, but I feel it is important for consumers to be aware that the ULT may not be an upgrade worth purchasing if there is no one around who can tweak the system properly. This marker is still my personal back up gun (to my emag) and it is still a great marker by any standards.
   

IrishPipe87 Sunday, March 6th, 2005 | 9:34 am PST
"if the paint you use doesn't match the stock barrel, then a new barrel is suggested"
or changing the paint you use would be cheaper. ^-^

quote:
Originally posted by Pang Man
Q-Loaders are for rich white people : )
Im white, but im not rich, I make 5.75$ an hour working part-time till I grad highschool, but I have more than enough saved to buy it; I rather have just use my Halo TSA because I cap my fire off at 15bps for PSP`s ' 3.5. A marker may fire at a maximum rate of fifteen balls per second.' (published Feb 2, 2005) thusly, why would I need the overkill?


Good Review, I voted it helpful ^-^. they should let people rate reviews like the product 10/10 (im going threw dif marker reviews, seeing which one I should purchase next)
Last edited on Sunday, March 6th, 2005 at 9:38 am PST
   

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