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Reo5th Friday, March 14th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months8 of 12 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Angel, Impulse, RT Mag. The angel had a nice feel to the gun, however, I was never able to get a good feel for the trigger. The Impulse always felt like its trigger had too much slack, and though I could rip on it, it felt sloppy. The RT mag had a similar return force to the trigger, but obviously nothing like the magnet trigger on the emag. I have yet to chop in my e-mag, and out of the other listed markers, the angel chopped the most.
Marker Setup: Level 10 Black Teflon Hopper Right E-Mag
Chrome Shocktech Long Drop
68/4500 MaxFlo
10" Freak Teardrop System
12v VL2000
Level 10 Bolt. I really can't tell you how amazing this is. You can watch the videos, or listen to the hype, but once you use it, or see it in person, it really is amazing.

Obviously a new hopper. With level 10, any simple agitated hopper will work. My VL2000 works greak and never has trouble keeping up.

I haven't had a chance to try out the stock barrel but I have heard amazing things about it. I've tried an All american (which I loved), a Progressive (wasn't quite as good), and currently use the freak system which is obviously the best.
Strengths: The trigger. It was so strange to pull the trigger the first time I fired the gun. Having a trigger completely controlled by magnets is great. Especially because of the fact that you can adjust the trigger so much. Some people love to stack magnets and play in hybrid mode so they get amazing trigger bounce. I however am a man that likes a nice light trigger with a crisp response. The emag's trigger was the first marker that could really offer this for me. I put a small o-ring under my magnet stack to make the trigger extra light.

ROF. It rips. My second day owning the emag, I did a sound test to see how many balls per second I could pull. With my tank only outputting enough gas to recock the trigger (but not fire the gun), I pulled a 12.56 bps string continuously for a little more than 2 seconds. (Keep in mind this is my first electro marker, and the trigger was easy to learn.)

Reliablity. Automags have a name for themselves. They're reliable and very easy to work on. I think many paintballers are turned off by mags because they are almost too easy to work with (and therefore go with the 'pneus and back block' autococker.' The gun really holds up well. I've put tons of shots through it and have tinkered with everything on the marker as well: bolt, power tube, springs, battery, and solenoid. (amazingly enough, it still seems to function!) What shocked me the most was, after messing with the battery, and causing the main board to smoke, I was sure the board was fried; I connected the battery correctly and it functioned fine! The emag is really hard to break.
Weaknesses: I'm not sure if this is a general problem for all emag owners, but when I got my emag (used) the magnet secured in the top of the trigger came out after 200 or so shots. All I had to do was remove the trigger and superglue it back on though.

When I installed Level 10 (an absolute must) my efficiency went down a little bit. I'm still satisfied with its gas performance, and know that on a properly installed and configured level 10 system, the efficiency drop should be hardly noticable.
Conclusion: It really makes me mad when people judge the emag off the start by one of two comments:

"The thing is just too heavy."


"The emag is a blender."

I was very worried about both of these factors when I decided to get the emag. I must admit, I was suprised by the weight difference between my emag and most other markers, however, I found out later that It was simply and issue of battery placement. I now prefer the balence of the gun and think that having weight distributed more to the front of the gun is perfect for an electro marker, as your fingers are usually busy ripping away at the trigger instead of supporting the heavier rear of the marker. Also, as stated before, the level 10 kit really works. I can't stress this enough: my gun does not chop.
10 out of 10

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