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John the Ax Saturday, May 17th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months24 of 26 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
None, but my friends think that this is a great marker, so that's saying something.
Marker Setup: Spyder Victor, with no accesories, but I'm looking for stuff.
Recommended
Upgrades:
I'd say it needs a new barrel, a handle for the left hand, and maybe an expansion chamber.
Strengths: ABSOLUTELY no breakage. Good fire rate, insanely simplistic to take apart. Internal bolt, too.
Weaknesses: There don't seem to be many. It's shiny, but I don't mind.
Review: I have to admit I'm a newbie to paintball. This is the first marker I've used, and I've only played a couple games, but this baby has held up the whole time. I've gone out back and practiced shooting at a board along the fence forty feet away, and gotten satisfactory spread. I'm guessing the only reasons I'm missing is because I'm not too good at shooting yet, because there's not too much spread on the board. My friend, who's played much more than I have, got much better results. The bolt is nice, too. It's easy to take it out, if it takes you more than half a minute, you have problems. In the words of my friend: "Weird bolt." "Weird in a good way or a bad way?" Weird in a good way."

The breakage rate of this paintball amazing. I've fired off about 350 shots of Zap! paint (I don't think it was professional, but I can't remember), and about 250 shots of Brass Eagle, and haven't busted a thing yet.

This marker is comfortable to hold. Whether I've been one-handing it around a tree or using it like crouched for accuracy, I've had no problems with holding or my hand tiring. The two-finger trigger allows for easy trigger-holding and a comfortable grip, with a fast firing rate.

This gun cleans easy. I've taken it totally apart, and meticulously cleaned each part, and it took me about 30 minutes. I could have gotten the entire gun apart in about 15.

My gripes: Only one or two, really. First is the lack of a handle, but I can use the CO2 connector for that, as long as I don't use the hose, so it's nothing major. The second is the useless sight-rail, when I say useless, I mean USELESS. However, looking down the side of the barrel works just as well.
Conclusion: If you don't feel like, or have the money to, buy an expensive marker, this will suit you just fine. I'm not buying another, I'm fully happy with this one. It has many, many upgrades. I use my CO2 tank, the 8-ounce I got with it, and haven't ran out yet. I've shot 300 rounds, but then the tank broke, so I had to get it refilled. Then I've shot about 400 more, on another 8-ounce (my dad bought one, too, then of course he bought a 15-ounce tank), and have yet to refill. This marker is cheap, efficent, and wonderful. If you want a marker to get into the game, or to replace that crappy pump or Brass Eagle, then this is the one.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Porby Saturday, October 4th, 2003 | 12:43 pm PST
naa, if u really wanted to put expansion chambers and a front handle you would have been better off getting an xtra or tl or something that comes stock with that. A Vcitor isnt worth upgrading, since its about, like 60bucks? an xtra is 130, so fom there, a $60 victor, plus a $20-$25 T-shaped part to put the expansion chambers, the actual expansion chambers, another, what, $20+$40, plus u need a new hose since the vic's hose is the wrong length after adding a front handle exp chamber, so another 10 maybe, thats more than an xtra, and xtras have longer barrels to start with.

Basically what im saying is dont upgrade your vis for exp chaambers whatsoever, and getting top-of-the line exp chambers is outa the question.

Get a longer barrel, and possibly a remote setup, just so you can manuver easier, a vic makes a great front runner weapon, its light and really small. A remote acts somwhat like an exp chamber, it lets the liquid co2 turn into gas throughout the whole coil, and its only 40 bucks for a good rubber coil remote. So get that and make sure yur paint-bore matches well, ask a paintball store clerk or soembody who knows alot about it because paint-bore fit is the firstmost important thing to worry about in the sport of paintball.

Hope this is helpful to vic owners
Last edited on Saturday, October 4th, 2003 at 1:25 pm PST
   

InTeL PainTBaLL Thursday, October 30th, 2003 | 7:36 pm PST
umm 8 oz ? u sure that wasnt 9 oz?
   

1889 Monday, January 5th, 2004 | 11:58 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by InTeL PainTBaLL
umm 8 oz ? u sure that wasnt 9 oz?

they make 8 and 9 once

but i do not think that they a 15 once
   

paintballgod101 Thursday, April 29th, 2004 | 9:47 am PST
Porby does have a point, but John the Ax an do what he wants to do. Maybe only a new barrel and exp chamber are the only upgrades that would be useful to a Victor.
   

oELEPHANTo Wednesday, January 5th, 2005 | 6:26 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Porby
naa, if u really wanted to put expansion chambers and a front handle you would have been better off getting an xtra or tl or something that comes stock with that. A Vcitor isnt worth upgrading, since its about, like 60bucks? an xtra is 130, so fom there, a $60 victor, plus a $20-$25 T-shaped part to put the expansion chambers, the actual expansion chambers, another, what, $20+$40, plus u need a new hose since the vic's hose is the wrong length after adding a front handle exp chamber, so another 10 maybe, thats more than an xtra, and xtras have longer barrels to start with.

Basically what im saying is dont upgrade your vis for exp chaambers whatsoever, and getting top-of-the line exp chambers is outa the question.

Get a longer barrel, and possibly a remote setup, just so you can manuver easier, a vic makes a great front runner weapon, its light and really small. A remote acts somwhat like an exp chamber, it lets the liquid co2 turn into gas throughout the whole coil, and its only 40 bucks for a good rubber coil remote. So get that and make sure yur paint-bore matches well, ask a paintball store clerk or soembody who knows alot about it because paint-bore fit is the firstmost important thing to worry about in the sport of paintball.

Hope this is helpful to vic owners

If your going to get the xtra your going to upgrade it also. and its just a gas thru grip not an x-chamber on an xtra. Ive owned a victor as my first gun it was great, even stock.. I got my upgrades on it , the new barrel and stuff ( by the way the "t shaped part" is called a vertical adapter or a V/A). After i got my upgrades it was shooting like 3 times as good. then when i got a new gun, the E-99 i just put my old upgrades from my victor on it. All im really saying is that your going to buy upgrades for your gun, always. Why not buy a cheap gun upgrade it and save for something new, while it upholds you?
   

spyderdude951 Thursday, November 24th, 2005 | 2:37 pm PST
yeah... the victor is a reliable gun and i onlypaid 60 bucks... what im going to do is put a 14 inch teardrop barrel, a custom black hose grip, and and maybe a pressure gague... then its should be up there running nicely...
   

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