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Bombaman Z Monday, July 7th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Flatline
Marker Setup: Chrome Z-Body Mag, RT Valve with a Level 10 bolt, AGD Chrome Intelliframe w/Blue Dye Stickies, Blue 12V Revy, Chrome Flame Drop Forward, ASA & Rail, Lapco .697 Z-Barrel & a 68/4500 Centerflag Dynaflow Tank w/Dye Rhino Tank Cover. (This gun Rocks)
Strengths: Distance & Range
Takes Cocker Barrels
Uses a Ball Dent
Unique Look
Lighter Body
Weaknesses: You need to buy a large bore barrel, also a bit expensive but worth it.
Review: If you read some of the detailed reviews you will note that the Z-Body works great if you have a large bore barrel, the instructions say you need a large bore barrel, Lapco makes a great barrel .697. so take that into mind if you plan on using this product you will definitely need to purchase a large bore barrel, but it will be your only barrel because once you have shot the Z-body you will not want to go back to anything else.

My first game on the field I longballed 5 players while I remained out of range, I enjoyed hearing the refs say "dead man coming through" The Z-Body is accurate & worked very well with PMI Premium Paint, the makers of the product state that Power ball & Anarchy achieved good results but the best results were achieved with Proball Platinum which I will have to test.
My second game on the field, I immediately eliminated a player from the other side of the field who thought he was at a safe distance, take note that on a field I was shooting 240FPS & still achieved superior range.
I tested the gun in front of my friends & the first thing they said, is "where can I get one", people at the field were wondering how a mag was achieving such range.

Accuracy: The Z-body rips out the paint just as accurate as any mag, except it achieves greater distance than a flatline & the trajectory is straight/flat.

Ball grouping: Is tight at normal ranges but not as tight at 80 to 90 yards, but still good enough to take out another player, especially when they believe they are out of range. What ball gruoping is going to be tight at that range?

Consistency: Just about all of your shots will achieve the distance promised if you use a big bore barrel .697 & up. Your gun will only shoot consistent over the chrono if you have good paint, a good air system & a good barrel. (Mine Does)

Ease of Use: Adjusting the distance is very easy, you simply turn a small dial at the top of the gun to increase or decrease the backspin that allows the balls to fly a greater distance.

Distance: I was able to get a flat trajectory at 80 to 90 yards before the ball began to drop & I did not have to tilt the gun up or lob the paint.

Price: The retail price use to be 300.00 for a chrome body & 280.00 for a black body, the prices have dropped to 250.00 for chrome & 230.00 for a black body.
Conclusion: I went to paintballravi.com to read info on the Z-Body & agree with the review, once you have used a Z-body, it will be the only way you will want to shoot a mag. I was going to buy a souped up cocker & decided to stay with a Z-Body mag, because of the distance & reliability of a mag, plus I can service this gun myself. I am actually selling the Black Magic I currently have, I think cockers are great guns but the Z-mag has a tremendous advantage over my cocker.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, July 7th, 2003 at 9:56 pm PST
 

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