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war_machine Saturday, July 26th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month14 of 16 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
PT XTREME. The Delta 68 is an improvement over the PT XTREME. It has many enhancements that make it a much more user friendly gun.
Marker Setup: Black Spyder Electra, 14 Inch Teardrop barrel, and a Stiffer Spring.
A holster, Chest harness for the tubes and CO2
Strengths: Reinforced Cup Seal, Plastic Upper Bolt, Sticky Grips, Spyder Compatible Spring, very accurate.
Weaknesses: Pain to configure 12Gram Co2, bolt is difficult to cock, 2pg instruction book.
Review: I have a PT Xtreme and though I'd get the new Delta 68 to compare the 2, and possibly to see if some of the weaknesses of the PT XTREME were resolved. First the Good Stuff: I am happy to say that the Delta 68 improves upon many of the downsides of the PT XTREME. THe biggest improvement by far is the reinforcement of the cup seal. The PT XTREMES were notorious for leakage, and cup seal problems, even after 32 degrees changed over to the stainless steel valves, but not the Delta 68. The delta 68 uses a reinforcement spring to keep the co2 cartridge in place and reduce the leakage problems. It also uses a different type of cup seal that lasts much longer than the ones in the PT XTREME. The Delta 68 also uses a half plastic upper bolt. This is something that's typically found in higher end markers, and it certainly benefits it. It is quieter than the PT XTREME, and is a little quicker as well. They have also refined the trigger frame, and also added sticky grips. Another huge improvement is the ball detent. The delta 68 has a ball detent very similar to the one that's in a Spyder. This is a huge improvement, as the PT XTREME had a very poorly designed ball detent. The spring in the Delta 68 is the same thickness and length as the one in a Spyder, so a stiffer spring could easily be added for added velocity. This gun also has an integrated non removable barrel that has been milled out of the main body. This isn't a bad thing as the gun is very accurate. No more of the picky paintball crap that the PT Xtreme had. You can safely add pretty much any paintballs and get satisfactory results. Now for the bad stuff: It is the biggest pain to adjust the Co2 valve so that it doesn't leak. This is done by turning a knob clockwise or counter clockwise. I spent about 10 12gram Co2s adjusting this gun not to leak. It is definetely not ready for play right out of the box. The upper bolt is also a lot more difficult to cock back as the frame of the gun gets in the way. Those people with fat fingers are gonna have a real hard time with this gun. I was also surprised that this gun gets less shots per C02 cartridge than my PTXTREME. I get 25 consistent shots per Co2 on my PT Xtreme, but only get 20 consistent shots on the Delta 68. The Delta 68 also does not come with the bottom line adapter, so those of you hoping to but a bottom line, and add a Co2 tank like the Pt xtreme won't like this (I don't care for this feature, because its a pistol, if you want to use larger air tanks then get a regular spyder). In addition the parts kit that comes with it is very poor as it only includes 2 O Rings, and the Allen wrench. Come on 32 degrees, why not include some of those vary rare Cup Seals for these guns, or another gas valve with everything in it!! Finally the instruction manual sucks!! It's only 2 pages and does not explain anything. Its just a 2 page diagram of the internal parts, Nothing more.
Conclusion: In conclusion I have to say that if you're in the market for a Pistol this is probably the best one on the market for the following reasons: Quick disconnect C02, Adjustable velocity and Spyder Compatible Spring, Upper Plastic Bolt, reasonable amount of shots per Co2 Cartridge, and a much improved Cup Seal that prevents leaks when you need the gun most...out on the field. Now I highly recommend everyone that has a PT Xtreme to call 32 degrees and order the following parts from the Delta 68 and put them in your Pt xtremes: Gas valve, spring, cup seal, upper bolt, hammer, spring stabilizer bolt, and a ball detent. Now put these parts in your PT Xtreme, and you will have a gun that is just as good as the Delta 68.
8 out of 10

Review Comments
Spyderer Friday, December 12th, 2003 | 6:17 pm PST
no offence but i think your stupid "The Delta 68 also uses a half plastic upper bolt. This is something that's typically found in higher end markers" WTF is that..there are no plastic bolts in upper end markers or on any markers for that matter but there is something called a delrin bolt wich looks like plastic but it isnt...ok..just had to get that not tryin to be mean though

chris in va Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 | 9:00 pm PST
Delrin is in fact a type of plastic. I invite you to check out the official DuPont site on the subject.

TheNightHawk Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 | 12:30 pm PST
Nice review, but could you separate it into paragraphs next time?

bradkoll09 Thursday, June 24th, 2004 | 5:09 pm PST
If anybody is listening should I buy a delta 68, sheridan pgp, or a pt extreme?

punkpaintballer Friday, January 21st, 2005 | 3:34 pm PST
NOT PT EXTREME but if u want pump pgp if not 68 they are both great stuff

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