Tested with pretty much the stock setup, evo II hopper.
A delrin bolt and a 15* ASA (if you're into that)
Awesome looks! Works great straight out of the box. Nice anno job.
adjusting the velocity bites,also the on/off knob is pretty hard to turn.
Overall, this is a great looking and great shooting marker. I've always been a big System X fan, so the cool milling and excellent anno didn't surprise me but it reminded me why i like their products. They put enough unique touches on it to make it different from the other cockers on the market but still seem to keep it simple to use and maintain.
The mechanics are obviously like most other cockers out there. Same adjustments, same operating concept, etc. I was pretty surprised with the speed on this one, especially since it is pretty close to a stock cocker except for the looks. It cycles fast and during my testing, never chopped a ball. Trigger pull is nice for a mechanical marker.
My biggest complaint with the cocker is adjusting the velocity. It has to be the most difficult velocity adjustment on the planet. Since the entire cocking rod must be removed to access the nut inside, plan on standing over the chrono for awhile when you first set it up. Also, it's good to sweet spot the HPR first so make sure you buy all day air the first time you use it!
Good news is that once it is setup to your liking it has all of the classic cocker advantages. Good reliability, good looks and excellent accuracy.
I would recommend this cocker to anyone that is looking to upgrade from an entry/mid level marker or upgrade from a stock cocker. With the right upgrades it could easily be tourney ready and hold its own in the electro-pneumatic invasion. Plus you could always add an e-blade ; )