i've used the ICD thundercat, alley cat, desert fox, a bunch of spyder blow-backs, tippmans, and other crazy stuff.
ICD Thundercat, SP All-American Barrel.
A barrel, most of all. After that, i would suggest a good regulator, and a good drop-forward setup if you wish. If you just want a vertical tank, get an anti-siphoned CO2 tank. Later upgrades could be a double trigger, and new grips.
Balance, Sturdy, Durable, and Easy to maintain.
Heavy wieght, Bulky body, Kick, Heavy trigger, Slow firing rate.
In my one day with the Bobcat, I found it a very unique paintball gun. The grips work fine, but aren't the most comfortable out there. I would recommend getting aftermarket grips for it. The trigger was a bit heavy, and slow firing, making this gun no good for a competitive speedball player. The kick from each shot is a fair amount, due to the heavy bolt being pushed back and fourth inside the gun.
The body I found to be a bit tall and bulky, and thus gave a good weight to the gun. It's a quality marker, for sure, but heavy. I never did like that sight rail on there, either.
The barrel threads are ICD threading, the same found in the modern-day BKO and Bushmaster. You really should get a new barrel for this gun, as the stock barrel is really inaccurate.
The coolest thing i found in this gun is the angled asa, the part where you screw in your CO2 tank or regulator. It's tilted TOWARD your hand, and provides a good balance point for the gun right at the trigger area. It's an ingenious idea, and it gave me a comfy spot to place my non-firing hand while shooting.
This gun is a quality marker, although it is old and discontinued. Not many are circulating around anymore, but you might find one on ebay or something like that. The internals of the gun are almost identical to the Thundercat and the Alley cat, as well as the operation of them all is identical. It's a unique old gun, and can hold it's own against the newer non-electronic blow-back guns of today with ease. (for a website on the exact details of this gun, pm me, and i'll give you a website address)
8 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, December 11th, 2003 at 4:55 pm PST
DO NOT USE ANTI-SIPHON ON VERTICAL OR REMOTE SETUPS!!!
Sorry, just had to get the word out... When you use an anti-siphon tube on vertical or remote tanks, the hose acts as a SIPHON, drawing ONLY liquid into the gun and rendering it useless. If you use a bottomline/drop, anti-siphon is fine; otherwise, stick with regular CO2.