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sovereign Monday, February 2nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
More than 5 years6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
The old school cockers that required body building to lift and the Vector
Marker Setup: The 1996 Sterling Sovereign (original,) the first-model 18v Viewloader, expansion chamber (don't need no stinkin' regulator) and an 11 year old 7oz. CO2. Neoprin on the tank, the hopper and foam lining inside the hopper so you don't hear me coming from behind... Backup marker: 1993 F-2 Illustrator
Recommended
Upgrades:
Requires either an expansion chamber, regulator or N2 for reliable operation. Otherwise, great out of the box.
Strengths: More accurate then many new electo-guns. None of that flimsy wusy kick back.
Weaknesses: After 8 years the paint around the 3 way valve is begining to flake off.
Review: After leaving this gun (Sterling Sovereign 1) on the shelf for some 5+ years, without even oiling it, I gassed this baby up and in my first game in half-a-decade I took out the guy with the Tippman A-5, the guy with electro-gun and the hotshot who thought he could still stand a chance firing a stock gun in this millenium. This thing is ultra-accurate. The only semi-auto I remember with this kind of accuracy was the Vector. The electro toys that I have tried do not seem to compare. This gun does not have a top or power feed, so you can actually aim at what you are intending to hit... Not just rain on him/her...

This British marker is aptly synonymous to British cars like Jaguar. They are of the finest products made... While they work... Mine has been pretty reliable, but getting the FPS under 280 requires a whole lot of adjusting on this thing. In the good 'ol days when this was made, everyone shot 300. The springs really need to be replaced for the modern lower speeds.

I like the single finger trigger, not meant for accuracy by volume, but can fire as fast as a fully auto Spider if your finger is agile. The grip may not be suitable for smaller hands, it is rather manly...
Conclusion: Cross the finest pump-gun ever made with an autococker, but move the 3-way to a more logical location and you have an 8-ball-per-second semi-auto sniper rifle!
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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