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toast181 Saturday, March 6th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
First pump I've ever used...
Marker Setup: CCI Phantom w/ Bottom Line & 14 inch CCI barrel

GameFace BoneDaddy (Like a crappy viewloader, but worse)
Recommended
Upgrades:
Hrm... Maybe a little red-dot sight or something?
Strengths: Accurate
Simple Construction
Not an Air Hog
Tough as nails
Weaknesses: Pump
Pain to Reassemble
Pain to Adjust Velocity
Doesn't Live up to Fairy Tales
Review: I bought my phantom off of eBay used, because I couldn't find any for sale anywhere else. I had previously decided that I needed a better marker to keep up with my friends who all use. Upon trying the marker, I found the velocity to be through the roof (somewhere in the area of 430-475FPS), so I took it back home (I live about 100 feet away from what I use as a field), took off the barrel, and tried to stick a screw driver down inside (because it didn't come with velocity adjuster), but couldn't reach, so I had to take the breech off the trigger frame and toy around with it. For the rest of the day, it shot rather inconsistently.

Basically, the phantom didn't quite live up to all of the story tales I've heard, and it chopped a hell of alot of paint... every 20th ball or so. Also, had to pull the pump all the way foreward between shots.... kinda inconvienient
Conclusion: Not a bad gun, certainly worth $200, but if you aren't able to sneak, or don't have any patience, then its not for you.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
nahthan Sunday, May 30th, 2004 | 8:03 am PST
Actually after about three reassemblies, you get the hamg of it. The only thing hard is lining up everything.
and chopping is due to your error. (sorry to say that, but there is a 99.9% (repeating ) chance it was your fault)
and i'm sorry to hear about your mishaps, but try a different spring set. that might lower your velocity and keep it consistantq
Last edited on Sunday, May 30th, 2004 at 8:06 am PST
   

jazzvaulter Tuesday, June 8th, 2004 | 6:24 pm PST
Of course you have to pull the pump all the way forwards! if you didn't, the bolt would not seal in the front of the breach and instead of air forwards onto the ball a lot of air would go right up into the feed neck and wreak havoc. Also, It only chops if you have a poor paint to bore match (I use draxxus blaze) or if you double/half pump. In other words, stop blaming the gun for your choice of paint. Also, you are reviewing a used one, so you have less of an idea of what a new (or well maintained) Phantom shoots like. Well maintained, it does shoot like a fairy tale.
   

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