The setscrew seems to be scratching the body a little.
A few sharp edges.
I got this apparently free of charge along with my 'cocker, and I like it a lot. It looks great, matches the body and all the rest, and still gets the job done. The only drawbacks are that it's got some sharp edges (not a big deal at all) and that the setscrew seems to be scratching the underside of the body a bit (which is also not a big deal, its purpose is more useful).
I don't know what more I can say about a beavertail. I don't know about the cost, because I got it for free. All in all, I like it. The slight weaknesses don't matter much at all, I don't think they're worth subtracting a point. Great product. I think it's great.
Compared to the stock beavertail there is no comparison. The stock one is made of metal folded at a 90 degrees angle. The Dye beavertail is milled out of a piece of metal. It is pretty thick so it won't resonate like a tuning fork when the back block slams the back of the marker. There is a main screw to fit it in place and a smaller setscrew that you tighten once the beavertail is aligned.
The edges around the spyhole are pretty sharp but no blood has been spilled yet.
I recommend this beavertail mostly for its looks. What is a beavertail anyways... just something in the way between your backblock and mask. I give it a 9 instead of a 10 only because the edges around the spyhole should have been polished.
Well, when i first got this beavertail (I received it in a parts lot), I noticed that it odd colored, to the point of actually looking like it was entirely un-annodized. I picked it up to examine it, and thought 'DANG! this thing is super light!' It was noticeably lighter than other beavertails that I have tried, but since it's a beavertail, it really won't seem like a big deal to be losing next to no weight. So I figured, heck, if it's lighter, then why not put it on. So I tried to stick it onto my beloved Orracle However, this was not meant to be, because soon after I had taken off the original beavertail and picked up the Dye one, I noticed that the new Dye beavertail was reeeally thick in comparison, and because of this, the only way that I could get it to fit onto my marker, would be to go out an buy a new screw for it. Not a big deal, but an annoyance that my favorite marker did not deserve. So I just ended up keeping my old beaver tail.
Kinda cool, but the color choice for these is limited (you can basically choose a silvery un-annodized colored one, or maybe a black one if you are lucky and have connections). Awkward sized, but lightweight. If you can get over the thickness and color of it, try it out!
It provides a sleek design, that will compliment any type of autococker.
Overall, it is a bit too thick. The lockdown screws loosen up after extended usage.
Overall,...I would have to say that this is a decent product. It is Functional, as well as fashionable. The aesthetic appeal compliments the sleek design. I have to give it a STRONG 9 out of 10. I like the design, but it's just too big (where it connects to the marker). The screws DO NOT compensate for this at all.
I would have to say that this is a decent product. If they (Dye) milled it down a little bit, it would greatly reduce the "Bulky" part that attaches to your marker.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 10:06 pm PST
Odyssey O3M, evil detonator, evil pneumatics, aim rods, ND on/off asa, ND rail.
Halo - B
Pure Energy 68-3k tank
Only fits dye trigger frames
This did not align with my grip frame, because it only aligns with dyes. However, when I had unscrewed my grip frame to make room for this, it was very sturdy, with 2 screw holes. It looked great, and aligned well with my cocking rod. This is a great product, and I will rate it as it has fit my gun.
-Kapp f/x beavertail
-Stock Worr Games beavertail
Stock Titanium '05 Karnivor w/E2
Frankensteined Autococker #1:
-2004 Yellow to Orange Fade Kapp Reflex Body Kit
-Kapp Front Block
-Kapp Rhino LPR
-Eclipse E2 Eblade
-Worr Games Black Magic Reg
-Custom Products Flame Drop
-Phat On/Off Bottomline ASA
-Worr Games Locking Feedneck
-Kapp Delrin Ball Detent
-Eclipse Dart Bolt
-Shocktech Rat Valve
Frankensteined Autococker #2
-98' Flat Black Stock Worr Games Body
-Stock Front Pnuematics (HUGE!!!)
-Orracle Tickler 3-Way
-Dye Swing Trigger
-Bud Orr Expansion Chamber
-Dye Locking Bolt/Back Block
-Serves it's purpose (keeps your face away from back block/cocking rod)
-Wish it came in chrome or nickel
-Might not fit well with other frames
I bought this beavertail for two reasons. The first being that it looks so damn cool! It's probably the best looking beavertail on the market right now (if you can find one too, I'm not sure if Dye even manufactures them anymore.) The second reason is because I own a Dye swing frame, and all other beavertails are cut flat on the end that screws into your gun. This isn't that big of a problem until you nudge your beavertail wrong, then it sets all screwed up on your gun. So you have to tighten the @#$ out of the thing in order to keep it from moving around to much. But with this beavertail, it is meant to be matched up with a dye trigger frame. So no more fishtailing beavertails for me.
I also really wish there was a chrome color variation, but the flat aluminum isn't to bad looking.
Overall for the price I found it for, it was well worth the money. Especially if you own a dye trigger frame. If you own a different trigger frame though, this one might not fit unless you want to do a little modification. Other then that, it's a great looking part, that serves it's prupose.
2002 WGP Black Magic Autococker
PMI 48/3000 PSI tank
WGP Black Magic Cocking Rod
Dye Drop Foward
Doesn't fit WGP trigger frames
I ordered this product from a website amd when I got it, it didn't fit my gun because it was made for Dye triggers. So I had to cut 1/4in. off of it. Other than that, it's just a nice looking beavertail and does what it's suppose to do.
I would recomend this to anyone who has the right trigger or has a machine that can cut through metal.
e class orr-acle autococker with eblade, bob longs torpedo reg., palmer adjustable, 70 ci 4500 nitro, 12 revy with x-board, dye ultralite 12 inch, dye beavertail, dye mini drop forward
none i found
nice beavertail, paint doesnt wear off and its a great beavertail, its dye you can expect the best. gets the job done and probably the best looking beavertail and durable. dont like to write a lot but it said i cant post unless i can put more words so i have to keep on rambling on about nothing at all
nice lookin beavertaill and would buy this one if i didnt have a beavertail