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Armotech WG-65 Elite
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Number of Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 8.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $480

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Features:
Semiautomatic Action
CO2 or Compressed Air
Elite Sight Rail
Laser Sight
Sniper Scope
Quick Field Strip
Velocity Adjustment
.68 Caliber
Side Cocking
14-in Barrel

Designed for police and military training scenarios, the WG-65 is an accurate simulation of the real thing. This semi-automatic version shoots standard .68 caliber paintballs using either compressed air or CO2. Because of its duty as a training tool, the construction is extremely rugged and durable, requiring minimal maintenance. All the features you would expect are there, right down to the collapsible telescoping stock, fully adjustable military-style sights, and sling loop.
The rear velocity adjuster and push safety make this marker acceptable for use at most fields for casual or scenario play. Using a standard or electronic 200-round loader, this marker emulates the action and recoil of its military counterpart. The vertical adapter accepts standard paintball tanks but this marker is best suited for a remote line to get the full effect.
The WG-65 is NOT A TOY and is a virtually exact replica of the real thing. Do not carry this marker in public or in the passenger compartment of your vehicle. This is one of the finest replica markers ever made.
Product Availability 
The Armotech WG-65 Elite is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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quigonjin Monday, July 26th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
None similar as of yet!
Marker Setup: PMI Piranha G3 w/ short 5" barrel (BP-USA) and red dot scope.
ACI Maverick Pump, std barrel.
F/X Autococker, Armson 14" barrel.
WG-65 Elite version
Recommended
Upgrades:
Composite bolt (no more O-rings and lube needed)
E-trigger if you want that 3 shot burst and full auto mode
Strengths: - Looks great
- Sturdy
- Easy to maintain
Weaknesses: - Heavy when fully loaded
Review: Took this puppy for 2 outtings already and I have to state that I'm thoroughly impressed with this marker, It not only looks good but performs extremely well. Shot over 6000 rounds through it on those 2 days and had 1 break. Cleaning is a breeze as with most markers. My 1st time out, I had the gun fully "geared" but after removing some of the addons that daytime play does not require, it was much lighter to handle.

Options for CO2 feed are front-drop ASA, with a 9 or 12oz tank, it gives it a grenade launcher look, or go remote for better handling.

Pros:
- Sturdy marker, mostly metal/aluminum parts (80%).
- Low number of ball breaks, 1 in over 3 caisses of 2000 rounds.
- Looks AWESOME
- If you're into MilSim, this is definitely a marker you will appreciate.
- Easier to maintain (clean) than 1st expected.

Cons:
- Heavy when fully loaded (scope, rail, laser, tactical light). Excellent for night games but for daytime, scope, light and laser can come off.
- Lost cocking pin during 1st outting (my bad, did not give the gun a full inspection prior to taking to the field).


Conclusion: Overall, I really enjoy this marker, was money well invested. Armotech are quality product sand for the milsim adept, it is definitely a remarkable looking and functional marker.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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TangoDown Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
1 year8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98c, A5, WG-65 RIS
Marker Setup: Armotech.US WG-65 Elite w/ m203-style 12oz + Ricochet AK + one-shot-one-kill
Recommended
Upgrades:
None needed! Awesome stock performance / stock barrel! But beyond that there are tons of upgrades.
Strengths: --Stock performance/barrel
--You get alot for the price
Weaknesses: --Scope/Laser isn't too practical in PB
--Everyone wants to shoot it!
Review: Please see my review on the WG-65
http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/3048/

This gun is exactly like the WG-65 but with some extra goodies. To summarize the WG-65 core unit, it is an incredible gun. The looks are a given, but it performs excellent as well: the stock barrel turns out to be the best I have ever seen. I doubted that the gun would be very tough, but it turns out it's also one of the most durable PB guns I've ever used or owned. (Think about it...it's almost 7 pounds...think it's made out of heavy plastic?) It's even more efficient with air than I had expected - significantly better than Tippmanns.

The WG-65 is possibly the most upgradable gun ever. One of the many packages available is the Elite package, includes elite rail, laser, and scope.
The elite rail is of course useful. Any attachments that can be mounted on real guns can now be mounted on yours. I suggest a reddot.
The Scope is pretty decent quality, certainly much higher quality than is needed for paintball. I use the scope from time to time, and it looks wicked, but a reddot works better.
The Laser turns out to be purely cosmetic and fun. I've really enjoyed shooting around in my background with the laser, putting on light shows at night, and showing off to friends, but it's in-game usage is near zero. Why? You can't see it beyond 50 feet in daylight. (This does make sense, for it to be powerful enough to work better, you'd blind your buddies!). If you cannot hit what you're aiming at at 50 feet with this gun, find a different hobby or wipe the fog off your goggles! ;-)

Just to touch on a few upgrades for this bad boy:
--tournament grade eTrigger, with adjsutable sear and semi, burst, and full auto
--Flashlight kit, RIS handguards, fake clip kit
--Scepter m203 grenade launcher(awesome!!)
--fully operational paintball clip kit
--well, the list is endless; I've seen people mod the gun in incredible ways.
Conclusion: Have fun with your WG-65! I know I had no clue PB could be so much fun untill I got my Armotech!

http://www.armotech.us/forum/
[10 because the base gun(WG-65 ) is incredible. 9 counting the limited use of hte scope and laser.]
Rating:
10 out of 10
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TrashDoG Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Armotech WG-65
Marker Setup: Armotech WG-65
4X Scope
Laser
Remote
12v Revy
Supressor
20oz Co2
Recommended
Upgrades:
whatever you want really, it already performs amazing out of the box. All the new ones now come with Silver star cupseals which are as good/better than Black Magic Cupseals.
Strengths: Accurate
Intimidating
Realistic look/feel
Lifetime Warranty
Great Forums
Weaknesses: .....Not magazine fed? (yet hehe)
Review: This gun is exactly the same as the Armotech WG-65, the only difference being the Scope/Laser added on top. Same great quality, awsome performance, and it's got that "Wow I hope that guy is on my team" look to it when you walk on the field. As good as the WG-65 looks, the scope/laser only adds to the intimidation factor.

Awsome.

The only downside to the scope/laser is that being paintball, a scope is pretty impractical unless you are using it to spot targets for your team (though there is nothing wrong with that). A better idea would be to get a red dot instead which has no zoom, and is quicker for picking targets.
Conclusion: I reccommend this just as much as the standard WG-65, if you cant afford $480 the WG-65 is $380 and performs exactly the same as this one just without the scope!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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mckevern Thursday, August 19th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
1 year3 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98c
Tippmann A-5
Palmer Hurricane
Palmer Houndstooth
Sheridan VM-68
Brass Eagle Nightmare
Armotech Zeus
Nelspot 007
AGD RT ULE
F-4 Illustrator
Slingshot
Marker Setup: Elite
E-Frame
Regular Trigger Frame
CQB Sling
Empire Reloader
Recommended
Upgrades:
SLING
Strengths: Looks ...
Accuracy when working right (see below)
Weaknesses: Gas hog
Touchy
Should be cleaned after each use
Review: This gun was great when it was working. That was about 10% of the time. The rest I couldn't keep the gun shooting over 200FPS.

Sent it in to get fix ..... came back the same way. Mechanics and internals are the same as a F-4 Illustrator or Spyder .... not difficult to maintain.
Conclusion: Been in the sport for over 16 years and never had so many problems. Didn't like the idea of getting rid of it after the place I purchased it from and supported it failed to fix my issue's. Most likely got a lemon because everyone else seems to have nothing but good experiences with it.
Just got tired of taking it apart DURING game day to try to get it to shoot right and AFTER game day to clean WHATEVER out and relubricate it. The design of the gun is simple enough and is exactly the same as my old F-4 and VM-68 .... hell it's the same as my Hurricane which is a more complex marker, and the Hurricane is still easier to deal with and performs better....
Will I go back to Armotech ..... not likely ..... and that doesn't mean Ariakon is any better. I'll just stick with something that was made in the USA and was put together with some heart and soul.
Rating:
4 out of 10
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