Spyder Victor 14' j&j ceramic barrel Ricochet AK hopper
a new barrel
Cheap, reliable, easy to mantain, easily upgradable
Lack of front grip may be uncomfortable for some people, not chronographed out of box
I was deciding on getting a new gun when i saw that spyder had released a new series of redesigned spyders. After reading reviews of the original victor, I thought I might give the new one a try. It was fairly cheap(I got mine off ebay for 60 bucks) so i wasn't really expecting a whole lot out of this marker. I took it out to a local scenario game and much to my dismay, found that it came out of the box shooting at 320 fps. It turned the screw all the way down, but it was still shooting a hot 305-310. The problem was quickly solved though by simply cutting the spring. Performance on the other hand was not a problem, I fired 1000 rounds and not one chopped or broke in my barrel. A new barrel is a definite. With a new barrel, the victor is a pretty acurate gun. My only other complaint would be the stock feed neck, but that's easily replaced.
The victor is a solid gun for it's price range, and if given upgrades can really become a force to be reckoned with. Get it if your low on cash or if your trying to get into the sport.
Spyder Victor 2007- 14" J&J Ceramic barrel, 12 oz. Co2, butt plate, VL Quantum (modified to load only when you shoot)
Very nice gun for beginners (like me), great for woodsball
Tends to be rather loud
The new 2007 victor is a cheap, reliable gun for guys who just want to have fun and are not too serious about paintball. I myself use it in open plays at the local arena and it works great. I was hitting guys with Angels and Bob longs. I do recommend an electric hopper because from my expirenence, when you shoot semi-fast (pretty much as fast as you can squeeze the trigger on the gun) it tends to not load when you are using a gravity hopper. I suggest the Quantum.
Freak Jr. Barrel Kit
Lapco Clamping Feedneck
Top cocking delron bolt
Overall, this is a great gun. Very customizable and easy to clean/use.The stock feedneck keeps the hopper up to high. The stock bolt is a great improvement over the older spyders aluminum bolts, the delron is self lubricating and won't wear down/scratch the inside of your gun. The stock velocity spring shoots way too hard and causes the gun to be innacurate, but after a few days of using this gun, the spring will improve and become more consistant. The barrel is good with the right paint (proper fit), as any barrel will be. The one thing I really noticed was the stock screws will vibrate right out of the gun. (my trigger frame fell off in the middle of a game, lmao!) But Loctite will fix this, get the blue stuff, the red will never come off!
A very great gun for every style of play. Highly Recomended.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 at 4:54 pm PST
PRetty much stock grav hopper 12 oz co2(maby upgrading to hpa)
Anti- siphon tank, maby trimmed spring. longer barrel. new feed neck. Lock- tite on trigger frame bolts
easy 2 strip
Alright so i bought this gun because i was paintballing the next day.and my vl lancer( crap) like exploded. So i was tight on money and my dad i think felt bad that i was struggling so mutch with my other gun so we went to sports athouraty or however you spell it , to get a new cheap gat. I felt kinda bad but i went and found this gun. It was a spyder and not a crappy vl and it also had good reviews on pb review. So i bought it took it home. It was hard to get out of the ultra-high security box. It was like 10 at night and i was eager to shoot it. I took a few shots and ther paint almost EVAPORATED on the wheel barrel i was shooting at. This gun actually SHOT unlike my lancer. I got it to atleast 8 pbs which was pretty fast for a mech out of the box. BUt then t started choping uber. So i take it in and turndown the velocity. I could turn it down a little bit but then it got really really tight. I shot some more and it was a little better. The next day at the feild i was pumped to pwn some noobs. I chrono the fancy new gun and it came in at about 318 fps. A little hot. So i tried to turn it down but i couldnt because it was to tight. So he jamed the alen key in and stripped the velocity adjuster. He just let me go in so i was shooting hot all day. I got my balls and one of them was broken in the bag so they were all soft and what not. So i was shooting hot with soft balls....lol. So it kinda choped alot. To this day i cant turn it down and im thinking about trimming the spring a little bit. That day i got like 14 eliminations that day.
Well its a good gun with the propper mods it will rip. it does stock
Good for power for the price really good marker for what it cost
Bad feed neck and a new barrel would help accuracy
If you are trying to find a beginner gun or a back up this would be a great gun. Really fun to shoot. My freinds are afraid of it just a great alround gun for the price. One time i let my friend use it he said it was the best marker he has ever used. One of my friends said if it was upgraded to the max it could beat a bob long marker
It is a good marker for the price hasen't chopped yet have fired over 1000 rounds through it
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 6:40 pm PST
JT Tac-5M Recon:
Much lighter, similar accuracy with good paint and after market barrels, less customizable with accesories, but much easier to upgrade internals.
Spyder Victor 2007:
- 14" Smart Parts progressive barrel
- Lapco clamping feedneck
- View Loader eVLution 2 Hopper
- Soon to get e-trigger frame, assault block, and expansion chamber
JT Tac-5M Recon:
- 16" rifled barrel
- 3-9x Hunting Scope (lol)
- View Loader gravity fed hopper
- Soon to get: JT stock, bipod, and carrying strap
- Barrel (although stock one is tolerable)
- Clamping feed neck is a must
- For faster firing, either get a trigger with less of a pull or an e-trigger frame
- Make a fore grip or get an assault block with an expansion chamber
- Very Customizable
- Simple to maintain
- Stock feed neck is total garbage
- Delrin bolt looks cheap (but effective)
- No fore grip
This is the perfect entry level marker for a beginner like myself. For the price of 60 dollars, it performs impressively in its stock form. With the right paint, shots will be consistent and relatively accurate.
However, the trigger has way too far of a reach and since it's a mechanical, the highest bps anyone is gonna get is perhaps 5. You will get smoked on the field. This is why I recommend buying a trigger with a shorter pull or an e-trigger frame. Doing so will considerably up your game.
Also, the stock feed neck is horrendous. The plastic lil' thing is way too high and your hopper will constantly be spinning about. I highly suggest a clamping feed neck. Although 25/30 bucks for such a small part may seem expensive, it is essential.
When you're ready to play more competitively, there are a host of other upgrades to slap onto a trusty '07 Victor. For one, with an e-trigger frame, an expansion chamber would be a nice upgrade. It'll also add that fore grip that is so lacking.
The Victor is also incredibly easy to maintain. It's simple design makes periodic lubrication and cleaning hassle-free
All in all, if you're a beginner, or an intermediate player who's low on money, this gun will sure give you some big bangs for your buck. And once you're a better player, there are plenty of parts to upgrade so your marker wont fall behind your progression. Plus, upgrading the parts will give you a better understanding of how each part works.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 5:25 pm PST
If you want a cheap gun that will last a while, this is the gun for you. I have had this gun for six months and I have not had one problem. It is also easy to handle because of its weight. However, if you are a hardcore painballer this is not the gun for you. It is not very powerful and its accuracy is not that great. But if you want a cheap backup gun, I reccomend this one.
If you are just starting to play paintball and your budget is limited, this is the gun for you.
Spyder Victor: This thing just wont quit, ive had it as a reserve marker for years and it just keeps slingin paint!
Spyder Victor 2: This was my main Rec ball gun, loved this thing, shot straight, low maintenance and took one heck of a beating most of the time.
07 Green Spyder Victor
5 1/2" Psychoballistics Drop Forward w on/off
12v Revy Hopper
Crossfire 68 4500 HPA Tank
12" Teardrop barrel
You will definitely want to replace the feed neck, IMO i cant stand the plastic elbows, they never stay tight n you hopper ends up on the ground!
While the stock barrel is adequate, if you want to get better consistency and shot groupings, not to mention longer range you will have to upgrade.
If you don't use a remote line for your CO2/HPA i definitely recommend a good drop forward. It will help you tuck in the marker for better accuracy and a tighter/smaller profile.
Cheap, Under 60 bucks!
Looks, Milled and Mat finish
Doesn't chop paint
Feed Neck is horrible
No Fore Grip
Barrel, not bad but needs upgrading
OK, what else needs to be said, for the price you can not beat this marker! Its a spyder so you know there are like a bagillion upgrades for it, and if you do upgrade this marker i have a feeling it will do very nicely!
Upgrade to a locking feed neck, get an upgraded barrel, but remember to match this to the type of paint you use most! and maybe a drop forward and you are ready to sling some paint! I will also be looking for a fore grip of some sort, maybe i can retrofit the one from my old victor 2. Oh also make sure you locktight the screws securing the trigger guard!
I plan on buying another one just to have a "Buddy Gun" LOL we all have that friend thats marker is always broken, or the extra add on that shows up wanting to play...and lets face it for the cost its not a bad one to have.
If you are an entry level player, or just looking for a decent marker for a backup or as stated above a "Buddy Gun" then you would be hard pressed to find a better deal for your cash!
Spyder sonix, Pilot acs, victor 2007, mr1 coming soon
clamping feed neck from amazon.com (billit aluminum)!!!!
impact paint from wallmart (red/yellow shell, pink fill)
a clamping feed neck
home made front grip( duct tape, and foam inserts from my lhs.)
I find the gun to fire straight consistently when using good paint. easy to maintain.
The stock elbow and feed neck are weak, and lack of a front grip
I got this gun as a present from my brother and it is really good for those not-so-hardcore paintballers, like myself. the plastic elbow is really flimsy but that is a simple fix by getting an aluminum clamping feed neck. The stock barrel is ok but an upgrade to a 10 inch barrel should yield noticeable results. Good paint is the biggest and most effective "upgrade" for this gun as I found it to respond poorly to cheap paint. My only problem is lack of a front grip. you can make one relatively easily from some soft foam inserts.
I love the gun a lot and i think that if it had a front grip, it would be alot better accuracy wise. i give a nine because it fits my style well.
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Overall I think this gun is uncomfortable. I would get a victor IV. Honestly I dont really like this gun. But if you have the money to upgrade it get it . I think its a below average gun. I would only get it if u have the money to upgrade it.
I would only get this gun if you can afford upgrades.