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Number of Reviews: 11
Average Rating: 9.9 / 10
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Suggested Retail Price: N/A

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Features include: Sonic body milling, Sonic pull pin (Evolution style), Sonic cocking knob, Sonic hammer kit, Sonic front block, Sonic LPR, Sonic back block, Sonic Ball detent, Sonic feed tube, Sonic RED valve, Center feed, Sonic yin-yang Bolt, Gladiator inline reg, Official WGP hinge frame, STO ram and 3-way, Sonic IVG, Sonic Jewels, CP 2 Piece barrel, Sonic valve retaining screw, Titanium pump arm and cocking rod and Sonic Front Block screw.
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The MACDev Sonic Autococker 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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Unregistered User Tuesday, December 25th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Belsales Evolution X
Marker Setup: 2k1 MacDev Sonic Cocker
Dye IZON Sight
ShockTech ASA adapter (chrome) with MacDev 0-700 gauge
Custom Set of 12" J&J Ceramic barrels
16" Dye Ultralite
CP Set barrel .689 back w/ 14" tip (steel grey)
MacDev Conquest (silver)
MacDev Gladiator (steel grey w/ silver tip)
Recommended
Upgrades:
MacDev Conquest
Strengths: Pros:
Unique Milling and style features (center mounted lpr and vertical bolt pin)
Smooth (almost no vibration) and Accurate
Very Quiet
1200+/- shots per 3800psi
Fast
Gentle on paint -- Op pressure 190-220psi (200 from Gladiator and 360psi from the Conquest)
Virtually chop-freeÖ Stopped on old brittle Ultra Evil Marbs
A couple of $100 less than its only real competition (Evolution X)

Christmas day (and not just because I got a new marker ;)). I finally have a chance to shoot some paint thru my new Sonic Cocker. Itís a mix of new PMI Premium, Kickín Metalix, Team Colors and REALLY OLD RPS Evil Marbs.

I loaded a hopper of the PMI and started lighting up some trees about 30-40 yards away. Smooth. Each shot is silky and quick. The first hopper was empty in a few seconds. I grabbed some more PMI and ripped through it for a speed test.

A rope of paint left the barrel and reached the now bluish tree in a perfect arc. The hopper was emptied even faster than the first one. No short stokesÖ just fast. Every ball followed the last.

A non-paintball playing friend (yea, I have a couple) walked up while I was testing and commented on how quiet it was compared to my last two markers. He was referring to my old Angel LCD and my old Evolution X cocker. Itís true. The Sonic is remarkably quiet. I have heard reports that the addition of a MacDev RED Valve to other cockers has made them quieter.

Several people have asked whether it would stop on paint. In the few hoppers I had shot, the opportunity had not come up.

The next two hoppers were of REALLY OLD Evil Marbs. I had shot this same paint from my EvoX weeks ago. It wasnít pretty. When I was filling pods I dropped a couple. They broke without a bounce.

Tentatively, I began shooting the evil. No problem. I picked up the pace. A big long string yellowy-green marbs arced to an unlucky tree. Then it happened. Iím ripping an amazing string of this ultra tourney paint and it suddenly stops. I look at my back block and its back. Oh no! Iím sure there is a horrible staining mess in my new marker.

I pulled the bolt back and shot. WOW! Itís actually stopped on 4-5 month old Ultra Evil Marbs in 32d weather. It happened one more time during that hopper. Pulled the bolt and finished off the hopper with no problems.
I shot the remaining air in my tank with some of the Marbs, a few Team Colors and some Kickín Metalix. The traditional shelled Metalix and Team Colors fed and shot faster than the advantage shell paint. Every shot was accurate, smooth and quick. A total of 1200+/- shots on 3800psi of a 68ci tank.
Weaknesses: Cons:
Initially limited availability
Good but not great anodizing
Conclusion: This cocker is incredible. It has the least vibration of any cocker I have ever shot. Accuracy with one shot or a string is easy. The high level of craftsmanship is obvious.

When compared to the other ultra-tourney cockers, the Sonic is both a bargain in price and superlative in performance.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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