The BKO is a quality marking instrument specially designed to meet the needs of the professional style tournament player. Made from only the highest quality materials and parts, the BKO provides the user with a precision engineered marker.
True electropnuematic operation, 18 bps
Machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminium
Hard anodized to military specifications, even the internal parts
Uses single 9 volt battery
No-tool field stripping
Low-pressure operation (200 - 300 psi)
Secondary regulator with gauge for precise velocity control
Does NOT include bottomline or hose setup (must be purchased seperately)
The Indian Creek Designs BKO 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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Period of Product Use:
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More than 5 years
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Looks speed.trigger adjustments
Breaks every time u use it
ok at first when i got this maker i was like wow it shoots fast i can customize the trigger and ya.but after one use i had big trouble with it.i havent played a whole days worth of games YET with this peice.the solenoid always leeks.cant fix it.i no that paintball guns are tinker toys but come on every time u use it. I would have never waisted my money if i knew it would be this much grief. JUNKER.but maybe i just got a bad one.who no's
Dont buy it if u came across one. i gave this gun that rating because it doesnt have 0.
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Well, I've had this marker for a long while now. I am no idiot when it comes to markers, but this thing has given me more grief than anything I have ever owned. Let me start out by saying things about the marker in general, then my experience with mine.
In general this is a little electropneumatic marker that for its time was a cheap alternative to highend markers. You had the perks of having an electropneumatic marker (well it is still spring returned, since it only has a 3 way noid) without the large pricetag. That made it a step above all the Espyders and clones. Coming out of the box stock it isn't very fast, lacks eyes, and has problems with blowback. I have yet to talk to any BKO owner who didn't have atleast some blowback problems. This means that if you don't have a forcefeed loader, your bps from your loader will slow down as air tries to shoot them back into the hopper. A fix for this is, a halo or a vapor bolt. (note, problem out of the box must be fixed...) To get good eff. you will need to get a new reg, but not just that. The LPR is positioned so you need to get a new asa block to get most aftermarket regs to fit. A select few will fit, but not most. (note, another problem that has to be fixed) Normally you would just spend the cash on a reg, well in the case of the BKO you have to buy a new ASA block, one that moves the LPR to a 90 degree angle to the HPR. That isn;t the only problem. Then you have to buy a cocker threaded LPR for the new asa to accept (note, upgrade leads to another upgrade to fix original problem) Then there is still the problem of chopping. Shell out over 100 to get PDS. Good idea right? Well I got mine and it doesn't work, my stock board has bad logic, but that comes later. New barrel, newer BKO's use cocker threading, not the older styles though. So I had to find the elusive ICD threads. Now those aren't the only things! Now your looking at a BKO with a pricetag of that or higher than an ION. I haven't looked at prices latley. The Ion comes with an eye system, and is as fast as a BKO. I hear people say well I can get 20 bps out of my BKO I shot it over a chrony, well you prolly spent enough in upgrades to make a timmy so I would hope you can. People say they are a very upgradeable marker, that is true, but most of that is because you NEED to upgrade it or it is basically trash. Also, BKO upgrades are disappearing. I know that alot of the ups I wanted awhile back are gone now and I would have to find used.
Now onto how my gun has treated me. When I first got it it worked for one day. Out of the box it had a problem, that was easily fixed, but misdiagnosed by myself and some techs at my local proshop. I was a nub then and didn't know any better. My noid was loose. So I send it to ICD and get it fixed. I quit playing for that summer and came back the next year. By this time I had upgrades on the BKO. It was supposed to be an entry toureny level marker. Well in its prime the best it ever made was through 2 and a half toureys. I had problems at every toureny with it. I even had it teched by possibly the best ICD tech that doesn't work at the factory and it only survived for 1 tourney after he teched it. The noid continually came loose, and I loctited the screws it, held for 2 tourenys, blew during the middle of the last tourney of the season. I put loctite back on the screws, let them dry for a few days, aired it up, still leaking. This is on top of the fact that the board has bad eye logic so the PDS doesn't work, and the fact that I spent a load of cash on upgrades only to have a marker that throws fits when I treat it like my own child. We have 2 other ICD guns on the team and they both go down often as well, one is a 2k2 BKO the other is a gen 4 fishbone bushy.
You get alot of people who woudl say that the BKO is a great gun and it is well worth the money blah blah blah. Well I used to be one of those people. When it was my primary I thought it was a good gun, even when it kept breaking, I would say its a simple fix but I don't have what I need to fix it, or whatever. Well my last month or two of having it as a primary made me realize, no its not a good marker. It throws fits when I do nothing to provoke them, even with a barrel system it isn't very accurate, its heavier than my cocker, and slower to boot. Not to mention for the money I put into it, I could have bought another 05 superstock or more. Now I hear of people who have never had problems with their BKOs, and I'm sure this is true, but the fact that ICD can't even make a marker that doesn't have blowback issues shows that their quality control isn't that keen. If they produces 3 or more years of the same marker that had a problem that either a larger bolt or a couple orings would fix and they never changed it. You might get a good one or you might get a bad one, but from what I have seen they go down often, speaking from personal use and what I've seen from others who have them on the field. I would definatly not buy this marker again if I had the chance.
The blue bko 2004 is a good great light gun used for pretty good paintball players and i like the gun and the sutup. My friend has a autococker and he spent about 800 and i payed about 670 with setup. And the bko is faster then my friends autococker.
impulse- dosent even compare
2k2 timmy- lighter more reliable
silver 2k3 BKO
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clear egg 2
you dont need any
all u need is a drop and a on/off and ur ready
but if you want upgrades than look into a reg/barrel(not really needed)/vavle
and a fast hopper
many people don't like the looks it but i love i
i don't care for the o-ring Dennet
as soon as i hooked this baby up with soem compressed air and i shot a few dryfires i was soooooo impressed. this gun shoots extremly fast. i was so excited about shooting some paintballs through it so i got a hand full and put it in my hopper. this gun was wisper quite and shoots strings of darts
very few chops
extremely adjustable trigger
out shoot my egg2 w/ y board (dunno if it is good or not :-/ )
can fix with the z-code when it comes out
this product is great
recommended for both new people to the sport
and tourney players
don't wast your money on a impulse when this is half the price and twice as good
dont be fooled by the low price tag. this gun is greeeeeaaaattttt