One of the sharpest looking guns we've seen so far, the Diablo Mongoose II Reincarnation sports an electronic frame. The gun also comes standard with a 9.6-volt rechargeable battery and wall charger.
Custom milling and fade anodizing
Beam Break eyes so you never have to worry about chopping paint
17 BPS rate of fire
Foregrip with expansion chamber
State of the art low pressure valve
Pro-style vertical vise feed port
Improved ball detent
Rear velocity adjuster with tournament lock
Drop forward bottomline
ASA regulator for consistent velocity
LCD Version Features Include:
The Diablo Mongoose II BBS LCD with Eyes are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
20 oz. co2 tank
viewloader automatic loader
dye 14" boomstick barrel
new barrel, automatic loader
trigger happy, shoots very fast
Needs to be cleaned alot
Good: Nice gun, mainly beginners but if you add upgrades you can use for whatever, looks amazing with the blue and black. Very Cheap, can be bought on amazon.com for $75 with free shipping, pretty light.
Bad: needs cleaning alot, has bad sights as the hopper connecter blocks and sight at all (thats in most guns but this is REALLY bad) springs go bad, if batteries are load they just shut off no warning, takes a while to take apart, you have to adjust how fast you want to shoot with a double trigger with a screw driver (bad for playing)
Could be better but for $75 its a steal, nice looks, good biginner gun and can be upgraded easy
Stock board only has semi-auto.
Let's get this straight, the marker's a tank. It's very sturdy, solid and can take a beating. Being a spyder clone, it works the same as a VS1 and there's many opgrades for this marker.
It's fast, with a stock cap of 20bps, if you can click that fast the marker will deliver. Any spyder upgrade will work with this, so there's plenty of options to get it better and better. It's consistent, the reg on the drop is good even with CO2, and the stock barrel isn't too bad with the Diablo paints. It's comfortable to carry, easy to handle, the anodizing is very good and the milling on the parts is very nice to look at, very distinctive. No logos or letters on it, it will keep people guessing what kind of marker you have, which is sort of intimidating for most non-pros. At your standard competition 13bps, it can keep up with PMRs, SLGs, VS2s and other mid-range electros.
Then you have the standard goodies, the delrin bolt, the volumizer, the gas through expansion chamber, a cupseal that doesn't require a guide, the screw feedneck that doesn't require and elbow, the 9.6V rechargeable battery, the easy to manage options and everything is shown on the LCD. When NIB, you will get 2 extra main springs of different force, some o-rings, the battery and charger, a barrel plug, an allen wrench for the reg and the manual.
Worked like a charm in the woods as well as in the speed court, no complaints there. It shot when wet and full of muck as well.
The quick disconnect pin, though standard nowadays, i cannot say enough how it makes thins so much easier.
It's a heavy beast. I don't mind the weight, but it is heavier than the wrath or the slayer so some people might not like that. I don't like the trigger, has too much play to it, and it depends on the board switch to come back and the switch isn't very strong, so getting the hang of it is tricky. I suggest a new trigger. The grips also stink, they're just plastic. Get new grips or a good pair of gloves.
UPDATE: solved the trigger issue, no need to replace it. The trigger's back and forth can be fully djusted with an allen wrench, but the sideways play it has is a bit different. I cut out two plastic rings about 7mm in diameter off a yogurt cup plastic lid with scissors, drilled a 3mm hole in the center and made a small cut from the side to the middle. These i slid on both sides of the trigger to wrap around the pin that trigger is hinged on for a snug fit and problem solved, no more sideways rocking. It is important to get the right thickness of plastic, so try a few, it has to be about .6mm thick.
Went through 3 cases of paint and so far so good no need to reset or replace, so if you do it right, you should be good for a while. And even if it breaks, it's as easy as looking for some plastic and doing it again.
It's a great entry level marker and for the price it's a sweet deal. I would recommend this marker to anybody starting to look at speedball.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, October 12th, 2008 at 8:45 am PST
spyder e99 / tl-r / tl-x - fun and easy all around
tippman a5 / x7- better for woodsball
bt delta elite - even the bt delta is sick
upon using this marker, this was the setup for a short time:
Mongoose 2 BBS LCD Blue @ 14bps
14" all american SM barrel (also 14" tribal stix barrel to match some paint)
16oz "fat and round"co2
empire reloader2 @ max 14bps
a 14" barrel, but stock barrel(11.5") is ok
just match the paint with any barrels u have, really.
altho stock is managable; new trigger and grips if your picky.
Very balanced with tank+hopper
Read more in review
Loose stock screws
Feedneck gap breaks balls
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this might be alot to read, but its well worth it. discusses problems using this marker, as well as benefits.
got this bad boy a week ago. price-matched from a website for $135, originally $195. using this marker makes everyone freak out, apparently.
bps / ball breaks
to shoot fast, u need a fast hopper. my hopper does up to 14bps, gun does up to 20bps. apparently the feedneck has a gap where balls sometimes break if you dont adjust how the hopper sits.
trigger / eyes
wobbly trigger, but still manageable and easy to walk. very sensitive. the trigger frame had loose stock screws. no chops. just from feed neck gap, i think...
balance / accuracy
it was extremely balanced with hopper//tank, accurate with (diablo formula13?) to 14" SM AA barrel. basically match paint to the barrel. 14" tribal stix work well with stingers..
i do have to say, it is a good gun, but very high maintenance......
if this will be your first electronic marker, go for the SP ion over this one. if u play woodsball and in those bombed urban locations (broken brick builds, big dirt mounds, abandoned mills, etc...), u can probably have less aggravation using another marker. this marker has been a disappointment for me.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 1:29 am PST
Tippmann 98 Custom - good durable not fast or quiet
Spyder piolet - crap
Diablo Mongoose II LCD w/ eyes
v force loader 18bps
20 oz CO2
16" CMI Thunder Pig SNIPER barrel with stright rifling
New Barrel stock barrel not bad but not great.
new trigger & Grips
This gun is awsome for the player that enjoys playing but isnt in tournys all the time. Very good quality and shoots great. Stock barrel is actually pretty accurate. Comes with recahrable battery that suxs so buy lots of batteries. Grips? there is none but nat a problem cause i have gloves. LCD screen is awsome allows for quick changes and adjustments. BUY THIS GUN ESPESICALLY IF U DONT HAVE A TON OF MONEY FOR A PAINTBALL GUNN!!!
20 oz. CO2
200 round hopper
12" progressive barrel
Possibly feed neck
pretty good feed neck
good stock gun
Bad cup seals
blow back if you use CO2
get sprayed in the face
The mongoose is a great gun. It is a very consistent, accurate, and good stock gun. It is very inexpensive and only 70 bucks. It was very easily found on actionvillage but it is now out of stock and discontinued. It is a good gun for a good price so go buy it if you can find it!
Smart Parts Epiphany
68ci 4500psi pure energy tank
Halo B with rip drive
32 Degrees Icon Z
Rocking Trigger Frame
Steel Braided Hose
Smart Parts Progressive Barrel
Viewloader Revolution w/ X Board
Acs and Stock Bolts
20 oz Co2
32 Degrees Univerdal Drop Forward
Possibly a better clamping feedneck
terrible cup seals
co2 blasts into your face from bolt back
Extremely cheap was the diablo mongoose 2 with eyes for only 70 bucks on actionvillage. Comes stock with a lot of cool features such as an inline regulator, expansion chamber, eyes, and adjustable feedneck/rate of fire settings. Possibly getting discontinued and disappointed the paintball nation for it! Is the basis of today's competition!