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Tippmann X-7 Basic
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Number of Reviews: 75
Average Rating: 8.3 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $329

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The New X-7
• The most customizable marker ever made with a thousand different looks
• New magnesium receiver is extremely lightweight and durable
• New Cyclone EP (Enhanced Performance) system feeds up to 20 BPS
• New air-thru stock compatible system eliminates gas line under the marker
• New low profile, offset hopper for clear site line
• Modular shroud with four rails to add on sights and scopes
• AR15 style magazine with built in tool storage
• Picatinny top rail to easily add new risers, sights or handles
• Upgraded adjustable rear site helps with long range aiming
• Push pin design for easy field stripping and accessory add ons
• Includes maintenance pack, barrel sleeve, and gun oil


Caliber: 0.68
Action: Semi-automatic
Power: CO2, compressed air, nitrogen
Hopper Capacity: 200
CO2 Capacity: NA
Feed rate: 20 BPS
Firing rate: 8 BPS
Trigger: Standard
Barrel length: 8.5 inches
Length: 20 inches
Weight: 4.1 lbs. (without tank)
Effective Range: 150+ ft
Product Availability 
The Tippmann X-7 Basic is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Raffaele_snoozy Friday, August 24th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
custom 98
a5
Marker Setup: 6 position stock
16`` barrel
g36 carry handle
Laser/Flashlight/red dot
Ergonomic grip
response trigger
Recommended
Upgrades:
response trigger
good barrel (stock one sucks)
6 position or g36 stock
Strengths: Look
reliability
lots of mods
Weaknesses: Weight
Review: This marker is perfect for those who like milsim. It's very heavy and big so forget it for speedball. Parts are a bit dificult to find in province of Québec and may be long to order.
The x7 is a very good marker, but the a5 is cheaper and the parts are easier to find, but it does'nt have the x7 look.
Conclusion: The x7 is a very good marker, but the a5 is cheaper and more versatile.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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mako426 Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
No similar products used.
Marker Setup: X7 Basic
M4 collapsable/adjustable stock
5 1/2" JCS xShort Barrel (0.685 i think)
Flatline (Coming very soon!)
Front Grip
Red/Green Dot Sight
1" Sight riser
Recommended
Upgrades:
Aftermarket barrel
Front grip
Strengths: Very Mil-sim look
Comfortable fit with stock
Storage
Weaknesses: Weight
Stock barrel
Price
Front Shroud Uncomfortable on bare hands
Review: To start off with, i'm going to review the marker's individual aspects then review the marker as a whole.

This is an unbiased review as i've never owned a Tippmann before nor am I a fanboy of any other brands. (only played a few times before with spyders, etc)

I've only tested this marker and will be reviewing again once I get a few games in with it.

This marker is geared towards all out mil-sim and customizability (is that a word?). If you are looking for a marker that shoots fast or can be used for woodsball and speedball, look elsewhere. This marker is made for woodsball / Mil-sim.

Look and Feel:

Out of the box this marker was easy to setup. I purchased online in a 'package' with a stock, front grip, SP 16" barrel for under $400.

I would definately recommend a front grip or different shroud as the tactical rails are uncomfortable on bare hands and are rather sharp.

The push-pin assembly is a plus because all I had to do was pop the pins out of the backplate and install the stock. Same thing for the front shroud.

The hopper was snug when trying to fit it into the cyclone feeder but locked nicely into place.

When using certain aftermarket barrels that are thicker, you will need to remove the ring that lines the hole in the front shroud. This is accomplished by removing the shroud and removing the 4 phillips-head screws that hold it together. You gain about an 1/8" on each side of the hole which should be enough to use most wider barrels.

Performance:

I've only tested this marker with a few hundred rounds (and not premium paint either). Paint used was Stryker and RECON camo by gameface (cheapo walmart paint lol)

A full 20oz tank adds some wieght but I like the realistic feel of a heavier marker. The hopper clears the sight rail just enough for me to see through my red/green dot sight. (Stock iron sights are just ok) With a mask on, it is difficult to see the sight so I ordered a 1" riser which should solve the problem.

I fired plenty of rounds with the stock barrel, 12" proto barrel and 16" SP tactical barrel.

Stock barrel was of course pretty crappy. Rounds curved everywhere at about 50 feet. The 12" barrel was quieter (more porting) and much more accurate but lacked distance. The 16" barrel was louder but gave more distance and more accuracy.

No breaks with the stryker paint. The RECON camo paint gave me two breaks with the 16" barrel but I was still able to shoot through it.

Upon screwing in a full CO2 tank I was noticing more CO2 spray than before. I think this was contributed to a lot of rapid shooting (just to see what it could do although the X7 isn't ment for fast shooting) and the fact that the gun was not yet broken in.

Accuracy at 100 or so feet was acceptable with the two aftermarket barrels but keep in mind that I have not yet had this gun chrono'ed in so i'm not sure how fast i was shooting. (will be reviewing again)

Overall:

The main thing that surprised me is the size of this thing. The pictures online dont truely show how large this thing is. I wouldn't be surprised if it was actual size (if compaired to an M4 variant of some sort). To me, this is a plus as i wanted a Mil-Sim marker for woodsball.

I've heard plenty of people say that the marker is made of cheap plastic. Do not be fooled. The receiver is Magnesium and the other parts are a durable plastic-composite. Perhaps not the nylon/fiberglass reinforced material you see on military/police service weapons but its still tougher than 'cheap ordinary plastic'

Im happy with my new marker so far and will be sure to write another review once I get some more time in with it.

9 out of 10 for now because I still need to test it further.

***EDIT 8/2/08***

I've had this out one time at the field now and will review it further.

Look and Feel:

Got plenty of compliments (mostly younger players 'ooooing and ahhing') , not important to me.

Heavy, heavy and heavy. I'll admit I haven't played in a while but jeeze this thing wore me down. With the stock and full 20oz Co2 tank I was actually tired of holding gun. I've got a sling to help with carrying it to and from the fields.

Actually wound up removing the stock and using the short barrel the rest of the day.

Purchased a 68/3000 psi carbon wrapped tank because of this. Will review later on with the new tank (this weekend :) )

Performance:

A combination of sub-par paint, higher humidity and heat caused 3 breaks in my barrel but no chops. Once I got the velocity dialed in accuracy was average with all 3 barrels.

I actually PREFERRED my 5 1/2" short barrel because I think the tighter bore worked great for close range.

I tried spraying paint by 'half walking' the single trigger. It was kinda funny, guys next to me just looked at me lol. Might have gotten 8 BPS...

Anyway the feeder worked well until I started to get low on Co2, then every other shot was a misfeed, forcing me to manually cycle the cyclone. Then i just ran out all together (nice fully auto machine gun sound too :) )

Leftover marballizer paint shot the best (of course) with nice accuracy, no breaks in barrel. Combat.68 paint was just ok (field paint) with a few stray shots.

New rating is 8 out of 10 because the marker is nice looking but not overly impressive in the performance department.

Already ordered the Flatline barrel for this baby. Will review that *hopefully* this weekend.
Conclusion: I would recommend this marker to anyone who wants a good mil-sim marker. If you want mil-sim looks then go for this. However, be aware, this marker is heavier and slightly larger than most and if you are looking to customize this, expect to spend plenty of $$ as most upgrades are still at a premium price.

EDIT*** Weight is an issue with this marker it is large and heavy.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 11:56 am PST
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Breener Monday, August 18th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
BT-4 Combat
A5
Marker Setup: Tippmann X7 Egrip, 16" Stiffi Barrel, X36 carry handle, X36 foregrip, X36 folding stock, M16 assult mag (short), Squishy paddles
Recommended
Upgrades:
E-grip
Squishy paddles
New barrel
Stock
Remote line
Strengths: -Magnisium construction
-Durability
-Upgrades
-Cyclone feed
Weaknesses: -A bit heavy
-Price
Review: This is a very nice gun right out of the box EXTREMLY STURDY.

Points:

Feel: 2/2
very smooth feel natural

Weight 2/2
not very heavy maybe for weaker players but for me its good

Size 2/2
can make it compact or long to your liking

Cost 1/2
i got mine when it was new cost me 400 just for the gun worth it though and not crazy high

Accuracy 2/2
when stock it is accurate for an out of the box gun with upgrades major accuracy
Conclusion: Recommended for players beggining and experianced only rich begginers
I gave it 9 out of 10 (look at review) sturdy, strong, accurate , good feel, a bit pricy
Rating:
9 out of 10
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spak2424 Friday, May 22nd, 2009
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Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
tippmann 98, tippmann a-5
Marker Setup: Tippmann x-7 stock with pure energy 68/ 4500. Proto Matrix Rail. Evil Pipe System. Halo V-35. Pure energy 68/3000.
Recommended
Upgrades:
New gun!!!! Response trigger versuses e grip.
Strengths: Light for a Tippmann, Accuracy, Design.
Weaknesses: Bolt, Speed, maintenance,
Review: Great new design, very cool and very good for a tippmann. However, same bolt design as a 98 or A-5. Same kick back as the others if not worse. Seriously at the 300 plus level players expect more. It is the coolest and most customizable tippmann ever, but whats the point of spending that much money if the marker shoots as well as the 100--98?? The A-5 was awesome when it comes to inivations in markers in mil-sim, however the x-7 doesn't grow or build on it very well. Save your money. Buy an A-5 instead, unless you have the money to blow and make a pretty x-7 and don't worry about performance. Its sad when it takes over a hour to maintenance the silly thing.
Conclusion: Don't buy!! Get a 98 or A-5 and upgrade for the money. Tippmann seriously needs a simple bolt out the back design for simple clean up.
Rating:
4 out of 10
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Srg.Pepper Saturday, January 5th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5
Marker Setup: Tippmann a5,Egrip,Xchamber,Flatline
Recommended
Upgrades:
A refund
Strengths: Light

Air through body

Accurate

Its a Tippman
Weaknesses: "Chuncky"

Loud!

Over-rated
Review: Looks like an A5,shoots like an A5,and handles like an A5. This marker is but a dressed up billboard for Specialops paintball. I used this marker for 2 days in the woods,only to find its just a beefy imitation of the beloved A5 marker. What really upset me was that Tippmann and Specialops made the marker out to be "The most customizable marker ever"-whitch is simply not true. The fact of the matter is that the A5 is much more customizable than the x7 will ever hope to be. But aside from the advertisment of the marker,the performance was impressive. It has a satisfing kick to it,and is lighter than the A5. It wont let you down 90% percent of the time,decent accuracy,and as a nice gasthrough line if your using an air-thru stock(witch is only sold by specialops as far as I know). So as far as being a marker that gets the job done,its that and more.
Conclusion: If your into sights,red dots,etc.,or are just a total scenario player,this might be worth buying. But otherwise,stick with the A5,this marker just doesnt live up to the hype that Tippmann and Specialops gave us. But as far as the function and reliability of the marker,it passes in that department.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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