tippman 98-sucks don't get-stock xtra outperforms this
ion-nice gun with high ROF- upgraded xtra can compete and possibly outperform this
autococker-very good gun-deadly accurate-upgraded xtra can compete with this
2007 Spyder Xtra
Viewloader Force Hopper
20 oz Co2
Freak Jr barrel kit
new barrel, i prefer a Freak barrel system
maybe electronic trigger frame
At first i was upset with this gun. Using a shake and shoot hopper, i was chopping balls like crazy. Spending $40-50 on a clamping feedneck and electronic hopper fix this though as well as shooting a full 20 oz co2 tank without shooting paint to break in the bolt. An electronic hopper also increases your rate of fire from about 2 to 8-10 balls per second. This is a very heavy gun but after a few hrs of using it you don't notice it. It is mechanical but very easily convertable to electronic. Even without eyes, i no longer chop paint. I recommend a freak jr barrel system. About $80 but well worth it. People talk and talk about how ions are so great. It is a great gun, but honestly my xtra with a clamp feedneck, vl force, and freak barrel system outperforms my friends ion, tippmann 98, and spyder imagine. With nitro and a electo trigger frame, i think the xtra, a $250 will outperform these guns again and maybe even a autococker or angel.
MUST HAVE, great entry level gun, with upgrades can OUTPERFORM IONS AND AUTOCOCKERS, very easy to maintain, cheap, if i had to pick, i would choose my xtra over a ion, not an angel or a dye but a very good gun
2007 Spyder Xtra
20 oz. CO2
16inch spyder aero barrel
Warrior Clamping Feedneck
2007 Spyder E Frame
Halo TSA Backman LCD Black
Barrel- stock barrel has no accuracy
Feed Neck- not really necessary but helpful
Force Feed/Agitating Hopper- You are going to have urges to shoot fast
Explain More Below
Will chop-will explain below
Small Steel hose
Pro- This gun is amazing. I love it. People say it chops and YES it does just like any other gun would. But it is not persistent. The feel of the gun in your hand aka Ergonomics is amazing. The drop hold the co2 tank a little in which is good for me. The guns' body is like a rock, I will not crack, scratch, break or anything. I dont know amount other spyder xtras, but mine shot 230 out the box and when I used the velocity adjuster in the back, it went well above 300 so my spring was not getting cut. It is VERY easy to clean. The bolt is great. I slides out easy and the gun is easy to understand. By that i mean by the way it works and operates. The o-rings will not break. They will last with this gun design.
Con- Well, most HPA tanks will not fit in the gun because of the drop, The quick fill nipple will hit the drop while turning the tank in. You can solve this by buying a 6 inch steel hose and removing the drop. The barrel is very short and accuracy is very low. Get at least a 12-16. A Spyder E-Frame is Highly reccommemded.
GET THIS GUN. The upgrades are very affordable. You dont need good paint. MOnster balls are good with this. I gave 9/10 cause no gun is perfect.
spyder victor - this sucked
ion - great gun, not for woodsball
a5 - awesome
spyder xtra '07 all stock
x ray mask
20 oz. co2
rps evil paintballs
good paintball to barrel match is all you need
inaccurate barrel (crappy paint)
Hopper sits high because of crappy elbow
The spyder xtra is awesome, it performs well on the field and looks good in a picture. It has nice anodizing which makes it nearly scratch proof and it is very easy to clean. Though it is easy to clean, i've never had to because the gun cycles fast enough and my loader feeds fast enough so i have never broken one single ball with it. I bought some Brass Eagle Demon Paintballs (worst mistake ever) and even though they are full of dimples, i have never broken one. Sure they are horribly inaccurate but they have never been chopped.
I play woodsball with it and it is very durable. The trigger pull it a bit long but nothing major. I can get about 5-6 balls per second with it and i think that is pretty good for a mechanical gun. I love it.
I would recommend this gun to anyone who is looking for a marker that performs well and costs close to nothing. I got a whole package with tons of stuff for only 143.00 at <www.paintball365.com> I love this gun and 100 dollars for the marker is definitely worth it. The only problem is it is too loud.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 11:59 am PST
Rocking trigger frame
Almost no chopping
The frame and body are sturdy but prone to scratches, the anodizing gives away somewhat easily. On the other hand, impressive durability. The ones i used were from a rental field and they were working fine even after some 400 games since they were bought and were badly scratched, but still working well.
The stock drop forward gives the gun a nice balance and is comfortable to handle. Trigger pull is a bit too long but it's pretty easy. The bolt is smooth and effortless to pull. The rate of fire is as good as any mechanical marker, maybe 4 balls per second with a gravity loader. The stock feed neck is too high, the loader/hopper sits too high up on the marker. The stock 8 inch barrel wasn't very accurate at all, 10 ball groupings of 12 inches with the 8inch barrel, 10 ball groupings of 3 inches with a 12 inch barrel (with the gun fixed on a tripod). Otherwise i was impressed with the durability and the gun itself.
Nice and cheap, perfect gun for beginners and occasional players that don't want to spend hundreds of dollars to play once a month. If you plan to own one, better off getting a cheap barrel for it.
New barrel, stock is way too short and insanely loud
Clamping Feed neck
Stock feed neck
I bought this gun as my first personal marker. Over the past couple years I've been thoroughly impressed with it for only about $130 for the kit it was in. I play woodsball and I've yet to be let down by a mechanical failure. I've probably fired over 20,000 rounds through it by now and I've only ever chopped about 10 balls. The times that it has chopped the delrin bolt and open back make it very easy to squeegee in about 15 seconds. It's very reliable for a decently cheap gun. as stated above the stock barrel is terrible so I would suggest that be the very first upgrade you make. Then as with all spyder markers a new feed neck is a must. the stock neck is way too tall and fragile.
I would recommend this gun as a nice entry level gun. I've been impressed with it and plan to keep using it due to its reliability and accuracy with a new barrel. I give it a 10 because for a ~$100 dollar marker, it is reliable and with some work accurate.
This gun is excellent ive had it for awhile. i am able to outshoot my friend who has a 20in smart parts barrel on his 98 noo problem. with a feedneck you can drastically increase your rate of fire without chopping paint. i would recommend this over a 98 in performance but if you want a gun that you can mod like crazy get the 98
I would recommend this to anyone coming into the sport
Spyder xtra, e-trigger, 14 in dye ultralite barrel, barrel adaptor, invert reloader 2 hopper, custom laser etching, 4500 psi 68 ci n2 tank, rhino tank cover.
Easy to clean
Easy to take apart
hardly evey chops
I bought this gun about a year ago to get into paintball, thinking i would quickly buy a more expensive gun later. This never happened because i completely fell in love with this gun!! Cleaning is a breeze, and it's very easy do dissasemble/reassemble the whole gun. One of my friends hooked me up with a guy he knew that could do laser etching designs for me, and now my gun looks even more awesome! i put my an ultralite barrel, e trigger and electric hopper and felt invincible on the field. This gun is amazing!!!
I only tried it twice at my local field but I was pretty satisfied with it, it didn't chop too many balls as long as I kept it clean but I didn't cleanit for like five or six games just to test it and on the 6th or 7th game it was chopping paint like crazy. As long as you keep it clean it shoots pretty well.
It was fairly accurate but I didn't shoot at anybody farther away than like 45 feet away.
The feedneck is crap, I brokeit like 3 times in 4 games, but otherwise it was pretty good.
Very Durable, Cheap, Easy to clean, Good grip and Quite light.
Somewhat innacurate. Only semi auto. Stock comes with Short barrel.
If you are new to paintball like i was when i purchased it , it is an amazing gun. I love it because it is cheap and easy to clean. I have only chopped one ball since i baught it .
however it is not very accurate and it also . Another good thing is that it is small wich makes it very manouverable and easy to use. All in all i would recomend this to newer players to paintball ,but if you have previous experience i would recomend investing in something a little more usefull.