Viewloader introduces the all-new VL ORION semi-automatic paintball marker for 2003. The VL ORION is a tournament grade semi-automatic marker with features that include: a field stripable pin for ease of cleaning and maintenance on and off the field, hi-rise vertical feed port for increased feed rate, volumizer for increased gas efficiency, gas thru fore-grip, an aerospace grade aluminum alloy receiver, a "self-locking" velocity adjustment, 2 panel grip with double finger trigger, laser engraving and a drop forward for increased cylinder clearance and enhanced compact profile.
Key features include:
- Hi-rise vertical feed port
- Rear cocking bolt
- Gas thru fore grip
- Custom trigger guard with double finger trigger
- Custom drop forward
The Viewloader Orion is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Stock Orion, 20 oz. co2, 18 inch warpig Barrel, Quantum Hopper
longer barrel always helps and faster hopper then a grav feed
Pretty Accurate, easy to maintain, has quite a bit of power for the price
Cant fire too fast with high velocity, will chop balls and jam the gun.
Over all its not a bad gun for a first gun or just something to play with, its cheap accurate and powerful for a cahep gun that can be bought at wal-mart. Keep it clean and velocity at a decent level and dnt get too trigger happy with it and it will be fine. Also pretty damn air efficiant i have to fill my talk ever 2-4 games and that firing about 500+-1000shots a game.
Iv coem down to this: great gun for the price, air efficiant, accurate, and powerful not bad for a wal-mart gun ill give it that great for beginners or someone on a tight budget. Just dont get too trigger happy with it and take care of it and it will take care of you.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
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More than 5 years
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Tippmanns, spyders... the list keeps on going
Shocker Nxt 07 w/ Virtue
68/45 pure energy
a barrel? if you want a barrel thats worth more than your gun.
For $60 it shoots paintballs
looks kinda cool
Cheap as hell, you get what you pay for.
Ok, I see too many good reviews of this marker. I felt compelled to write this review for the good of the community. I know I have only "tested" these. When I say tested I mean I worked at a field and would tech guns. I have seen so many of these it's not even funny...well ok, it's funny.
-For 60 bucks you get a marker that aparently shoots(it shoots after you pay a visit to your local tech)
-The gloss blue with silver parts looks pretty cool.
-its from wal-mart
-people will know your cheap. Don't try to argue me on this, if you own one of these you are cheap. No two ways about it.
-it has a fake reg that can be used as a fore-grip.
-So loud it's un-nerving
Negitive(theres alot...more than I can list)
-it is built terribly, everything is built to fit togther really loose, thus it leaks...alot.
-it breaks very quickly. The firing can is made with plastic parts.
-feedneck sucks, it's really tall and didn't fit my halo V35 when I was testing it.
-no anti-chop so it chops alot.
-The bolt is poorly machined, it needs to be well oiled in order to keep scratching to minimum. It will always scratch.
-it eats three square meals of o-rings a day
Edited for spelling/ remembering more stuff
Its honestly a piece of junk, but hey it's 60 bucks. what better way to show people you are so cheap you wouldn't save a little more and buy a spyder.
There, now this "marker" has a truthful review. And another thing, why does everyone say it's powerful, it's going to shoot the same speed as any gun.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 2:34 pm PST
16" j&j ceramic barrel, stronger and better o rings and use pneumatic tool oil on it.GREAT!!
need ported barrel. stock curves too much.expansion chamber
Acurate, powerful, and cheap
Chews o rings and bolt
great gun for the price. shot maybe 5000 rounds before my first barrel break.if your starting out and dont want to dump alot of money into a gun. this is the one to buy. My brother has a spyder and swore i was walking the trigger or modded the trigger pull by the rate of fire i was producing. nope.. just pulled the trigger fast with one finger.
BUY IT. Its what $50. heck a good barrel will cost ya that. just play and enjoy it. if you get a year or two of paintball out of it it was well worth the $50.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 3:38 pm PST
Just everything stock, a bit of electrical tape here and there(just to get some reflection off it, im a woodsballer)
Maybe a bigger barrel, some "camo" cloth strips(or camo tape in general)
3. Low Price
4. Good For Beginners
5. Easy Cleaning
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This is a great gun for beginners. Even some seasoned veterans have said it is a pretty good gun.
Sounds like a beast
Realy loud, not so good for sneaky people.
Forgrip gets kinda loose.
Well this was my very first semi automatic paintball gun, i remember it, it scared some people when i shot it at a tree, it makes a very loud cling sound, it is cheap for its money, it worked the whole game which was about 2 hours long, the people i were playing wityh had tippman a-5s and i kept up with them, this gun held its own. its accurate and durable for its price, i think it was well worth the money.
For any new people who are starting paintball, get this gun, it is durable, cheap, and works great for starters.
This was the first semi gun I had I thought it was bad because I played on the beach but it was just realy windy this gun is very accurate with its 11 inch barrel it dosent have the best power but its still good to hit some one from 100 ft away this gun breaks easy and advice to people whoi think there gun is broken 4 good if it does not recock lubercate it the gunis very easy to fix if you no how to ake it apart
This gun is great for beginners or for a back up gun if urs breaks durring a game or runs out of batterys
Ive had this gun for 3 months, i know its like a wal mart brand gun but surprisingly it was very reliable, way more reliable than my 400 dollar gun, its great for begginers and the price is great too, i love this gun, the only reason i switched is because i wanted a tipmann a-5 but if your getting started and unsure if you will like the game of painballing, this is the gun to get
I recommend this to beginners because if they dont like it, its only what like 70 bucks?
This gun is cheap
Easy to maintain
It is good on air..
Horrible accuracy with stalk barrel. Color is horrible. long trigger pull
I bought this gun as my first gun. Over all it has yet to give me any major trouble. The back trigger frame screw came loose once but thats about it. The color is pretty bad, but anything shiny is anyway, the barrel is horribly inaccurate stalk but so are most other guns. also the trigger pull is kinda long.... Oh well, less paint used up = Cheaper! Anyway The good things about this gun are it is excellent on gas. It is very easy to strip and clean, ( the easiest one I have ever seen.) I have put mine through a lot of woods ball and it has yet to break.
If your just a beginner without a lot of money get this gun because it is great to learn from and is better then an r6 or other low end higher brand name guns. I give it an 8 because I love this thing
no the orion was the only gun i ever got i am planning to get the PMR (Proto Matrix Rail) I have lots of Viewloader eguipment though.
11'' barrel, VL 200 hopper and a 12 onz. Co2 tank.
a better trigger and go withe the original 11'' barrel not the 8'' or9'' or wht ever you got. just go get the 11'' barrel!!!!
loud, but I like loud guns its fast a good gun to start with.
Its kind of heavy, and if you fire to much it clogs up!
blue is the original colour but you can edit that. I think that the 11'' barrel is the way to go with the 12 onz. Co2 Tank of course the VL 200 hopper is good to but the orion is a semi-auto, so wastin your money on the electronic hoppers is a bigg no no!! paint it black or red is a good idea. blank firing is bad it dameges the gun very fast. Long lasting gun. I just love to hear the loud bang to scare the opponants away (you Know sare them, wake the sweat, fog there masks.) I LUV it.
an excelnt gun to start off for you begginers is the VL orion, it's long lasting durable and reliable. treat it respect and it'll do the same!!
Spyder Extra(no longer in working condition)
20 oz co2
Well i tested this marker from one of my friends and it was really light but idk it had a 9 ounce on it. It was just as fast as a mech spyder and equal in accuracy and loudness.
Cheap This thing is only like $40-$50 at walmart with everything you need. The feedneck keeps a gravity hopper in tight. Kinda gas effiecent my friend got about i bag of paint from a 9 ounce all day.