I have shot tippmanns, spyders, rebels, pirranahs, pretty much every semi out there. None compare!!!
2002, Vertical cocker with hing trigger frame, SP Progressive barrel, VL 12 V revolution, Shocktech Supafly bolt, ANS Gen X-2 regulator, KAPP dropforward, cradle, and on/off, Nitro Duck 68ci 3000psi tank, dye rhino cover.
Bolt and barrel.
Accuracy. Reputation. Efficiency.
Takes some getting used to
The VF Autococker. When WGP made the Autococker VF they took something great and made it brilliant. It can now shoot faster, and more effiently, with fewer breaks. The accuracy is superb even from long distances. Bring one of these onto a field and you will be noticed. The action of the back block draws attention especially from newbie players. The cocker (as always) still takes getting used to. The slide trigger does make the user more prone to short stroking. But WGP has an answer for that as well. The Hinge Trigger Frame. The autococker is (and always has been) a great marker.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 17th, 2004 at 5:57 am PST
I'd recommend you to play with your marker first until you feel that you need to upgrade it. Out of the box, this thing was pretty good. My upgrade path would be in the order:
* Electro Hopper ( Revy or Reloader)
* Barrel ( I would get a barrel kit, Kaner or CP)
* HPA ( Crossfire or Centerflag)
* HPR (torpedo, CP , Stab.,)
* Bolt ( Supafly, Nexus DART, Worrblade Bolt )
* 3-way ( Bomb, Bullet , WGP CT)
* Lpr ( Micro Rock, FGP, Tickler)
* Ram ( STO, Belsales .44, Kapp F.A.T, Nexus)
A new beavertail, cocking rod, pump arm, etc.. do nothing to improve preformance and are purely for cosmetic reasons.
* Back Block
* Looks awsome (milling)
* Accurate (even with stock barrel)
* Fugly Pneums (they still work great)
* Stock bolt
* Stock hpr
When I got my cocker, I was impressed at how well built it was. The milling is real nice. I was so anxious to shoot it that i had to use hook it up with c02, but to my relief c02 works great ! I took a few dry fires and immediately fell in love with the back block. Then I loaded the hopper and shot a few rounds. I was amazed at the shot grouping for a stock barrel, and I had barely to no kickback at all. Although, it will take some time to get used to the trigger, since if you dont pull the trigger ALL the way and release all the way, you will shortstroke and result in a double feeds or chopping paint. Also, after time your marker may need some adjustments. Its possible it could have slipped out of time so you will need to retime it. There are 4 steps to timing, adjusting the back block length, adjusting the cocking rod length, adjusting the hammer lug and finally adjusting the 3-way actuation.
For an awsome cocker timing game, go here:
Also, check out this great cocker timing article:
I recommend this marker to anyone who wants to get a high end semi. There's A LOT to learn about cockers and its really fun tinkering and learning more about them.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, September 5th, 2004 at 4:23 pm PST
Adjustable LPR stock
stock trigger is ok
back block is pretty light
Probably want to upgrade, not that it needs it if you're a woodsballer
I got this gun with the intention of keeping it pretty much stock, but that definitly changed. You can pretty much take it out of the box and shoot it. It will run on both co2 and hpa, but hpa is obviously better and the co2, especially if its not antisiphoned, will freeze up the gun. It comes to you factory timed and with a bottomline so your ready to rock.
I aired it up, useing hpa and a halob (so what if its over kill), and took a few pulls. The triger pull is relatively long so you may want to adjust it otherwise you might find yourself shortstrokeing alot. I could get a pretty consistant rof from it not too fast but decent. Stock barrel is good. WGP dose make the kaner... I got decent efficiency from it. I only chopped a few times.
Good: hinge frame, milling, outkast reg, lighter back block, decent barrel, solid gun
Not much to complain about, its a good marker. If you are upgradeing from a spyder or tippmann its great. I encourage you to buy from WGP.
Maby not great as a first gun but as a second it should work great especially if you want to upgrade.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 at 3:17 pm PST
New barrel- a high end barrel would do wonders for sure- dye ultralite, cp 2 piece, sp freak or aa. Low end barrels are ok too- cp 1 piece, j&j ceramic, etc.
A cheap e hopper- revy or reloader are fine. Not a grav fed hopper cuz even tho this gun isnt that fast at all a grav fed hopper will sometimes just not feed and you may need to shake the gun to have balls feed in. This gun can actually hit about 10 bps stock.
A new regulator is nice to get- black magic, bob long torpedo, ergo, cp. Stock reg not so good.
Deadly accurate with new barrel
No kick wat so ever
Look in review
This gun is a great buy. Its amazingly accurate once u can get a nice barrel for it. This gun caught eyes on the field. Not because of the looks but just because its an autococker and i guess most of the ppl i play with dont see them too often. They were amazed at how accurate and quiet it was. I just got nitro and have played a game with it already. Its so much better than using co2 because its clean and doesnt freeze ur gun or cause velocity spikes. This gun also has absolutely no kick wat so ever. All my frends saw how there guns were crap when they saw mine and they decided that since we have been playin paintball for a while that its time to upgrade to pro guns. Now all my friends have nice guns.
Basically nothing is bad about this gun. Slowness is the only thing I can think of. If you have a lot of money, just saved up a lot, have a birthday coming up, or for christmas I would just say to get an eblade and the slow issue will be solved. When i first got it I didnt really know jack about it so i had some problems. I didnt know about short stroking, 3-way leak issues, and much more. I learned very quickly and i found that autocockers arent as hard to learn as you may think. Of coarse they are very complex but they perform great. I think they are the best performing guns for the price. You definely dont need a timmy or angel to be good.
Awesome gun for awesome price. I would give it a 9.4 because of the complexity for a beginner if they were to buy this gun so i will round it to 9. I dont think any gun deserves a 10 really. No stock gun is flawlessly perfect.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 7:38 am PST
Tippman M 98 with flatline (for woodsball) & a promark metal double trigger
Tippmann A-5 w/ Resp. Trigger, Flatline, Exp. Chamber, Double Trigger
WGP Autococker Vert Feed--ORR-ACLE front pneumatics, DV Delrin bolt, WDP adj regulator, DYE Excel Barrel, DYE Sticky grips, DYE mini drop forward, KAPP ball detent & Check it Uni-Mount ASA
Barrel (Smrt P: Freak--Dye: Ultralight--All Ameri.)
Compressed Air Nitro HPA first then...
Delrin bolt (Dark Vengeance, Shocktech, Or-racle, WGP)
Adjustable regulator (CP, Shocktech, Bob Long)
Front end Pneumatics (Nexxus, Shocktech)
Light, solid, fairly quiet, cool, accurate
That whole Autococker timing issue thing. (Not really)
First, I was surprised about the weight...with hopper & tank weighed about the same as the A-5 alone. The construction is precise, well built, and nice looking.
The marker shoots great, little noise and almost no kick...the kick will not move your hand...accuracy with the DYE Excel barrel seemed better than the A-5 Flatline set-up though the distance cant match the Tippmann Flatline.
This marker is easy to handle with one hand and with the 14" barrel still fairly compact.
Its light weight makes it easy to maneuver and with no real recoil kick, it keeps you on target.
The speed is adequate, once you pull the trigger back fully it fires properly..as fast as you can pull properly, it fires with no fuss...an E-blade would be deadly. If you don't pull the trigger properly it will lead to breaking paint because the bolt does not move back far enough for the next paintball to drop fully in the chamber, but if you pull fully it fires without a hitch...I've pushed about a half case of paint thru it with no problems.
The front pneumatics in brass is ugly but they operate fine...changing to a black or chrome front kit will make it look better and will make the firing process feel better but is NOT NEEDED., upgrading to an adjustable front end will enable you to fine tune the trigger for shorter pull thus increasing the ROF slightly. The stock reg while not adjustable is good, again not needed to be changed but again for looks an adjustability a new Palmer, CP or Shocktech reg is an excellent choice and would be precise.
I hear the Nexus, Orr-acle, & Shocktech internal upgrade kits are great...soon I will try one of these kits. There is so much you can do to this marker it's unreal.
ORR-ACLE front pneumatics kit
DARK VENGEANCE all DELRIN bolt & pin
WDP Adjustable in-line Regulator
DYE Excel Barrel
DYE mini drop forward
DYE sticky grips
KAPP ball detent
CP ASA airport adapter
VL loader with X-BOARD (12 bps)
With these upgrades, everything in motion...it shoots the like the wind...smooth, & easy.
The only thing left is the WORRblade or E blade electronic grip...just deadly. Paintball is too much fun!
My A-5 r/t was big, burly and fast but this Autococker' is svelte, smooth and fast. It feels like half of the weight of the A-5 (which it's not), so the WGP is light & nimble to me. Great gun!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, November 1st, 2004 at 3:47 pm PST
Red 2003 Autococker,Blue back block, red cp flame drop,blue cp on/off,red macroline,black magic regulator,or-acle 3-way,cam adjuster, orr-acle trigger
new reg barrel and bolt... and pnuematics
fast (for mech)
Easilygets dirty....you might hit ur self in the face a couple times.
In conclusion i love this gun im going to get an e2 when they come out for it kuz those own. If you get this gun you will not be dissapointed. DO NOT spend your money on an 04 when you can get an 03 for cheaper and basically the same thing. this gun owns.
04 prostock boomstick 2k ricochet shocktech wgp super fly bolt
new barrel, new bolt, if rich get worr blade and a drop forward
Accurate as hell. Looks sweet and it hasnt broke yet
Slow for my taste (makes up for accuracy)
This is one of the best guns i've played with accurate, attracks the ladys, and is a good upgrade gun. It can go right out of the box and ready for play. But stock barrel sucks balls and defenitly get a delrin bolt and i love this gun and who ever gets it will kick ass.
Buy this gun its worth the money i,ve put a little over 500 into it and its awsome
2003 vert feed cocker (red), Eblade, Kaner barrel, Nexus ram, Nexus LPR and Halo TSA Frontman.
Eblade, new ram, new LPR and new barrel.
Accurate, fast, reliable and sexy
Without Eblade it is pretty slow. Apart from that, nothing.
When I first started to play paintball properly, I obviously decided to get myself a marker. The best I could get for the money I had was the Autococker.
My first thought when opening it was "nice". The marker was a good size, looked nice and just all round wow. The only thing that I didn't like so much was the trigger frame, which I thought was slightly large.
The first time firing it was nice - it fired straight and fast. I went through a case of paint and only broke one ball (I didn't turn the hopper on), so that was an instant plus!
When I started playing tournaments, I realised that the gun was going to need some upgrading to let it stand up with the other markers around.
So I bought all the things above in 'Marker Setup'. Now it's just a killing machine that fired dead fast and accurate.
This marker is one of the best around; it's easily upgraded and when it is, is's deadly :D
I would recommend an electonic hopper, definitely hpa, a dye UL, ball detent, new bolt, maybe a drop forward
Reliable, stock barrel very accurate I found that evil paintballs work well.
I haven't had any problems
I would definitely buy this gun again. I got mine used for $300. It came with an aka lmp bolt and kapp ball detent. Both work well. It is a great upgrade from my electra. I would like to get a dye Ultra lite but not enough money at the moment. This gun works great and the main reason I got it was for accuracy and it definitely is accurate. I dont even have an aftermarket barrel.
I havent found anything to complain about. It is a great gun for the money.
Gun Metal T.E.S. 48/3000 Pure Energy HPA,
Check It No Rise Sure Fit
Stiffi Barrel or a pipe kit
Looks cool, very accurate. quiet, fast
Leaks air if you hold the trigger half-way down,
My friend bought an upgraded auto-cocker 03, vert and brought it to my house to test it out.
We plug in the air and started shooting right away.
I know it''s small stuff but it was kinda cool not having to cock it before we start.
We ran about 1500 paintballs through it and never broke one.
It's very accurate we were hitting a 8 inch papaer plate almost every time from about 20-30 yards away.
The trigger pull isn't bad but it's a little bit tighter than some guns,
i was still able to get about 10 bps with it.
this is the nicest mech gun i've ever used, i know it's not exactly a mech but compared to a t.e.s. it is.
With a worr blade this could be one sick gun.
If you're wondering the upgrades he had for his gun are
Shock Tech supa fly bolt
CP Lightning drop
Black wgp reg
VL 12V Revy
Great gun, very good, with a few minor upgrades you could have an "angel like" or better gun.