The BushMaster 2000 comes standard with the most capabilities at the flick of a switch. There are four separate
modes to choose from. Go from semi-auto (single shot), 3 shot burst, 6 shot burst, or full auto by flipping a switch
inside the grip. Each of the 3, 6, or full-auto modes stops when the trigger is released, allowing single shot firing in any
The Indian Creek Designs Bushmaster 2000 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I have shot anything and everything. Been in the sport for a LONG time and fired basically every high-end marker there is to fire and in its day, the Bushmaster was everybit as good as the LCD Angels, Shoebox Shockers, and 100 times better than the Impulse. It puts out about 12 balls a second so it can still fling paint out there pretty good, but it does not compare to today's markers, simply because it is almost 10 years old and its a little out-dated. BUT, in its day, it was top-of-the-line and deserved a much better nickname than "the poor man's Angel".
Blue Bushmaster 2000 (sexy as hell!!!)
KAPP Reg Adapter
DYE Hyper 2 Regulator
DYE Sticky Grips
Chrome Drop Forward w/ On/Off
Lapco ICD to Autococker Barrel Adapter
PMI 88/4500 Low Pressure Nitro Tank
Redz Pepperstix Barrel Kit
HIGHLY RECOMMEND the DYE Hyper 2!!! Made this gun shoot beautifully again. Stock Reg is kind of weak but it does its job! Any good barrel kit. DYE Sticky grips make this gun look and feel like it should have from the factory!
Very gas effecient
Beautiful to look at
Not as fast as most electros today
Alright, the reason I am writing a review for a 9 year old gun is that I am loyal to companies that build quality products and ICD is one of those great companies. I bought the gun new on 6/23/2000, only reason I know this is the receipt is still stapled in the owner's manual! I used to play with this gun while I was on a team and take it to tournaments. After I got out of paintball for a little while I sold it to a buddy of mine and he used it a lot, and never took care of it or properly maintained it. It still looked good but there was dry paint in the gun, bolt was disgusting, stripped screws out of the grip frame, and it was leaking. Despite this, I bought the gun back from him because I knew I could fix it and honestly, I just wanted it back because after using the same gun for 4 years, I have grown quite attached to it as the gun never let me down once and everytime I put air into it, it fired. Even when I tested the gun out before I bought it back, in the terrible condition it was in, when I put air into it, despite everything, it aired up and fired!
The first thing I did in my restoration was take the gun completely apart, test out all the electronics, and thoroughly clean everything! Spent a full night doing this, and after I got everything all cleaned I left the gun apart and went to eBay! First thing I bought was a Bushmaster rebuild kit which was $8.00 and when that arrived I replaced all the o-rings in the gun and the stock regulator and aired it up and she was shooting great! But with today's reg technology I knew it could shoot better. So I took the stock reg off and noticed it is not screw in!!! It was the old-style reg (gun is 10 years old, not sure what I was thinking)! I shopped around on eBay for a while and found a KAPP Regulator adapter and got that for $40.00 and installed that on the gun. Then bought the best reg on the market, the DYE Hyper 2 for $35.00 and put that on and topped everything off with some new DYE Stickies that I got for $10.00!!! The gun looked beautiful with everything on it, that bright blue color has always made the gun look sexy, and still to this day, gets all kinds of compliments about how nice the gun looks! I put around $85.00 total in my restoration and the gun shoots better now than when it was new! Well worth it!
I have to say, after owning this gun for 7ish years, I still love it and enjoy shooting it! ICD made an incredible marker! This kind of build quality is rare in the paintball world, which is exactly why I am here writing a review about an outdated gun! This gun has been through everything, encountered every type of paintball game there is, been through every imaginable kind of weather, had countless cases of paint through it (cheap and quality paint), and after all that, it still fired. Even after being neglected for 2 years and abused the gun still worked when you put air into it. 9 years later all it took was a little bit of time and $85.00 to get the gun firing better than new! The electronics still function exactly like they did 9 years ago and the fact it can still reliably spit out 12 balls a second without chopping, thats beyond good in my book!
Throughout all the years I owned this gun it never broke down, not once. All I did was lube the bolt after every use and occassionally drop some oil into the the guts of the gun and cycle it a little. The only thing that went wrong with the gun was my fault. I put the bolt-pin in the wrong slot, it was dark out and I had been wanting to play paintball all day, so in my haste I put the pin in the back of the slot and it jacked up the hammer. So, under warranty, I sent the gun to ICD and had it back within 2 weeks and it was shooting beautifully again! 7 years without a single problem and all I had to do was 30 seconds of care after every use .... can't get much better than that!
Everytime I use the gun it rarely chopped! It does not have eyes, but the gun is fairly low pressure and its easy on paint. I have put every kind of good and bad paint through this gun and it fired it all like it was nothing! It is also VERY accurate when you have a good paint to barrel match (why you get a kit). It is not as accurate as my DM3 but it still shoots ropes and can almost put ball on top of ball!
The only real downside to the gun is it has a little bit of a kick, not like firing a real gun, but it does move a little, the trigger is kind of wobbly, and it does not have eyes. I actually have to look for downfalls to the gun but, if I were to be picky, these are the "problems" with the Bushmaster 2000.
Overall I am not sure why you would not want to purchase this gun as a tournament marker. It is outdated and slower than most of the guns today. BUT for recreational play ... I would still recommend this gun. It is an INSANE amount of fun to fire, very accurate with a barrel kit, gas effecient, and is of the highest build quality! After 7 years of ownership I still get excited about shooting it! This gun is spectacular and still performs well, even by today's standards! The reliability of this gun is second to none and I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this gun in all the years I have owned it and that is about the highest compliment you can give to a paintball marker! My Bushmaster 2000 is 9 years old, has been through everything, shot countless cases of paintballs, and yet, everytime I air it up, it performs just like it did when it was new! The highest of recommendations if you are in the market for a fun rec ball marker!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 4:30 pm PST
Evelution 3 hopper
.45 empire invert grips
New electric trigger
CP feed neck
soon to come in mail HPA
Trigger for sure and feed neck if you still can
I like its my first electro-pneumatic paintball marker and now my back-up is my old Spyder TL-R I mean the TL-R is great but the trigger sucks and dont even get me started about the rocking haha but I like the B2K so far I mean it is pretty fast and looks cool with my upgrades.
I truly believe if you can get your hands on one of these your well off.
I owned this gun for about 6 months before i got my Promaster. I love my new gun, but honestly, i LOVED the reliability from this gun. Never failed on me, and shoots like a dream. Its truly the best gun i have ever used, and i have used well over 50 different guns.
If you can get ahold of one of these guns in good shape, keep it. I made the mistake of selling mine, and my friend has no interest in giving it back.
Definitely a great gun for all users, from beginner to advanced players.
Buy it, and keep it, and always keep it on the side as a secondary. You wont be disappointed.
Spyder Imagin 04, Razzor barrel, Dagger Trigger, clamp feedneck, CO2 gas :(,
Spyder MR-1, barrel grip, MP-5 front sight, home-modified grip, home-modified skeleton stock
Accurate, light, fast,
The electro board that my friend got with his is a pain in the ass
Well i kinda tested it only, its my friends, he stole it kinda, the guy went in the back to get the box and he kinda walked out with it, and he rareley lets anyone use it, i only shot it around in his basement and the electric board he has (he sent it in cuz it had a problem) has soo many switches, theres like 10 switches and we dont know what does wat, so we just fool around a bit, um he rarley chops, but then again he doesnt get trigger happy, personally i liked the old school looks on the gun.
I liked it um i only got to shoot it a few times, he doesnt like when ppl use his BM. but for the time i used it i'd give it a 9
None - Used all mech's before (VL Orion, Inferno Field, Sterling Pump STP)
Angel Air (with lok on grips)
VL Revy 12V
16" Dye Ultralight Titanium
If anything, I find it difficult to walk the trigger on this marker, so if you do find one by miricle then a trigger.
New feed neck as none of my hoppers fit in it without the use of fattening gaffer tape.
Gas efficiant (Low pressure model for me)
No chops as of yet
Trigger (Could just be me tho)
Well I eventually got the chance to take this oldskool bad boy out, just as I had brought it, with 16" Dye Ultralight Titanium barrel, stock everything else, and below is what I thought of it, do bare in mind that this is my 1st electronic marker.
Well I was surprised by how light the marker was in comparison to the others I had used in the past. It shot consistant over the crono, only differing by 2-5 fps. I was also surprised at the ammount of paint I shot in the 1st game without realising it as the trigger was so light. It felt comfortable to hold, as you can brace it well on the tank and front, which also prevents the barrel waving around. It's also very quiet even compared with the other markers that were being used on the day.
I brought it 2nd hand (obviously as the marker was released over 5 years ago), and it was pretty cheap (¬£75 inc. postage), so its a great marker for budget baller's like myself (student jobs dont pay well).
There are only a few things that let the marker down, that was the fact that you couldn't double tap the trigger with fore and middle finger alternating, even after tinkering with the trigger, but it didnt really bother me and I shot with both in unison, still racking up a fast rate of fire, if I remember correctly 11bps so the crono said. Also the only other thing that bugged me was the fact my hopper sat loose in the feedneck, but I suppose it was more my hopper that the marker as I do belive that it had been modified down. I also thought to look how to change the battery incase it dies on me, its a bit trickier than one would think and in comparison to more modern markers, you have to remove the hand grip and then remove 4 screws to seperate the bottom and top half, and tada, the battery, change and then put it all back, only really a 2 min job tho.
Tho it may seem that I have written more negitive than positive is because I find it easier to complain (don't we all?), but really its got alot going for it, and the fact the guys on site deem it "oldskool" really gets you some style points!
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 at 4:59 am PST
An array of other bushys none are as reliable as the old ones if you have the right mods.
ICD bushmaster 2000
03 frame and tray
sonic red valve
light weight hammer
shocktech super fly bolt
chaos 2k6 prototype
anything i have
Very rugged, looks, tall design, very upgradable.
Crappy stock frame, slow lpr and hpr, valve
This gun does rule but it has its lame spots which i am sure you are aware of. but very reliable. Overall an amazing gun with the right upgrades. If you are looking for places for mods send me a message. They should still make this version with a few mods. I'm looking to sell if your interested.
...soon to get:
2k3 frame with Dye Stickeys grips
Crossfire 68ci tank
Chaos chip and freak kit a ways down the road.
New valve and regulator, also suggest the vapor brass hammer. All will give you better air effenciency. New barrel is a must with almost all lower priced markers on the market. This thing also shoots pretty fast as it is w/o upgrades, so i suggest an electric-agitated hopper
It's phnumatics are simple, upgrades are plentiful, and operate in lower pressure.
-icd threads are hard to find
Trigger guard is too small.
I bought this gun from a friend of mine for $180, including a Pure Energy 48/3000 tank. I did my homework on all the upgrades before i bought them, and i couldnt be happier with it. Its smooth, shoots fast and isnt an air hog. The AKA 2litre definatley deserves the credit. This is hands-down THE best reg for your money. Its has the lowest velocity spikes and first shot drop-offs than any other reg on the market (including Gladiator or Mighty-Max). With the proper upgrades, the B2K shoots as well as almost any marker out there.
I gave this gun an 8 because while it is a great marker, it takes a lot of upgrades (...aka money) to get it to run at it's full potential. But i couldnt be happier with it. I definatley recommend this gun.
Ive had this gun for quite a while and i love it. its very fast and very accurate. this gun is great weither you play in door out door or even rec paintball its perfect. this gun has never givenn me a problem. if u buy this marker you should use nitro (compressed air). you will also need a hopper that feeds fast. enjoy.
Atomix Vision Impulse w/
ccm low rise
eyes...everything else is preference...but i would suggest cp trigger, low rise, blind bolt, delrin ball dents, chaos board, mac dev red valve, mac dev sonic lpr, mac dev gladiator reg. etc.
Good gun to upgrade
can be bouncy (but thats the boards fault)
Basically this has been my back up gun for a while...i usually used my friends angels when i could...i was going to upgrade this gun into a gun that could compete with the best, but then i realized that it would cost be about five hundred dollars to do that...so i bought my atomix impulse with has all the ups i would have put on my b2k only my atomix is far better looking and did take as much time to build.
The main problems with the gun is that it chops...like crazy, especially since i have the chaos board in it and for some reason it bounces like crazy too. The gun is kinda heavy but nothing overwhelming. Also you tend to find that the wiring needs to be redone on these older electros which is a pain in the a$$...so for the money get something else there are plenty of good cheap guns out there.
Basically the gun ok if you get a cheap one off ebay and put a couple hundred dollars into making it keep up with the electros of today...if your not willing to do that save your self some money and time and get a cheap impulse or a newer bushmaster...i give it a seven because with todays standards there are much more efficient and faster guns for the money.
Imagine select....HAHAHAHAHA NOT EVEN CLOSE most cockers NO COMPARISON
I have a bushmaster 2000 with delrin bolt,ans gen-x reg,dye boomstick 14",insano chip, and dye gripz
bolt, reg barrel, chip, also get new gripz
Fast,Looks hott, and its light
NOTHING BEST BUSHY YET i shot a stock 2k4 and mine was better
AWSOME GUN......... If U DONT HAVE ONE TRADE FOR ONE my pic is the one up there the green one the chip gives u 4 iring modes, the blade trigger is great for walking, its just a sexy gun, TWICE AS GOOD AS IMPYS DONT EGT AN IMPULSE WORSE GUN
BUY IT TRADE FOR IT GET IT GREAT GUN i wopuld rate it an 11