The Cyborg is packed with the latest MacDev technology - everything from high precision regulators, feature packed board and aftermarket barrel through to the space age self lubricating bolt is designed to give you a smooth, accurate marker - straight out of the box.
Machined from a solid billet of 6k grade Aluminium, the 06 Cyborg is made to exacting tolerances - craftsmanship and design combine to make the 06 Cyborg smoother, faster and more accurate.
Light and Efficient.
Weighing in at 2.0lbs, the 06 Cyborg marker is light and well balanced - the marker can also achieve almost 2000 rounds from a 68cu 4500psi fill. This means that you can carry a smaller bottle to give you an edge during play, or simply save the problems of filling up all the time by using a large bottle - either way it means more paint, less air.
The Cyborg can cycle a true 33bps with paint - thats bloody fast in anyones language. The secret to the Cyborg speed is the unique efficient ram system and self lubricating bolt. A poweful electronic package is housed in the grip of the Cyborg reading the trigger continuously and uses a laser paint detection system to make sure the gun only fires as fast as paint is fed.
Whats new in 06?
The 06 Cyborg includes all of the features of an 05 Sonic Cyborg, such as Sonic Claw, Gladiator Inline, Sonic LPR, Sonic Bolt etc. However, many new 06 features have been added:
The new 06 model Cyborg features a new Pneumatic circuit, including a high flow, path optimised subplate, ultra responsive solenoid (2 x faster than the 05 model solenoid) and hoseless routing. These features combine to give the 06 Cyborg a 20% faster cycle time over previous models. Independent tests (TAG Sports USA) have shown the 06 Cyborg to shoot paint at a speed of 33bps using a Halo B – making the 06 Cyborg the fastest marker in the world.
The new 06 milling follows the style of previous models; however more material has been removed than ever before – lightening the 06 model by almost 10%. The 06 has been anodised standard with a dusted finish. This finish offers improved scratch resistance over gloss finishes.
06 Circuit Board
The 06 Circuit board is the smallest stock marker board ever made. The board is fully programmable, allowing the user to alter the fire rate, dwell, various debounces and a multitude of other settings. The board features independent plug-in componentry, to easily replace or upgrade individual electronic components (on/off, microswitch etc.). The board also features an on board tourney lock and a lifetime upgrade program – free software upgrades for the original owner for life.
06 Grip and Trigger
The 06 model grip frame has been moved towards the rear of the marker to give the user increased comfort and a more stable shooting platform for snap and running and shooting. The trigger guard has been expanded to allow easier trigger walking, whilst the trigger has a double bearing built in to eliminate side to side slop. The end result is increased speed, accuracy and comfort.
The MACDev Cyborg 2006 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
No gun I tested came close, but people compare it to the FEP Quest.
1 of 10 Burnt Orange 06 Cyborg
MacDev long rail
MacDev venting on/off
PBK Saber trigger
MacDev 07 Sonic red valve
PBK Snakeskin short bolt
Aftermarket trigger (personal preference)
07 Sonic red valve to quiet down the shots.
Snakeskin bolt if you want a lighter bolt.
Very little kick
Prone to turn off accidentally
Bad milling, might just be a bad batch
The first thing I noticed as I took it out of the included gun case was that it's ridiculously light. Worked perfect out of the box. Used WPN Elixir, some Evils, and some crap leftover that the guys next table gave us when they left. All shot perfect with the 0.689 barrel that came with the gun. A ref asked if he could try my gun out and I let him. Now he's buying one. Another ref won't stop praising the gun and told my teammates to protect me because I got the best accuracy, the other team heard it too so next thing I knew they all came after me.
There's some serious pitting on the gun, and unfortunately I didn't check before playing so I can't return it now that it's used. If you're buying one check and see if there are any pits on the gun body, specifically the LPR cap, so you can return it while it's new. I'll try to get a picture on. I don't know how this can happen from a company known partially for its great milling/anno quality. It's only a problem if you worry about cosmetics.
The power switch is above where your trigger fingers would be, on the underside of the frame. It's a good place to avoid being shot, but when I walked the trigger I kept turning the gun off. Call me suck at walking triggers, but I'll probably get a new, shorter switch or make a custom cover. The rubber grip is good, but the screws holding it don't work well sometimes. If you screw too far in they might actually go through the grip (no damage, but still) and the LED signals through a black and white MacDev Jewel on the left side of the grip, turning red, white, green and blue depending on the situation. I found it hard to see under the bright Californian sun with smoke lense on my goggles. A translucent jewel instead would be nice. A detent also came partially loose after a day's play. All are minor problems that don't hinder performance.
If you're looking for a lightweight, accurate, fast and reliable gun that's a rare sight for most people, this is it. It got some DM6 owners jealous. If you want the same gun as the 5 guys next to you then get an Ion. I give this gun a 9. All those petty flaws added up.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 1:34 am PST
Red with gold parts ego- star trigger- predator chip
4500psi/71cu dye tank- pepper sticks barrel kit- Vlocity
The cyborg is a great gun, cheaper than a dm6, as light as an ego, as fast as any other guns.
It comes with a great stock board, barrel, feedneck, reg n eyes.
It has better accuracy than an ego, but not as good as a dm.
besides it is pretty tall, its very comfortable.
eyes- laser eyes
weight- lighter than a shocker, dm6, timmys.
price- about 950
milling- i personally dont like it
grips- pretty ugly
efficiency- about 2000 from a 68/4500
accuracy- its ok
trigger- not the best, but not bad
Main things 2 thnk before buying:
remember its tall so mayb a front wouldnt love it
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 7th, 2006 at 10:07 pm PST
East To Maintain
OK, so i'm waiting for the UPS truck to arrive, because it is the day of delivery. So at about 11:00AM he shows up. He hands me the box with paintballkingdom.com on the side of it. I know it has arrived. I feel like hugging the UPS guy! I brought it upstairs to open it up. Inside the box there is all of the stuff I ordered, CP rail, CP on/off, tri-flow, macroline, and Dow 33. More Importantly, at the bottom rested a hard plastic case. I undid the clasps and opened it up. It was a padded case and the marker was resting there, I did'nt know if it was a dream or not. The shade of pewter is brilliant,very light colored with a touch of grey. secondly It is the most durable and even annodizing I have ever seen. The Dust coat is so durable, I don't think that you could scratch it if you tried and I love how you can't figerprint it. Immediatly I pick it up, and screw on the barrel, OMG it is so light. With the barrel it weighed an astonishing 2.16 lbs. After admiring its beauty, I wanted to get an Idea of what I was dealing with, so I stipped it down. This is the part I like most about it, no tool dissasembly. The bolt comes out with a pull pin. The ram and ram housing come out with a simple turn of the ram cap. It was so easy to do. Just coated the ram and housing with a coat of Dow 33 and put a drop of tri-flow on each of the 3 bolt o-rings. Easy as that. Then I adjust the trigger. It is so easy via the 3 external adjustment screws. The top one is for pull tension, the further in clockwise the stiffer the pull. The middle screw is for microswith activation point, the further in the screw the sooner it trips the microswitch. The final screw is for post-travel adjustment, which I'm guessing you know what that is. After all that stuff was done the fun part came. I hooked up the asa and the macroline, and screwed in the tank. No leaks. Then I put it on uncapped semi and turned the vision eyes off (easily done by holding in the trigger for 2 seconds). It ripped. I dont know if it was the wide trigger, or the huge trigger guard ( you can even use 3 fingers!). Words cant explain the rippage, It is just sooooo easy to walk, it is unbelivable. I also noticed when ripping I noticed no kick what-so-ever. When I say no kick I mean no kick. I had about 40 balls in my room. I grabbed those up for an accuracy test. I shot at a board roughly 50 ft away and got amazing groupings, probably within 9 inchs. This was probably due to the Matchsick barrel, which is simply amazing. The eyes on this were flawless (and they look cool, you can see the red laser, its really bright!). Even Though i only shot 40 balls I could tell that the eyes are great. I procedded to shoot off the rest of my tank. I also had to see the gun cycle at 40 cps, seeing as it is capable of 46 cps I had to try it. It actually sounded awsome, and I can see it will be cool to show my freinds later on. And About 2400 shots later (using 92ci/4500psi) the tank was empty. And thats not broken in yet. Amazing. The final thing that I like about this gun that I can think of, is the stock board. It has over 11 modes of fire including semi, full auto, auto response, nxl, 3 types of PSP ramping, assisted ramp, and some I cant think of. To change a mode or dwell or anything along those lines does not require you to take off the grip, it is done completely through the trigger. For example if I wanted to put it on auto response I would hold the trigger down, turn the gun on, press the trigger once to enter the mode register, and then press the trigger twice for auto response. It is very simple. Thats is why this will probably be the only gun I will keep for the rest of my ballin days.
Get the 2006 MacDev Cyborg, you wont regret it. It is the fastest gun in the world, tested with paint at 33 bps, the most efficient, one of the lightest, extremely well balanced, Comfortable, and most accurate. All for an astonishing $975. If I can have it you can too, because I'm 15 years old, and my parents did'nt chip in a cent, just saving my $ from my job, and we are middle class people from NH. This is the biggest investment I have ever made and It ws a wise choice. Get Yours.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 31st, 2006 at 8:00 pm PST
Dust Blue 06 Macdev Cyborg, Dust Black CP shorty regulator, Dust Black J&J edge barrel kit, Trinity push-button on/off
Grips (see weaknesses), feedneck, regulator (maybe)
FAST, efficient, accurate, excellent stock board
Grips, milling (minor), size, lpr design, no on/off or rail?
This is an excellent marker, and on paper, has everything one could want in a tournament level marker.
Fast - This is easily the fastest marker I have ever shot. Truly pointless in a tournament setting, but awesome nonetheless. The reports that it can shoot 33 balls/sec are completely believable. Also, no shoot down (that I have experienced) when laying out a fast string of paint.
Efficient - I traded an 05 Ego for the 'borg. The Ego is an efficient marker, but the 'borg puts the Ego's efficiency to shame. I am not sure of the velocity (paint was breaking at 50' and not lobbing) but we went through 3 pods (420 balls) using a 51CI tank with 1200 psi on the guage with air leftover. WOW!
Accurate - Accuracy can be called ball on ball @ 30' . The kick is noticeable, but not an issue when either snap shooting or laning. I was using fresh GAP paint (.689) with the stock MatchStick barrel.
Board - You would think that Virtue was in the grip instead of a stock board. Easy to program, 11 modes, trigger programmable (no opening grip to adjust anything) It even has a tournament lock. Another great feature, if you are having any eye issues, it will fire @ 1 bps or, hold down the trigger for 1.5 seconds, it will disable they eye, allowing you to shoot through ball breaks on the fly. Much easier than Virtue. Finally, the slider power switch above the trigger is a fantastic place to put the switch.
Grips - These are easily the worst grips I have ever used. You can pull on the back edge of the grip and pull it off the bottom screw. They are not rigid at all, just some rubbery grips. Worse than any Spyder. Additionally, you can replace the grips with Matrix compatible grips, however, this leaves the solenoid exposed below th eye covers. A sizable gap.
Milling - 99% of the milling is just gorgeous. Think of the milling quality of the Ego with a consistent milling flow. But, below the LPR and in front of the ASA, are two corners that are uncharacteristically sharp and almost look like an afterthought. Like they finished a 'borg then said, "hey, these corners are not milled, get me a dremel." Also, the ASA is kind of a joke. It is way too long and is simply a cylinder, a miniature soup can. The Gladiator reg does integrate perfectly with the ASA, but it is ugly too. While I am mentioning the Gladiator, why have a reg/asa combo that is so long and then choose to put a straight fitting instead of an elbow on the bottom of the reg? That is what comes out of the box with the 'borg, a straight fitting.
Size - This marker is tall. It is taller than an 04/05 timmy, Ego, or even a Wrath. I think its as tall as an Impulse. No biggie for some, but if you are coming out of a Shocker, or even a PM6, it seems real tall.
LPR - The LPR seems to work perfectly and , uniquely, you adjust the velocity with the LPR and keep the HPR @ 200 PSI. The problem: The LPR is either too short, or the marker body is too long. 1.5" too long. That is the approximate length of the LPR spacer. No biggie, until you dis-assemble the LPR to lube it. The parts do not interconnect, so you have to drop the parts down into the body and hope they seat correctly. This could be fixed one of two ways, a longer looser spring, or, the cupseal and the spacer attach or screw into the spring. Then, it is only one part that has to seat correctly.
Why does this latest and greatest marker not have either an on/off or, preferably, an integrated rail? Kinda nit-picky, but it is the only new for 2006 marker (ok the Angels don't either) that doesn't have a rail or on/off.
If you have no problem with its size, this is a very complete marker out of the box. May be one of the best Back-player's marker currently produced. Fast, accurate and efficient.
After hearing such good things about this marker, I couldn't resist buying one. So, I sold my G7 Fly and picked myself up a brand new, limited edition 2006 Olive Cyborg. I was so anxious to get this marker I used 2 day shipping and eagerly awaited for its arrival. After waiting longer then expected (it was a holiday weekend, and I purchased it on a Saturday), I finally received my gun in the mail. When I first opened the box from UPS I was happy it came in a heavily padded foam box. After opening up the case I noticed the very nice dust anno and milling. I took it out of the box and was very happy with the weight, but at the same time didn't like the feel of the marker in my hands. Luckily, with a tank on my shoulder, this wasn't a problem when playing. I was fortunate enough to test it right away, as I had practice the next day and a tournament after that. Here is my experience from both days:
One of the first things I noticed about the marker out of the box is how light it is. It is definately compareable to that of a shocker, or an Ego. Although it may be somewhat tall, it is very thin, and with a tank and full hopper it is easy to handle.
At first I didn't like the feel of the trigger, it just wasn't for me. But then I messed with the 3 screws and I got it just the way I like it. Now, although I use PSP mode, I love my trigger and am easily able to get a nice stream going on semi.
The gun comes stock with a 14" Matchstik barrel, which is one of the best barrels on the market. At a tourny yesterday I was able to nail peoples hoppers left and right. Throughout the entire day I was very pleased with ball on ball accuracy it was delivering.
This is my second favorite thing about the marker. Off of 1500psi, I was able to get 4 pods when I was shooting it in my backyard. That means I would be able to get roughly 10 pods off of a full fill on my 45/45. Simply amazing.
Efficiency was my second favorite part of the gun, this is my favorite. The 06 Cyborg has significantly less kick then any marker I have ever owned or shot (keep in mind I've owned 2 DM4's, a DM5, DM6, and a Proto). Out of all of these markers, plus the other non-matrix guns (Ego, G7 Fly), this gun has the least kick by far. If you are a person who hates having a marker that has an excessive amount of kick, you WILL love the way this beauty shoots.
11 modes stock? Thats just rediculous. Its great that I have all the modes I'll ever need stock, saving me lots of money on an aftermarket board like Virtue or Tadao.
I was very impressed with the consistency of the marker out of the box. I was getting +/- 4 over the chrono, which is much better then any gun I've ever owned.
I have yet to see someone with an 06 Cyborg at any of my local fields. Its pretty cool when you have what is to be considered a rare marker when you go to your field.
After experimenting with it a bit, I was able to learn how to program the board with ease. It takes a little bit of thinking at first, but after you spend a couple minutes toying with it you can get it down.
One of the best guns on the market for UNDER $1,000? Incredible. Instead of spending $1,350 on a DM6, $1,900 on an SL66, or even $1,200 on an 06 Ego, you can spend a significantly less amount of money for an even better marker.
Honestly, I really can't think of anything I disliked about the marker. I have yet to have a problem with it, and overall, its been a pleasure to shoot. The only thing I can think of is the grips, but I wear gloves, so I don't notice them. But, as far a performance goes, there are no weaknesses that I've experienced.
I love this gun. Its light, fast, accurate, very efficient, has very low kick, and is overall the best marker I've owned (out of about 12). Considering the price, this is by far the best all around marker I have shot and/or owned in my 5 year paintballing experience. I can honestly say, if you purchase this marker, you will not be disappointed.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at 5:53 pm PST
06 MacDev Cyborg Stormtrooper
MacDev rail w/ MacDev On/Off
Powerlyte Scepter kit
WGP Worrgas (soon to get rid of)
Trigger if u dont like it like how the stock is. Get one from Paintballkingdom.com
Stock TAG board
No upgrades needed!
Can't Find a Single one!
It kills timmys? lol
I didn't think about this gun when it came out but once I heard all these good reviews, I kept my eye on it and went for it. I was lucky to get a Limited Edition Stormtrooper from PBK. Once I got this thing, it was surely light and all. Dry fired it some and kick was so low! U can pretty much compare it to a spool valve in kick. Efficiency is so Crazy.... My local field only filled to about 1800psi since the filter was messed up but I got about a hopper and 2 pods... insane. When it fully breaks in, I'll prob. get even more shots!
When I brought it to my local field one day, I decided to go crazy with it for the first time since there was so many curious people wonder what marker I had. I just threw the bps to 25 psp ramping and this thing just shot like a solid stream to its target! and Plus, NO CHOP!!!! It wasn't really going 25... some bit lower like 23 or so since the reloader b couldn't catch up it it. With watching that stream of paint showed it's accuracy as well... ball on ball fools!
Stock board is very good. Smallest out there and plus it's a TAG board stock! All the adjustments you need and modes as well.
When you get this gun, you will notice it's Back heavy but IMO, That's a good thing.
I'm soon to be getting Paintball Kingdom's lightweight ram for the Cyborg to hopefully give the borg a better feeling.
MacDev really out done themselve and all them other companys. I can tell you this is one of the BEST marker you can get your hands on right now. It's the Fastest out there and one of the most lightest and reliable.
Buy this Marker and you seriously will NOT regret buying this! Saves you money and Stays with if not over them Expensive ass Markers.... (level of performance)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 12th, 2007 at 8:35 am PST
-06' macdev cyborg
-"boosted" halo B with "speed feed"
soon to come:
ASA of your choice and a barrel kit if you must. cyborg NEEDS no ungrades.
~Out Of The Box~
out of the box, the cyborg looks pristine. it even SMELLS new. it comes in a nice carrying bag with a zipper and full foam padding. unfortunatly the box becomes almost useless when you add an asa to the marker. the matchstick it comes with (.689 bore, 14") is one of the best barrels on the market. the anno is flawless. the markers comes with the color of your choice in dust and gloss black parts. i personally think my black is simply stunning.
only bad thing is the borg comes with a strait fitting, so youll have to buy an elbow or two.
with a 68ci tank, and a halo B, the cyborg does tend to be a bit back heavy. though this will go away once paint is added to the hopper. the marker is SUPER light, almost too light. feel is nice and tight, a bit tall, but very short.
one thing i learned about the borg... it feels like no other marker. ive handled angels, egos, DMs, PMs, shockers, intimidators, and none of them feel like the cyborg. honestly the closest thing i can think of would be the DM6 with its ultra-light frame. the grip frame is slim, not UL slim, but slimer than most guns. the trigger its self, and the trigger frame are something that the normal paintballer might not be used to. if you do plan to get a cyborg, i HIGHLY advise that you test shoot one first. honestly, its a love or hate frame.
the grips are the only downside. besides not being the most comfterble, they dont seem to fit right. they are a bit loose and wobbly. i wear golves so i really dont notice this. stickies or any other grips are great and eliminate this, though the eye covers will be too short and you will have some of your eye wires exsposed. new, longer eye covers are an upgrade MANY borg owners are demanding.
the borg is simple to opperate. everything is done with the single switch underneath the trigger frame, and the trigger its self. im not going to go into how to actually change everything, but do note that the manual is very strait forward. no bells and whistle.... no strings attached.
the cyborg is 10x better than the DM6 (IMO) and $400 cheaper. you get top notch performance and great customer service for a (somewhat) offordable price.
i give it a 9 solely because i had a small LPR leak out of the box. this went away though after the regs were broken in.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at 6:53 pm PST
High Cycling Rate
The 2006 Cyborg is one of the best all-around markers in paintball right now. This marker is light, fast, and very effecient. I have witnessed someone getting 2 cases from a 68/4500 tank with their Cyborg. This an absolutely amazing markers. If I had the choice of any marker, I would take the 06 Cyborg.
This marker is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for an effecient marker, look no further.
2005 Angel Speed, DM Series markers (only tested), Egos (only tested), ION (not really in the same category in my mind)
MacDev Matchstick Barrel (until I get a cocker threaded back for my PowerLyte Kit)
CP mini-rail w/CP on off
Angel 05 Speed
HALO B w/Rip Drive & Victory board
PowerLyte Barrel Kit
CP Direct Mount On/Off ASA
68/4500 CrossFire LP Tank
An aftermarket feed neck
The anno job on this thing is absolutely flawless. All of the parts match up very well with no color variation at all. The gun itself feels very solid without feeling bulky or awkward. It does seem a bit tall but when compared to a DM series marker it is about the same height. Although I don't really care for the feedneck it does seem like a very good stock one. The gun with the barrel, regulator, and 9volt battery installed weighs only 2lbs. With a complete setup on it (air system, loader, paintballs) it is still very light and very manuverable.
Modes and Operation:
The gun is very easy to turn on, just flip the switch in the top of the trigger guard and she is ready to mow faces; no need to wait for it to boot up. It somes stock with break-beam infrared laser eyes. So all you need to do is look in the breach to see if the eyes are working. The LED in the left side of the grip frame tells you if trigger pulls (flashes white) are being registered. The LED is green when the eyes are on and a ball is in the chamber. To turn the eyes off simply hold down the trigger for 1 second and the LED will continually blink red indicating they are off. Changing modes is a breeze once you get used to it (there is a bit of a learning curve here, but not too steep). Simply hold down the trigger when turning the gun on and the LED will be blue. Then select what you want to change by pulling the trigger a predetermined amount of times to access that particular setting. It comes with all the firing modes you will ever need (11 in all) to include PSP, NPPL, and NXL legal modes. The trigger is very easy to adjust with three adjustment screws in the trigger. The top screw adjusts trigger tension, the middle screw adjusts the firing activation point and the bottom screw adjusts trigger travel. This is very easy to do and only takes a few minutes at the most. How much gas does it use? Well, not that much. I shot 2 hoppers on 1500psi and still had well over 1000psi left and that's without breaking in the regulator.
The Fun Stuff:
Shooting ropes of paint with this beast is childs play to say the least. Out of the box I was easly putting out ropes of 10-15 balls at a time with no effort at all. There is virtually ZERO kick and has got to be one of the quietest markers I have ever shot. Is it accurate? You bet it is! I was able to hit 5" groupings at 50/60 feet with a stray ball here and there. I did have 1 barrel break when I tested her out but it was due to the humidity and some slightly swollen paint. But despite the break it still shot straight and true after about 2-3 shots.
In my humble opinion this is one of the most underrated markers on the market. Looking over this marker I cannot find any reason not to like it, in fact I love it. It's fast, accurate, quiet, air efficient, easy to maintain, light, and easy to adjust. Given all these positives and no noticable negatives I don't know why any serious paintballer wouldn't look at the Cyborg as a possible choice. I give this marker a 10 out of 10!
04 angel speed, ion, proto matrix, dark timmy, dm4.
06 Jersey Ranjers Cyborg
PBK Saber Trigger
Nox Reloaded Board
Maybe a new feedneck if you don't like the sonic claw.
Nice stock barrel
Multiple firing modes
None, everything is perfect.
I recieved my borg in the mail a few days ago, I gassed it up and was amazed how well it shot out of the box. I switched through a few of the modes, and my god is it ever fast. And there is no kick at all, you can compare the kick to the kick of a dm5. I'm getting very good air effiecency and it's not even broken in yet. This is definatly the best gun I have ever seen, shot, or owned.
Pick one of these up, you will be happy you did. In my opinion it is the best gun on the market.