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#1 User is offline   stratoskater 

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:30 PM

Okay so I put my MR2 and my Empire B up for consignment today and put out about 150 on this gun. My local shop had run out of the Alpha Black tacticals, which run 130, so I bought the plain Alpha Black for 90 and bought the tactical mod kit separate for 60. All in all I lost 20 dollars but it is not a big deal as the Alpha Black Tactical does not come with a sling, and the mod kit does, where the sling would easily be about 15 dollars. So really its a loss of about 5.

Now, on to the gun!

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Wow! This gun is amazing. It weighs 5 pounds on its own, and with everything on, its not that bad with a sling. Just the layout of everything is amazing.
I'm mainly giving a review on the Tactical Version:

Pros:
-5 point collapsible stock
-Realistic M16 barrel shroud
-11 in. stock barrel, VERY accurate
-Removable magazine, and it opens up to hold your extra O-Rings and Allen keys
-Very intimidating, looks very nice and built well
-Quick remove in parts such as stock and feed, and just 1 screw on the stock and barrel shroud.
-Do not have to take off barrel to squeegee, but thats not a problem because THIS GUN DOES NOT CHOP
-VERY affordable

Cons:
-Does not field strip
-Not much upgrades, and all upgrades are m16 upgrades.
-Can weigh pretty heavy with CO2 and Hopper on, i recommend a remote kit.
-Magazine clip is cheap plastic, but sturdy.
-Hard to use site with mask on

Recommended Upgrades:
-New clip, but not needed.
-Remote kit for tank, to lower weight on gun
-A sling, if you dont have one.



Okay, this gun is AMAZING for the price. It is EXTREMELY accurate, even at complete stock. Me and my friend played musket-ball at a range of 60 yards and fired 20 shots each. I was using the Alpha Black, and he was using a Tippmann. I had CO2 and he had Nitrogen. I hit him 18 out of 20 shots. He hit me 2 out of 20 from that range.
This gun is very realistic. It is by Tippmann but is a U.S. Army Paintball gun. I showed it to my friend in the military, and he thought it was a real M4 before I he saw the CO2 hose. It is very strong and sturdy. The feed piece just slides into place and snaps on, you press a button right before the barrel to release the feed. It comes straight off. The clip holds extra O-Rings and all my allen keys, so I take my needed tools wherever I go.
Once again I will say, this gun is extremely realistic, and extremely accurate.

For all those thinking about getting this gun, I recommend it. I can not explain how accurate it is for being completely stock, and the range on it is amazing. For the price, this is one of the best guns you can get.

Have fun with your ABT, if you buy it. I know I will.

Edit: Oh yeah. I put about 1000 balls through it today. It DOES NOT chop. Not a single chop at all. If you for whatever reason chop, all you do is pull the feed neck off, and run the squeegee through. Takes about 10 seconds in total, and you don't even have to remove the barrel.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:59 PM

Yes, there are many Topics about the AB and most already know about its existance, what mods, accessories and where one can get one.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:03 PM

What many don't know is that you can't buy that outside of the US. In Canada we get the bravo version. It's an US Army thing.



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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

Moved to Reviews. Nice writeup.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:09 PM

pretty nice. i think one of the reasons it doesnt chop are:
movement from the tippmann action agitates the balls,
and there isnt blowback from the bolt.(like with a spyder)
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:48 PM

Not a bad write up, but I doubt the story. 60 yards= 180 feet. I doubt even with a well regulated CO2 you could hit the guy more than twice at that kind of range with this particular marker, which is basically a modded 98 custom.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:34 PM

Well get in line I'm getting one


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