Overlord vs Delta .68 my review
Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:00 AM
We're about to hit the field and someone says, "dude, is THAT all you're using?" He's holding a full-auto Spyder Electra, whose shiny body betrays the fact that he's a speedballer to the core.
I respond "Yeah, both my primary guns je--- er, broke on me." Someone offered their tippy 98, but I'd already given away my air tank for the day.
Remmington (a real woodsballer) pipes in. "Hey, you wanna double-wield?" I've heard stories that this doesn't work, but I figure at the worst having a second pistol is like having an instant reload when you run out of air, so I say sure.
So now I've got a .68 in my right hand and the Overlord in my left, and a BAD BUTTOCKS! pistol harness I traded for loaded with 12 grams that make me look like a shinier version of Rambo. Now whoever told you that double-pistols was innacurate is wrong -- it just takes some practice and concentration. Hitting two targets might be tough, but if you pretend like they're one gun with two barrels and triggers, you'lll gain an advantage. I noticed right away that I was slightly quicker than the rest of the guys, and holstering the guns helped a lot for climbing a steep hill since you could use your hands to pull yourself along. I made great time through the woods, got two kills on the day, and overall was pleased with the performance of the pistols.
On to the comparing. Both guns feel about the same in your hands -- there's no significant weight difference. Someone complained that the .68 had a bigger grip than the Overlord -- I didn't notice before, but he was right. I loaded the Delta with red paint and the Overlord with blue (so I could tell which was hitting and which was missing) -- they were both very consistant. The mags are similar in design; I'd say that the Overlord was easier to reload, though, because something on the Delta was getting in my way with the 10 round tubes.
The Delta has a very nice bottom-loaded co2 slot, which I liked. It took all forms of 12 grams, unlike the Overlord, which you can really only shoot with Brass Eagles. But this turned against the Delta 1/3rd of the way through the day -- the slot, while not picky about the gas you use, IS picky about how you put it in. If you're not quick with the puncture lever thing, you shoot a canister of co2 through your internals and fry the O-rings inside. Trust me on this one <_< . The Overlord has what looks like a Derlin bolt, and the internals take more abuse fromwhat I've seen.
Up to when the Delta broke, I was liking the thing a lot, and wishing I could re-spend my Overlord fund. But now that I'd gone to solo-Overlord, I started to see things differently. First of all, this thing is accurate beyond what a pistol should be capable of. I hit a tree 50+ yards away and 30 feet up three times in seven shots. At 15 feet, I put a full magazine on a No Parking Sign post 2 inches across. Second, if you're using the right co2 (BRASS EAGLE, and nothing else), its nose-loader with a cap is a bit more consistent. You won't ever lose a canister if your safety's on and the gun is cocked. If anything gets stuck in there, just tap the gun against your knee or your shoe, and it should come loose. The magazines take a little getting used to, but once you've got the hang of it you can change them on the fly -- the Delta was a bit confusing, but then it was my first time using one.
So, if you're looking to do a LOT of shooting and changing of canisters, the Delta may be right for you -- but be careful, or you'll split the O-rings and have no gun.
However, if you'd rather take around 30 shots without changing your canister, stick to the Overlord. It's a good weapon to have two of -- that will give you 50+ rounds before you have to hunker down and reload your gas.
Stats on Overlord:
Ease of reloading paint: 8/10
Ease of reloading gas: 6/10
accuracy: 10/10 and a smiley face
trigger pull: heavy
Down time (paint reload): 5 seconds mag (if you wanna keep the first one), 9 seconds tube
Down time (co2 reload): average of 15+ seconds, depending on how cold and sticky the canister is when it comes out
Gas efficiency: 9/10
Overall rating: 8.5/10
Stats on Delta .68
Ease of reloading paint: 6/10
Ease of reloading gas: 10/10
Accuracy: can't say, haven't used it like I have the overlord
Trigger pull: medium
Down time (paint reload): 12 seconds with a tube, can't say for sure about a mag
Down time (co2 reload): 5-10 seconds and a smiley face
Gas efficiency: 7/10
Overall rating: tough to say with my limited usage, about equal
Remarks: If you were going to use a single pistol as your primary weapon, I'd recommend the Delta. Have some spare magazines handy, though, as reloading via tube will be annoying for you. If you're looking to double-wield, or to carry a backup, I'd go with the Overlord. It's accurate as a laser-guided sock, and I managed 30 shots on a cold day with one tank.
NOTE: the holster that I presume came with the Delta (wasn't mine, so I don't know for sure) SUCKED. It fit better in the Overlord holster... just a thought....
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