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19 January 2009 - 02:11 PMI am looking for used Ions, specifically black, I do not care about internals as long the shell/body is intact and paintball chamber has no damage. Offer up
09 September 2008 - 08:55 PMI am selling my tac 8 that I never use. Included is:
tac 8 marker
TRG Upgrade and Rail ( See pic)
2 mags, no scratches
Spec Ops Holster, with extra mag carrier on it
280 shipped, no trades, MO, or paypal + small fee
I have feedback on this forum and have sold many times, and I have ebay feedback. Thanks!
FYI Name is Poondoggs, this forum edits it.
22 July 2008 - 06:11 PMHere are my initial impressions of the TM-7 marker today.
Received it today, gassed up and fired it. Pics to follow.
Overall, the package box was well done, and the marker manual was clear on maintenance/troublehsooting/startup. You get a box for tools, and they even include a Duracell battery for you.
The hopper adapter came with the gun, it mounts to the pictanny rail without a problem.
FIRING THE GUN:
Pro: 1. used about 450 psi on full pod (140 rounds of paint) with tank starting at 2000 psi, thats pretty good. Seems efficient.
2. Fire selector switch is NICE.
3. Had no problems ramping full auto.
1. Wow, the kickback, felt like a blowback marker (I will discuss this)
2. Full auto is actually NXL full auto.
3. Stock barrel was not good (I know, it also depends on the paint)
4. Loud (some people like it loud)
First, let me say that I have fired and used many guns. A-5, timmys, egos, ions. I also owned a very upped SP8, and ego, and a A-5. First, I liked the safety selector switch, was awesome being able to switch modes. Full auto is not truly full auto, it is NXL auto (means you need at least 3 semi-auto shots to start). I am sure a board upgrade will be in the works for it.
I first fired semi-auto and full auto on stock settings. The gun operates at 200 psi, so it is low pressure op. The manual says it is best if you use a low pressure reg but it also said a high pressure tank reg is fine. I screw my 68/45 tank on it it cleared the stock without any problems. Actually it made the balance perfect with my hopper.
One aspect I immediately noticed was the kick. It was worse than an SP1 but less kick than an A-5. Firing on full auto with that much kick was something that I am not used to. I did not adjust velocity because I do not have a chronograph, but I cannot believe adjusting velocity will make a real difference. I cannot compare the kick to a Mini since I have never fired one, so someone could chime in.
Another aspect it was loud. My upped SP8 is ultraquiet operating at 125 psi, 6 ms dwell, with a TechT L7 bolt, no problems firing full auto at 18bps. I was suprised how loud it was. Again, probably due to the design but also the barrel had no porting holes. Some people my like it that way, personally, quieter is better for stealth.
I shot a full pod through reducing my tank from 2100 to above 1500. Not bad. I will due some more through tests later.
12 May 2008 - 07:02 AMI currently am having issues with my SP8 with shootdown issues.
Tech T Bolt L7
CP reg (HP) (it could be the problem)
APE Rampage board
I have a DXS 68/45 HP tank with a 32 degrees remote coil w/o a slide check, Halo B with V35.
I notice now I am getting severe shootdown issues when I start ramping or put it on full auto. I have the gun set at 17bps. When I use my remote coil I turn the screw until I here the marker gas up then I turn the screw slowly about only a 1/4 turn.
Is anyone else having the issues?
17 March 2008 - 08:29 PMhere is my review from somewhere else.
I am an SP8 user, let me give a review.
I have been using an SP8 for 2 years. I have an A5, X7 e-griped with mods, and an e-tek ego. I have also used Bobby Longs and other high end electros.
Ion APE rampage board
SP 360 QEV
Stealth Barrel Kit
My overall impression of a stock SP8 7.5/10
Looks- different colors, usually you get some oohhs and ahhss, I have my decked out with scope and laser. I love the look, although it depends on your taste.
Ion Internals- Because it has mainly Ion parts, the aftermarket is pretty extensive. I have an Rampage board and I can switch between full auto/ramping/sem-auto pretty quickly. The stock ion board isn't bad at all, you can ramp to 16 bps no problem with a bolt/qev upgrade. You cannot switch modes easily though.
Eyes-Now that I use electros there is no way I will buy another marker that does not have eyes. Eyes prevent breaks by detecting the ball, that's HUGE. I hate ball breaks, that basically can make you ineffective for a lot of a game. With a Tipmann X7 even modding the detents, getting squishy paddles, and a new rachet I still break balls on full auto. I have shot 4 cases of paint this year through the SP8 without breaking one ball, on full auto, 18 bps!
Barrel: The stock barrel is ok, warpig has done an extensive review of the CEP and its not bad. I have the stealth barrel kit, it makes the gun very quiet. The accuracy is acceptable but not as good as a freak barrel kit. I believe the sizing for the stealth barrel kit is about a .693
Electro- Again, the stock board is good for most players, can ramp quite easily. I have played in a rainstorm at SPPL with it and it performed fine.
Hopper- Obviously, you need some force feed loader for it, that's another 90 bucks at least. The torque loader is a decent loader that's about 90 bucks that can feed 30 balls per second. The other weakness is it has to sit high, increasing profile height even compared to other electros
Feedneck - The biggest weakness, it's plastic, everyone has cracked a feedneck with the SP-8. There are some quick fixes but even then it still sucks. Not only does it increase your profile but it breaks because of the weight. I have modded my feedneck: cutting in half and using expoxy to reinforce and so far no problems.
Durability- Feedneck is part of it, but there appears there is a carrying handle, do not carry it by there!. It'll break, so not as durable as a Tippy. Unfortunately, most of the body is plastic to reduce weight/cost, so there are some parts of the SP-8 are not as durable as I would like.
Field Stripping- Not the easiet compared to an Ego or a Spyder. I work on cars so taking my SP8 apart to me is like cake, but the SP8 may not suit certain people's tastes. To get to the breach and the bolt you have to take apart the plastic shell and disconnect the board, all with a screwdriver and allen wrench.
I use the SP-8 as my primary because of looks and its a mil-sim electro. I can pump 18 rounds or more if necessary at my opponents and not break a ball. I can always get an Apex adapter on a palmers brass to compete with the flatlines. very happy with gun!
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