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Smart Parts - Ion XE Information
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Smart Parts
100 Station Street
Loyalhanna, PA 15661

Phone: (800) 992-2147
Fax: (724) 539-2298
Email: customersvceast@smartparts.com
Website: http://www.smartparts.com
The Ion XE has all the proven performance of the affordable Ion but the bolt is removable through the rear of the body.
 Manual: Download the manual for Smart Parts Download
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $224.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 40
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Smart Parts - Ion XE Reviews
Smart Parts Ion XE I bought this marker this week and shot it down in my woods to get a feel for it. I loved it since the first shot. Today I took it to the local paint ball fields and played with it all day. I love...
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Gryffan
 
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $205.00
Pros: Decent bps, Accurate, Out the back cleaning
Cons: Could use a better look.
I bought this marker this week and shot it down in my woods to get a feel for it. I loved it since the first shot. Today I took it to the local paint ball fields and played with it all day. I love the accuracy and rate of fire. I wish it looked more like the EOS but thats just personal reference. The trigger could be a little less touchy, I found myself "accidentally" firing because my fingers got to close to the trigger. The only difference between the XE and the plain ION is the "out-the-back" cleaning system. The out-the-back is simply 20 times easier than the old unsrew this-then that-then take this apart-clean it-then put it back together method. It is worth the 30 - 40 extra bucks.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE This gun is great. Other then the feedneck, nothing is really to bad on the gun, definatly worth the price.
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MojoWill
 
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 856 New Jersey
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $220.00
Pros: Accurate, Fast, Great Price, Very Custamizable.
Cons: Stock Feedneck is Horrible, Not to Great on Air.
This gun is great. Other then the feedneck, nothing is really to bad on the gun, definatly worth the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE This marker is fantastic! It came ready to pwn straight out of the box. It's very light, nimble, and consistent. The eyes work perfectly and I've never had any problems. The only time I had an...
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thegris
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: No maintenance, fast cleaning, high ROF
Cons: Programming sometimes confusing
This marker is fantastic! It came ready to pwn straight out of the box. It's very light, nimble, and consistent. The eyes work perfectly and I've never had any problems.

The only time I had an issue was when I set the dwell to what someone recommended on the internet (MY stupid mistake). It was easy to fix and a couple minutes later it was shooting GREAT. I've never had a problem with shoot-down (keep your bolt clean and well greased!!) on compressed air. I have a freak on it and it is damn accurate, even with $40/case cheap rec paint.

I've put a qev in it and it's so fast that sometimes I have to check to make sure I didn't accidentally put turn on ramping.

It's impossible to program without first reading the manual. It uses a series of flashes to indicate which mode is being changed, and you have to push the power button to "make a change". It's no problem with the manual, but kinda annoying for someone that hates instructions. :-D
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE Alright, were gonna start with some Pros for this gun. The new bold out back design gives quick and easy ability to clean. The speed it shoots as fast as most paintball fields let you shoot. Comfort,...
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Zach Thell
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $230.00
Pros: bolt out back, speed, comfort, weight
Cons: gay feedneck, bad air consumption,
Alright, were gonna start with some Pros for this gun. The new bold out back design gives quick and easy ability to clean. The speed it shoots as fast as most paintball fields let you shoot. Comfort, im a small kid, so i needed a drop on my XE but once i got one i cant stop holding it. Weight, it is very light weight. Some Cons are the piece of pile feedneck they got. looks like something viewloader would put on their guns. WTF o-rings. and the air consumption on this gun is pretty brutal.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE this gun is great for beginers and people with a low budget also a great woods ball gun pros- bob relible not very loud acuricy is ok price
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moon333
 
Join Date: May 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: down
Cons: down
this gun is great for beginers and people with a low budget also a great woods ball gun


pros- bob
relible
not very loud
acuricy is ok
price



cons- asa! is horable smart parts your ****ing stupid to put that asa on this gun i like the vibes asa better and it is a chepper gun
needs alot of ups to be a turnmate winning gun barrel, asa, feedneck, bolt, qev, and a board might be more


i do like this gun it is a great gun but if your going to git this gun plan on spending muney uping it


hope this review helped
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.9/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE Totally worth the 20 extra bucks for the bolt-out-back, though there aren't really any uprade bodies from other companies that i could find. If you keep the seals lubed shouldn't be any leaks. a...
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Dakota
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $220.00
Pros: Bolt-out-back, consistant, value
Cons: asa, trigger!!!!!!!, feedneck
Totally worth the 20 extra bucks for the bolt-out-back, though there aren't really any uprade bodies from other companies that i could find. If you keep the seals lubed shouldn't be any leaks. a QEV helped alot on air consumption and a blackheart board is a good upgrade. The BB eyes are a nice feature, with wicked fast loaders it's hard to know whether or not they really help.

The asa is stupid, i would have paid more money for a better one, easy instalation but still! and the trigger sucks!!!, who still uses that kind of trigger anyway, I put a cp sling on it and I didn't feel like i was shooting a cheap spyder. The feedneck is not too bad, I had to sand down my halo to get it to squeeze in because I didn't realize it used nxt threads and not ion threads, why......? never shot the stock barrel, but with dye precision it was very accurate, The orange unicorn nano bolt made air consuption, accuracy and speed better. A cp reg. didn't give a noticable difference, a litte more comfortable to hold. It looks kind of cheap but w/e, almost embarassing when someone pulls out their shocker.

It has worked great as a backup to my ego Sl8r, doesn't really see the competitive field but in practice it works nicely. Great value for a decent electroneumatic
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE I just bought the ion xe, and it has 2 be the best gun i have ever bought. it is deffiently worth the money. only one bad thing the stock feed neck SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With a...
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $170.00
Pros: Tough, good rof, nice triger, good on air
Cons: stock feed neck sucks
I just bought the ion xe, and it has 2 be the best gun i have ever bought. it is deffiently worth the money. only one bad thing the stock feed neck SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With a new board this could be the greatest gun ever.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.6/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE this gun is a very bad gun if you are playing speed ball almost everything on it is throw away i have a etek ego and that is 1000000000 times better i would never recomend this gun, rating from 1-10...
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iceycube
 
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $224.00
Pros: hard to break
Cons: plastic, need to upgrade every thing, not reliable
this gun is a very bad gun if you are playing speed ball almost everything on it is throw away i have a etek ego and that is 1000000000 times better i would never recomend this gun, rating from 1-10 i give it a 2
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE i had a choice between this and a proto slg i tho o gee well this one ist all plstic so lets try it .... THAT was the WORSE mistake i ever made!!!! i thought well this is supose to be a very reliable...
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $215.00
Pros: NOTHING
Cons: EVERYTHING
i had a choice between this and a proto slg i tho o gee well this one ist all plstic so lets try it .... THAT was the WORSE mistake i ever made!!!! i thought well this is supose to be a very reliable gun the first time i played with it chopped about 13 balls PATHETIC. this gun is heaver has a **** feed neck a **** barrell a **** asa and so on. like 215$$ for a pice of **** like i could have gotten this frome my cat. i recomend any other gun ovr this. and for 200$$ i could have had another gun that shoots 30 bps and o yea the trigger BLOWS after 2 months of this peace of **** i upgraded to a mini the best gun ive gotten yet... DO NOT BUY its a waste of moneyy and for anybuddy that has some1 tellin u that its good tell them to **** off!!!!!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Smart Parts Ion XE Great gun for the price. chops like a beast though
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Oirets
 
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbia, SC
Oirets plays in the PSP
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: BOB
Cons: Barrel, feedneck, trigger, reg
Great gun for the price. chops like a beast though
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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