Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, uses a brass-hinged lever to tighten, and has a heavily textured twist-knob that adjusts the tension on the lever. It includes a textured surface inside the clamp to provide extra grip, as well as an air exhaust port.
Redz International Cam-LockI needed a new feedneck for my Angel G7 marker, so I bought one of these.
It worked well, was well made, and definitely kept the hopper on the marker. You really can't go wrong, although it's a...
I needed a new feedneck for my Angel G7 marker, so I bought one of these.
It worked well, was well made, and definitely kept the hopper on the marker. You really can't go wrong, although it's a bit dated now.
I would not recommend this product now as there are better out there (NT locking neck from Dye).
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Redz International Cam-LockMy review is completely unbiased but PbNation requires that I inform the readers of this review of my affiliation with the company. My team was sponsored by Redz comfort for the 2005 season.
My review is completely unbiased but PbNation requires that I inform the readers of this review of my affiliation with the company. My team was sponsored by Redz comfort for the 2005 season.
I purchased a few of these feednecks as part of a sponsorship deal in 2005 for my brothers and my Ions. Since then two have broken, but I am still using mine, and it works great. Overall I was displeased with the Cam-lock and there are plenty of better ones out on the market that I would purchase before buying another one of these.
Look - This feedneck looked really nice on my Ion. It matched with the gun really well and I liked the little Redz pepper on the tightening knob. It did sit a little higher on the marker than I liked but some people prefer it.
Durability/Reliability - Here is where this feedneck gets its worst ratings in my book. My two brothers both had the same problem with their feednecks. The lever rubs metal on metal when you release and tighten the lever. Well the lever is made of a thin aluminum that is easily weakened by the constant rubbing. Well my brothers both snapped their levers right off after only using them for about 8 months. The feedneck is still useable but it has to be finger tightened using the knob. One thing that has happened to mine is that the screw that is used to tighten the clamp is very poorly constructed and bends very easily. In addition the little piece of aluminum that comes out of the clamping ring that is used by the lever to tighten the feedneck bends in and catches on the threads of the tightening screw. The thumb tightened was not all that great either. It is small making it hard to tighten and despite the textured sides, it doesnít grip that well either. Another bad thing is the threads on these cam-locks are garbage, my brotherís threads stripped right out. Finally, the little logo, that I liked so much, on the tightening knob is just a sticker and fell off within the first month of use.
Performance - The feedneck performed great when it wasnít broken. The clamping lever was very smooth and provided a very tight fit for the hopper. It has a quick exhaust hole in it to allow excess air out and reduce the blow-back of paint into the hopper. Next, it was designed with a nice little grip on the lever so it was easy to release it but it wouldnít accidentally get released if you brushed it with your hand during a game. The grip on the hopper wasn't the best in my opinion, but the newer version of the feedneck includes a textured surface that keeps a much more secure hold. Other than that the ability for the clamping part of the feedneck to work even after so many disfigurements and breaks, it is surprising.
Price - For the quality of the feedneck it is not worth the price. It is poorly made and does not stand up to the lengthened torture that paintballers expect their gear to be able to withstand. I mean two out of the three my family owned didnít even last a year. If it was made a little more durable, and with a slightly lower profile it would be worth it.
Customer Service - Redz has fairly good customer service but it is nothing special. They are helpful and do take care of problems fast, but these are attributes that we come to expect as the norm for a company as big as Redz. I mean they deal with hundreds of people every day, they should know what their doing.
I would not recommend this feedneck the majority of paintballers. Those looking to just buy a feedneck for occasional and not so demanding use, then this feedneck would work. Once again, this review is completely unbiased and I hope it is helpful and informative to all readers.