Brass Eagle Raptor Review
Manufacture: Brass Eagle www.brasseagle.com
Accuracy: The Brass Eagle Raptor has good accuracy at close range, assuming you are using the right size paintballs for the barrel. However at long range we found that the Raptor lacks in range when compared to pump guns and the autococker. Approximate effective range - 150 feet. The Raptor has less than average accuracy compared with most guns in the semi-auto class.
Action: The Raptors action is not smooth, but nor is it rough. The gun does jump in your hands after each shot, but it is not enough to substantially affect accuracy.
Cost: Around $120 online.
Durability: After about 15,000 rounds through our raptor, we only experienced two problems, a bad o-ring (which we can say was no suprise after 15000 shots) and a broken connecting pin.
Rate of Fire: The maximum rate of fire is about 7 shots per second. However with the trigger pull the raptor has it is very hard to attain 7 shots per second. The Raptor comes equiped with a power feed to help speed up the rate that paintballs drop into the chamber.
Pros and Cons:
Low Rate of Fire
Poorly Designed Ball Detent
Conclusion: The Brass Eagle Raptor is nothing special among mid-priced paintball guns. We recommend you think about getting a Piranha or a Spyder instead. The Raptor is not low in quality, but we think that there are better guns available in the same price range (take the Piranha STS G3 or the Spyder Xtra for example). We have a Raptor that we used for rec games and it worked well for a while. We had sent over 15,000+ paintballs through it before it did break down. One problem was a bad valve o-ring. It was very easy to replace. The only part (other than o-rings) we have had to replace is the connecting pin. The bottom of it snapped off, but strangely the gun still operated! Another minor problem with the Raptor is that the ball detent is of poor design. It needs to be improved to prevent double feeding of paintballs into the chamber. The poor design of the double feed can cause ball breaks and jams. However, a simple rubber band can correct this. In our opinion, The Raptor is best viewed as a good gun for its time, but it is apparent that its time is up. If you are looking for an entry level gun we recommend you look toward the Piranha, Spyder, or Tippmann gun lines.
This is used and ill let it go for around $45 shipped. Pm me.