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Old 10-12-2021, 09:18 PM #1
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HK Army Sabr review - Spyder Victor /Eagle Claw clone

So released in August 2021 was a "new" HK branded marker The Sabr. It's a blow back design with a air line through the grip frame with a double trigger setup. An aluminum body with plastic lower trigger frame compliments this entry level marker.



The pros:
- Low cost entry level price ($129.99 MSRP)
- Mech operation is simple in design
- Locking feedback accepts all hoppers
- Autococker threaded barrel
- Ergonomic frame accepts a hand over hand comfortably in a unique setup

The bad:
- Extremely air inefficient, only having 550 to 600 shots on a 45/4500
- Stock barrel is large bore at 0.92 in size and is inaccurate.


Overall the barrel can be improved with any autococker threaded barrel kit (freak kit, lurker, or even the HK brand Lazer barrel kit using inserts). The air inefficient issues are something you cannot overcome so big games with long hours of gameplay requiring 800 to 1000 shots just isn't something I see possible in this blow back setup. The price point is also slightly above what I think it's worth at $100 in my opinion. I got mine used for $90 which is the perfect price point.

OVERALL:
If you want a mechanical marker that has a double trigger and minimal maintenance then this Spyder clone is for you. The emek doesn't offer a double trigger frame (yet), but has a gamma core and more mods but and is three times as much. The Tippmann Raider is heavier and has a hopper attached at a different setup with limited availability at 2.5 the price. KP has a equivalent style mechanical double trigger marker that's priced to compete but I haven't shot that brand. The Spyder Victor has a outdated frame setup with a braided air line but is $80 new and is the closest equivalent marker. It's the 2021 updated Spyder with a popular brand name on the side. It's light weight and has the ability to use autococker barrels, aftermarket force fed hoppers to improve ball feeding, and a low price point.

Rating: B- with aftermarket force feed hopper and aftermarket barrel / C+ stock

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