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Old 05-28-2020, 10:12 PM #1
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how good are the protons for their price
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:59 PM #2
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I picked one up just to see what the gun was about for $113 on ebay. I play a CS 1.5 as my primary but I have the same addiction most people here have and I need to shoot every gun ever made. It's a solid performer for sure. Very easy to work on, as most spool guns are now. I've worked with Valken to get parts for other guns and the customer service has been great. On the field it feels very light. Switching hands is smooth. The board is simple with two buttons to control vision and firing mode. The corresponding led is easy to understand. The stock barrel is fine and is probably .685 or close. With the shaft 5 and carbon tip it runs fast and accurate. I like the feel better than the axe or mini's. It doesn't feel as small or cramped as the other two. Efficiency is average but I seldom run tanks empty as I can usually fill between games. If you buy used of course theres a chance the last owner didn't take care of the gun. I planned to flip it or give it to someone after playing it a few times but it will now join my loaner bin for buddies. I'd say sub $200 it's worth it but over that puts you in range of the emek and that thing is fantastic.
Darn kids and your paint guns! Back in my day you had to pump it to play.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:00 PM #3
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Personally I love playing with mine, I like the guy above have it for a loaner marker I never really have issues with the thing just clean and lube after every use. Now is it going to be used above my ego or my xls hell no but a great gun for the price used again I wouldn’t go above 200 like he said. Oh and one of thing with it I have no idea why or how because It sounds loud shooting it but on the receiving end it is stupid silent all you hear is the paintballs not the gun it’s pretty amazing.
Sorry my balls seem to be on your face
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:27 PM #4
Hail to the chief, baby.
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I had one for 2 years from about 2014 to 2016. It was one of the first electros I really loved (been playing since '98....I just prefer mechs). Out of the 20-30'ish markers I've owned over the years, it's in my top 5 favorites to be honest. Probably some due to nostalgia. It was very reliable for me, handled great, had a nice snappy trigger. It just worked every time without fail; I don't even have memory of any barrel breaks or chops with that thing.

The gas efficiency leaves some to be desired, the barrel is loud, the shot feel isn't the most refined, I remember the wiring around the trigger/disassembly of the frame was kind of weird, and its lacking some modern niceties. But for 100-200, its a great little electro, and it won't hold you back in a game.

Sad that Valken didn't carry on with the design and make some improvements, like a Wireless frame/body connection, push button for engine removal, rubber foregrip, etc. All little design changes that shouldn't have been too hard. Maybe if the marker had more success they would've invested in it some more.

Anyways, hooray for zombie threads!

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Old 03-30-2021, 11:41 PM #5
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Had these guns incorporated a trigger with a proper pivot point and a flipped microswitch as they should have been with a slightly better board they would have sold a lot of them. Other than they were were pretty great little guns.
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