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Old 08-13-2007, 11:15 AM
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Default FEP Quest

Just for the heads up.
Once I get some stuff done around here, I'm going to be posting a review up on an FEP Quest for all those interested.



I’ll bring the Quest to the field and nobody will know what it is so I’ve decided to write a review to let people know why I shoot a Quest and why it’s defiantly worth a try to any paintballer.

How it works animation:



First Impressions –
Comes in Tombstone shaped box with barrel and all the items you need to maintain it. With mine I bought a goldmember, classic rail/asa, and bionic headlock all nicely packed

Size
Its smaller then it looks and with two trigger frame positions it is great for small hands and large hands alike. After moving the trigger frame forward on backward on the body I settle with the forward position on mine and note that the simple moving of the frame really makes a difference!

Compared to an Alias Timmy and an Empire II. Note that the markers are techincally the same size but when you move the trigger frame foward on the Quest, makes the Quest profile much smaller.


Weight
It’s light but all markers are these days. Not the lightest marker out there but it is well balanced. I swing it back and forth from the bottom of the frame and it feels great. With a 68/4500 tank, barrel, and halo I am really impressed with the feel. I favor its feel over my intimidators. After comparing it with different markers at the field I feel that it’s one of if not the greatest feeling marker out there. I just wish the trigger frame was a tad thinner but I don’t usually wrap my hand around it anyway so that doesn’t matter.

Trigger
I’ve used many triggers on many different markers and this magnetic trigger just blew my mind. It’s very smooth and tight. After messing with its 3 point adjustment it feels great. Well done FEP.

Simplicity and Maintenance
Takes me about 1-2 minutes to strip, clean, relube, and put back. 7 o-rings in the whole mechanism. Easy

Barrel
14” two piece .689 smooth bore, matches marker, and kit can be expanded upon.
never used though due the fact that I have other barrel kits.


Gassing up
First time I screwed the barrel in, hook up the tank, and listened. Got no leaks. Here I will also voice one of my few complaints. The ASA’s that FEP offer do not come with an on/off ASA. It’s not necessarily needed but I’m think about buying one. I’m hoping FEP will make one to match the marker though. That would be nice.

Shooting
The WAS board is easy to use. I get that smooth feel while ripping and no barrel rise what so ever. The marker imo shoots better then my teched timmy's that I’ve worked with for a long while. Without paint the marker is pretty loud but what marker isn’t?
The markers shoots at about 85 psi consistently. People have gotten there makers to operate around 50 psi but I’m not trying that until it’s absolutely fully broken in which I don’t think it is yet.

Efficiency
Extremely good. With goldmember bolt I get around 1800 balls. Thats almost a whole dang case on a 68/4500.

Conclusion
I've been shooting Timmy's for my whole paintball career after my spyder. I've always like timmy's but this marker has totaly replaced my timmy's as I am now selling them. It's pretty cheap right now, you can find one for about $400-$450 and it's a GREAT buy imo. It's a very smooth, efficient, and balanced marker. I've has many markers pass through my hands(besides timmy's of course) and right now, I would have to say I am very happy with this one.

please tell me if you want me to add anything else such as pictures, specification, or comparisons.



note: I did not put those stickers on the Halo, the shells came that way. I got them for very very cheap.

Last edited by NeedForSpeed : 09-08-2007 at 12:53 PM.
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