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By Tom from USA on 2012-10-02 18:14:03Things I liked:The modern and tactical look, the internal hopper-fed magazine. The selector switches are easier to operate than mechanical safeties and fire selectors. The guns efficiency on co2 is just awesome. The weaver rails are a huge upside, and I've done what all ebos owner's should do and remove the junk rear sight and replace it with a red-dot scope, although the rear sight is useful to a minimal degree for first-users. The power of this gun compared to co2 action pistols is extremely satisfying, and allows you to shred through most any target you put in front of it. As others have said, the accuracy of the EBOS is unbelievably good for a smooth bore BB repeater; after my first few trigger pulls, I knew I had a keeper. This gun will allow you to plink soda cans, soup cans, and anything else in your recycle bin anywhere between 8 and 25 yards. Single fire is excellent if you like taking time with your shots and placing the shots well. 4 shot and 8 shot burst are less accurate but offer endless fun. Another thing I really like about this airgun is that the "hammer" of the gun is powered by a small electric motor (not a solenoid, despite popular belief). Like all of my airguns, I disassembled the EBOS completely after having used it for a few weeks, and the mechanics of this little BB machinegun are made to last. It's obvious that Umarex's engineers and design staff did their best to make this one of the most fun BB repeaters on the airgun market.
Things I would have changed:There are very few things I would change about this cool little airgun. Things like the plastic body of the gun are only slight downsides, though I found nothing wrong with the plastic body. It's sturdy and well textured. The hopper atop the end of the gun is the only downside to the gun that hinders the use of accesories, as scopes and other optics need a riser to have a completely unobstructed view of your targets. The steel barrel within its plastic housing can flex slightly if the gun is gripped to firmly, though this rarely happens. If there were something that would make this gun even more awesome, it would have to be an option to extend the barrel. Airgunners on some forums claim that their EBOS's exceed 600 fps using longer aftermarket barrels.
What others should know:The cost of shooting an entire hopper (350-400 shots) through your EBOS right out of the box with the required 88 gram cartridges costs anywhere from $10 to $15. The cost of shooting 1,500 rounds (4 or 5 hoppers) through the ebos using the 30 dollar bulk-adapter from drozdmax and a refillable co2 tank costs between $5 to $8. Take your pick! I personally have a 20oz co2 tank on mine, and I get roughly 1,300 shots using single fire, and around 1,600 shots if you primarily use 4 or 8 shot burst modes. The more shots you take in a second, the more efficient the gun is on co2, but you give up velocity on successive shots as you fire quickly. Use a heavy-duty alkaline battery in this gun, as the motor needs enough torque to open the pressure tight valve in the gun. Duracell batteries will last for about 3000 shots. This gun WILL RUN ON HPA, just be sure that the output of the tank is no higher than 1,200 psi, and you should be fine. I am completely satisfied with my ebos. It's cheap to use, a blast to shoot, and satisfies any airgunner that loves a gun made for action. Thanks Dave from pyramyd air for hepling me choose this airgun, I love it!
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Tom from USA on 2013-04-13 11:34:07Things I liked:when it worked it was cool but that was seldom.
Things I would have changed:I would make it so that the co2 cartridges would actually engage and not leak or not even pierce. I tried twice in getting this weapon and they both had trouble with this and they both had trouble feeding ammunition from the hopper to the magazine. I give it a thumbs down. Pyarmid air did nothing to address the problem other than to sending a new one
What others should know:Don't buy it, it will frustrate you to death.