The Gun Gallery
Mac Dev Cyborg 2004(?) model
Write up on 5-9-07
I still don't have any good pics of this gun and I have owned
it now for several months. I had hoped it was going to be
the next generation design of the AKA Viking. It really is
very similar, replacing the dual lower tubes with a single
stacked tube body design. This reduces the weight significantly
over the Viking. It has maintained the same dependability
as the Viking. I had some issues at times, but mostly due
to incompatibility with tanks or low battery problems.
The gun came equipped with an Advantage Paintball Virtue
chip. The trigger is not as smooth as the DM5s, but is still
very fast. With the Virtue chip, I have learned to adapt this
gun to all different styles of play. I have used it in limited
paint situations out in big games and also in local speedball
It rarely breaks paint and has never required an O-ring change.
Maintenance is similar to the Viking, just run a squeegee
thru it at the end of the day and everything is fine. One
complaint I have is the velocity adjuster on the Mac-Dev regulator
is at the very bottom, which is blocked by the macro-line.
It is very difficult to change velocity on this reg.
I also had a problem at one point, where the gun would start
to "beat down". In rapid fire, it would start to
lose velocity quickly. My belief was it was an issue with
the paint. After trying several things, I realized the gun
would work just fine if I just turned the eyes off.
The black and white color scheme works well for me. I like
it better than some of the bright blue guns I have had.
The gun has been put on the shelf, as I have now replaced
it with superior Cyborgs. I guess I should relay information
on another problem that the gun developed. Earlier in 2008,
while playing in a local rec game, I broke the Halo hoppper
feed neck off inside the gun. Originally the gun did not have
a clamping feed neck. Since it was a nice clean break at the
mount of the feed port of th gun, there was no getting the
broken part out. Luckily I had purchased a few months earlier
a CCM clamping feedneck for my AKA Excaliber I purchased -
it had come with a high rise feed neck. I just utilized that
on the borg and everything was great. Then when the Blue Cyborg
came along, it had some stupid feed neck with multiple o-rings
and some spinny deal. In the end I ripped it off and replaced
it with the feedneck from this borg-levaing this gun now without
a feed neck. The gun hangs on the wall without the neck and
looks very nice. Someday it will become complete again.