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Tippmann Cronus Review

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Introduction

Tippmann is one of the most admired brands in the world of paintball today, and this can be attributed to the level of reliability and durability that their products have. The Tippmann Cronus is no exception to this fantastic resilience and sturdiness that the Tippmann brand is known for.

Although the Cronus is Tippmann's most affordable paintball marker yet, it is as sturdy as the other high-end Tippmann guns. Asides from being durable and affordable, another feature that makes the Cronus stand out is its realistic look. A beginner to the game just barely looking at the Cronus and other high-end Tippmann guns may think the Cronus would cost more.

The Cronus comes in two versions (basic and tactical). The two versions are quite alike, but the tactical version includes an adjustable stock, a carrier handle, and a barrel shroud. Asides from these three things, the two versions are the same.

Tippmann Cronus - Tactical Edition

As a beginner to paintballing, you might have reservations about spending so much money on high-end paintball guns. Well, the Cronus will allay those fears by providing you with an affordable option that also assures an excellent paintballing experience.

You can go out to the field with confidence and be rest assured that the Tippmann Cronus will not disappoint. 

Features and Specifications

Highlighted below are the features and specifications of the Tippmann Cronus:

  • The gun fires .68 caliber paintballs and can easily adjust the FPS from about 250-325.
  • It is a lightweight gun, weighing about 3.7 pounds
  • The marker is equipped with a mechanical trigger and a 9-inch stock barrel. The tactical version has an easily removable barrel shroud placed over the barrel. The shroud protects the barrel from any contact that could damage it.
  • Players can upgrade the basic version of the Cronus to the tactical version by purchasing the tactical upgrade kit. However, upgrading the basic to tactical would cost you more than just buying the tactical in the first place.
  • The foregrip of the Cronus is made with rubber, which makes it extremely comfortable. The foregrip can also be easily removed or adjusted.
  • It is equipped with Picatinny rails, which are essential when mounting scopes and stands.
  • It is compatible with both CO2 and compressed air (HPA)
  • The gun is relatively easy to take apart and clean, making maintenance an easy job.
  • The gun fires in semi-automatic mode. It fires about eight balls per second.
  • It has a shooting range that fires up to 150 feet.

Reviews

I thought it would help to also include reviews from other paintballers who use and own the Tippmann Cronus Here are what some owners and users of the Tippmann Cronus have to say about the gun:

  • I would get the Emek instead because the Cronus is based on a Tippmann 98, which came out in the late 90s.
  • I have had my Tippman Cronus for several years now, and it has never let me down. I got the tactical one that comes with a barrel shroud, stock, and carry handle, and I love it. I have made some modifications like a longer barrel and a sight, but the gun itself is incredible, and I highly recommend it.
  • I own a Cronus, and while there is nothing wrong with them, I prefer the Emek. If you cannot afford the Emek, which is more expensive, then the Cronus is a good option. Be confident because it will serve you well.
  • Even though maintenance might not be so frequent, I believe it should still be easy to take a gun apart to clean. The Cronus has about nine screws to get the frame apart, which I find quite annoying. I would suggest a stormer for a beginner to the game instead of the Cronus, and if you have money to splurge, the Emek is an excellent option.
  • The Cronus can be run over by a car and would probably still shoot. Working on a paintball field, I would not say I liked using them because they are clunky. I love my Emek from Planet Eclipse; although I got a used one, it does a great job.
  • As a beginner to the game, I believe the Tippmann Cronus is ideal. You get a quality gun for a reasonable price. The realistic look of the Cronus is also a perk that adds to the overall experience.

Pros

  • It is very affordable. It is the cheapest Tippmann paintball gun
  • It is exceptionally durable and reliable
  • It is a lightweight gun (3.7 lbs)
  • It has a Picatinny rail for scope attachment 
  • The marker is equipped with an adjustable stock and foregrip, which lets you set the paintball marker to the most comfortable position.
  • Its realistic look adds to the overall user experience 
  • The rubber grip makes holding the gun comfortable
  • Rarely will you have a case of chopped balls when using the Cronus

Cons

  • Limited upgrade options. The gun cannot support standard upgrades such as a cyclone hopper and an E-grip response trigger.
  • The stock barrel it comes with is not of the best quality.

Conclusion

As a beginner, the things you should look for in a paintball marker are durability, effectiveness, and price. The Tippmann Cronus checks all on that list. Given the price, you can easily upgrade to a high-end paintball marker after using it for a short while.

The Tippmann Cronus might be the cheapest Tippman, but it is not the littlest in terms of performance. Have you used a Cronus before? Let us know your experience using the gun by commenting below.

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