Max D 6000

Performance Review
The Max D 6000 is a first generation Max D and successor to the XP 310.  Max D stands for maximum distance, and the Max D 6000 makes good on that promise, shooting a good 4 feet further than the XP 310.  This difference in range means that you can use the Max D 6000 in elimination games if necessary, something I wouldn’t recommend with the XP 310.  Outputs are slightly higher, due to the Max D ball valve as opposed to the XP pull valve.  Shot times have decreased from the Max D 6000 to the XP 310.  This is in part due to greater output, but it’s also due to the 6000’s smaller PC/firing chamber capacity.  It’s interesting to note, and also a bit puzzling that firing chamber volume decreased from the XP 110 to the XP 310 to the Max D 6000 even though the reservoir size progressively increased

Structural Review
Like other first generation Max Ds, the 6000 has a tough, durable exterior, but a weak spring going to the ball/firing valve.  It WILL break after repeat usage.  That is the major downfall of this weapon.  This will render your Max D 6000 useless.  There are 2 fixes for this that I can think of.  You can replace the spring with any that you can find that will fit, and no one has been able to do that that I know of.  Or you can replace it with multiple rubber bands.  The pump is another weak spot on this gun, you should definitely do a pump reinforcement.

Ultimately, this would have been a very good gun if it weren’t for durability issues.  To illustrate just how bad the durability is on this gun, my team had 4 new 6000s in 2003, by the end of the year every single one was broken.  SEAL brought one to Downpour 2011, but it broke a year later.  The Water Warriors Colossus is an all around better alternative than the Max D 6000 and I recommend buying one instead.

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