Tippmann X7 Phenom Mechanical Paintball Marker Review

The Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical is a versatile marker that packs a lot of power.

This marker is made for the woodsball player that needs a lightweight and an easy-to-handle marker that can be operated efficiently on the move.

There was a lot of call for a mechanical-only version of the X7 Phenom, so they delivered and in this article we are going to take a closer look at this particular model.

The mechanical version of the Tippmann X7 Phenom will allow you to play without any electronic setup distractions, you simply go out and play.

But the beauty of this model is that if you ever wanted to upgrade the gun to the electronic version you can do so easily.

You just purchase the X7 Phenom e-grip to replace the mechanical grip, and the marker will then be the electronic version.


There has been quite a number of aesthetical changes made to the X7 Phenom compared to the original X7 model.

For a start, it is 3 inches shorter than the original model, so it is much easier to handle.

The cyclone feed has been redesigned and is now integrated directly inside the gun.

It can feed balls at a rate of up to 15 per second, so you get a lot of efficiency with the Phenom.

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FlexValve technology


The Tippmann X7 Phenom uses FlexValve technology, which improves the gas efficiency by operating at less than 300 PSI.

This will also enable to have over 1,400 shots from a 4,500 psi 68 ci tank.

It utilizes a specially designed spoon valve which all but eliminates any recoil completely.

This will help you achieve better accuracy on a consistent basis, so you can take aim with confidence of hitting your target.

At the back of the FlexValve, you have an adjustable regulator, which has positive and negative settings.

With this, you can adjust your regulator pressure which in turn will adjust your velocity. So you can really fine tune the velocity of your shot to suit the terrain you are playing in.

The benefits of the FlexValve are very significant, with increased air efficiency and accuracy giving you a higher end performance.

Customization abilities

One of the alluring aspects of the Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical marker is the fact that you have many custom upgrades and options available to you.

Being mechanical, it is significantly cheaper than the electronic version of the X7 Phenom, but you will always have that ability to upgrade the mechanical version to whatever setup you like.

Here is a list of the accessories and upgrade options you have with this marker:

Selector switch

Tippmann X7 Phenom Mechanical Paintball Marker Review 2020

The mechanical version of the Tippmann X7 Phenom still utilizes the selector switch that you find on the electronic version, but it only has two stops instead of five.

The two stops of the selector switch on the mechanical version are safe mode and fire mode. This will enable you to go from safety to fire mode, or visa-versa very quickly.


Here are the listed specifications for the Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical:

  • Caliber: .68
  • Action: Semi-Automatic (Open Bolt Blow Forward Spool Valve System)
  • Hopper Capacity: 200 Paintballs
  • Feed Rate: 15 BPS
  • Capable Gases: NO2, CO2
  • Firing Rate: 8 BPS
  • Trigger: mechanical
  • Barrel Length: 9.5 inches
  • Body Length: 9.75 inches
  • Weight: 3.92 pounds
  • Effective Range: 150+ feet

Is the Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical right for you?

Although electronic markers are very popular right now, not everyone wants the extra complications they bring with them, many just want the simplicity of a mechanical model.


So the X7 Phenom mechanical marker was born to meet consumer demand, and it has been a very popular choice since its arrival.

One of the reasons why this mechanical version is so popular is because it still uses the excellent FlexValve, which improves air efficiency and accuracy.

It is also highly customizable and easy to upgrade at any time you wish, and there are many different options available to you.

The Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical is a very reliable marker and provides excellent handling, accuracy and operational efficiency.

You will find this marker very easy to maintain (maintenance is really minimal), and its firing capabilities are very impressive indeed.

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