I'm a diehard Sniper fan. I've been playing with one Sniper or another as my go to marker since early 90's. I love the way it points, very natural. It's almost like an extension of my hand. And I swear it shoots further than any normal barreled gun out there. My current Snipers are super quiet too.
I can see the allure of the Phantom. I have two. The light weight is amazing, and the damn things just always work. but even with an undercooking kit they're no way near as smooth as my Snipers. They are the bomb as dedicated stock class markers though. My Snipers are super low pressure open class only guns.