Which SP Marker Good for beginner? Need an easy to use marker that is CO2 friendly
Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:33 AM
Actually, I had a functioning MR-1. I didn't like it much, but it was shooting, and I just couldn't justify upgrading - especially when there was other stuff I wanted to get (like a Halo Too loader, paintball pants and clothing, new mask lens, Trracer pump gun for pump games with my group, and mostly ammo). And finally I've started saving up money for a new gun.
But now Smart Parts has gone under and Azodin looks like a better brand. What's more, I've kind of said "screw-it" on the new gun idea and decided to get a used classic Automag instead. I don't need top of the line features anyway. I play more dagger style, with mobility and only a few shots at a time. I don't need really fast rate of fire. I just want a gun that works reliably. So Automag it is.
After that, I figure I'll grab an HPA tank, and start working on a project I've got planned to convert one of those new BT SA-17 pistols into a sniper rifle that shoots First Strike rounds. Mostly for scenario games were there are enough people to make use of an effective 100 yard range on a paintball gun.
After that, who knows? Maybe an Invert Mini if they're still around at the time.
Thanks for the help though guys. It was quite useful back when I was thinking about this.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:35 AM
Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:44 AM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:36 PM
Own 3 at the moment.
Light, highly upgradeable, quiet and simple design.
Used ones can be bought for 100 bucks off eBay.
As long as you check eBay ratings you would be fine.
They can run on co2 if you take steps like installing an anti-siphon in a tank or run remote.
Parts generally don't wear out like some guns, and there are tons of how tos and videos on maintenance.
This post has been edited by MovesLikeaShadow: 05 October 2010 - 01:38 PM
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:43 PM
Funny, I was reading Rathje's initial post & I was thinking to myself "This guy should get a Mag"... lo and behold you did. If a player wants a tight, solid, dependable marker that runs on CO2 but doesn't need to sling a crap-ton of paint then a classic valved mag is perfect. Actually, I used my classic mag at the last scenario & slung over 1,400 rounds in 7 hours of play without thinking about it... the trigger pull is considerably lighter than any other mechanical marker I've used making shooting faster when necessary much easier. I wont be walking the trigger on my Intelliframe, but I can still make the paint fly.
As for upgrading the bolt - absolutely. I had been using a lvl 7 on a classic, for about a year maybe, before getting a nice deal on an already setup classic valve w/ a lvl 10 already installed/tuned. The advantage, as you may know, is the lvl 10 refuses to chop paint. I had to clean my barrel every time I stopped while I was using the 7, but not once w/ all those rounds thru it w/ the 10, best... thing... ever. So go ahead & upgrade to the lvl 10, you won't be sorry.
No matter what I do in the future I will always have at least one Automag in my possession. Whether for primary or just a backup.
As far as electros are concerned - truthfully, save your money instead of buying anything considered "entry level" like an Anzodin or Vibe. They aren't bad markers as I've seen a fair amount of them in use, but eventually you're going to upgrade anyways & it's usually not worth the hassle of dealing w/ a low end electro in the mean time.
Just my two cents.
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