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SP8: Too Big?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

Im curious as to if the Sp-8 is really big. it looks kinda big. i use an Ion and i play speedball alot, and i was wondering if it gets in the way and unconfortable. I play snak.I plan on using the stock and possibly getting a remote line, the stealth barrel not so much.I thought about getting a qloader, becasue the offset hopper might look a lil ugly.thats not the point. Is it awkward using it in small places? Look bigger than an Ion.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:42 AM

I would doubt its uncomfortable it is a replica if im not mistaken it is bassed of a real gun.
http://images.military.com/soldiertech/0,1...ch_XM8,,00.html
i would get the qloader and for sure a remote line
In the end it all comes down to what you want not what any one else says you want. Ask a hop if you can hold one and just see how you like the feel of it with the stock.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:00 AM

Have you seen anyone holding it?

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It doesn't look that much bigger than a lot of the X7s.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 09:40 AM

View PostPuzuma, on Nov 15 2007, 09:00 AM, said:

Have you seen anyone holding it?

It doesn't look that much bigger than a lot of the X7s.

Puzma is correct, but if you are mainly in it for speedball, I would recommend something else, I personally would find one too long especially in a snake

I would stick with an ion if you were going to go that route, and get a stock and either the q or warp feed

but then again this is only my opinion and personal preferance of having a smaller gun that you can whip around easily. Oh and just fyi I have a couple of friends who have sp8's and hate cleaning them, apparently if the shroud gets shot you end up with paint coating most of the internal shell.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:55 PM

I've held one before. Its not huge. I'd say its a little bigger than a A-5.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:31 PM

its a milsim marker not a speed ball marker show me a real rifle that isnt longer then a persons arm... its a REPLICA paintball gun
they arnt going to make it 1:3 scale... that would be stupid
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

It's not too big for me. I'm 6'2". I can hardly play with an Invert Mini :P.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

I have only used the SP8 once, and it was pretty comfortable when I actually had the opportunity to stick the stock against my shoulder. It was sort of frustrating most of the time though- I always shoot at wierd angles from behind/under cover with my Ion, and the SP8 was too bulky for me to do that. You play snake, so maneuverability and speed is key. Stick with the Ion- you will have better maneuverability and you are familiar with how it feels/shoots.

I really like the looks, but for $300 I don't think that it is worth it.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 09:43 PM

Yeah I really love it. I wish somebody in my area owned oone so i could try it out or at least pick it up and get a feel. None of the stores here that I know of have it and I've never seen someone it in real life(like at a field, I've seen it in pics though). Thanks for the info, this has changed my idea of getting it if its too awkward using it

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 07:05 AM

im 6.0, its seems small for me without a stock or barrel attachment... i doubt you need those in speed ball, the magazine is the only thing that would be a problem for you.. i absolutely love this gun and wouldnt have it any other way
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:17 PM

It's bulky, particularly up front if you grip it horizontally.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:50 PM

I bought an Ion and set it up several ways. I bought my wife an SP-8 and she liked it until she shot my Blazer and that is now her primary marker. I used the SP-8 for almost a year and just recently sold it so I could put some money into my Ion. I now have the Ion setup with the Blackcell body, T2W stock, 20" SP Tactical barrel and Qloader. It is lighter and more comfortable than the SP-8. I do like the SP-8 BUT like my Ion setup better.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:28 PM

View PostKodiak, on Nov 18 2007, 10:50 PM, said:

I bought an Ion and set it up several ways. I bought my wife an SP-8 and she liked it until she shot my Blazer and that is now her primary marker. I used the SP-8 for almost a year and just recently sold it so I could put some money into my Ion. I now have the Ion setup with the Blackcell body, T2W stock, 20" SP Tactical barrel and Qloader. It is lighter and more comfortable than the SP-8. I do like the SP-8 BUT like my Ion setup better.

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That Ion looks oddly amazing. As if it should be in MI:3 or something. Looks good :blink:.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:58 PM

I agree with Philipp. So should i just get an Ion and a blackcell body kit, with qloader?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 12:27 AM

i once back then encountered and played quite well with a owner of an sp8, he had the actual full setup, the longer shroud + barrel, and buttstock, it was tan in color and was just as long as my a-5 rifle combo, pretty life size if you ask me, and he still performed quite well in speedball, mainly in the back, thats about it, the only few problems i saw was his feed tube, he needed absolutely rounded out paintballs to fire, namely he ended up with marb, and works excellent now
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