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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:41 PM

I'm getting one because i heard it was cheap and very good gun for the price.

I've held it and it feels good to hold and move but what are some upgrades I can get right off the bat that will improve it even better than it right off the shelf. But not too pricey. like less than or close to 100 bucks. US
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:49 PM

feedneck
trigger
barrel
ASA


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:09 PM

View Postslinkyaroo, on Nov 5 2008, 02:49 PM, said:

feedneck
trigger
barrel
ASA


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What is the difference on feednecks? what do they do for you?

Barrel, what type would you suggest.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

A quick clamp feed neck will make it easier for you to remove your hopper. Hoppers have a tendancy to get stuck in the stock feed neck.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:20 AM

Depending on your hopper, you might be ok with the stock one. A friends halo fits snug in his but he doesn't take it out. I would get a barrel first. J&J's are cheaper and hold up. Special ops has the stiffi c-series for $60 which is a good deal for being a stiffi. A friend has one and it lowered his shot noise pretty noticibly and has great accuracy. I would then get a CP trigger next. Which kind all depends on what you like. CP also makes a good ASA which you might want to get before the trigger. The stock ASA is pretty annoying.






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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:48 PM

View Posta5rt15, on Nov 6 2008, 10:20 AM, said:

Depending on your hopper, you might be ok with the stock one. A friends halo fits snug in his but he doesn't take it out. I would get a barrel first. J&J's are cheaper and hold up. Special ops has the stiffi c-series for $60 which is a good deal for being a stiffi. A friend has one and it lowered his shot noise pretty noticibly and has great accuracy. I would then get a CP trigger next. Which kind all depends on what you like. CP also makes a good ASA which you might want to get before the trigger. The stock ASA is pretty annoying.

what does changing your ASA do, and what exactly will an upgraded ASA do for me.

Explain thoroughly please.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:06 PM

The ion stock ASAs are not the best quality. Some really eat tank o-rings.

IT's also nice to have an on/off ASA that vents when it's turned off. This depressurizes the macroline and makes unscrewing the tank easier. The reason tank o-rings get damaged is b/c the o-ring gets pushed into the threads from the air pressure in the line, and the threads cut it up. Another option is to get an ASA that has a small hole in it that vents the air after the pin valve is closed (that's the one on the tank) but before the o-ring unseals. I don't really know if ASA are advertised with this feature, but it is nice. I have it on my Phantom and it shoots the gas out the side quickly without damaging anything. I like it, but an on/off is good for keeping the tank on gun but depressurizing the gun.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:11 AM

You NEED COMPRESSED AIR! NO Co2!People say that if you use c02 on an ion, the like either bust everything in your gun or something like that and you'll never use it again. Ion's are a gun you have to look in too. I was going to get one but then when i heard that if i used c02 on it it would break so i backed off the ion.


The first reason is:

ions are good started speed ball guns but if im goiong to have to get a air tank, i better just wait and think about getting a fast, lighter, more sexier gun than an ion, you probly come out better.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

View PostU NO IT, on Nov 10 2008, 11:11 AM, said:

You NEED COMPRESSED AIR! NO Co2!People say that if you use c02 on an ion, the like either bust everything in your gun or something like that and you'll never use it again.


And people also say you can get warts from toads....

CO2 doesn't destroy Ions, especially if you follow the instructions that explain how to set them up properly for use with CO2.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:58 AM

View Postpigtech, on Nov 10 2008, 10:45 AM, said:

View PostU NO IT, on Nov 10 2008, 11:11 AM, said:

You NEED COMPRESSED AIR! NO Co2!People say that if you use c02 on an ion, the like either bust everything in your gun or something like that and you'll never use it again.


And people also say you can get warts from toads....

CO2 doesn't destroy Ions, especially if you follow the instructions that explain how to set them up properly for use with CO2.


Hey Bill. I didn't know you hung here too.

CO2 will dramaticly slow down the rate of fire and preformance.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:43 AM

I drop in every now and again :-)

Yes, CO2 definitely has its limitations. Because of it's relatively low operating pressure, the Ion can handle CO2 surprisingly well though, as long as it's set-up properly so that you aren't force feeding it liquid. Hammer on the trigger enough, especially in cold weather and yes, you'll see velocity drops and that sort of thing.

The common Internet comments about CO2 blowing the gun apart, or feezing and destroying parts though, are not true. A worst case scenario is liquid getting past the regulator and expanding into gas, then raising the pressure to the point that a hose blows out.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:33 AM

View PostU NO IT, on Nov 10 2008, 08:11 AM, said:

You NEED COMPRESSED AIR! NO Co2!People say that if you use c02 on an ion, the like either bust everything in your gun or something like that and you'll never use it again. Ion's are a gun you have to look in too. I was going to get one but then when i heard that if i used c02 on it it would break so i backed off the ion.


The first reason is:

ions are good started speed ball guns but if im goiong to have to get a air tank, i better just wait and think about getting a fast, lighter, more sexier gun than an ion, you probly come out better.


All electronic guns that can fire rapidly warn against using CO2. It can freeze up during rapid fire. If you want any higher end gun, moving "from" CO2 is a must. The Ion was designed to be able to use CO2 if you use an anti-siphon valve, however, if you want the best performance you will have to go onto HPA. I don't even use CO2 in my Tippman. If you feel you need to use CO2 for financial reasons I can undersand continuing to use it. All my HPA tanks I have purchased used for less than $100 (all are CF 68/4500)when some spoiled rich kid wanted to move onto something else. I must admit that since I SCUBA dive I have access to free air at my friends dive shop.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:34 PM

View PostWeltCollector, on Nov 12 2008, 09:33 AM, said:

View PostU NO IT, on Nov 10 2008, 08:11 AM, said:

You NEED COMPRESSED AIR! NO Co2!People say that if you use c02 on an ion, the like either bust everything in your gun or something like that and you'll never use it again. Ion's are a gun you have to look in too. I was going to get one but then when i heard that if i used c02 on it it would break so i backed off the ion.


The first reason is:

ions are good started speed ball guns but if im goiong to have to get a air tank, i better just wait and think about getting a fast, lighter, more sexier gun than an ion, you probly come out better.


All electronic guns that can fire rapidly warn against using CO2. It can freeze up during rapid fire. If you want any higher end gun, moving from CO2 is a must. The Ion was designed to be able to use CO2 if you use an anti-siphon valve, however, if you want the best performance you will have to go onto HPA. I don't even use CO2 in my Tippman. If you feel you need to use CO2 for financial reasons I can undersand continuing to use it. All my HPA tanks I have purchased used for less than $100 (all are CF 68/4500)when some spoiled rich kid wanted to move onto something else. I must admit that since I SCUBA dive I have access to free air at my friends dive shop.


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