Here is a fully integrated hopper/stock, on a SUPER low profile automag. The mag is a warp right feed ULE body. The hose wraps around to the right side, to the warp opening. All existing gear for the automag, and all easily accessble.
What does not exist is the stock. The warp feed is well used, and very fast. 99.9 percent of markers out there, including fully automatic markers can not out shoot the warp. Yes, I know there are exceptions, but not many. Besides, this is a sniper marker.
Check it out...
Included is a pic of the Black Cell sniper for reference of profile, balance, and looks.
The automag is one of the quietest markers in the world. Perfect for the sniper.
The automag is very accurate, and very lightweight. It is the perfect sniper platform, and it is no suprise the platform for the Longbow is an automag.
The most notable thing about the mag in the picture is the hopper/stock. It obviously works as both, and the weight of the paint in the stock is removed while firing, as it is braced. It should have a capacity of at least 100 rounds. No pod winding like with the Q Loader or off-feild pod loading, and you can actually keep firing while reloading the warp. If you find yourself ever supressing, for any reason, this will save you.
The hopper would have to be foam lined so as not to allow ball rattle noise, like the richochet hoppers. Foam greatly reduces this noise.
The picatinny rails are there so the user may add a foregrip is they wish. There are hundreds of after market grips to choose from. Could also be for a laser, flashlight, expresso machine, etc.
The sight has been offset, as this design does not allow for much mask clearance. Normally I am not a proponent of offsetting a sight, but for this design it is worth it. Same sighting ability, but with a lower profile than any marker out there. Way less of you, or your marker sticking out while shooting. Perfect for the sniper.
Any barrel can be used. I personally would use a quiet 14 inch barrel. Of course, it is widley known that anything past 14 inches uses too much gas to get the paintball out of the barrel, and the added friction from the length lowers the shot velocity. A 14 inch barrel also has the same accuracy as an 18 inch, in almost every case. One could use a longer barrel for looks tho.
There are downsides however...
This marker uses batteries to power the warp feed. I personally hate using batteries, as I have a bad memory to replace them. If you dont mind this, and can remember, then this wont be an issue.
It is back heavy, but once shouldered in firing position (how a sniper spends alot of their time) the weight melts away.
So, go ahead and let me know your thoughts. Thanks for any input in advance. Please keep it constructive and on-topic. Thanks again.
UPDATE: Here it is with air on gun. Not my fave configuration, due to the weight near the barrel, but may balance out. Great for people that do not prefer air-thru.
This post has been edited by shadowplayer: 05 February 2006 - 12:30 AM