Getting a phantom need help deciding
Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:44 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:50 PM
Either do rear air or dropout, I wouldn't bother with both. I kinda wish I had gone dropout, looking back, I might swap to a dropout valve soon.
I think a 15 round tube goes past the dropout, so the only downside is you have to twist the dropout valve's thumbscrew from the sides, not the top. I think with a 10 round feed the feedgate is bent upwards a bit, but not a big deal. You can also cut it down to fit.
Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:56 PM
This post has been edited by DARK_KIDO: 21 April 2008 - 06:57 PM
Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:47 PM
My reasons. I love using the foregrip to aim instead of just holding the pump handle. I am faster with the vsc than the rear changer. Another benefit to the vsc is if you chamber a ball so it is ready to fire before you change the 12 gram you can honestly keep someone off you for a split second. What I mean is I would cock and get a ball ready. Air would store for one shot. And because the 12 gram was near my trigger I could watch the field and see what I was doing so I wouldnt cross thread the 12 gram if I got in a hurry. And because I could still have my gun raised if someone came ot bunker me I could shot at them and make them stop long enough for me to finish.
Witht he rear sc I would have to tilt the gun down then carefully twist it back on because I woul dhave a problem not lining it up right. The dropout si probably the fastest and easiest. Not to mention I got almost 40 usable shots off my old dropout, compared to the 25-30 on my vsc.
If possible check all of the setups out before buying one. Another thing. As soon as you get it take an empty ten round tube and 2 12 grams and practice swapping out. I took the 10 round and praticed holding the gun popping the cap and loading with trying ot have little or no movement or having to concentrate on what I was doing. Then take the (empty) you dont want to twist a new one in then undo it to switch it and waste it. And just practice twisting dropping out the 12 gram. Sliding another in and screwing it back without having to focus on it. It will make your first day with it go better.
15 rounds stop alittle bit before the back of the dropout so you would be fine with a 15 and a dropout.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:23 PM
One thing that is very, very important, make sure you get the detent rings. Double feeds and rollouts are an absolute pain, and the rings should prevent the majority of both.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:21 PM
This post has been edited by phantom pumper: 29 April 2008 - 06:23 PM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:44 PM
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