Just looking for some simple advice. Moving on from my tippman.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:57 PM
First and formost im a woodsballer, i love to get down and dirty in the woods. And as alot of woodsballers i started my affair with paintball using a tippman marker, ive used and own and a-5 (with Flatline) a 98c and a CarverOne. I love all three markers, they have never let me down. But i know there are other markers that are on par if not better than a tippy.
Im here now to collect advice and opinions on whats a good woodsballish gun to move on too, Im not looking for a flashy speedball gun, just somthing rugged that i can rely on.
I greatly appreciate any advice you can put forth, ty.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:07 PM
What kind of marker are you looking for: mil-sim, electro, mech, small and tight like a mini ?
Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:23 PM
Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:46 PM
But without HPA...probably just upgrade that A-5 to the max...those things still seem to mow me down on woodsball fields.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:06 PM
however if you do go for a phenom in order to use the electric modes you're going to need a remote line to prevent liquid co2 from entering the marker.
having both a super response 98 and a phenom i can tell you they are great guns, but if you have access to HPA then you may want to look into other possibilities
Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:03 PM
Ive been eying the SP1, but cant seem to find any details on it, i hear its really quiet but i dont like the hopper feed down the line or site.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:05 AM
Another decent marker to look at would be the SLG from Proto. I like to think of it as a hybrid marker. The bolt is pushed back and forth by air pressure, however it is held back in the cocked position by a sear.
If you are not opposed to buying used gear check out the B/S/T section. You might be able to find a really great marker for about the same price of a new SP1 or SLG. If you do not find anything here, I would head on over to pbnation and see what they have in their B/S/T section.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:20 AM
i like my phenom ... but now im using a vice, and loving it.
oh and i wasnt looking for speedball markers either before i got to shoot the vice.
but that all changed after shooting it and playing some games with it.
and, stay away from that SP1....
This post has been edited by addbot: 12 April 2010 - 08:30 AM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:10 PM
PS. I'm a newb too.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:59 PM
Also try the new Macdev Drone. Has a bit of a scenario look with the performance of a high end marker.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:51 PM
However, don't eliminate electros from your search....
- The SP1 is a very good entry level electro, but as stated there could be future issues if there is no more support. They have been out a while & there are quite a few parts available so it may not be that big of a deal. In my personal experience I have seen a number of them in the field & all have run perfectly as far as I know.
- The Drone, as MURPH noted, is on the opposite end of the milsim electro spectrum from the SP1. Really nice from everything I've read & it is definitely on my radar for my next big purchase. One thing to note about it though, is they were having bolt stick issues in colder weather... I don't know if they've solved that yet. If you never play in sub 40* weather you may not need to worry about it, but it's something to consider.
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