Need a versatile Phantom For woodsball and speedball
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:01 PM
Any suggestions? Like what barrels to buy or stocks?
Also another quick questions, What's the webist that's pretty much devoted to phantoms and if you buy one you can pick crazy colors and stuff?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:05 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:20 PM
Stock = anything you can get your hands on/is comfortable for you
And, doug got it with Wevo and CCI.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:21 PM
First barrel size- I hear that a 14in barrel feels almost to long on a phantom. I am ordering a 6in and 14in so i can decide later, what barrel will fit my setup or style best.
Stocks- Its all comfort, I am not ordering one because its pricy and im not sure i will like having a stock that dosn't fold forward when i need it out of the way.
site- Im getting all my gear from wevo, paintball godz, here, and sweet grips from stingerpaintballdesigns.
Its going to be sweet, I also plain to go both speedball and woodsball. My price wont be up to high either, I'm looking at $445.98. which is great for me because i was going to get a g3 and my overall price would have been 800 something for everything( tank, barrel, hopper, clothes, and so on).
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:43 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:59 PM
barrel- i would say just stick with the one they give you dont order a 14inch one and i would only recomend getting a smaller one if your going to get a micro pump kit or getting a duckslide.
but phantoms are extremly versatile markers they arent heavy and arent huge but yet still delievers on accuracy, which makes it both good for the woods and the airball and everything inbetwen.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:10 PM
In my opinion the stock barrel is about as good as it gets. I personally like the 11''. They're all just about as accurate as one another. Below 8'' and you might notice a drop in efficiency when using 12 grams. It's just a matter of finding something you're comfortable with. After market barrels are alright if you have something specific you're going after - double ported Palmer's barrels are very quiet, and you can get Lapco barrels in smaller bore sizes. I wouldn't consider them to be a real improvement over the stock barrel though.
I personally like L-Stocks. They aren't adjustable like T-Stocks but I find them to be more comfortable. Instead of tucking and pushing them against your shoulder like a standard stock it just kind of rests there. If you plan on laying on the ground it's doesn't get in the way as much.
Ordering by calling Mike at CCI is in my opinion the best. You get to talk to the man making them himself and tell him exactly what you want - it's like a restaurant where you don't have to order off the menu. Wevo will get you the same thing at possibly a slight discount. Bulldog Paintball has the cheapest prices, but you don't really get the same options. It's good if you're looking for standard configurations in silver or black.
And when you order - get a set of detent rings! They prevent roll outs. They really should come standard with marker orders.
Phantoms are great markers - made before the days where people divided paintball into Woodsball and Speedball. It's just a good all around marker that will serve you well in any situation.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:59 PM
Where's the brass ano pic?
So if a pilot scratches his multi million dollar F22, does that raise his auto insurance rates?? -Legato
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:11 AM
I find that an open setup has much more versatility (of course).
I find that the stock barrel is okay if your paint doesn't roll out. Even with ring detents, a poor paint to bore match sends my paint all over the place.
I purchased a palmers brass barrel single porting in .685 and I have stuffed some god awful big paint down it and it shoots fine. Accurate even. Plus it is a quiet barrel. Always a plus.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:06 PM
For woods, I prefer a VSC with a JCS folding stock and 18" CCI Ceramic barrel.
For tourney I find that to be too long to tuck in, and short on air/paint. (but still suitable for rec games on a speedball court)
So for tourney I throw on the DF body, remove the stock and vert 12g changer, swap to a Dye 9" Boomstick barrel and run air on a remote.
It's wonderful to have a marker so versatile.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:56 PM
The gun will be compact and have more than enough ammo per load.
You could also add a stock if you want, it's really just preference. It will make it longer, but in my opinion, it is easier to pump with it against you shoulder.