Looking for a second gun
Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:57 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:37 AM
'let them hate, so long as they fear'
Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:08 AM
Seriously, though, for a beginner 'Cocker owner, I'd recommend the Superstock. I just bought one myself and, for the average price tag (brand new) of $165, it's a rocking little marker. The SF Worrframe takes care of most of the timing with the board, it's got a nice trigger pull (I can do about 8-9 on semi, and 15 on ramping), and, for the price, you can't go wrong! Stick a barrel kit on it and it's good to go.
If you're more of a mechanical person, virtually any mechanical 'Cocker can be had for under $200 (Unless you go for the super-rare versions). The Prostock, which is just a Superstock with a mechanical trigger instead of the electric one, goes for around $100 new. However, there's more tweaking to be done with a mech.
If you want the mech but not all the tweaking, try a Trilogy 'Cocker. They're 'Cocker-Lites-the 3-way is integrated and a lot of the timing is factory-set so you don't have to deal with it.
If you want the ultimate in 'Cocker goodness, try and find a Karnivor, preferably with the ZeroB board or an E2. The Karnivor I'm buying has an E2 and a Stiffi kit, for $600 total, and I would put it against any other marker on the planet without hesitation. It can outrun any hopper out there, and shoots darts-match your paint well and get a good HPA tank and you'll have a marker so fast and accurate you'll never go back to your A-5.
Note: There are 5 variations on the 'Cocker E-Frame. There's the Worrblade and E1, which are basically identical (The E1 was made by Planet Eclipse), which have a fairly standard range of settings, and come standard on the Karnivor, the E2, which is the improved version of the E1, coming with more settings, the Worrframe, which is the standard E-frame shipping now with Superstocks and Black Magics, and the RaceFrame, which is really expensive, fairly rare and comes with every bit of customization known to man and then about 20 more settings.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:42 AM
Smart Parts Ion... $200, decently sized, needs compressed air and a barrel.
SP Epiphany.... $300, better than the ion, needs compressed air.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:54 AM
Pirate - "Seriously, I hope you hit this kid over the head with something very, very heavy. Like a truck."
Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:09 PM
However, also take a look at this lot from ANS Gear:
Evolution III Loader-$59.95
Cyclone Paintball 47/30 Steel HPA Tank-$39.95
Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:13 PM
Oh, and just so you know, many people has problems with the Evlution 3 breaking the feedneck because of the balance and shape, although it's very nice, especially for the price. What size of tank are you looking at?
Also, I would've recommended an AutoMag, but they're hard to get cheap unless you go used, like I did. I got a used Classic Valve/LVL7 bolt in RT Pro body for $100... I love it. Cockers aren't bad, though, and they do have advantages over Mags - for example efficiency, and being easy to convert to pump. But they're also a little harder to maintain than a Mag (then again just about anything is), and need to be timed when you first get it (usually), sometimes occasionally after that. Really, they're both in the category of High End Mechanical (except E-Cockers, although E-Mags can still shoot pure Mech I think), so it's mainly preference.
EDIT: Oh, looks like Marauder Pilot went and found you a nice deal. With what he's recommending, you'll have a good setup that should last you quite a long time. That looks like a good choice to me.
This post has been edited by Z3R0: 12 September 2007 - 12:15 PM
Lapco Grey Ghost 2008, Classic Automag, PM8, 06 Cyborg
Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:48 PM