Ion pros & cons
Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:33 PM
1. What are some problems people have had with their Ions?
2. Could you compare the 98 and the Ion (besides shooting really fast) durability,reliability, etc.
3. Is this a good tank to buy for the Ion if I get it? http://www.firstcallpaintball.com/pages-pr...fd963c38a899e20
If not where can I get a good tank to buy for under $50 or close to it.
If you would like to add any comments to this please, please do. This is a big switch for me and I'd like to know as much as possible. I'm pretty tight on money.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:34 PM
Theres no longer an excuse to buy an ion
Posted 24 September 2006 - 01:06 PM
The Ion does shoot about as fast as a promaster and both have eyes, but it does cost a little less. There's also a bigger aftermarket parts selection for the Ion over a promaster. I don't personally own an Ion, but I have noticed a trend. If you know what you're doing with it and maintain it (friend A who does so), it will be a reliable marker. If you have no clue how to do anything but turn it on (friend B ), it messes up a lot.
This post has been edited by Fanky: 24 September 2006 - 01:07 PM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:10 PM
Common problems are the sub-par trigger and the really bad feedneck. You'll need a new feedneck, but you can live without a new trigger. A new feedneck is around $30. I've heard stories about the regulator being bad too, but I don't know too much about that.
The 98C is more durable than the Ion. It just is. But it's not like the Ion will explode if it gets wet or dirty.
An HPA tank under $50 will hold very little air. If you're low on funds, buy a Pure Energy tank for $80. It's 72/30. It's a high pressure tank, but the Ion can still use it. Or buy a used tank.
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:48 PM
I like the Ion over the 98 because
...it's more consistent (dual regulator setup when using HPA).
...it's quieter (Ion stock shoots under 200 psi whereas the 98 shoots at 800+psi).
...it's more compact.
...it just feels better in my hands as I'm mowing down tangos....muhaha!!!
This post has been edited by neocool00: 24 September 2006 - 03:51 PM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:54 PM
Word of caution: It seems the stock feedneck has Locktite holding it in place.
I've seen several complaints about stripped threads due to forcing the neck off. I do not recall what color Locktite is used. Call SP for help/info.
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:03 PM
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:48 PM
And those reason are? They both shoot paintballs, the Ion is quieter, more consistant leading to better accuracy. The Ion also is able to reach higher bps easier leading to better ability to suppress, more compact and easy to tuck behind cover.
QFT, I have a 68/4500 tank and it is so much better than the steel 48/3000 tank I had before
As far as how my Ion has prefformed compaired to my m98...I have actually had fewer issues with my Ion than my m98 and as of the last I checked...my 98 has crapped out and won't work but my Ion is still going strong, so I'll let you be the judge of which is going to be more durable.