I have seen more mags break down and have to be repaired than tippmanns.
I have shot a mag and I hated it. An autococker is cheaper than a mag but it is a better marker.
If you have to practically baby a marker, compared to an occasional cleaning than it is not a superior marker.
You have to be a BOINKing retard not to be able to take care of a mag... let alone break one. Trust me I've been there, I've broken at least 4 mag valves all of which I got working within 10 min. After which I have never had a problem with any of those valves.
Sure cockers are cheaper, but their not better markers. They are equal performers.
Am I the only one that caught that. Only a retard could break one, yet you broke 4 of the valves. I will admit I have only owned one mag and never shot it. Sold it a week after I bought it. But i do know alot of players who have had mags and always had some problem out of them. The tac one could be different. Still makes me hesitant in getting one. The one I shot didnt shoot good at all. Could be the setup he had who knows (automag rt). I havent seen a quiet one yet either. The minimag a buddy of mine has (but he doesnt play anymore) isnt that quiet with his dye barrel on there.
Cockers are a different story. I timed mine and never had to retime them or anything. Never had problems and all of them was quieter than the automag I bought off my buddy.
Tippmans...not as quiet, but are more reliable. One of the toughest markers out there. Definitely cheaper and just as good as the tacone.