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06 July 2008 - 07:42 PMHi there folks, so I'm looking to buy a new marker in the foreseeable future, and I'd like some opinions.
First off: I'm a pump player. I'd maybe buy a semi/electro if it were unique, but I haven't found too many that interest me. I had a blazer, and traded it off for another pump. I'm a big fan of my phantoms, and I like the stock class one the best. Open class pumps are kinda fun sometimes, though.
So I'm planning on doing a custom project in the near future which involves a phantom, lots of time and money, and (hopefully) an amazing end result. I saw what someone had done with a phantom at DDAY this year, and Wow; just wow. I grew up shooting firearms, so I'm thinking a marker in a rifle-stock would suit me.
I've been thinking of doing three things, just can't really decide which I want to do.
A- I've been thinking of sinking a phantom into a wooden stock and all that jazz that you saw up above.
B- I've sorta been looking at the PPS Pyre. From what I hear, you can sling a little paint accurately with the T-handle, and they're extremely consistent markers.
C- I've been looking at Hurcs for a looooong time, and they do interest me. I'd really like something more compact than a tank on the underside of one, maybe an air-thru stock sort of deal, or 12ies (though I've heard they won't do 12 gram hurcs anymore.)
So sound off, folks, and let me know what you think. First-hand accounts of the pyre or hurc would be a plus! Thanks!
19 June 2008 - 06:35 PMHello there folks, up for sale today is BZ799, a 1k blazer. I bought this little puppy a few months back from an MCB member by the name of Wycke. There's nothing wrong with this blazer mechanically, and the anno, a pretty shade of green, is still in really good condition for a 10 year old marker. She's certainly seen her share of action, and there are some nicks and whatnot, but nothing unusual. Pictures to follow.
The only reasons I'm selling this marker are that I don't find myself using it very often and I've got a new project in mind. I play pump 95% of the time, and even though I play every week or two, I've only brought the blazer out two or three times since I acquired her. I only bought the blazer in order to have a little firepower for those big games like DDAY, which I planned to start attending. Well after attending DDAY, I found out two things: A- I used my pump all day, did outrageously well, and enjoyed it a lot more than I do playing with a semi; B- there are some truly amazing markers out there that I want to try and build.
So in lieu of my harsh realizations that I really don't need a semi around and that I'd like some project funds, the ol' girl here goes up on the chopping block. Now onto the goods.
I've stolen these pictures from Wycke's sale, since no new damage has occured, but if you REALLY need newer pictures I'll get ahold of a digital camera and snap some.
I'm asking $400 for the marker and a few goodies. It comes with: Matching anno'd male stab, Q/D for air line, matching anno'd Duckbill ASA, Palmer's Foregrip, three barrels- Matched Standard (.690'') bore dust black single vent barrel, it was listed in Wycke's sale as a dual vent, and may be, but I believe that was a typo; Unported Small (.685'') dust black barrel, and a turned down Lapco Autospirit. I've tried all three, and they worked swimmingly. I'll also throw in an Apache Ricochet 2k loader, Atomic Elbow, and a 20oz CO2 or two, as I've really no use for them.
The marker itself had just come back from home after a rebuild by our own Mr. Tim Firpo (aka "FirePro84") when I purchased it.
A few of you may notice that there is no bolt in the pictures. There was not a bolt when I bought it, as Wycke had misplaced it. I ordered a new one from PPS when I purchased the Blazer from Wycke; no problems at all on that end.
For some reason, I can't get these last three pictures to load. If you'd like, you can view them in my MCB thread.
There's the goods. What you see not "X'd" out is what you get.
As far as trades go, here are a few things I'm currently looking for:
CCI Dust Black Phantom with VSC Valve OR Palmer's Stab valve
Palmer's Sideline stab, in close to new / good condition
Any Dust Black Phantom part OTHER THAN a gripframe, 12ie changer, microline
A Rap4 dual 12ie changer
Good condition M1 Carbine Rifle stock with all the fixin's, which I doubt will show up.
Cash - If you're local, and I doubt anyone is, or via mail at your own risk.
Postal MO - Great method =)
Paypal - Also another great method.
Thanks for looking! Feel free to ask or PM any questions you may have!
17 June 2008 - 10:51 AMI'm looking into building a custom gun project, and I need a few things to get on my way.
First off - I need a stock. I'd like it to be something like an M1A1 Carbine stock, but I'm really not dead-set on it if the price is right for something else. What's the best wood to make it/commission it out of? I know walnut is prized as a hardwood for firearms, but I also know of instances where birch has been used due to it's light weight. I'd like to keep the package as compact and light as possible.
Next up - I need Delrin or some sort of hard, light, easily worked material. I don't need a large piece of anything, maybe just a 3''x1''x4'' block to tap for a few screws. How easy is it to work delrin?
Also - I need some air hoses and fittings. I need to get the smallest hose possible that accepts CO2 readily, as I despise HPA. I was thinking maybe something like a 1/16'' braided steel hose. I'm looking to route a 12-gram adapter to a palmer's inline stab. Whatever I use, I'll have to bush it back up to 1/8'' somehow. Any suggestions on what sort of hose I could use?
Next - Obviously I'm placing something into a rifle stock, so I'll need some sort of clamps to hold the whole rig onto the stock. Any ideas where I could get something like that?
Lastly - I'll need to use a few various set screws to hold a couple key components on; where's a good place to get set screws?
Thanks folks, and hopefully I'll get some good input.
16 June 2008 - 04:54 PMHi there,
I'm not looking for anything set into stone; I'd really just like a ballpark figure for now.
A CCI Phantom, sans grip frame and barrel. It'll have the valve only (no hoses, lines, or changer) of a VSC setup, 10-rd stock class feed, trigger assembly (meaning the mount for the body,) palmer's sideline stab, a stock similar to this one, a Hammerhead Barrel Kit, Bang Stikxx most likely, a 2''x2''x4'' block of delrin or wood, simply because I haven't decided how I want to make the pump handle yet, and a 3''x5'' pipe of PVC or Aluminum, haven't decided yet how I wanna make that.
If you don't have time or just don't feel like it, no worries. This little project of mine is going to take quite a while to finish, so I'll most likely be asking again in 3 or 6 months.
Thank you sir,
23 April 2008 - 07:51 PMOkay so....I've got two markers I'm considering using at OKDDAY. Here's the situation...
I've only had the blazer for a few months, and haven't gotten much trigger time with it. I've had my phantom for around a year and a half, and I can hit whatever I want, more or less, with it. I'd say they're comparable in accuracy. I'm used to playing stock class, so the blazer would be a bit of a switch up. The only reason I'm even considering using the Blazer is due to wipers. Has anyone gone all pump and come out ahead? I'd like to be able to make sure the wipers know they're out. I'll be sniping for a unit in the 82nd Airborne, so I really don't foresee myself needing a whole lot of firepower. I've got a buddy going with me that's used to using a Qbow setup, and he does pretty well. I reckon he can handle the firepower part of things, if it comes to that.
If I use the blazer, I'll be getting a Qloader setup and running it with a 9oz. If I roll with the phantom, it'll be stock class all the way. I prefer to go light and tight, especially when I'm crawling around in the bush. The blazer's going to be extra weight, but more firepower. I'm much more comfortable bushwhacking people with my pump. It's quieter, lighter, tighter, and I shoot better with it; but of course it doesn't afford the firepower that the blazer does.
So what's the word, SO pump community? I've never been to OKDDAY before, so....Firepower or stealth for a sniper unit?
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