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  1. In Topic: portland oregon paintballers

    07 December 2008 - 01:18 PM

    View PostCant Aim, on Dec 7 2008, 03:49 PM, said:

    View PostCharlatan, on Dec 7 2008, 10:15 AM, said:

    View Poststevepdx80, on Dec 5 2008, 03:21 AM, said:

    welcome to town

    At least now I have an indoor field that public transit will get me too

    I'd be careful about bringing your marker on a public bus, though. Just make sure you keep it well hidden because there is probably some no firearms law for the buses. Same if you use co2. Just trying to help! :dry:

    Well, naturally. :P No need to spook the driver and passengers. I have a JT marker bag (two actually! It took them a while to send it so they sent a second as a nice compensation, my friend now uses it for his Spyder) that I can carry my marker in.
  2. In Topic: Looking at what next

    07 December 2008 - 11:54 AM

    I do indeed still have the 98C, though it's still needing to be moved to Oregon with me.

    I only want an external sight like a red dot sight if the marker I get doesn't already have ironsights or an offset hopper that lets me aim down the marker---specifically, if I get something like a Tac-One that has rails for mounting sights but doesn't have an offset feedneck that would allow me to sight naturally without an external sight.

    The ONLY mods I'm considering at the moment for my 98C are a J&J barrel kit, maybe an Edge Starter Kit, a compressed air tank, and maybe a Rocket Cock (or the knockoff BT makes of it) if it makes my 98C noticeably quieter.

    Haven't calculated budget quite yet but starting this 15th of this month I'm going to be making $8.50 an hour, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, if that gives some idea.

    Of course, maybe I should just play some more before I get something new.
  3. In Topic: portland oregon paintballers

    07 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

    View Poststevepdx80, on Dec 5 2008, 03:21 AM, said:

    welcome to town

    Thank you! :dodgy:

    One thing I'm finding out about paintball is the 'hidden' costs. Not just money, but the time and resources needed to get to the field. At least now I have an indoor field that public transit will get me too, but I really want to do some serious woodsball or even scenarioball...
  4. In Topic: Looking at what next

    04 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

    It's already been a heck of a time getting this far into the paintball world for what little chance I've had to play it. If I had known some of the more hidden costs (like transportation and time) I think I might never have bothered...

    That much said, I'd like to avoid getting a whole new marker if possible. I'm getting tired of tabulating up pros and cons in my head and looking up articles. Really, more than anything, I'd like to play. And play and play and play.

    I know that the Tippmann can mount ironsights. What I was saying is that there's a lot of markers that shoot great but have a centerfeed, which I'd rather avoid if possible.

    The only things I want are the barrel upgrades and the N2 tank because those are the core things recommended. That's why I said I didn't want any milsim stuff. I'm getting mixed messages from the forums on what qualify as worthy or cost-efficient upgrades to a Tippmann.

    @ Weigel: So are you saying that a 98C plus upgrades would cost less, more, or the same as a new marker plus upgrades?

    If I get a high-pressure air tank for my Tippmann and decide to use the Automag, then IIRC the air tank will be compatible with the Automag. This might be economical if the Automag I might decide to get is compressed air-only.

  5. In Topic: Looking at what next

    04 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

    For the air tank and barrels, I'm not quite sure yet. Things are EXTREMELY chaotic for dad and I at the moment.

    If I'm getting something more upscale than a 98C I'm thinking I'd savesavesave for Lapco barrels. If I'm absolutely strapped, though, I'll probably go for a J&J Edge Starter Kit.

    Offset hopper works, I think. I've seen the hopperleft/hopperright bodies for the Automag, which are pretty up my ally, but they use "twist-lock" barrels (based on info I've glamed from the AGD page), and I don't know what that means in terms of what barrels are available.

    I'd like to be able to acquire a full barrel kit if possible/feasible so that my performance isn't too dependent on the particulars of my paint (note: I don't plan on ever really bothering with the tiny, high-grade tournament paints, recball paints work for me, I'm pretty casual, I just want a good marker that will stay with me for a good long time).



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