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13 June 2011 - 07:04 AMAlright. Yesterday was probably one of the most intense days of play I've had so far this year, as well as one of the most fun. All in all, it was a great day.
It took me a bit to find the sweetspot, and I'm still not entirely sure if I've got it exactly, but I'm fairly sure I'm pretty darn close. After that, I had absolutely no problems with it at all, save one embarrassing incident when I forgot I had a on/off ASA. Thing runs like a clock, and kept up with me the entire day.
Overall? I am very glad I bought this thing. Can't wait for the next time I head out to the field so I can do it all over again.
11 June 2011 - 04:40 PMOh yeah, I know about short-stroking and the like. I read a fair deal on 'Cockers before I bought this little baby. Shot about a half-bag of paint in the backyard yesterday, didn't chop a single ball. I really like the trigger pull, honestly. Very solid, with a nice break to it.
I shot off a few rounds on another player's Etek last weekend, and I absolutely loathed the trigger on that thing. Felt kind of... Squishy. That's the only word I can think of to describe it, even if it's not that accurate. Ick, do not want.
I've been wanting to get a Autococker for a while now, I just finally got around to it just now. Was really intrigued by the mechanical aspect to them. Another good chunk of the reason is that I have never handled an electro that I truly liked shooting. Also, I hate batteries. Plus, the mechanical aspect to them. I think that covers it.
11 June 2011 - 03:24 PMAgain, thanks a ton, Legato. I'm gonna copy-paste that into a .txt file of mine and refer back to it if I have any trouble. It's nice to have the info I need in one thread as opposed to several old ones scattered all throughout the internet.
I may be heading to the field tomorrow for my first outing with it, if everything falls through. Gonna get it sweetspotted, then I think I'll report back here with my results, good or bad. Shoot, if replies like yours are this helpful, why didn't I cast my lurking cloak aside years ago?
11 June 2011 - 12:21 AMThank you very much, Legato. Very, very much. Really clarified a few things for me there, thanks. The sweet spotting was what I was most worried about. I'd read a few articles on it and thought I could maybe take it on, but it definitely helps to have somebody spell it out for me.
Sorry about the picture quality, the camera was acting up so I was forced to snap one with a cell phone. Might take a few more detailed ones later. I am keeping the drop on, by the way. Though I did make it into a drop-backward instead. Puts me just where I want to be in relation to the marker itself.
Though, a few quick questions on cleaning, if you don't mind. Should I just go the 'drop oil into the ASA and dry fire' route for now, or is there a way I can do a deeper cleaning without mucking up the timing or something else? Also, I don't own a valve tool currently. Is it a must-have, or can it wait a bit? Is it really needed at all for a young buck just taking his first steps into the wondrous, tinkering world that is the mysterious inner workings of the Autococker?
10 June 2011 - 12:38 PMYou realize that the Ion from SP did the exact same thing right. No longer would people need to spend $500+ to get an electro that could shoot 15+ bps...now they could spend $200 and any newbie could have it. And the exact thing happened you are talking about. You can't change that though. At least it draws people into the sport and lets them think they are competitive now. No one wants to start with a 98 against all electros. When you first start and you see them firing so fast you feel totally outgunned. With a cheap electro at least they feel they can somewhat keep up
I suppose that's true. That didn't occur to me, thanks for the other point of view. Then again, I'm one of those masochistic SOBs that you could hand a Wal-Mart special and he'd still rock it against a team of electros. Maybe (I.E. Probably) not terribly effectively, but I'd do it.
But yes, I can see why a new player would do that. Thanks, Legato. Though personally, if I were getting into the game and picked one of those up... I'd probably be excited up until I saw the receipt for all the paint I bought.
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