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08 November 2007 - 09:02 PMJust got my new MacDev LegionAir 68/4500 system. I bought the high pressure version for my Automags. Besides, it's always easier to get a screw on regulator to lower the pressure than it is to raise it. First, the tank itself: it's a Luxfer cylinder, so you know it's quality. It's well-glazed, and looks like glass. Now the regulator, which is what makes MacDevs so great. The MacDev regulator is famous for both its small size and its performance, and this tank is no different. So, after having it filled, I gassed it up and adjusted my velocity adjuster. The first thing I noticed is that my trigger is much more responsive than it was with the old PMI 72/3000 tank I had. This means the pressure is set a bit higher, which is good. It appears to be set around 900-950 PSI. The trigger honestly was a bit sloppy at the 850 PSI the PMI tank was set at. I did some rapid fire, and it absolutely rips. No signs of shootdown or outrunning the regulator. My Automag is VERY happy with this tank.
This tank cost between $10 and $20 more than comparable tanks, such as Nitro Duck and Crossfire, but when you're spending that kind of money on a tank you might as well get the best. It makes no sense to go all the way into the $210-$220 range, and then cut corners because you're not willing to spend $230. And after my experiences with the 72/3000, I also learned it doesn't pay to cut corners there. The weight difference is 2-3 pods. You'll thank yourself later for getting a better tank.
That's a fine and dandy review you have there, but the comments about price I disagree with. If you did some research, you would realize that "comparable tanks, such as Nitro Duck and Crossfire" perform just as well as your LegionAir. The Nitro Duck I-Reg also has a Luxfer bottle, has a 110 (approximately) gram reg (few ounces lighter than Legionair), Tuff Skin coating, and the option of buying several pistons which can change the output pressure of the I-Reg (1000, 800, 600, 400). I would think that if you knew that, especially considering you are a Mag owner, you would like the ability to change pressures. Oh, and along with the fact that it's $60 less than the Legionair.
The Crossfire tanks are also high quality. The company has very good customer support, compared to MacDev, whose US headquarters is in Florida. The reg is solid, along with the Reg swap deal that Crossfire has. Not a Luxfer bottle, but a very good tank. Another tank which is a good $60 than the Legionair. Sure the Legionair is a bit lighter, but who cares when you've got an E-Mag?
My point is that you really didn't do your research well enough if you thought MacDev was the best. MacDev is overpriced, and you could find a better tank for your money that for $230 dollars, especially for a tank that's preset.
Hell, you could buy almost any tank other than a Legionair and slap a Myth Reg on there and get a better tank that what you payed for for less.
06 November 2007 - 03:37 PMFrom an artical on this site
"Currently, the Longbow Sniper Kit is available only for the Airgun Designs Tac-One (newer versions,) eMag (with standard rail and body,) and RT Pro (current models) -- and the Longbow magazine itself works only with center feed configurations. In a short time, the kit will be adapted to fit the CCI Phantom pump, the WGP Sniper pump and possibly the WGP VF Tactical."
is why i wanted to ask =p.
Considering the VF Tactical is no longer in production...
06 November 2007 - 03:34 PMWith the CON at the stock settings of 54 ms and eyes off the gun will be capped at 12 bps, but you can shoot faster if you lower the CON (I wouldn't really recommend, though, unless you know what you're doing). But with eyes on, the eyes will override the CON and will allow the gun to shoot as fast as your hopper feeds.
28 October 2007 - 02:38 PMThe blazer is more accurate mainly because of its brass barrel. And I think the blazer has very little kick, especially comparewd to an ego. I shot an 06 ego and my blazer and the blazer definatley had less kick. And with my dual ported brass barrel on my blazer it is super quiet, quieter than any ego ive heard, but not quite as quiet as my pm6.
But is a Blazer better than an Ego? No. I can tell you the reasons if you would like. But I have to say, it really depends on the person. What is "better" for a tournament player isn't necessarily the best for a rec-baller.
Guns today aren't that much greater than those made 3-4 years ago, just more economical. There are no super highends. I can show you videos of old-school Angels ripping and cockers GW'd at 33 bps, but that still doesn't change peoples minds about what the best guns are. Has the DM4 changed that much over the DM7/DM8? No, not really. Maybe more efficient, lighter, and comfortable but not necessarily faster or less kick.
Regardless, guns have changed. Over the past few years they have become:
1) Cheaper. Better gun for your money
2) Better technology. More advanced boards, more firing modes, better eye logic (breakbeam eyes), less bounce, much faster and faster hoppers to feed them, as well
3) More comfortable. Trigger pivot position has changed on some guns, making it easier to walk the trigger. Trigger design has changed with the "tentacle" or "critical" style trigger making them smoother and easier to walk, frames more suited to the design of your hand (UL frame/90 frame) and easier to hold or walk with
4) Smaller. More milling and more meat cut off the marker which is better suited for the more aggressive X-Ball style play introduced in 2002(2003? correct me if I'm wrong) and developing style and individuality push in tournament paintball (agg/HK).
I can think of a lot more that has changed, but the majority can be grouped with those four mentioned.
BTW, I'm happy you like the sig that I made, Senghing.
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