Originally Posted by Murf425
No way. Everyone knows pumps are inherently more accurate than semis.
You know, you joke but there are actually plausible reasons why a pump could be more accurate than a pump, caeteris paribus.
A pump (assuming it's not a pump Automag) fires from a closed bolt. A gun firing from an open bolt (and I realize I'm opening up the whole "open/closed bolt" debate) might have the bolt travel interfered with by grit, dirt, paint shell, whatever, which could throw the shot.
Aside from the closed/open bolt thing, I find there's just less to go wrong with a pump, as long as you hold the bolt forward when firing.
Take a look at long distance military sniper rifles; many are bolt action.
Originally Posted by lmartin
...personally i think just about any gun can be as accurate as the next gun as long as it is setup properly.
My experience supports this. I've see ratty Tippmann 98's cleaned up and made to shoot frighteningly well, and gleaming $2,000 tournament electros shoot horribly. Just about any marker can be tuned for excellence.