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Old 10-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Most under-valued guns?

In looking for my last gun I realized how many excellent, cheap used markers are floating around. Seems like everyone loves a good opinion thread so here's one for you:

What would you call the most under-valued gun of the moment? (apples to apples, lets keep this restricted to electros)

I've always be curious about the ICD Freestyles and I was shocked to see how cheap they are now...~$150-200 seems like a deal.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Formerly, I'd have agreed with you. But I've had two ICD guns (BKO and FS7), and neither of them worked two days in a row without leaking. I just couldn't keep either of them running.
I'm going to go with the SP-1; fixed the shortcomings of the Ion and rocked.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would have to say that bang for you buck electros are the marq series. The 6 and 7 can be had for around $225-275 commonly and shoot amazingly smooth and quiet. They are also a pretty rock solid with parts commonly available still.
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An Ion. I use it when it go to new fields. It is a great way to make friends.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ion, Ion, tactical Ion. and a Marq. Hmmm...
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Older egos and eteks. You can pick them up sub 200 and they shoot really well. They can certainly hold their own in the 13bps era, are light weight, really dependable, and still common enough that you can pick up parts pretty easily for them. The only thing you need to really watch for are ones with blown noids. Otherwise, you're good to go.

You can also pick up older angels in good shape for between 100-150 if you don't mind the weight, and they can keep up just fine.
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Dm 5/6/8 pm6/7

They shoot just as smooth as newer guns
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep hands down old DM's. I just got my DM6 back from being tuned by Billy Wing. shot it side by side with a brand new DM13, shoots super consistent ropes, +/-2 over the chrono, and is ball on ball accurate. You can pick them up for 2-250 now. Weighs a little bit more than the 13 but otherwise just as good. Spend a little more and get one with an eye pipe, little nicer than the normal eye covers IMO.

SFT and NXT shockers as well, super cheap as are all the upgrades.

Ion's are a solid choice, though it's hard to find some of the really good upgrades now. Get one with a back-out-bolt body though because taking the whole thing apart is a PAIN.

I haven't gotten a lot of play time with mine yet but NT's are pretty cheap if you find a deal and the one I just got in shoots like a dream.
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I personally hate eye pipes. Good concept but can be costly in the long run

Cracks way to easily and eyes gets misaligned some how when I take it to clean the pipe.
Maybe it's just me.
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I think it's just an issue you have to be aware of. I find putting an o-ring on the barrel helps stop you from cracking the pipe. Haven't ever really had a problem with misalignment though haha.

Oh one that's not quite there yet but still a great deal is Vice's/Protege's. Fixed a lot of the little annoyances of the earlier gen's, are hyper-efficient, and very similar to the G6R's that replaced them. They came stock with Tadao so the only real upgrades you need to consider are the trigger and the Eigenram.
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