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Old 04-06-2006, 01:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Remember if you go mag to get the Smart Parts Little black box
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I know a little about Mags, enough to at least know about the black box.
Just don't know how finicky they can be. Or how dependable.
I figured the Blazer would come out on top. I love my Stroker, shoots darts and the rof is fast enough for me, and being a PGP is light enough too. Just needed to know how each would match up against the other.
The Sniper was just an idea since all those body kits floating around ebay, you could really build a one of a kind Sniper. Price wise not terrible, maybe under $200 for what I wanted.
A Mag is around $100 or so right now, leaving extra money for upgrades or parts, the HPA I have so that is not a problem when choosing the valve.
Now the Blazer I may be able to get for $200 or less, and no I will not tell any of you where.
So after I was planning on getting a Mag the Blazer came up and I am kind of torn about which one to get.
I wouldn't mind tinkering with the Mag as long as it was more or less dependable, and I am sure with any problem I would have someone here would be able to help.
There will always be more Mags out there but a Palmers Blazer may be to good to pass up.
Thanks for all the info guys, and keep posting anything else I may need to know.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A Blazer for under $200 should not be passed up. There will be cheap Mag's around for a long time.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Get the $200 Blazer.

Then get the Mag later.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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what they said
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Remember if you go mag to get the Smart Parts Little black box
No offense to ONX, but do NOT get the box mod.

I ask you, what is the box supposed to do? Prevent shootdown and decrease recharge time, right?

It does it by bypassing the regulator and dumping high-pressure gas into the firing chamber. In reality, it gives you velocity spikes (especially with CO2) and does absolutely nothing to help your recharge time (which is still faster than you can pull the trigger). As an added side bonus, it prevents you from disassembling the regulator for routine maintenance.


The problem most people have with 'mags (in my opinion, of course) is that they mistakenly think that they can be improved upon. They try to tweak little things here and there and all they really succeed in doing is messing the marker up. Fiddling with the sear push rod length, filing down the on/off pin, trying to drill out the on/off spacer, getting an 8-hole mod and of course the infamous SP magic box. All of these things do absolutely nothing. The "classic" mag, in its most recent level 7 iteration, is the product of years and years of development. If any knucklehead with a pair of vice grips and a file could improve it in any way, don't you think they would come like that from the factory?

The best thing you can do for your 'mag is to take it out of the box, keep it lubricated and shoot it as-is. Don't go screwing around with it and it'll treat you well.


EDIT: If you can get a Blazer for $200, then there's no question, of course.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Get the $200 Blazer.

Then get the Mag later.
Yep.
Almost didn't recognize you Rob, with the different avatar...

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Old 04-06-2006, 07:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Trojan man I was being sarcastic I have been on mcarter for a couple years now I think. and I have heard of the infamous black box it just goes to show Sp was no different then than they are now.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My appologies, then. I suppose I missed the wink-smiley.

See, what we really need around here is a dancing banana so I'd KNOW you were joking!
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
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no prob and I agree we need for emoticons
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Bah, I think the smart-box is cool just for goofiness' sake. Then again I've always been a fan of stuff with crazy tubes and pipes and bolts and stuff all everywhere...
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