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Old 03-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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How about noise? I've seen a lot of conversations about the older model of x gun is so much quieter. It's not a huge factor but having some sort of comparison would be nice.

Another deciding factor in if I keep a gun or not is the size and feel. I have big mitts so some of these little tiny guns just feel way too cramped. Maybe some basic measurements or hell even just a shot of the guns in a standard size black square so there's a point of reference.
Or something like this: Decibel Meter for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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it's called a 'marker'.... but I like how you are not PC and call it a gun. Rock on.
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They were guns long before the PC term "marker". Anyways...


I think the reviews should also take into consideration the weather. Temp, humidity, etc. Those all have an effect on the tests being done so how about a mention. I mean, we can tell if it's sunny or snowy by pictures or video but that's not the whole story.

I don't think paint to bore should be mandatory, but at least knowing if the reviewer is under boring or over boring and and idea of by how much would be helpful as well.

Something like this could be beneficial (from some phantom testing I did today actually):


That paint was pretty small, it fell straight out of my Armson and was easily pushed out of my original .678 Eigenbarrel.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Maybe some basic measurements or hell even just a shot of the guns in a standard size black square so there's a point of reference.
Yes. I like the square. That's easy enough.

CP has a point about kick, but that's tough without equipment. Probably have to put that in the subjective section for most people.

I don't think any one brand of paint will be the same from place to place, and weather and storage will have effects as well.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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They were guns long before the PC term "marker". Anyways...
Weren't they were first made as 'marking guns'. A gun used to mark things. Thus technically were a 'marker' before they were a 'gun'?
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I think it's a good idea just to refer to them as markers. My nosy neighbors have no clue about either "guns" or "markers". They used to think we were talking about paint markers that you draw with. They have no clue what else is in the house. They are happier that way.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The idea is a scientific or repeatable procedure, or at least as close as we can.

Basically if I do something, cockerpunk or bryce should be able to repeat it, and the other way around. At least come as close as we possibly can.

That way if someone doesn't like the findings, they can try it.

Also standardization across a community or many communities will make it easier to compare and contrast guns, and even for manufacturers to use when testing.

Just thought it would be an all around good idea for a few folks to get their heads together on this and try to come up with something. It wouldn't be the end all be all, but at least a starting point.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:27 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Accuracy and flatness of the shot is all I really look for in a gun review... It's why I own lots of pumps, specifically Carters.

You will want to include features that people these days really look for. From my research that would include the following.

-How laser-like it shoots (if laser is available to compare to).
-Tack/nail driving test to make sure that said gun can drive tacks/nails.
-If it shoots t*** Feature omitted due to inappropriate shooting of body part***

Further research revealed a few more features some may be interested in
-How old/beat up the gun is
-If said gun can bring back memories of playing when the owner was 25 years younger
-If the gun can somehow be made into a pump
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We should have bottle supply pressure (output), just as a matter of record and repeatability.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This is in the same spirit of what I wanted to do with efficiency testing some months back. Our tests were stopped short when we found out reballs changed shape after being shot a few times, and we didn't want to use a case of paint on each gun wanted to test.

Controlled environment.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
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maintenance, is it easy or a PITA?
wear parts? Like rubber ball detentes and cost?

Finicky? did it work out of the box? as it should or where you messing with it to get it working.

comparable , across models or brands. 07 vs 08 model is it worth it? and/or if you like how xyz handles you will love this one.

overall fit and finish, there is really no end.

You could make a standard template with all the most pertinent information and just plug in the answers and leave a notes section within each section.
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