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Old 10-19-2012, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Backyard paintball! Now just need to pick out a couple markers markers...

I'm trying to pick out four markers, two electronic markers and two mechanical markers that all have to work on CO2. Now, I've picked out that I want a classic Shocker sport for one of the two electros, but I'm lost as to another fun one would be that would work with CO2. For mech markers I can do Spyders/clones in a pinch, but I want to find something unique and cool that is yet affordable. The only limitation is cash, with being $100 for another electro and $60 for a mech.

Now, since I don't know crap about non-modern CO2 compatible markers I am turning to you guys.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with Another Shocker. As for mech cant go wrong with a tippman when it comes to co2
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What level of gun are the other backyard ballers using?

Have you looked into byo-scuba tanks?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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scroung up some nova's. Those are definately unique! You can even get an electro version but I believe they are kind of rare.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would say get a used Envy/Sp1 and set the trigger pull really long so it physically limits the FPS. They can use CO2 without issue but you can further limit it that way you don't suffer shootdown as badly.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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just food for thought:
used 3200psi scuba tank = $100-$130ish in hydro
scuba fill station = $30 ish
to fill scuba = $7ish - enough air for 4 average backyard ballers all day = $2/ea

thus eliminating the co2 question.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Except everyone would have to buy compressed air tanks, and those aren't cheap like Co2 tanks... You can get a 20 ounce Co2 for $20 all day long. And two of those is PLENTY of air for a long day of playing.

So $40 plus $4.00 fill (at your local box store) is much cheaper then going compressed air. Unless you happen to have a bunch of those tanks laying around...


I would recommend Tippmann's as well, you just can't go wrong with those, and they work, even in the cold. Plus you can find them CHEAP on craigslist often... 98's go for around $40 around here... if you look. A-5's can be had for $100.


No matter what direction you go, be sure to get a chrono and check every gun every time you play... You will be shocked at how much they change depending on the weather with Co2.


From my experience, I would stay away from spyders... As they almost all shoot hot (over 300) and you can unscrew the velocity adjuster on the back ALL the way out, (until the screw falls out) and it will still shoot over 300fps... You pretty much just have to take the spring out and cut it shorter.

And they leak really bad in the cold. I always have someone bring one, and they usually end up using one of my borrow markers by the end of the day, if not from the very beginning.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Azodin Kaos. Excellent customer service, and they fixed at least 90% of the issues with Spyders.

I'd recommend getting semis and pumps. You talk about being low on funds..this will save you both paint and air. Just a suggestion.
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I second the suggestion for a Kaos. The pumps will be out of your price range, but the mechs...well...
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Azodin Kaos. Excellent customer service, and they fixed at least 90% of the issues with Spyders.

I'd recommend getting semis and pumps. You talk about being low on funds..this will save you both paint and air. Just a suggestion.
This. As much as i complain how my brand new Kaos-D had to be sent back to the shop twice before it worked well, from what i can tell it must be the red-headed bastard stepchild of the previous marriage. I also rag on it b/c it is the first actual NEW marker i have bought in, well, since i bought my very first one over 10 years ago.

But now that it is squared away, it is nice. And the thing shoots until the tank is absolutely completely empty.
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