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Old 11-07-2009, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Lamenting Loss of Mid-Price Pumps

Back in college my paintball group converted to modified gunfighter class (10rnd stick feeds on pump or semi guns) to conserve money. Now my friend's little brother is going to a nearby college and I've been looking for a mid range pump for him to use when he joins us. While I have plenty of options on ebay and sales threads here, I've noticed that no one seems to make mid-range pump guns anymore. I can get Phantoms, Kaos, Snipers and Gargoyles or Blades and Talons, but there aren't any more $60-$80 pumps like Hornets, Traccers and Hammers. The closest I can come is an SL68II at $160ish, but that's more of a lower-high end price (though well worth it). I'm not looking for sales offers (believe me I'm looking at your threads) I'm just wondering if I'm missing a brand that still makes a mid-price marker and curious to see if anyone else interested in pump play is encountering the same problem.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just going to have to buy used. I agree that that cheap/ good range is gone. SL68 will probably fit into it once they decide they can't get their current MSRP for it anymore.
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That's more the low end ... Under that is "joke" range ...
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would buy a used SL68II, should be able to stay in that price point.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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With Redux, Carters, and Palmer's in the $1000+ range the Kaos is the high of low end at $150. Sad but true. Thats why I buy here!
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I plan to buy here too, its just a bummer that new players (who aren't aware of this forum) are going to have a lot of trouble getting into pump play. I wonder if the resurgence in pump play will eventually encourage a manufacturer to get back into making Maverick/Traccer type guns.
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With Redux, Carters, and Palmer's in the $1000+ range the Kaos is the high of low end at $150. Sad but true. Thats why I buy here!
I love being able to outrange Phantom owners with my Buzzard. So worth the extra cash! When I light them up with a string of 10 headshots from 500 feet away they are like
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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its almost cheating, really. good thing you cant shoot more than a single first-strike out of that buzzard, that would be a nightmare.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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$100-ish New Trracers / Mavericks
$150 Azodin Kaos Pump
$180 SL68-II
$180 Check It V2 (WGP prostock)

that's the lower end of pumps worth buying

With the popularity of pump used guns just aren't as good a deal as they were a year ago. A lot of beat to hell snipers are going for $200.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There are some used SL68-II here in the for sale section, under rare markers. You should be able to pick up a cocker based pump for around $100 used, here or ebay. Granted for $100 you will basically have a stock cocker + pump kit + WGP reg, but it shoots paint.

Pick up a tracer or a PGP.
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