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Old 04-28-2010, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opinions on Freestyle 8 FS8?

One of my co-workers played Spring Castle for the first time and wants to get a gun to fling some paint for Fall Castle.

One of my friends has a FS8 for sale.
I don't know much about them.
Is it something that he should avoid or would it be a good gun?

I'm not an electro kinda guy but I did have a B2K and it seemed like a nice piece.
The gun has been serviced by ICD and works well.

For a couple hundred, should he get it or pass?

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Old 04-28-2010, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A couple hundred is the going price for good condition. I bought Riddler's extra and it has done great. I tightened the trigger up too much and I kept "gun checking" accidentally all day, but it never failed on first shot and did wonderful when multiple targets were available.

Mine has a CP reg and it handles my crossfire HP tank fine, but it's generally recommended that they use a low pressure (~450psi) tank. I think the stock reg would be best run on LP (or must be).

I noticed that a fellow scenario player that I respect, and know that he goes through a lot of paint, had a Naughty Dog FS with stock regs. He was using a LP tank and said he loved his. His was all "stock" Naughty Dog, which is pretty much an FS8.
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never shot an FS but alot of guys sure do swear by them...I will have one one day to add to the collection.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I forgot. The grip frame is a little large. Shaped like a 2k5 timmy, but thicker. The manual says use superlube multipurpose oil, and I would stay with that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I want one. I'd probably replace the HPR if not using an LP tank based on my experience with ICD regs.
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grimace i'll be at AG on Saturday if you want to use mine. I plan on playing sc all day.

I personally love mine but every now and then it turns into a blender (user error).

If you owned a bushmaster you should know all about balancing regs. Freestyles are just a little more finicky with adjusting but not difficult at all.
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STD makes a great LPR for them. I never had much luck with the ICD stock regs. http://www.stdindustry.com/JLFSinfo.htm
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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grimace i'll be at AG on Saturday if you want to use mine. I plan on playing sc all day.

I personally love mine but every now and then it turns into a blender (user error).

If you owned a bushmaster you should know all about balancing regs. Freestyles are just a little more finicky with adjusting but not difficult at all.
Promaster, but yeah same diff. I've tuned bushies/bko's too. I'm quite familiar with balancing regs.

I'll try it out for a game and burn through some of my field paint, heh.
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I was refering to the op on the tuning stuff. I personally prefer my promaster to the fs8 but I just like poppets more than spoolies but nothing beats the way the fs8 rips
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they are pretty quiet too..
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