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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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first strike + trracer = winning!!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Are these "slugs" still being sold and are they any good?

Is the new Trracer worth the coin?
They are excellent, once you get used to the differences between first strikes and regular paint. They are definitely not for the spray and pray type of player. However the range is doubled (give or take) and they are much more accurate than regular paintballs with the added benefit of a flatter trajectory which is beneficial in any wooded field with a canopy of trees. Several manufacturers make Marksman/Sniper paintball markers for use specifically with these rounds.

As far as the new Trracer being worth the $120 price tag, why yes, yes it is.









Here is my Trracer with
Lightened main spring for a MUCH better trigger pull
Hawke Crossbow scope (a must)
Irene Adaptive Sling
BT Sling Mounts
14" Hammerhead Bangstixx (I have confirmed that Hammerhead barrels do have a tighter lateral variation than any smoothbore barrel used with first strikes)
Punisher Barrel Rail
Adjustable Folding Bipod
Custom Wood Stock
Guerilla Air 13 CI HPA Tank with Multicam Camo Form Tape
Magpul AFG2
UTG Rail Covers
ATACS Paintjob

Most of this stuff I had lying around and when I got a Trracer in a trade I just started building, and shooting. I have owned several T9.1s and I honestly have tighter groups and less shot to shot variation in FPS shooting this unregulated pump. I've been shooting it for awhile so breach-loading first strikes is not an issue. Also, Cindy weighs in at 3 lbs :P

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hmmmm... I am working on a Sniperoid, maybe I'll mod the feed port for these things.

And the vdeo --- O-M-G!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I wanted to get in to first strike rounds with the new sar 12 but looking around no local fields to m "with in 1.5 hours" allow fs rounds even on byop day
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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They're probably best saved for big scenarios anyways...I think I'll stick with normal paint for rec play.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Very nice work rover ima be sending you a pm asking about that stock
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Glad I wasn't on that video

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I really liked my Empire Trracer when I had it. Between the .45 grip, bottomline provision, and autococker-threaded barrel, this is a pump someone should have made 15 years ago.

The first-strike capable breech isn't all it's cracked up to be, however.
It's very difficult to wrangle the rounds into that port without them turning sideways on you, and if one starts to get stuck the gun is useless until you can rotate it back into alignment.
Doing this wearing gloves while people are shooting at you is nearly impossible.



I found that the best way to shoot first strikes in this gun is the same way I do it with my Phantom or Sniper- by unscrewing the barrel and loading the rounds in that way.

If you DO want to breech-load the things, I figured out a pump arm modification that allows you to keep the loader on the gun while you do this: Empire Trracer pump arm modification for first strike access

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My experience is 7fps.
In my personal experience I found that when using a paintball of the same size as a first strike round (.687) the velocity will be exactly the same.
This surprised me, as I assumed the first strike would be faster.

The trick, of course, is finding paintballs that big. I've had the best luck with Valken Crusade or Redemption, especially the ones made in South Korea.
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The trick to loading them that way is to flip it port side down if laying prone or if stand point the muzzle straight down. Thjs way you usr the rounds center of gravity to your advantage
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Inflicted is a good guy, he helped me on PBN. Here's what I do for faster reloads. I go muzzle up with the bolt pumped back sliding the fs in on its fin pointing up.



The trick is to get used to reloading like this without taking your eyes off of the action.
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