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Old 02-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Im looking and actually 17 dollars random but idk haha
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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50 for one box so more like 100 for two boxes
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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1. use less paint = cheaper cost to play = play more often
2. More of a challenge = feels better when get eliminations
3. can't overshoot some noob or renter on accident = dont give future players a bad experience.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hmmm good well i probably wont play, but i was just wandering
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dam my local field is $20 entry ($300 season pass) and $70 a case of paint (FPO) but as a pumper a case of paint can last me two months and that's playing 5-6 hours every other weekend throughout the summer, with practice (private land) on the off weekends (I also try to use old paint when practicing). But winning paint and other swag at big events helps offset some costs.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I got into pump play because there was a group that got together and played one night a week. Now I play because I love it! I play 2-3 times a week, if I played anything other than stock class, I couldn't afford to play.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You guys got it good too (and I know it's not the worst here either)...

40 minutes away, $20 field fee, $80-$100 a case. Field Paint Only.

I got into it for the lower profile, increased movement...and to save money as a student. (I find high rate of fire = I tend to keep heads down and fire a lot, haha)

Now half the fun is the challenege...been playing with a nearly stock PGP, and just recently picked up an Airowgun too, waiting on shipment...!

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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and 50 in paint it gets veeerry expensive.
It's a lot cheaper when that $50 for a case becomes a cost you only have every fourth or fifth time you play. Seriously, a BAG of paint (500 rounds) lasts me two days of play.

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Who are you? I play with that group!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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It's the game I started with, I like the "potential" added challenge, it is more about the hunt then the tool concept and most importantly I like it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I find you just go through stages of paintball. I loved milsim so I had an A5 that was converted to be an AK47, that was 5 years ago. I then moved to speedball guns, which were fun and fast but paint costs $$$ and I find when using pump it makes things more difficult for me anyway but way more fun with that challenge. Hitting someone with a pump over an electro is awesome. I now switch from pump to electro depending on my mood
This. I definitely went through several phases, and I still do. I had my fair share of hardcore milsim, and wannabe x-games all star phases. Used pretty much every kind of gun under the sun, short of a slingshot lol! I definitely consider myself a pumper at heart, but I do use my electro quite a bit too. Like everyone else said, pump is relatively inexpensive compared to mech semi or electro play. Case and point: you can build an incredibly effective open class pump for extremely cheap that will shoot just as straight and true as any ego, luxe, or what have you.

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Trilogy Autococker - around $100. Can be found here, ebay, craigslist, etc.
Pump kit - $30 on paintballgateway.
Good tight bore barrel - $40, lurker eigenbarrel is $39 new, .678 or .684 bores.
Halfway decent reg - $30, almost anything will work. User preference.

30 minutes and a glass of your favorite beverage later, and you have an awesome starter pump that only cost you $200, and you built it yourself. If you're not happy with it, you can probably flip it and get most of your money back. Pump certainly isn't for everyone, but everyone SHOULD try it at least once. The pros seem to outweigh the cons if you get the hang of it.


EDIT: Also, get used to playing with a pump for a few months, and then go see what kind of damage you can do with a semi. You might scare yourself
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