mcarterbrown.com  

New To The Sport Just started playing? Been playing for a while, but you have a question you should have asked years ago? Drop a line, we answer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
King of the clueless
 
23_hellfox_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma

Thank you! ^
I was just curious, because they were cheaper haha.
I'm going to post up in the WTB section.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a vest?
I'm looking for one that may mount my tank a little higher on my back with room for 4 pods, possibly a camel water pack, maybe a few pockets on the front.
__________________
Sell me your used A-5 with flatline barrel!!!
23_hellfox_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Super Moderated
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by pk5 View Post
1. Buy used - much cheaper than what you are paying for new
2. If you plan to play large scenario, don't get US Army markers, you will be out gun.

Yes to point #1, I disagree with that part of #2 though. I've played scenarios with my magfed AT10 with only 1 magazine (25 rounds before reloading) and with a stock class phantom. I never really felt outclassed. Yes, people can, and will, outshoot you, but that'll be true with almost any marker you pick.
__________________
Sell me your broken ATS magazines and related bits.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pillage View Post
Equipment doesn't = Douchebaggery
My feedback thread
lordkyleofearth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 03:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
King of the clueless
 
23_hellfox_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordkyleofearth View Post
The US Army markers are essentially Tippmanns. They will work fine as woodsball guns, but will be a bit large for speedball. If you are mostly a woodsballer, I'd say yes. If you are looking at speedball, you might consider other options (the enmy is pretty popular as a recommendation, but I've never used one).

Markers that are good at speedball are different from woodsball guns. You can use one in the woods fine, but bulky woodsball markers are not so well suited for speedball. I rocked my Tippmanns 98 on recball fields for years, but I'd question how well suited it is for speedball competition.

Do you want something milsim or something that slings paint like your pockets are bottomless?
I will have a completely different marker for speedball.
And I'm not really sure how to respond to that last statement haha.
__________________
Sell me your used A-5 with flatline barrel!!!
23_hellfox_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
Super Moderated
 
lordkyleofearth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010

Separate markers is a great idea. Some people want one marker to do everything, and that gets tricky. An A5 or X7 would be hard to beat in the woods. They are durable as hell, plentiful (read: cheap) and have lots of support. Plus, if you decide to go magfed down the line, there are TACAMO kits for them. Check BST here and at x7og.net or a5og.net for good deals on used markers.

Also, the 98 custom shouldn't be overlooked either. Especially with the ACT bolt (anti-chop). They hang out at 98og.net
__________________
Sell me your broken ATS magazines and related bits.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pillage View Post
Equipment doesn't = Douchebaggery
My feedback thread
lordkyleofearth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 05:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
King of the clueless
 
23_hellfox_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma

Wasn't long before someone hit me up for a used A-5 so I think I will end up with that shortly.
Later on down the road I will have to hit everyone up for ideas on a speed ball marker.
__________________
Sell me your used A-5 with flatline barrel!!!
23_hellfox_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 11:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
Nerd
 
Diomedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Highland Park, NJ
Send a message via AIM to Diomedes

Welcome to MCB! Hard to go wrong with a used Tippmann, but I'd avoid the US Army markers unless you're into the looks. If it's your thing, go for it; they're essentially Tippmanns, so they'll work great, but are heavier and bulkier than they need to be. Grab an A5 or a 98C, use it a bit, then decide what, if anything, you should change.
__________________
Zombie Defense Force, Local 42 #61 "Darwin"
IT'S TIME TO TOSS THE DICE
DarwinZDF42<--YouTube channel. Reviews, helmetcam, etc. Updated more-or-less weekly. Subscribe!
Looking for a new mask? See how they compare.
"Integrity is doing what's right, even if nobody is looking." My MCB feedback
Diomedes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 10:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
EL17E 76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: am I where I am

Empire BT static vest personally
there are two versions one with pod holders already sewn(non-removable) to the bottom back of the vest
the other with molle the whole length of the back (my preference)
they are modular, lightweight, breathable, have a hydration pouch and most importantly for me a nice velcro/elastic back/waist band that helps hold everything solidly to my oversized core.
__________________
Feedback

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightstar View Post
I translated this as: Scenario games are popular with overshooting douchebags raging on cocaine and steroid cocktails while roasting puppies and punching babies. Stay home unless you enjoy impromptu fistfights.
EL17E 76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 12:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
King of the clueless
 
23_hellfox_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma

What about the Valken V-Tac ECHO vest?
Seems like that has what I want for a fair price.
And I could just get a holster for the sidearm.
__________________
Sell me your used A-5 with flatline barrel!!!
23_hellfox_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 12:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
EL17E 76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: am I where I am

Basically the same thing different "branding"
they are both a h-harness style front with pod pouches and/or molle on the back with an elastic/velcro waist in various colors/camos. Tank is carried mid-back/shoulder area horizontally or vertically. The pods and waist banding area is carried back and high enough not to interfere with carrying a "sidearm" holster on the hip but still be comfortable.
__________________
Feedback

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightstar View Post
I translated this as: Scenario games are popular with overshooting douchebags raging on cocaine and steroid cocktails while roasting puppies and punching babies. Stay home unless you enjoy impromptu fistfights.
EL17E 76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 12:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
King of the clueless
 
23_hellfox_23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Oklahoma

Thanks for the info there!
Lots of good info guys!
Stoked to get out and get to some Oklahoma events and meet some cool people.
Eventually I'll have to make a thread about finding me a speedball marker.
__________________
Sell me your used A-5 with flatline barrel!!!
23_hellfox_23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » New To The Sport

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC