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Old 10-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody shot a Pyre?

Thinking of investing in a non cocker vert fed pump and want to get opinions.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yar. I'm a bit more partial to sniper based guns. Maybe it's cause I used to own a blazer, but in my hands the pyre seems a little funny. What I mean to say is that, with the sniper/autococker, you're starting from a pump based gun design and converting it to semi-auto. In terms of semi-autos I already preferred blazers to cockers, as the blazer seemed a better thought out design (I mean it was invented for semi-auto use, where as the autococker started as a sniper). So with the pyre you're taking a gun designs for semi-auto use and converting it to pump play. Does this make sense?

My objection is more conceptual. Practically speaking, pyres can be awwwwwesome pump guns. Just like how autocockers can be awesome semi-autos/electros. But I'd rather play with my ccm, no for performance differences but more aesthetic ones. Feel baby, feel.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One of the guys I play paintball with locally uses one all the time, seems to be the only pump he can keep running.

They are very nice guns.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Toymachine - I see your point about having a reverse objective. I find CCMs to be too perfect LOL! I love my snipers due to countless hours of tunage. Maybe I should look at stock class to to a new feel

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GMP is right. I didn't mean to make it sound like the pyre isn't a great well built gun. They are very, very nice. But you get the point in my earlier post.

Totally diff from a sniper/ccm/pyre, but do you like nelsons? Although it never ceases to amaze me how simply amazing Carter can make a nelson based pump, the new ghost is my favorite nelson based gun given low price/performance ratio. If you're thinking of sc you might wanna look into that as a great starter (a used phantom can also be a great sc starter gun, but for the money if I wanted something new I'd go with LAPCO).

I don't think I've ever sc pyre, although I imagine they're out there. Never played with any of pps stock class sheridan based guns, but I have a feeling I'd fall in love. If you have a couple extra bucks to spend and don't like nelsons you might wanna look into pps's brass stock class guns... so many options (and they're still having some crazy sale it seem!)
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was looking at the super stocker as an option and also saw a few buzzards. Having never played with any of these, it's hard to simply toss a coin to drop a few coins.

I'll research on the ghost - Lapco made? Can it be spring fed as well?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have to agree with toymachine. While I just sold my Ghost (I needed to trim down) it is by far the best SC gun on the market. It isn't perfect from Lapco though, you NEED a tighter bore barrel or inserts if you have anything near small bore paint.

I have never seen a spring fed Ghost but I am sure it could be done. It has an almost identical feed mounting system to a Phantom so you can start there.
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what thread is the barrel?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I find the Pyre to be the perfect balance between the Houndstooth and the Blazer. I used to use both regularly in a day of play but now I pretty much just use my Pyre.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have and love my Pyre. It replaced pretty much everything in my stable.

Neither Blazers or Pyres have threaded barrels they are slip fit.

I was a nelson [Phantom/Grey Ghost(original)] for a long while then transitioned to the Sniper in the early 2000s and used Snipers up until I bought one of the first runs of Pyres [mine is #PY008] and I've never turned backed. I still have Snipers and Nelsons but I've not used them in a long while and have even added a Blazer to my stable. Now just the Pyre and the Blazer travel with me.

As to the Pyre being a Blazer [semi-auto] made into a pump that actually is not true. While the extrusion for a 2K Blazer and the Pyre are the same the internals are drilled and setup differently. You can take a Blazer and run it as a pump with a kit but you can not convert a Pyre into a Blazer.

The old review of my Pyre is in my Sig below
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