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|09-29-2009, 07:59 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Machinist in training
Micro Phantoms perform very well. They are generally just as accurate. The big problem for most people including me is that they are hard to aim, because of the short barrel and the feedtube on the top. The nice thing about phantoms of course is that if you don't like the micro version you can change out parts to your liking.
Check out the Phantom catalog I scanned to see ALL of your options from CCI:
Phantom Catalog pictures by slowerpig81 - Photobucket
Some things I recommend:
.45 Grips (Comfort and aiming)
Acrylic feedblock so you can see your balls in the block (very helpful IMO)
Spring and seal kit (for springs and spare parts)
Trigger Shoe (for comfort)
If you go vertical air, get the gauged air option.
Sight ring, might as well try it
Also consider acrylic pumps and feedgates if you want to see your anno flow.
And of course, a custom anno.
As for detent rings, if necessary you could contact a machine shop and order some detent rings with a smaller ID. Just measure the rings with some calipers, and ask for a specific ID. If you were going to make your own you could even get them in stainless steel for added durability. To ID (identify) them you could have a laser engraver engrave the ID (inner diameter) on the outside edge (if they can't engrave numbers that small, just do single pixel marks and have them correspond to a key).
|09-30-2009, 07:32 AM||#12 (permalink)|
If I remember correctly the Dropout changer is integrated into the valve so for me to get a new body on it I would also need to get a new valve (assuming I did not want to run 12 grams). Phantoms do indeed seem to be amazing. Lets say i got a purple and silver acid splash anno done, would the pattern and look of it be repeatable in that if I later bought a new body or something it would have the same look as before?
|09-30-2009, 03:41 PM||#13 (permalink)|
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If you're going to do a custom anno, figure out all the pieces you want and order it all at the same time. I bought an orange/black tiger stripe 2nd hand, then decided that I wanted an 8" barrel. Although it's close, you can tell that the "after" purchase is a little more reddish then the original. Fortunately, I got the right hand feed and t-stock that were anno'd originally when I bought it. When I put the 11" barrel back on, it all matches perfectly. Maybe things have changed since I bought mine (late 90's), but I was told back then that the anno's are close, but to make sure they match, get it all anno'd at the same time. Aloha!
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|10-03-2009, 09:15 AM||#15 (permalink)|
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