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Old 01-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the point?

In my mind, you had the two brothers. Nelsons and sheridans. And then the silly cousin, the sterling. What's the point of it? I mean the perks of the nelson is that it's lightweight, but it's not really as smooth as a sheridan. Then the sheridan is smoother, but heavier and bulkier. Then the sterling takes down sides of the two and puts them together?

Is it just me? I'm not saying the sterling is bad, just, what's the point? Why would one buy a sterling opposed to a nelson or sheridan based gun?
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would you say it takes the downsides of both?
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In my eyes, the nelson wasn't as smooth as a sniper. And the sniper wasn't as light as the nelson.

And it takes the nelson platform but makes it heavy as a sniper. Or am I wrong?
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I'd say it's more of a middle ground in terms of weight/size and function.

Two upsides; smoother pump stroke than a nelson and requires no cam lever for AT unlike sheridan.
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Nelsons smoother than a Sterling? I havent shot one of them. Then again I havent met any crazy MCB'r with one. Heavy like a sniper? Maybe mine with the Palmer reg & brass lined barrel but they are still fairly light.

The reason I got mine? Shot a few Phantoms & had a Hammer. Didnt care for the single tube & the pump stroke was a bit 'harsher' than I wanted. Sniper based markers had a nice stroke, stupidly easy to build & upgrade. Plus everyone has one. My Sterling, got it from a friend over in the UK for a very good price. Fell in love with it & the platform that day.
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Granted I haven't really shot a whole lot of different pumps, but my Carter Comp (nelson), the Sterling I once handled in the local shop, and the new Trracer (nelson), ALL felt smoother than any Sheridan I've ever used (stock PGP, custom Nasty PGP, DSG, etc.)... Maybe the T2 is about equal or even (and I'm being generous) a little smoother, but I don't know where this hard fact that Sheridans are smoother than Nelsons comes from.

And to be honest, since KEE effed up any chance of me ever buying their stuff again, Sterlings are looking better every day as an affordable new pump option.
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I will venture a guess and say that you were traumatized by an on-field encounter with one, or you are just trolling.

Great guns. One of the better, if not best AT.
And as for weight, they are rather light.
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I will venture a guess and say that you were traumatized by an on-field encounter with one, or you are just trolling.

Great guns. One of the better, if not best AT.
And as for weight, they are rather light.
Im not weighing in on the question, as i only own a Phantom, but his question is honest. He doesn't wish to make anyone mad by posting it, all he wants to know is why exactly did the sterling come about. Obviously its a very nice design, or it wouldn't have lasted this long. Its just not nearly as exposed to the average baller/ pump player. I asked the same question on a seperate forum and was told that the sterling was like the spyder of pump guns. I knew that wasn't true, but its an honest question all the same
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In my eyes, the nelson wasn't as smooth as a sniper. And the sniper wasn't as light as the nelson.

And it takes the nelson platform but makes it heavy as a sniper. Or am I wrong?
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sterling are very smooth...pump one...just as smooth as my t2.....lighter because it has no return spring...
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In my eyes, the nelson wasn't as smooth as a sniper. And the sniper wasn't as light as the nelson.

And it takes the nelson platform but makes it heavy as a sniper. Or am I wrong?
Have you shot one? I'm wondering if you're forming these opinions and starting these frankly inflammatory threads from a position of any sort of knowledge, or just pulling stuff out of your own head.

Sterlings are lighter than normal snipers (mini'ed halfblocks are possibly very similar). They're also smoother than standard nelsons and sheridans (barring high end snipers). They also have a great (if not the best current) autotrigger. No "trigger roll" like a sniper, and no binding or stiff pump like a nelson.

If they had an undercocking kit readily available they would be close to perfect.

They're rather unheard of in the US due to the fact that they're a European based company that didn't sell them here for a few years here and there. Even now, as proven by the other threads in this forum, getting a new one, and parts, is hard in the US. Why would people know about them?
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