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|11-09-2012, 09:05 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Best Blowback ever?
Since I felt light lighting the fuse... What do you'se guys think is the best blowback paintball gun ever?
My vote: ICD 'Cats (I've used Tippmanns, Spyders (and clones), Mokal Mirage, PMI-III/VM-68, even an F-"something" Illustrator and prefer the ICD's)
Runner up: Brass Eagle Stingray - ONLY because it is fun to tinker with...
|11-09-2012, 09:14 AM||#2 (permalink)|
In that order.
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|11-09-2012, 01:32 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
The big problem I've always had with the ICD guns is no easy way to clean out a jam. The guns need to be depressurized to get the bolt out.
I hate to say it but the lack of a "field stripping" ability keeps it from being "best ever". I was never impressed with the "adjustable recock" either. I always had the impression that it was making up for a flaw in the valve system.
Plus... it had issue with liquid. I liked that they made it to "work with siphons", and even recommended them in the winter. But you had to retune the gun. Just adding a siphon tank, and the gun would likely double-tap, busting a ball in the breech (see above). Likewise, switching from "liquid mode" back to gas, and you were likely to shoot-down, also busting a ball.
For certain it was well machined, and well made. Especially the early Puma guns. The Thundercats seemed a bit cheaper. But they were very expensive and not as suited for tournament play. Seemed to have no market for them. (ie high-end, rec-gun?)
Granted... I'm completely biased. Just giving my 2 cents
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|11-09-2012, 01:57 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lone Wolf West, MI
Just out of cursioty, what gun do you feel is the best blow back?
|11-09-2012, 02:11 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Love ICD Cats! One of my favorite all time platforms blowback or otherwise.
Tippmann's and Spyders are what they are.
PMI-3/VM-68 was my first gun. Heavy, unbalanced, and completely satisfying to shoot all the same.
The Mirage just never did anything for me. Decent gun but not great.
F-blahblahblah Illustrators are nice, fixed one up for my brother for his first gun.
Having never owned a "Z" I can't comment on them. I may just have to correct that.
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