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|10-05-2013, 10:43 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Nunquam emere quid potes facere
|10-05-2013, 10:53 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaver Falls PA (outside Pittsburgh)
their will be in 2 years when the LV2 comes out
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|10-05-2013, 10:58 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
I'm seeing older Eteks and Egos go for good prices,along with pre 09 Dms and parts are still easy to come by.Revised Minis and Upgraded Ions are good deals also
The only real innovation I've seen since 06 is the availability of FS or magfed platforms,and it's a small niche not for everyone.Still waiting for a Tippmann 're release of the SMG myself
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|10-06-2013, 10:40 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW Washington
I'm not really up on the spools, but on the poppet side the Ego 11's and G6R's seem to be floating around the $500-600 range and everything else slides very quickly from there. Protege's and any non "11" egos seem to quickly drift down into the $250 range. Angels are kind of odd ducks in my opinion but LCD's are practically free these days.
Am I missing something or aren't most poppets created roughly equal? They all shoot stupid fast, have field stripable bolts and are pretty damn efficient. Seems like the rest is down to counting grams and getting nit picky on ergonomics.
I hear "shot quality" tossed around but...meh. Strengthen your wrist. Paintball guns don't kick.
Mini's seem to float in that sub $300 range as well. From a guy that paid $350 for my first tippmann package (pro-lite with mask, barrel, tank pods, etc) that just seems crazy good.
...that said I've got some paypal cash burning a hole in my pocket and what am I eye-balling? Automag parts.
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|10-07-2013, 12:01 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX
I still have an FS8 I got from Riddler. I think it has spent most of its life with after market regulators. I've never had a problem with it, and loaned it out a couple of times. Its biggest problem is that I don't tinker with it.
There's a local guy that usually plays with a Naughty Dog (FS7?) regularly in its stock form. That one reminds you of an old pair of blue jeans.
I regularly tinker with a Lasoya Promaster, which are even cheaper. I can make parts for it, and the design is tolerant to fiddling.
If you are willing to work on them, the 2k5 timmies are cheap and silly fast. They are NOT tolerant to fiddling when tuned fast and need the "right amount" of care. When tuned down (factory ram, higher dwell), they can be pretty tolerant.
Angels are relatively cheap, but not real easy to work on and behave a bit like a timmy.
You might worry about all of those being out of production, but you still have to watch the parts market on older Egos and DMs.
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|10-07-2013, 02:34 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Yield and Overcome...
I'd say that the BEST deals going right now are:
1. UL'ed DM5...amazing feel, quality, and user serviceability. Anything you need you can STILL get from Dye.
2. Gen 1 or 2 ETEK's (the later is a little better ergonomically, the former is the budget king for durable beaters)
3. Ego 08's--for a little more than either of the above, the 08 Ego is really a true, pro-level marker that you can get for $300 or under
I prefer PE or Dye because of the quality of the product. I'd stay away from Bob Long, DP, SP, or other brands EVEN if there's cheaper deal on offer...
|10-08-2013, 08:11 PM||#28 (permalink)|
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I'd vouch for older ICD guns as well to put out some of the flames. I have a few, and they maintain and shoot wonderfully. Vikings/Excals and vintage matrices go without saying, IMO. I enjoy those as well.
Right now, having scoured the BST consistently for years, I've seen a handful of GEO+'s sell for around 275. Now THAT is madness.
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|10-09-2013, 07:34 AM||#30 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Charleston, SC
id have to say the automag. most versitile gun there is and depnding on how much you want to put into is depends how much you get out. if you want a rope slinging mech or a pump or a slow shooting mech or electro or something your able to walk when you want.
its all in the automag. it may require a little know how but with enough searching in the right places you could get a cheap nice shooting gun that is unique.
if your just plain looking for something that is under rated and bit more updated. id have to say that lcd angels are really under rated. they were basically dismissed for not using eyes in there guns for awhile. thats no longer an issue. pick up a angel sub 100 throw a pmr board in it hard wire the eyes and pick up a tool kit.
lpr set to 87psi
dwell at 14m/s
and go play.
i just fixed up an led with no machining at all and it now has a virtue board in it.
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