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Old 11-06-2017, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Inexpensive Autocockers

On the fence about picking up an autococker, you know, because I don't have enough guns that only get used once in a blue moon already.

What to avoid/look for?
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Prostock cockers are always a good choice and typically priced at around $125 or so according to condition.

Avoid Psycho Ballistics unless you only need a cheap body for pump or rebuild. I am not really fond of System X either unless the pneus have been changed out.
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i hear dragunfly's too...cause of there non-autocockerish common parts (i think they used spyder threaded barrels) ...among other stuff...
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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02 through 05 stock Autocockers are all great choices. They accept most modern parts as upgrades but are actually pretty decent as stock markers. The 05 had some advances in design that makes it slightly less compatible with mainstream cockers, but itís also lighter weight.


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Old 11-06-2017, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If it's your first cocker, and you want a "real" cocker, look for a 2k/03/04 prostock. Should cost you $75~$150. It's heavy, but very reliable. $75 might be hard to find, but I did pick up a very good condition 03 prostock on craigslist for that much. Had the original box and everything. Only problem, and which is the reason I got it for that cheap, is that it was in pieces. It had been taken apart, and the previous owner couldn't figure out how to put it back together again.

Otherwise, Trilogy are another good option. A bit lighter, simpler, and cheaper, but still very decent cockers. Look for a competition or pro variant so it will come with an HPR and be set up for running at low pressure.
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Agreed, the Trilogy is actually not half bad despite its reputation. They are a little simpler in design so maintenance and timing is easier. You can find good ones under $100 too.


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I've had a couple before, nothing that I ever had any intention of keeping, basically bought to flip or see if I could time one well enough to get it from not working to kinda working.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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honestly i would pick up a resurrection. Id change the reg and get a rebuild kit for the 3 way. shoot great, still have options to upgrade but also dont have to worry about if something will fit etc. Hard to short stroke and good copies of highend pneumatics.
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I have to say that my 98 WGP is a great marker but a pain, hands down though I have a blast with a Trilogy competition. It just works and slings paint
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As stated, any of the 2k3+ bodies are solid. Personally I'd look for one with externally adjustable HPR and LPRs. The stock "non adjustable' work well, but its a nice feature when tuning. Dont be afraid of the stock hinge frames either. They're tall, but for a beginner they're pretty easy to time and fairly forgiving.
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