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|02-29-2012, 02:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
New player needs first mechanical gun: your advice?
I'd like to buy a gun for a buddy; he's new to the sport and wants a mechanical marker.
Reliability is important, with no need for a particular type of look (milsim not required).
Age doesn't matter, so older mechs are fine (perhaps even better if it keeps initial cost down).
AC threaded barrel would be nice, but not essential.
Guns that require timing/tuning are out (I'm looking at you Autococker).
Under $300 USD (and for those who want to offer something for sale, rather than only advice, you gotta be cool shipping it to Sweden).
Finally...its gotta be somewhat better than your basic rental, as he'd like to use it for a number of seasons without 'outgrowing' it.
Thanks for your suggestions!
|02-29-2012, 02:39 PM||#4 (permalink)|
uuuhhhhhh Tippmann 98 is almost exactly what you are looking for except the AC thread thing. Also way under your budget too.
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|02-29-2012, 02:56 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Function over looks
+1 for tippmann 98 or any older tippmann.
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|02-29-2012, 03:20 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Langley, BC
I would say Tippmann 98 or A5 as well, except for the threads and depending on how involved he gets in to the sport he might out grow them in a year or so.
The money you can spend on trying to improve performance doesnt translate to a higher resale value later on
A mech Autococker, although a bit more involved and work, has more potential upside, and if your friend wants to try pump later on, it is a relatively simple conversion
|02-29-2012, 03:30 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
I love my micromag. Automag so it's pretty much not going to require a whole lot more than some oil to keep it running for a long time. Most of them are powerfeed which isn't that bad, some have centerfeed(expect to pay more). Compact aluminum body so they are lighter than regular mags and they are autococker threaded. You can get a regular one for around 150-200 typicially. Expect to pay more based on anno or any aftermarket parts. Run best on compressed air, but I used mine with co2 without too much trouble. Just avoid liquid co2 getting into the valve. If you get an RT valve(faster shooting) you should probably just use air on it. There have been quite a few micromags in the Mech selling forums.
I have been pleased with mine so I would recommend it. Here's a pic of mine. The 45 degree angle helps with not getting liquid co2 into the valve. Nice quiet(sp progressive barrel) and light weight setup. Currently debating going back to a air setup, but work fine as is.
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