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Old 05-26-2008, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just recently set up a dealer account with Arrow Precision and started carrying the Sterlings. I've only had a chance to play with my new Sterling stock class for one weekend, but that's all it took to sell me on it. It's now a gearbag staple. The pump stroke is incredibly smooth. I like the autotrigger on it more than my S6 Prototype (just not a fan of the trigger moving).

The ease of swapping between stock class and hopper is pretty nice too.

Obviously other people like them too since my initial order sold out within 24 hours of arriving.


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Old 05-26-2008, 10:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Mark. Are you going to keep a regularly stocked spare parts bin to help support the Sterling?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, the new sterlings are awesome.

+ Spyder threaded
+ Adjustable velocity
+ Easily swappable between SC and open class

- Stock hardline is known to leak.


It's a VERY nice gun, though.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I miss my old sterlings..I've had a couple of em and they were some of the best markers I've ever shot. I've got a Hammer II also....once I get a new cupseal for it, it will see some serious play time.

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Old 05-28-2008, 01:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I've really been thinking of picking a new pump up for SC and open class, from what I am hearing the Sterling may be what I am wanting. From what I am hearing the marker more than makes up for the lower shots per 12 gram with its stroke and ease of converting.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I like the new style sterling a lot. Spyder threads are great and their convertible feed while it doesnt look the cleanest works very well and the feed is reversible on the SC.

The hardline is not trust worthy though and I have one that I am having threaded to run 1/8 microline fittings. I probably will have to sell it since my other sterling is having work done.

I really like the bottomline new sterlings. Nice to be able to use a small co2 tank without a hose running down to the bottomline.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I love my new Sterling, and I thought my old Sterling was pretty keen too. I've had the air donkey drilled out for a regular macroline fitting, and I run it with a 13ci tank. Super light, super smooth, and super accurate. The new ones have all the features you'd expect from a modern pump: adjustable velocity, convertible feed, multiple mounting options for the air source, common barrel threading. I honestly don't know why they aren't more popular.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I really like my new Sterling now, but out of the box there are issues.

-Stockclass feed sometimes has balls get hung up in the 90* bend - particularly larger balls
-Hardline leaks, and the fittings are fragile. Replacing them with macro or ss line is a good solution
-Crappy support and communication from us distributor. Good luck getting parts.

I have my Sterling set up as my open class pump, and have a phantom for stock class. I'm very pleased with how it performs in that role, but I did consider getting rid of it as I worked through the above issues. If you're considering switching from stock to open and back, get the VSC. Changing the asa/12g changer back and forth is probably what caused the hardline problem to start.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I really like my new Sterling now, but out of the box there are issues
-Crappy support and communication from us distributor. Good luck getting parts.
This is the biggest one. Mine leaked right out of the box, I drilled out the stock stuff for macro line fittings, but it does not quite fit right and I had to use jb weld to get it to seal ( the stock hardline is bigger than the 1/8 fitting) I have been talking to Arrow for a while. I got a new line from England in the mail, but wanted to buy the stock asa and back valve body so I could put it back to stock if I wanted to. I was not looking to get one free, but I cannot get the parts in my hand. I emailed, called, wrote letters, hell I even considered smoke signals. I find the quality is not up to snuff ( bad hardline fittings, stripped FLAT HEAD screw that holds the cocking rod) but it is nice to pump, and hits what you aim it at. I wonder why they are not more popular.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I wonder why they are not more popular.
I think you listed all the reasons. I want one, but many of the customer support and quality issues have me hesitant about it.
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