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#1 the man

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:04 PM

Im thinking about getting a new 04 Viking or 04 excal. Any advice? (what I should get for it, whether this is a good idea, ect.)

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

if u never wanna lose money on a gun investment do it, if u feel like getting a gun with hemorraging resale, dont do it.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:10 PM

I've never owned, seen, nor shot either but would really like to get a viking myself. Vikings are easier to come by I think so go with that. Correct me if I'm wrong, but are excals the predecessors to vikings?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:26 AM

go with a viking. I find them more stable and reliable than an excal. the difference is that one is open bolt (viking) and one is closed bolt (excal). its been debated to death, but I like the 04 viking (like mine, hehe) over the 04 excal.

and you won't ever lose money on a gun investment by getting a viking. AKA markers are the cadillacs of the paintball industry..they will only go UP in value if you take care of them.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:24 PM

yea especially since im getting mine through dc. Im getting it custom milled to fit a ul frame, its gonna be beast :)

any other thoughts on this?
also, should i upgrade from the stock sidewinder to a 2-liter?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:28 PM

do it, they are AMAZING markers. They just feel right.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:01 PM

so im getting the feedback that i should definetly get a viking over an excal correct?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:40 PM

correct. and go with sidewinder reg if you're gonna stay under 20bps. only if you're consistently over 20bps go with 2L+
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Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:52 PM

How fast will one go? Mine will have a yakuza OLED in it.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:59 PM

i absolutly LOVE my 03 excal, amazing gun, little more complicated than a viking, being a closed bolt gun, and alittle slower (tops out at 13/14bps) but amazing none the less
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:09 AM

well I just learned that this is going to run me over 1500 for the gun. still worth it?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:01 AM

gotta put up specifications..
Jassie's my starter:
04 Featherlight Viking|JMJ Trigger

Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:09 AM

Brand new 04 Viking, Custom DC Milling, Fit to Ul frame, Tadao Yakuza OLED Board and grips, front reg adapter shortened, annoed to color of my choice

It will look like this:

http://destructivecu.../index.php?id=1

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

oh its worth it!!!! my featherlite can't touch that mill job lol
Jassie's my starter:
04 Featherlight Viking|JMJ Trigger

Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:58 AM

Brand new 04 Viking, Custom DC Milling, Fit to Ul frame, Tadao Yakuza OLED Board and grips, front reg adapter shortened, annoed to color of my choice

It will look like this:

http://destructivecu.../index.php?id=1


TOTALLY worth it.........

give it a sexy 1of1 anno later (acid washes are my favorite)
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:19 PM

okay, now i need another 1000 bux. If any of u guys want 2 help me out and buy 1 of my guns lmk (they r all for sale except for the alias).
I think Im going to get it custom lazerd too (or acid wash, both are really nice)

any otr thoughts?

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:02 PM

After seeing the Eclipse Emortal I may want that though
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

what is this emortal? oh btw 05ego is based on AKA's Evil M..the marker that almost did but then couldn't....
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Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:35 PM

o off topic but the emortal is the spoolie eclipse has been showing teasers on... should be revealed monday

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:26 PM

If u want a gun that will never break, be uber efficient, run at a low pressure, have NO kick get an excal, and be still good today. IF u want a gun that will be even more uber efficient, never break, compeat with guns 5 years newer get a viking. U cant go wrong with akalmp

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:29 PM

wat pressure do vikings run at?

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:11 AM

i can tune my LPR to around 60-70ish PSI
Jassie's my starter:
04 Featherlight Viking|JMJ Trigger

Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:01 PM

Also, another good thing about the vikes and excals is that dan
personally did the teabag mod to each and every one.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:17 PM

how fast can they go with a tadao yakuza board?
and what is the aka Merlin? how do they compare to vikings?

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:50 PM

w/ yakuza you can get it as fast as you want if you set to unlimited ramp..straight up that gun is absolute tits...and teh merlin is AKA's amazing take on an autococker..we're talking top notch
Jassie's my starter:
04 Featherlight Viking|JMJ Trigger

Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:54 PM

Well, you are definitely looking at the best when you talk about AKA. Although the Excals are a bit slower than the Viking, they are still some of the best stuff out there. When it comes to ease of maintainance, you just put a couple of drops of AKA lube into the ASA, air it up, dry fire it a couple of shots, and you are good to go. There is nothing else to really do. Well, other than take apart the reg about once a year and clean it and relube it. And the ram cartridge, but you will need a specific tool to remove it, and some knowledge on how to do that. Best to have DC do it then. But honestly, I have not had to do it, simply keep up on the lube.

Should you upgrade to a 2Liter? Well, the Sidewinder is one of the best regs out there. There is only one other reg out there that I think is better than the Sidewinder that is not made my AKA. And even then, only barely. The 2Liter is the top of the line reg out there. Period. Nothing beats it. Can you actually shoot faster than 20 BPS? I mean, seriously shoot that fast. Not many fields would allow you to shoot that fast with ramping or full auto. So unless you can actually hit 20+ BPS in semi, then there is no real need to get the 2Liter.

As to the marker, that is debatable. I can tell you that I traded for an 03 Viking back in like 2005 or so. It came with an upgraded trigger, SCM (Soda Can [Mod?]) LPR and Mighty Max volumiser. I sent it off to DC for FSP milling, all of the other diet milling, and anno. That came to around $630 or so. I added in a Tadao board, and it has rocked just fine ever since.

If you are looking for a bit of a deal, you can always peice meal, it so speak. I am selling a pretty much brand new 02 Viking that has been used four times. Not four cases of paint, only used four times. I have some of the very rare 02/03 eye covers (Since it blind), and a WAS board that I am adding to it. PM me if you want pics and futher specs. For what I am asking, you have more than enough money for it, and you can get a chance to play with it before you send it to DC for work.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:39 PM

will a viking really outperform guns being released now?

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:48 PM

us viking owners have no reason to make shit up....find one, shoot one, fall in love.
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Nautica's my trusty backup:
ICD Promaster|AKA 2L+ and SCMIII|CP roller trigger

Thinking about a Vice for new backup...hit me up if you're in GTA

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 10:29 AM

Vikings are the best of the best.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 01:19 PM

I traded my ego6 for 1! cant wait!




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