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#1 TinyBear

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

Well I am stuck here at home still all busted up from a accident in September. And I been messing about with my markers to keep occupied. And it got me thinking about what it is in a paintball marker I look for and then got me curious what the masses here thought.

For me it comes down to RELIABILITY DURABILITY AND SIMPLICITY This leads me to my preference to mechs and pumps. About the only gun that I ever owned that does not embody all those things is maybe my DP E1 but even it has never let me down and as far as electros go is about as simple as they get. And it does have a great solid feel to it but I have had the on/off leak after a long stint of non use (fixed with a simple lubing of the orig in the on/off assembly. But my single most favorite shooters have always been Automags and for those three things I dew riper I don't think there is a better choice.

So what bout you all what you. Look for most. And do you thing your gun or guns fit what you look for normally
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Honestly my goal is to try a little bit of everything.

But what im looking for is:
efficient, funny cause my main electro is a shocker now...
Looks
reliability
shot quality

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

In order,

Cost
Quality
Reliability
Efficiency
Looks

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

first is efficiency.

second reliable
third looks

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

For me ergonomics comes first; if I don't feel comfortable holding the marker I get annoyed.

After that is air efficiency, then looks maybe. The rest doesn't really matter much to me.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

number of knobs that adjust things
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Character, then maybe reliability and headache factor of setting up. Its shitty having a gun that I need to replace parts on or buy specific tanks and loaders for.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

1 - Reliability - If the marker doesn't shoot, it's worthless.
2 - Ergonomics - The way the marker feels in your hand makes a HUGE difference not only effectiveness but also confidence which is a big deal.
3 - Price - We all have a budget
4 - Looks - Who wants to spend a tone of money on an ugly marker?
5 - Durability - I'm not very rough on markers so this usually isn't an issue.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

all depends on what im feeling. I like having good efficiency, shot quality, ergonomics and reliability, but no one gun excells in every way so i just get something cheapish and use that till i dont want to use it anymore

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Reliability, simply for the fact that the last 3 guns I've brought to the field either did not work or didn't work correctly. Next would be upgrades, either aftermarket or out of the box that fit my style of play. I love mine now.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Easy to fix, because all things breaks.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

Simple, smooth shooting and fun to play with.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Depends what I'm looking for.

If I'm looking for a gun, it's usually a specific kind.

So I find the color of the gun I want, it usually looks good. I like shiny things. They call me The Crow.

Then when I get it my opinion changes for the better or worse depending on shot quality and efficiency.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

I'm surprised no one has said the trigger. That is one of my top priorities when looking for a marker. Who wants to shoot with a mushy trigger haha?!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

1.Looks
2.Ergonomics
3.Customer Service

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Does it shoot smooth and is it quiet?
Can I play a full xball game with it w/o it running out of air?
Does it look and feel good?

And most importantly, is it shoot?

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

1. Reliability
2. Durability
3. Ergonomics
4. Looks
5. Simplicity
6. Price

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

I look for:
-smoothness
-efficiency
-future proof-ness

basically how much room for improvement the platform has. Like I would never get an autococker because the platform has been expended and it won't get much better than it already is. I'm even hesitant about poppets.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Looks, trigger and overall quality.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

smooth
ease of maintenance
price
trigger
ergos
customer service
reliability
looks

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

1 comfort
2 reliability
3 efficiency
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

number of knobs that adjust things


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

)Price (normally have a set budget so all the markers Im comparing are in the same range)1)Ergos
2)Trigger
3)Reilable
4)Quiet
5) Customer Service/ Maintenance ease
6)Looks
7) Not having special requirements (ie LP tank, proprietary threads, etc)
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

1. price
2. comfort
3. trigger
4. sound signature/softness on paint
5. reliability
6. features (on/off asa, nice barrel, etc)
7. looks
8. customer service


things i don't care about
1. using a 68 4500, i will never be shooting more than 3/4 a case per game.
2. macroline/macrolineless. To me they both have their pros/cons

My gun is a drone dx and i think it was well worth it so it does matchup. The only problem it has sometimes is a sticking drive train but this can be fixed through tuning and only occurs during the winter.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

Smoothness/Sound
Ergos
Looks
Reliability

If you maintain most markers they'll be pretty reliable, that's why It's not too high on my list. But the shot quality is definitely the number one thing I look for.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

1.) Does it shoot paintballs
2.) Does it shoot paintballs on a consistent basis


If it does both of those things, I will play with it. No need to be a snob...the gun isn't going to make you better.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

Trigger, and board quality. If it doesnt have PSP and if I cant pull high numbers on semi, I dont want it lol.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

1. Reliability (How well can it hold up under most weather conditions?)
2. Shot Consistency (Does it have a regulator?)
3. Efficiency
4. Ergonomics
5. Price
6. Shot Quality (Smoothness & Quietness)
7. Ease of maintenance

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

price ( like, if you get mini your gonna need a new on/off or if you get a blitz you gonna need a new feedneck), feel to it, ease of cleaning. and than looks
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

I like loud, kicky poppets. I am the last of my people.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Smoothness of shot
Quietness of the shot
Ergonomics
Electronics and what they offer
If it comes stock with everything; no upgrades needed ever.
Ease of maintainence.

All this talk about durability and reliability; that all is expected, especially now in 2012/2013

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:50 PM


1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons



1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons

*.691 stock barrel, my bad

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:58 PM



1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons



1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons

*.691 stock barrel, my bad


Unless the Crossover has a barrel milled as poorly as some really cheap guns (which I doubt due to its price but I could very well be wrong), bore size will not make much of a difference at all on "accuracy". An underbore will give more consistent velocity and added efficiency.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:37 AM




1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons



1, looks (not some stupid rainbow gun... yes you bubblegum DM12)
2, grouping with stock barrel
3, reliability
4, sound (i like em loud)
5, scythe trigger

barrel doesn't affect grouping/accuracy

what are you talking about? if i put a .683-.684 barrel on my crossover its going to shoot WAYYYYY better than the stock .689. and i know this because i have seen comparisons

*.691 stock barrel, my bad


Unless the Crossover has a barrel milled as poorly as some really cheap guns (which I doubt due to its price but I could very well be wrong), bore size will not make much of a difference at all on "accuracy". An underbore will give more consistent velocity and added efficiency.

i ca guarantee you that if i put a deadlywind null in .684 it would shoot straighter and closer

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

i ca guarantee you that if i put a deadlywind null in .684 it would shoot straighter and closer


A barrel does not make paintballs fly straighter. Look up the Punkworks testing on this site; the only factor that affects how straight a paintball flys is the quality and roundness of the paintballs youre shooting.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

Ergos, looks, smooth pump stroke

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

1) CHARACTER - My mag, Orracle and GX-3 have it, yea i could shoot a DM13 but who really honestly wants a gun that hasn't changed in 5 years and still being charged over 1k, same goes for egos not much has really changed since 07 (flame away DYE and PE dick riders) i simply DGAF.

2) Ergo's - lets be honest, the guns gotta just feel right in the hands

3) Options - im a tinkerer so if i can buy something basic like a 68 classic mag, throw some cash at it and make it lighter and faster or swap from a single to double frame on a whim im all over it

4) Reliability - i've got more guns sure but if i'm wanting to pick up the shocker then i want it to work

5) Looks - ehh don't mean that much to me personally but they don't hurt, especially with something like a Timmy

6) Efficiency - I do consider myself fairly lucky to have all day air at my field and any other fields i go to so not that big of a deal

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

For Spools is it a DM? I love the DM line things shoot great look great and feel great. And buying used ones is always fun.

For Poppits is it an Ego? Things shoot great, look great, feel great always go bang and they are just awesome in general.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Durability
Reliability
Price
Parts commonality

I live hours away from the nearest pro-shop, and it doesn't always carry the parts I need anyway. So durability has to be a factor when I chose a marker. I currently use a tippmann 98 custom for that reason (no, I'm not one of those people who thinks that tippmans are the best paintball guns in the world...that's just silly.) The 98c fits every single one of those criteria above. Even if its not the best in any one of those except maybe durability.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

I look for something that will complement my playing style.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

1. Something that works
2. Everything else is negligible.




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