So besides being the billionth topic on this subject, I thought I would add a slight twist. I'm a big believer in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That is, if my marker is working well, then I'm not going to screw with it. Routine maintenance and cleaning? Sure. Tearing it open and fiddling with things and upgrading every other week? That's not really my jam. So with that in mind, what are the most reliable markers in this price range that'll let me play as much as possible with minimal amounts of "It's nice as is, but you should really get (x) upgraded"? Paintball is a fun hobby for me, but paying the bills and going to back to school for a second degree means I'll never have the cash to go anything beyond rec ball. So, "It's nice as is" will do me just fine.
I play speedball, and I'm totally fine going used. From what I've gathered from lurking so far, my best bets buying new are the Rail and the Extcy. I'm kind of into the idea of finding a used newer-generation Mini, but I'm far from married to the idea.
Edited by Don'tGogMeBro, 12 February 2014 - 07:42 PM.