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#851 unfated33

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:17 AM

I'm a few states north of Florida where the question was asked from.  In the spring and fall I have no problems shooting a .678 underbore - and I would guess that paint generally runs between .682 and .686.  In the summer, it seems like the .678 will only work in the mornings and never in the afternoons.  By mid-day, the paint will have moved straight on from hook shots to exploding in the barrel or jamming up at the bolt.  On summer days I switch back to the .684 or the stock bore .689.  I've never had a problem with the .689.

 

I would imagine a similar situation in Florida, only a longer cycle of needing a larger bore for paint swelling.  The tradeoff is that he should be able to underbore in "winter" when it's only 60 degrees outside.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

I would imagine for most paint a safe under-bore should be a .684 or .685, and if your paint is boring at under .685 a .678 or a .679 bore should be safe, and if you're shooting a very large bore paint than just use your stock barrel.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

I have an original invert mini hard case. It's not like collectible or anything, is it?  I bought a 14in barrel which could fit in the case if I cut out some of the foam (it was made for a 12in barrel). If I had thought about this, I would have just got a 12in.

I've read that the cases only came with early minis and I didn't want to go cutting it up if's special or something. (If it makes any difference, mine is in decent condition but not flawless and I don't have any accessories that came with the gun. not even the stock barrel.)



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

They're hard to find, but not necessarily special or collectible. The only people that would be interested in it are Mini owners. If you want to cut the foam, go ahead.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:00 AM

Can anyone identify the mfg for this front end?

 

 

 

Also, the orings are rotted in the 3 way, same mfg, can I use a standard oring replacement kit? It is attached to a 2k4 prostock. Thanks

 

 

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

The logo looks like Hybrid.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:58 PM

Yup, that's a Hybrid low profile front block and proprietary LPR. The 3-way and ram are standard threadings for normal parts though, but It's hard to tell what the 3-way and ram are from the pic.


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:40 PM

Thanks guys. OEM size 3 way o-rings should fit the Hybrid correct? The reason i'm asking is because I need to replace the o-rings in the 3 way. 



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

can I use a bit of Smart Parts Sl33k on tank threads? (just the part that screws into the gun of course)



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

It will work just fine, although generally just marker oil is recommended.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:17 PM

Hi I was wondering what would be a good gun to get with about $300 I realize this isn't much in terms of paintball but thats what i have. Is it better to get a new gun or a better used gun. Any info would be much appreciated.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:25 PM

There are a lot of answers to this question, but the first few are:

 

1.  Do you have everything else you will need, too?  (Mask, Loader, Air Tank)?

2. How much do you play and what type of play are you planning to do?  Are you more interested in speedball or in the woods?

3. How much mechanical or plumbing experience do you have?  Do you think you could disassemble a machine and put it back together the same way?

4.  Would you rather have something simpler and easy to maintain or quieter/less recoil?


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

There are a lot of answers to this question, but the first few are:
 
1.  Do you have everything else you will need, too?  (Mask, Loader, Air Tank)?
2. How much do you play and what type of play are you planning to do?  Are you more interested in speedball or in the woods?
3. How much mechanical or plumbing experience do you have?  Do you think you could disassemble a machine and put it back together the same way?
4.  Would you rather have something simpler and easy to maintain or quieter/less recoil?

Plumbing? Never ever cheap out on a mask, Never.
If you everything else, gog enemy is really good for the price.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:12 PM

Gog Enemy $120
Proflexes $60
Used 68/4500 $70

Used Halo $25 

Used Pack and Pods $25 

 

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:56 PM

Gog Enemy $120
Proflexes $60  LE Proflex with Revo Ears or Profiler $65-80
Used 68/4500 $70

Used Halo $25 

Used Pack and Pods $25 

 

BANG BANG DONE

Only change I would make.  No one likes getting earholed and especially not with just pieces of craft foam covering your ears.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:08 AM

 

Gog Enemy $120
Proflexes $60  LE Proflex with Revo Ears or Profiler $65-80
Used 68/4500 $70

Used Halo $25 

Used Pack and Pods $25 

 

BANG BANG DONE

Only change I would make.  No one likes getting earholed and especially not with just pieces of craft foam covering your ears.

 

you can get a new NXE inexpensive pod pack with pod ejection and pods for 20 on Ans


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:28 AM

 

There are a lot of answers to this question, but the first few are:
 
1.  Do you have everything else you will need, too?  (Mask, Loader, Air Tank)?
2. How much do you play and what type of play are you planning to do?  Are you more interested in speedball or in the woods?
3. How much mechanical or plumbing experience do you have?  Do you think you could disassemble a machine and put it back together the same way?
4.  Would you rather have something simpler and easy to maintain or quieter/less recoil?

Plumbing? Never ever cheap out on a mask, Never.
If you everything else, gog enemy is really good for the price.

 

Generally plumbers have to deal with small on/off valves, o-ring seals, and lubrication as a fluid sealant.  Someone that understands all of that will have no problem with a bolt and valve system on a paintball marker.  Who would have thought?

 

GOG eNMEy's are now $150, guys.  And GOG has also discontinued the eNVy (as well as the eXTCy), so that is also problematic for a low budget option.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

Well i have 300 for the gun alone and already have other money set aside for the other things. So i was hoping for just gun suggestions around 300 dollars like stated above used guns are welcome for recommendations.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

Well then!

 

Dye DM9

Planet Eclipse Ego8

Bob Long Marq 7

Smart Parts NXT Shocker

Bob Long Protege

Tippmann Crossover

Empire Axe

 

For around $300 or maybe slightly less, I think you could get one of these - I put them in order of my personal preference with top being most preferred down to bottom.  I suspect a MacDev Droid could be approaching that range too, in which case I'd slot it above the DM9 if there was one at $300.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

You Could probably find Droids for about $275.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:01 PM

Hi. I am from South Africa and just started playing.

I have a Proto Rail 2011 with a Guerrilla 48/3000.

I need help on what hopper to buy, I am looking at the Empire scion, because that will be in my budget.

The dye rotors and sphire's are to expensive for me now.

I just want to now if the scion is a good hopper until I can buy one of the other ones.

Any help will be appreciated. 



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the Scion uses the same internals as the more expensive Prophecy series hoppers.  It should work very well for a user.  The downside of the loader is that it's not the easiest to clean out.  In the same price range, the V-max 2 and original Pinokio (though getting harder to find) both offer comparable performance with much better internal access for cleaning.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

If you cant find anyone selling a used Rotor there the Scion is a very good choice.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:08 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the help.I could not find a used Rotor. Here by us the most common hoppers is the 3 I mentioned. I now about the pinokio hoppers but I have never seen one here by us.

The scion and Vmax 2 is the same price, which one is the better one or is it just a personal choice?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:22 PM

Scion by far from my experience.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

The Scion's not bad, but I'd lobby for the V-Max 2.  The Scion will have better battery life while the V-Max 2 has more capacity and has tool-less opening and cleaning capability.  Recently I've seen the V-Max 2 locally for $20 cheaper than the Scion.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:28 PM

Will only the freak front work with the freak back?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

All Smart Parts barrel fronts will work with all Smart Parts barrel backs. You can put any All American or Freak front on all styles of Freak backs as well as any All American barrel back.

 

This also works for the Empire Superfreak (just a rebranded offering from Empire) as well as the Gog barrels.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:47 AM

All Smart Parts barrel fronts will work with all Smart Parts barrel backs. You can put any All American or Freak front on all styles of Freak backs as well as any All American barrel back.
 
This also works for the Empire Superfreak (just a rebranded offering from Empire) as well as the Gog barrels.


Thank you, that answered my question. I'm tiring to decide if I want to go to a Freak barrel system or go with the 6pc TeckT iFit kit, as I find my .693 shaft4 barrel is way to big and my air efficiency is really low (3-3.5 pods @2500# w/68ci tank!) I already have an Apex2 barrel so I've been leaning towards the iFit, but I'm still undecided.
Recomenations?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:54 AM

Going from an overbore to an underbore will help a bit with the efficiency, but it will be somewhat marginal. Have you tried tuning the gun at all?

 

Also, the longer control bore you can get, the better. Freak > iFit. But, if you want to keep the stock barrel, iFit is better.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:57 AM

Aside from velocity, no.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

May I inquire about begginer markers, I just purchased a spyder TL-R for $35, realized it wasn't that great and sold it for $50. I'm 15 and just got my check from work so I have about $300 dollars for a marker and maybe a hopper. Any suggestions? I play mainly Airball, but want to try woodsball.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:48 PM

May I inquire about begginer markers, I just purchased a spyder TL-R for $35, realized it wasn't that great and sold it for $50. I'm 15 and just got my check from work so I have about $300 dollars for a marker and maybe a hopper. Any suggestions? I play mainly Airball, but want to try woodsball.


First what kind of gear do you have such as a mask and pads.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:58 AM

Hello I'm new to paintballing. I'm 16 and am looking for some advice. Where is the best place to look for a team, gear, and everything else ? Get back to me ASAP it's greatly appreciated !

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

I was wondering what a sear is on a paintball gun. My neighbor was moving and gave me his old spyder vs3. He said it works but it needs a new sear.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

 

May I inquire about begginer markers, I just purchased a spyder TL-R for $35, realized it wasn't that great and sold it for $50. I'm 15 and just got my check from work so I have about $300 dollars for a marker and maybe a hopper. Any suggestions? I play mainly Airball, but want to try woodsball.


First what kind of gear do you have such as a mask and pads.

 

I have a 2006 JT jersey and pants. Altogether they were $15 new.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:57 PM

A sear is a little mechanical lever that raises up into the body of the gun to physically hold the hammer back. When you pull the trigger it drops the lever, which releases the hammer. Likewise, when the cycle is near the end and the hammer is returning, the sear will catch on the hammer to hold it ready for the next cycle.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

I was also wondering if the elbow pads are really necessary. Are there any cheaper alternatives that work just as well if they are needed to the extent that I am told?



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

Unless you never get down on your elbows or like cuts and scrapes on your arms I d highly recommend them.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:30 AM

What are some pads that you would recommend then? Keep in mind I am a budget baller so the quality to price ratio is somewhat important.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Planet Eclipse elbow pads and volleyball kneepads

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

Are the planet eclipse overload elbow pads good?

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:48 AM

Are the planet eclipse overload elbow pads good?

Thats why I suggested them lol




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