I have been very interested in the Clone VX, but there are a few things that are making it difficult in deciding whether or not to actually purchase one myself. I like that it is not a total gas hog and the fact that not everybody and their mother shoots one, but there are those things that keep floating around in the back of my mind.
First and formost is the trigger. I hate bad triggers and have heard bad things about them. I loved the operation of my demon, but the trigger was just horrific so I sold it. I know there are VP triggers available, but I know aftermarket triggers are sometimes only as good as the marker will allow. So is the Clone w/ the VP trigger at least as good as a stock Bob Long?
My second issue is reliability. The engine on the Clone VX does seem fairly complex and I know complexity can sometimes lead to issues. I always clean and re-lube my markers after each time I take them out and do all the tech-ing myself, but want to know if these things are bomb-proof if kept in optimum condition after every day of play.
Also as just about zero people have a Clone around where I play I have never had a chance to actually shoot one or even see one shot. Do Clones suffer from any FSDO as some spools do?
So here in lies my question. For what I look for in a marker is the Clone a good choice or should I look elsewhere (Lux, Geo, etc)?