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07-31-2008, 06:16 PM
I just bought my first paint ball marker a couple days ago, it's a spyder mr1.
I need to know everything i need to know about it.

Thanks for your help

07-31-2008, 06:22 PM
Awesome! Reading these forums is a great way to learn all you need to know. There is a lot of information, in many different threads. My suggestion is to read the stickies first (those threads that have a tack next to them and located at the top of the first page of each forum) as a lot of your questions can be answered there.

Another great place to start reading is the manual. However, should you have any SPECIFIC questions, feel free to search (it's located at the top of the page in the bar) and if that doesn't help, just ask.

Again, welcome and have a great time!

07-31-2008, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the help I'll be back if i have any more questions.

07-31-2008, 06:31 PM
None of that helped my as of all the links don't work

but what do you use to clean your gun?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 06:32 PM

07-31-2008, 06:33 PM
ok anything else?
how about oil and lube do i need any of that?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 06:34 PM
yeah i use extreme rage oil but any is good oil any moving part and /or oring

07-31-2008, 06:36 PM
Ok thanks
and how do i check the velocity?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 06:38 PM
at the back oif the gun there is a 6 sided inset hole that adjusts the velocity, but you need a chrono and more than likly a spring set

07-31-2008, 06:42 PM
ok put is it okay if i don't set it?
I'm expecting to play some woods ball here soon

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 06:44 PM
no its not guns need to fire under 300 fps because most masks are rated for hits under 300 fps before breaking or even shattering

07-31-2008, 06:45 PM
so should i just turn it down all the way then up a little?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 06:46 PM
no id try to get it chronod.....ummm if you have a proshop near by see if they will chrono it for you.....most fields have a chrono...insurance companies generally want atleast one on every field

07-31-2008, 06:48 PM
o well i think they got rid of the field where i live and the nearest is kansas city so yah

07-31-2008, 07:04 PM
is there any other way?
if so please give me the directions to do so

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 07:05 PM
no easy way of doing so unless you have a high speed camera and bout 20 feet of labeled plywood

07-31-2008, 07:08 PM
well i guess i will have to firgure something out since k.c. is a 2-3 hours drive
what is the fbs on the mr1 out of the box?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 07:10 PM
generally well over 300 it is a very hot shooting gun out of box

07-31-2008, 07:10 PM
okay thanks
are there any special cleaning kits i need?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 07:11 PM
no kits just oil, squeege, spring kit, etc.

07-31-2008, 07:20 PM
ok where could i find all that stuff?
walmart? ****'s sporting goods? mc sports?

XSiv Force
07-31-2008, 07:35 PM
everythin exept the spring kit

07-31-2008, 07:44 PM
ok were can i get a spring kit?

07-31-2008, 07:47 PM
search for it on Froogle. its called a 32 degrees spring kit.

07-31-2008, 07:51 PM
ok how much?

07-31-2008, 08:31 PM
find the best price?
also, read the Ultimate Resource Thread in my sig. It will teach you alot.

07-31-2008, 08:39 PM
ok thanks

07-31-2008, 10:13 PM
What they all said. Just want too add my own welcome to the forum. I have no compaints about my MR-1. It too was my frist gun. Hope you like paintball as much as I do.

07-31-2008, 10:59 PM
Yah me and some of my friends are starting to get into paintball, even my dad is getting into it. he owns some land so i will be playing alot of woods ball and capture the flag woods ball. thanks for the welcome

08-01-2008, 04:17 AM
Yah me and some of my friends are starting to get into paintball, even my dad is getting into it. he owns some land so i will be playing alot of woods ball and capture the flag woods ball. thanks for the welcome

if your going to be playing on your own private property, you really should get a chrono so everyone is safe. They dont cost that much, and id rather shell out the few dollars than lose an eye or something.

08-01-2008, 04:25 AM
if you don't have a chrono (which you should really get) take your barrel off, air up your gun, put your hand on where the barrel goes in on your gun and fire, if it doesn't sting your hand a little turn your volocity up. If you do it and it hurts like hell turn it down. ***make sure there is no paint in the breech when doing so***

08-01-2008, 05:42 AM
What the? :rolleyes:

Never heard of that - and I wouldn't trust that method anymore than I would trust someone pointing a gun at me without wearing my mask. Especially since everyone's definition of "hurt like hell" is different.

Just buy a flippin' chrono. The yellow handheld one, brand new, is only 60 bucks and you can find them used for a bit cheaper.

Ok, it sounds like you're going to be playing outlaw ball. Please, please, please, don't become one of the statistics that is rampantly tearing the image of our sport up - the one of the kids that take their masks off, look down their barrels and shoot themselves in the eye. Trust me, this happens - our own field went through that because some idiot on his granddaddy's farm shot his friend in the eye and the news reported that it happened at our field...it was bad for a while. Don't be one of those guys!

Here's what you should do instead of worrying about your gun right now.

1. Get a good mask that doesn't fog up.

Reason: if they fog, you can't see. If you can't see, you feel the urge to lift your mask, even just a little bit, to get relief. DON'T! It takes one shot to slip into that crack to lose an eye.

Good masks: Anything by vForce from their lower end Shield up through the Grills is good. JT makes good masks, Proto, Dye, etc. Try them on to find one that fits.

2. GET A CHRONOGRAPH! Do not try any of the so called "tried and true" methods because they're crap.

Reason: NO ONE can judge how fast you're shooting. You can't "eyeball" it. Masks are rated at 300 fps. While they are tested at higher speeds, they are only RATED at 300 fps. Paint does not fly well at higher speeds - it curves, drops, etc, and new people think their guns are crap because of it. Finally, when you hit people at higher speeds, it can really hurt them - bringing blood, extreme welts, etc. It's not good.

They can be purchased for extremely cheap prices, so just spend the money on one.

3. Make rules - boundaries, how many shots for a kill, who's on whose team, what kind of game you'll be playing, etc. When everyone knows, then it's much more fun!

Like I said earlier, read the stickies and you're manual. These other guys are correct about the spring kit and lube as well. Shop around the online websites for what you need if you don't have a local shop, which it sounds like you don't. There is a good sellers list in the Sales Forums of this site that list a lot of great online stores. My favorites are punisherspb.com, zephyr paintball, eBay, and the sales threads of various forums. Do some shopping around for the best price.

Most of all, BE PATIENT! It's a big deal in paintball, but a lot of it is just the waiting!

08-01-2008, 09:32 AM
I am with Vikingshadow. Get a Chronograph. 99* of all the paintball I play is outlaw ball. I am lucky in the fact that we have an area that the city lets us use as it is on crown land and just outside the city limits so the airshoft/paintball bylaw is not in affect. We use the same rules as a regular field(barrel pug on in safe area, mask on when not NO EXEPTIONS) and we have a bunch of chronographs in our group so we test everytime we play (specially if using Co2) Have fun just remember SAFTEY FIRST

08-01-2008, 11:11 AM
ok thanks and we will be playing out of city limits on 70 acers of land.
And my dad will be making alot of the rules and if one of us takes r mask off then he won't let us play again.

I have been looking around for a better mask something that is going to give me some protection on the back of my head.

I will start looking around for a CHRONOGRAPH

08-01-2008, 11:22 AM
Sounds good Hope you have lots of fun. I know I alway do.

08-01-2008, 11:26 AM
yah i bet i will

08-02-2008, 12:17 PM
i was looking online today and wanted to know if i should get a remote line?
If so what kind?

08-02-2008, 12:45 PM
I bought a UPZ remote from ebay (3000psi operating) and I couldnt be happier with it. Came to about $35 shipped from Cali. (and I live in Northern Ontario)

08-02-2008, 01:23 PM
ok will it work with co2?

XSiv Force
08-02-2008, 01:45 PM
itll work with what ever you put thro it especially co2 not as high psi

08-02-2008, 02:04 PM
co2 runs at about 800-900 psi, so a 3000 psi hose is fine (not to mention the industry standard...)

08-02-2008, 02:09 PM
3000psi burst pressure is the standard...correct me if I'm wrong. I meant 3000psi operating.

08-02-2008, 02:56 PM
The remote line will also act as an expansion chamber, giving Co2 time to turn into gas and keeping the liquid out of your gun.

08-02-2008, 09:23 PM
ok cool
any type of remote line any of you recommend

08-03-2008, 06:08 AM
I have a Spyder with a slide check and have had not trouble with it.

XSiv Force
08-03-2008, 08:29 AM
32* Remote w/ slide

08-03-2008, 09:10 AM
ok thanks
and another question about the oil.
Can u use just regular gun oil

08-03-2008, 09:16 AM
I dont think so...it needs to be without petroleum...I think regular gun oil has that in it and it'll break down the rubber orings.

XSiv Force
08-03-2008, 10:14 AM

slim and shady
08-03-2008, 10:27 AM
regular gun oil is designed to work to reduce friction ect. due to heat. Paintball guns are oposite as they run cold so you have to use special marker oil, designed for cold.

08-03-2008, 12:18 PM
If you cant find Paintball specific lube...use pellet gun oil, the one meant for CO2 rifles. Walmart should carry liquid fire lube in their painball section.

08-03-2008, 06:48 PM
ok i'll have to look when i go back to walmart again my walmart is smaller since we live in a small town so they might not even carry it =(