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kramernator
03-22-2009, 01:41 PM
i know i really don't have to put honest in the title, you guys are awesome about that kinda stuff...

anway...i am planning on joining a college paintball team, its kinda low key, but they do do some bigger tournaments, so i was wondering if the electra 09 would be a decent gun to get...
-its only $200
-it seems to be a very solid gun, i've seen reviews that say it keeps up with the expensive gus.
-it can work on co2 (for when i am at home in the country playing wit my highschool friends)

so basically, what can a 400-500 dollar gun do that the electra can't???

oh, and, are there any other...better...guns out there that run on co2?? or is the electra the best gun that runs co2?

thanks again!

ferret15
03-22-2009, 02:07 PM
lower OP, and depending on the board equipped more adjustable.

bigred76
03-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Well, you're kinda in a kink there going for a tournament grade marker without HPA. While CO2 is perfectly fine for rec ball, I'd NEVER, EVER use it for a tournament. It can only expand for a ROF of 18bps when it's warm outside, but when it gets cold, that number drops rapidly. With an Electra '09, you MIGHT not have this issue, but you would be a fool to think that you're exempt from it.

I'd personally get an Alias and run it on HPA. $200-250, and it's fast and efficient. Plop a NecroRam inside, and it's ubber efficient, ubber fast, ubber smooth, and ubber quiet.

RSX99
03-22-2009, 04:26 PM
What's with ubber?

ferret15
03-22-2009, 05:50 PM
its really about 13bps on CO2

anti-siphon CO2 will get your 18bps though.

Paintball Freak
03-22-2009, 06:03 PM
What college paintball team?

kramernator
03-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Well, you're kinda in a kink there going for a tournament grade marker without HPA.

sorry, let me clarify, i want a gun that can run co2 so that i can use co2 when im at home and hpa is out of reach, then i will also buy a hpa tank to use during tournaments...i don't want to buy two seperate guns

and yes, co2 is the only option i've got at home, the closest paintball shop is almost an hour away, and i have a welder, (with a huge co2 tank) and a fill station. i just made a sweet course out in the woods


oh, and i am going to the University of Wisconsin Platteville, you may have heard of them, i think they are acutally ranked kind of high...pretty sure their team name is the pioneers, seeing as how that is the school name

xsvly-fat
03-22-2009, 08:28 PM
If you only can use CO2 then the 09 Electra would probably be the best gun you can buy that will run on CO2. The nearest Paintball store for me is a few hours away and I like to use a bit higher end guns so I bought a compressed air tank and a fill station. It's just an idea if you do want to use better guns.

kramernator
03-22-2009, 08:41 PM
you mean a scuba tank?? because i thought that the fill station and tank and all that jazz was like $4000

and yeah, i forgot about scuba tanks...ill have to look into that....thanks

bigred76
03-22-2009, 09:22 PM
A set-up for Scuba filling would run you about $400. You'd need one tank for bulk fills, one tank for topping off, and a fill station.

kramernator
03-23-2009, 01:49 PM
oh, ouch!

ok, well i guess that would be the reason why i want a good gun that can run co2 and still be tournament grade with HPA

xsvly-fat
03-23-2009, 09:14 PM
A set-up for Scuba filling would run you about $400. You'd need one tank for bulk fills, one tank for topping off, and a fill station.

You can buy just one scuba tank and fill station for just under $200, atleast thats what the stores over here charge. You wouldn't get that many fills but if you don't have a gun that is a gas hog you would be fine for a day.

bigred76
03-23-2009, 09:45 PM
I was thinking what the items cost new, and rounding up in case I missed something. Scuba tanks normally run about $130-150 a pop, and fill stations are around $75-100.

xsvly-fat
03-24-2009, 09:02 PM
Ok yeah that sounds about right. Either way if you want to use a gun that only works with compressed air a scuba tank wouldn't be a bad idea, if not the the 09 Electra seems to be a good gun.

kramernator
03-24-2009, 10:03 PM
alright thank you

thanks a lot for your help guys :D

xsvly-fat
03-25-2009, 08:22 PM
No problem.