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Pitbullfan76
07-14-2006, 01:50 AM
I own the Spyder MR2 and Love it. I added a scope just for fun, but have always had the desire for a Smart Parts Ion. Just wondering if anyone out there has had experience with both. If so, which do you prefer?

ooglieboogliebob
07-14-2006, 04:14 AM
I havn't seemed to hold either of the MR series ... but i have tried an ion numerous times. All i can tell you is that they're nowhere near similar, so your gonna just needa try them out yourself :D

bamf-hacker
07-14-2006, 04:38 AM
It is like comparing apples and oranges. I would find a field that rents them and try them both. My Ion and my Rodeo are night and day shooting, if that helps any.

ooglieboogliebob
07-14-2006, 06:30 AM
Hey bamf ... is your Rodeo still fully up'd ?? ... i remember you had a part out sale a while back ...

bamf-hacker
07-14-2006, 06:32 AM
Hey bamf ... is your Rodeo still fully up'd ?? ... i remember you had a part out sale a while back ...


Nope it is almost stock. With all the up's I got for the other Rodeo,I just needed a body and few small parts to build a new one. That is my loaner now. Bolt, feedneck and barrel are the only up's on that one.

ooglieboogliebob
07-14-2006, 07:16 AM
Nope it is almost stock. With all the up's I got for the other Rodeo,I just needed a body and few small parts to build a new one. That is my loaner now. Bolt, feedneck and barrel are the only up's on that one.

Only up's you really need .. unless your going LP ..
What do ya thinks gonna happen after Lisa ??

lilc
07-14-2006, 07:17 AM
I own the Spyder MR2 and Love it. I added a scope just for fun, but have always had the desire for a Smart Parts Ion. Just wondering if anyone out there has had experience with both. If so, which do you prefer?
I have experience with both, and I own an Ion with a Special Ops Blackcell body and air-thru stock. The Ion is technologically superior and amazingly smooth-shooting. With an egg (Viewloader eVLution II e-hopper) it never chops and is practically silent compared to the MR2. The MR2 is clearly built more robustly, but the Ion has proved surprisingly tough and delivered trouble-free operation through some pretty rough woodsball play so far. The after-game maintenance on the Smart Parts marker is MUCH more involved and delicate than with the Spyder, though; it requires quite a few tools and is NOT for the faint of heart of technologically challenged. You can upgrade the Ion to make it insanely fast and smooth to shoot on semi-auto (trigger, bolt, etc.). At the same $200 price point, I think the stock Ion is a better value, even though tactical upgrades will cost you at least another $75...

http://www.pbase.com/image/61959651.jpghttp://www.pbase.com/image/62572062.jpg

ad0131065
07-14-2006, 07:54 AM
I have both and performance wise.....ion > MR2

new_Faction64
07-14-2006, 09:26 AM
You guys forget that Nitro is needed.

pman15
07-14-2006, 12:37 PM
everyone nows that,thats why they didnt post it

breakxeggs
07-14-2006, 07:56 PM
One word... Shocker.

Hob Hayward
07-14-2006, 08:38 PM
I think if ions could reliably run on co2, EVERYONE would have one, blowbacks would be near obsolete.

ad0131065
07-14-2006, 09:02 PM
I think if ions could reliably run on co2, EVERYONE would have one, blowbacks would be near obsolete.
They can run on anti-siphoned co2

wylde01
07-14-2006, 09:05 PM
i thought it was siphoned that they run on?

ooglieboogliebob
07-15-2006, 03:40 PM
oooohhh ... never siphoned ... or you'd be running on liquid co2 ...

anti-siphoned is possible ... but highly not reccomended ... i wouldn't do it ...

druid
07-15-2006, 03:53 PM
You guys forget that Nitro is needed.

Nitro is NOT needed. It's better...but not 'needed.'

I think if ions could reliably run on co2, EVERYONE would have one, blowbacks would be near obsolete.

antisiphonned CO2 is the only co2 you can run in the Ion. Spart Parts said so and even put the neat little yellow sticker accross the ASA that states it.

Pitbullfan76
08-14-2006, 02:02 AM
Thanks for all the input and lilc...I love the pics of your Ion. A great milsim look. With those body mods it looks real mean. How does the Ion run on CO2? I know the MR2 I currently have has been flawless with it but is it necessary to switch to HPA for the Ion or is it still good on CO2?

bamf-hacker
08-14-2006, 04:32 AM
As long as you use ANTI-SIPHONED C02 you will be fine on an Ion. If you shoot real fast it will get cold, but it will still work.

Just get HPA it is better in the long run on ANY marker:) Even the MR2.

If you can afford it now, save up for a steely tank or look on the B/S/T for deals.