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01-09-2007, 12:07 PM
Hello all. Im new to paintball. Got a spyder pilot and it seems to shoot pretty good. Anyone have any pointers about this marker I should know. Or any other pointers would be great. Thanks
01-09-2007, 12:14 PM
know how to oil the gun and such...
also know how to take it apart, and put it back together. Its not that hard.
look in my signature, where it says, here is the answer to your question, and read that, that has alot of stuff you should know
01-09-2007, 02:19 PM
Spyders are fairly reliable as long as you take good care of them. Make sure you clean it and oil it after everytime you use it. Read your manual, thoroughly. With a decent barrel and feedneck its a solid gun.
Welcome to the forum, never hesitate to ask a question.
01-09-2007, 02:34 PM
Welcome to the forum and the sport! Like shunut said, ask anything!
01-09-2007, 03:00 PM
More room for fish here. :D Welcome to the forums.
01-09-2007, 03:02 PM
01-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Can't you just feel the love here. This is why I stick around this forum.
Welcome, a couple of things to keep in mind about your new pilot is the ACS bolt requires what we like to call "breakin", what that means is the spring inside the bolt is pertty stiff right out of the box and requires a little conditioning to get it functioning the way it was intended. There are a couple of ways to condition it, 1) if you have a ready supply of CO2/air stick a battle swab (stick with fuzzy stuff on it used to clean out your barrel, get one if you don't have one) and dry fire it for basically the entire tank full. The other way is remove the bolt from your marker and compress the spring a couple hundred times by hand (when your arms get tired your pretty much there) and the final way that has been mentioned is the compress the spring in the bolt and use something (proper lenght bolt or piece of stick) to keep it in a compressed condition for at least over night if not longer. Some have said they have not had to do this to prevent the marker from chopping paint straight out of the box, however, the major of us have had to condition the bolt in one way on another the get it to function as advertised. Another issue is the initial charge of the 9.6v battery, charge it for at least 12 hours initially and then 3 to 4 hours after that, over charging the battery could ruin it. And finally the cocking pin, some have a hard time getting it out of the bolt, many have experienced it being ejected from the marker during firing. There are a few ways to resolve the problem however, don't worry about that till you have to cross that road, hopefully you won't have to. Anytime you have a question feel free to ask.