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Old 09-24-2006, 06:35 AM
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Default why do pumps cost $250 and up

I was thinking of getting a phantom to play stock class but I wanted to know why they are so expensive if they have so less complex than their semi-auto electro cousins. What would you recomend for stock class thats under $300

Also I'm not talking about all the special annodized phantoms because I know that cost a lot
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:59 AM
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They are that much because you shoot alot less
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: why do pumps cost $250 and up

you could get a sniper2 for less than that. Take a look around PBN or stockclasspaintball.com
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:09 AM
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Default Re: why do pumps cost $250 and up

they are expensive for the same reason other guns are expensive. quality of parts.

you can get cheaper pumps, phantoms are pretty much top of the line. i have an SL-68II for 58 shipped. you can also get sniper IIs or traccers/mavericks pretty cheap.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:14 AM
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Default Re: why do pumps cost $250 and up

Some pump's are expensive due to limited quantities and quality of part's.

Your CCI Phantoms, Carter Buzzard's and CCM SS25's (just to name a few) are expensive due to them all being made with the best material and pretty much being hand made and not coming out of an assembly line. Also with those product's your are getting the best pressure output's due to coming out with the best top of the line internal's.

Phantom's are awesome and well worth. Too me Buzzard's need to drop in price. SS25's are sweet.

If your looking to just play pump and have some cash pick up a sniper 2 or buy an old autocker and a pump kit. Should set you back about $150 maybe less if you look around. Some cost more though mine I wouldn't take under $250 for it.

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Old 09-24-2006, 07:22 AM
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: why do pumps cost $250 and up

its the same reason the DM6 is 1000, and the spyder is 100....
brass eagle talon would be the spyder in this case, and the phantom would be DM...quality of parts, how well there made, etc.

why is a a toyota like 30,000 bucks, compared to a ferrari, which are quite a bit of money.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:48 AM
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FTW!!

If a phantom didn't run at 800 psi I would argue. That's my only problem with phantom's and the only reason I have a problem with it is breaking tournament grade paint and you can't double pump without breaking paint.

Phantom's are still de bomb though!

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Old 09-24-2006, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: why do pumps cost $250 and up

I've double pumped a few times with no broken paint, in fact I shot out my friend with a double pump once. Course I did gog him and it was pretty close range...
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:13 AM
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I double pump all the time. Sometimes on purpose just to put two ball's one somebody so they know not to turn on me lol!

But with really brittle paint it's a pain sometimes. Me and my buddy played a pump tourney with paint that Infamous left at NPPL Boston and it was so brittle I could hardly use it in my sniper. My buddy was somewhat ok as his run's at a lower pressure.

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