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Old 04-15-2009, 09:42 AM
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Default What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

There is always going to be bias and speculation on the internet by children, teens, and adults alike as to what the best paintball gun manufacturer is. However, no one seems to be able to accurately describe "why?". People tend to say, "it's because they're more expensive". Well that may be, but that doesn't mean a damn thing in my opinion.

So, why is it that the more expensive guns like the Proto's, dye's, angel's, etc... are revered as being the best guns available while the spyder's and ion's are described as noob?

What are the commonalities between the high end and low end that make a good paintball gun?
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

Consistency, efficiency and features IMO.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:54 PM
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Consistency, efficiency and features IMO.
pretty much... i don't know to much about the high end guns but i would have to say that mr. rsx99 nailed it... oh one more thing, weight/size. less weight/smaller is generally better.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

I don't know much about the high-end markers but personally I look for easy to adjust (trigger pull, velocity, etc...), consistent, compact, durable and easy to maintain and clean.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

View it this way... a Bentley costs as much as it does for a reason. Craftsmanship, design, and power.

The same can be said for any paintball marker. Spyders are slapped together, while Angels are fine tuned from the factory after being precision machined. Tippmanns are made from pot metal, while Ego's are made from high-grade aircraft aluminium. Piranha's... well... they just plain suck.

The one MAJOR component that makes all of these high-end markers is electronic control of the air-powered operating system. With this, shots are reproduced, time after time, meaning the utmost consistency and accuracy. With a Spyder, it's a coin flip. I'm not saying all Spyders are this way, as if you dump in close to $200 to make it LP, it might just be good.

Then we have ROF. The faster a gun can shoot, the more responsive it is. It'll shoot every time you pull that trigger. This is essential for reliability, as if you need that extra shot, it's always there (i.e., someone coming to bunker you after you shoot a lane). Also part of reliability is maintenance. Due to the anti-chop eye systems on most high-ends, this is a snap. It's just simple re lubrication.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:45 PM
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what tim said.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:32 PM
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

Meh not really feeling like giving my opinion on this today. maby latter
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Default Re: What (in your opinion) makes a good paintball gun?

one thing, it's not about what high-end or low-end marker you have, it's how well you play on the field, skills take time not in a instant moment.
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one decisive factor for me has been reliability. i have had my TL Plus for about 8 years and have yet to have to fix it. a spring 4 years ago and a tear down/clean/rebuild this year is as far as fixing goes for me. it hardly ever chops and consistently fires at 285 fps. RELIABILITY
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