Originally Posted by Potluck
I am a returning player from 10 yrs ago, Cockers were still the fastest guns around and Angels were just starting to show up. I still have my Cocker and picked another up for cheap for a back up. I love woodsball and scenario/ big games! I am looking at the Rail b/c I can get a new one for $250.
1) Durabilty, how durable is the Rail?
2) What for upgrades should I look at out of the gate?
3) how difficult are these markers to really to work on, I hear horror stories from the Planet Eclipse guys about o rings. Side note I service my cockers.
4) Any other advice you can offer I will take openly.
I Run a field and store here in Georgia, and have seen a good bunch of these guns come through my facility. I've also been around 10+ years so i know where your coming from.
1. The rail is very durable. Dye really did a fantastic job on the composite frame learning from their short comings in the composite frames used in the SLG and older PMR's. Keep the bolt lubed up and the orings will last a long time. Letting them run dry is where you end up with leaks.
2. The stock barrel shoots okay, but I'd be quick to swap it with whatever barrel you have for your cocker, as its the same thread pattern
I would switch the stock asa to a bleed on/off as it will reduce wearing the tank reg threads tenfold. I have also seen a few customers with cracked stock feedneck collars from over tightening them. A lever lock feedneck is worht every penny IMO.
3. If you can rebuild a cocker and its high or low pressure regulator, then you can work on the rail. Just rememeber to not pinch the eye harness wires between the body and frame when reassembling. To be honest most of todays guns manuals make guns so much easier to work on and are damn near fool proof designs ( no way to put your bolt in upside down here LOL)
I would say its about the same if not easier to work on than Eclipse's ETHA.
4. DONT OVERTIGHTEN YOUR BARREL! new Dye proto guns have the self cleaning eye pipe and can be cracked from people cranking down their barrels.