Originally Posted by M13logic
There's definitely a restriction in magfed when it comes to price. If you have the cash/financial stability to try many new things, I advise it.
As for capacity, the highest capacity for the lowest price is probably Milsig's MKIII CQB with 20 rounds a mag. And starts under $300. Obviously, the MKIII isn't the last word in magfed. The most obvious con with the MKIII is it is not compatible with First Strike.
Clearly, the cheapest First Strike marker series is the Spyder markers. But once again, a lot of people won't agree that their the best (money negligible) due to their 9 round mags.
In my opinion, the magfed market doesn't really start providing REALLY good markers until you hit $500-$600. In this range, you can adequately pimp out a 468 DMAG kit, go for a Tippmann/Tiberius Exo-style pistol (pistol base, rifle mods/attachments (FXR, T9.1s)), get a Scarab/Maxtact TGR2, or my personal favorite (cause I just got it), Milsig's new M series ELITE. All of these are First Strike capable. The only difference being capacity.
So to clear things up (cause I kinda got carried away), there are three main things that you'll have to prioritize before you choose a magfed marker:
And First strike capability.
You could even include fire sequencing if you're looking at the Hammer7 (pump), the E-MR5 (electric triggerframe), or even higher in the range like the DAM (electro-spoolie), or the SAR-12 (bolt-action/semi-auto).