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Old 10-24-2016, 08:54 PM #1
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Smile Don't know what to buy!!!

I'm not new to paintball, i've been playing for about a year casually. My first marker was a 98' modded. I played with that for a few months then decided i wanted to try something new, like pump. I got a KP3 and it was a amazingly fun, but pretty soon i realized that i couldn't keep up with the electros. I was getting pooped on against other refs (yes, i am a ref...). I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on what electronic marker i should get. Here's my load-out so far.

Tank: Tippmann 48/3000 HPA Tank
Mask: Dye i4
Hopper: Dye Rotor
Pod Pack: Valken Harness Fate 4+3
Marker: ???

I will spend $350 max on a new or used marker. I'm just a bit scared to buy used... I've heard good things about the mini, g5, rail, axe, d3s, and the eXTCy. If you know of a marker that would fit my budget and what im looking for let me know! Thanks a ton!

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Old 10-24-2016, 09:38 PM #2
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I personally use a highly modified mini and I love it! You may want to consider getting a hopper with tool less disassembly at some point just for the convenience of cleaning without having to pull out a screwdriver. Do you own a pair of PB pants? They are a solid investment in my personal opinion.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:50 PM #3
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Thanks for the input! I dont own PB pants, but i do having my eye on some from Valken. How much was your modified mini?
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:51 PM #4
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If you are mechanically inclined/competent, then I would buy either a PM8 or a BL Vice and a 68/4500 CF tank.

If you are afraid of marker maintenance and want something idiot proof, get an Axe and try and find a good deal on a 68/4500.

The PM8/Vice will both perform better than the Axe and are cheaper than the Axe, although they are not idiot proof.

Arm pads, paintball pants, slider shorts, knee pads, and cleats are all must-haves if you plan on doing competitive speedball with superman diving and the like. I've seen some people forego slider shorts, but I wouldn't. It's just something to keep in mind as well, and another reason why finding a great deal on a used marker would be much more beneficial to you.

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Old 10-24-2016, 09:54 PM #5
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You think i should buy these new or used?
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:40 PM #6
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I loved the empire axe I bought. Relatively cheap and effective. Buying used isn't too scary. Just make sure the seller has good, legit feedback and that the gun looks like it is in good condition. If the seller is local it is always nice to see if you can test the gun out before buying it.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:23 PM #7
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Thanks for the input! I dont own PB pants, but i do having my eye on some from Valken. How much was your modified mini?
I bought my mini new a couple years ago for I think like $400 and then over time I basically upgraded every single thing on it I possibly could haha. I would definitely recommend getting some pants as the added crotch and knee protection alone justify them.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:04 AM #8
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If i were you I would definitely look into a gtek, itl last you forever and its a completely reliable reputation. Easy to use easy to maintain
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:40 AM #9
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the gtek and axe are both solid performers imo... maintenance wont have you scratching your head and im sure you'll be impressed. The halo shells tend to crack frequently so like the above mentioned, a cheap hopper would be a decent investment. cant go wrong with a cheap rotor. tough as nails
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:29 PM #10
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the same budget will buy you much more used than new. just be careful about selecting a good seller who describes it accurately, or buy locally on craigslist to see it firsthand before buying.
axe, etha, ego, gtek, etc....
if new, you might consider the valken proton or jt impulse in addition to the axe.

and fwiw, i don't know that any contemporary gun NEEDS upgrades. i've had a lot of mid range markers and they all shot great out of the box. the only things i'd consider were functional upgrades like on/off asas, or quick release feednecks. boards, bolts, etc didn't do jack for shot quality and it only made adjustments more fickle.
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Old 11-25-2016, 06:40 PM #11
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I would honestly save up more and buy a better setup all together. you need a better tank. A 68/4500 carbon fiber tank is the standard. But if you are not willing to wait and upgrade your tank and hopper and stuff like that. You can check out GOGs guns they aren't that bad or a nice proto matrix would work great
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:50 PM #12
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Any new suggestions from anyone? I got a rotor and a new mask, still no idea what marker to buy! Someone help! New or used guns, looking for something that's efficient on air and easy to maintain. I have a cp 14' one-piece that im going to put on it. Electronic or mechanical. Thanks again.

p.s. I dont need anything for tournaments, just more of a serious casual play for now... like go out every weekend to get better.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:05 PM #13
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Well, if youre open to mech than its hard to go wrong with a cocker. Im using my resurrection more and my geo and lv1 less and less. Its just more fun when playing rec anyway.
For 350, theres a few in the bst now.
If electro, look at used egos for efficiency and dependability.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:01 PM #14
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Any new suggestions from anyone? I got a rotor and a new mask, still no idea what marker to buy! Someone help! New or used guns, looking for something that's efficient on air and easy to maintain. I have a cp 14' one-piece that im going to put on it. Electronic or mechanical. Thanks again.

p.s. I dont need anything for tournaments, just more of a serious casual play for now... like go out every weekend to get better.
what thread is the cp barrel?

my picks would be.
etek 5
gtek
axe
resurrection (will be more maintenance then the others)
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:10 PM #15
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I would still say either an axe/mini or an etek or gtek. Or possibly a JT impulse if you can find a good deal on one. is the barrel AC threaded? that will help you decide.
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