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Old 11-05-2008, 10:49 AM #1
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flatline cocker

Any one every seen a Flatline cocker? I've heard rumors of them back in the day but never seen one! And who made them and did they work? anyone know or have a pic?!?!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:53 AM #2
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was very picky on the type of balls that were being used. too brittle and it would break in the barrel and too hard it would not break on the target. it did what it was suppose to and that was shoot far but u could not aim well because the ball would curve. fun to play with in the yard because u could watch the ball glide. i think only wgp made them.




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Old 11-05-2008, 10:56 AM #3
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WOW it's true! they did exist! Not the most attractive gun but very innovative i guess.......
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:01 AM #4
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all they really did was attach a barrel. u can do the same with the apex barrel
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:04 PM #5
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actually you had 3 options.
1. buy one from wgp built as a flatline cocker
2. send in your cocker body to wgp and they machine it for the adapter to hold the flatline barrel
3. same as #2 except send it to tippmann now tippman and wgp may have had the same machinest doing it I don't know, lol.

and a side note, once a cocker body has been converted to be flatlined. It can never take straight barrels again. the front of the body where the barrel threads are is milled off.


here is one with original shroud (not mine)

here is mine without shroud (sold it)


sold it to a buddy and he made a shroud using a tippmann 98 shroud. he did pretty good I think. not sure how brittle it is..



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Old 11-05-2008, 05:42 PM #6
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when i saw one, i hasnt that impressed. plus it looks like the southside of a northbound horse
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:36 AM #7
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when i saw one, i hasnt that impressed. plus it looks like the southside of a northbound horse
more for fun, not a daily driver so to speak. If I wanted a flatline I would get a tippman 98 to be honest. I've owned one and it worked great.

flat line markers require specific paint. some will back spin more causing extra lift raising the ball up. while others have less with more drop off. if not good paint it will drift left/right and everywhere else. if you do have good paint it can be pretty fun to shoot one.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:10 PM #8
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they werent really made for a cocker. they were for tippmanns. (and they are nice on a tippy). but i agree w/ kmac. if i want a flatline, id get a tippmann
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:48 PM #9
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actually you had 3 options.
1. buy one from wgp built as a flatline cocker
2. send in your cocker body to wgp and they machine it for the adapter to hold the flatline barrel
3. same as #2 except send it to tippmann now tippman and wgp may have had the same machinest doing it I don't know, lol.

and a side note, once a cocker body has been converted to be flatlined. It can never take straight barrels again. the front of the body where the barrel threads are is milled off.


here is one with original shroud (not mine)

here is mine without shroud (sold it)


lol...its a flatline....i wonder what comments this got at the field...
sold it to a buddy and he made a shroud using a tippmann 98 shroud. he did pretty good I think. not sure how brittle it is..



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Old 11-09-2008, 08:51 AM #10
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lol...its a flatline....i wonder what comments this got at the field...
I couldn't find your post at first, lol.
I used to play my flatline tippmann 98 without a shroud, it served no purpose at all. just extra weight. and yes the comments came rushing in, lol..
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:49 PM #11
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I gotta get my buddy to take a picture of his flatline that he slapped an EI on. You know... for all those times that you want to shoot 13bps through a flatline barrel.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:46 AM #12
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i was thinking of trying something similar but w an APEX. did u guys really notice ne gains in distance???
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:03 AM #13
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I have tried it on my cocker and the balls kept rolling out, so nothing there for the first shot. Getting a Python size kit will stop this from happening though. .

I use an APEX on my Viking and Mini and they are great. There is a huge range increase with the Apex. Unfortunately the accuracy suffers and the low velocity means ball will usually only breaks if you hit something hard, i.e mask, hoppeo, gun, etc. It is not a big issue with a fast electro, but on a 'cocker may be a big down side. Also I taped up the porting right behind the plastic end. It got me between 10-15 fps more in velocity. And the Apex is LOUD!!!! Sounds like a cannon the feild.

You might want to check out the LAPCO version A friend got one at Monster game this year and It is not only more accurate, but is also a lot quieter. I think it is superior to the BT APEX.

For saftey you have to crono the APEX with the spin adjustment all the way back(least amount of lift on the ball) so you dont excede your fields max velocity. I have tried my APEX up to 295 fps, and found the accuracy was very erratic. I found that at 250-260 fps it was much more consistant.

Hope this info helps you.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:59 AM #14
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flat line shows major increase in distance. but you have to adjust your game to utilize it in a positive way
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