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Old 03-07-2009, 06:35 PM #1
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Any diff in electra 08 - 09?

I've been thinking about picking up an electra, and I was curious if there was any difference. I tried googling this, and haven't found much.

Is there much difference in the 08 and 09 models? I can get a new 08 for about 30 bucks less and I wanted to know if it was worth shelling out for an 09 or being cheap wouldn't matter.

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:39 PM #2
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:44 PM #3
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Huh?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:51 PM #4
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the feedneck is the only difference.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:00 PM #5
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difference as in; the difference between the 08' and 09' Kingman Electra is the feedneck. The 08 model uses a twist lock style feedneck similar to the VS series, while the 09 model uses a clamping style feedneck similar to a CCM feedneck.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:21 PM #6
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Yep thats it, the feedneck.

Honestly if you are tight on money, the 08 feedneck is just fine. Or if you prefer a different type than on the 09, get the 08 and buy the type you like. Either way its a very solid marker
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:31 PM #7
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Does the clamping style work that much better?

Thanks for the info, appreciate the help!
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:35 PM #8
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yes, with the twist style, its hard to get smaller necked hoppers to fit.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:37 PM #9
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True. Clamping will be better than twist, but with twist if your hopper is a little loose, just put a little e-tape on the hopper neck.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:51 PM #10
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i think their the same exept for the feedneck and they switched the sides the hose plugs into.

if it were me i would prolly just get a 09 for $30 more you get a newer gun, i dont know if there were any bugs in the electra at first but if there were then they would prolly be fixed in the 09 model.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:32 PM #11
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yes, with the twist style, its hard to get smaller necked hoppers to fit.
do what i do.

wrap hopper neck with tape.

save $30.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:33 PM #12
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Yeah true. still no confirmation on the solenoid plunger length, whether they changed it or not... (as drefish did)

Maybe a bored valve (like John did)
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:23 PM #13
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valve will stay stock.


solenoid pin was fixed iirc, kingman made new ones, i've had people say they sent their gun in to correct this issue.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:13 AM #14
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If the clamping feedneck looks decent then get the 09, simply because they *hopefully* fixed any issues the 08 may have had. Otherwise I'd say go for an 08 and just buy a nice clamping feedneck, it would probably cost you the $30 you saved but I doubt Kingman's is too great...
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:26 PM #15
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twist sucks clamp ftw
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