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Old 04-28-2010, 06:52 PM #1
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Old PBaller Returning and Needs a New Marker

Coming back to paintball after a 5 year stint away from it.

I'm looking for a decent marker that I can play speedball with, possibly enter into tourneys with. I'm wondering what the best bang for the buck marker is nowadays? My price range is around the $200-300 range.

Let me know!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:57 PM #2
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If just a gun between $200-300
  • Dangerous Power G3
  • Invert Mini
  • Proto Guns

Honestly if I were you, I would scan the forums. For 200-300 on nation, you could find well upgraded guns or even a older model Ego or DM, or even find a entire package to get you going.

Don't forget to account for your hopper (~$50-130) & Tank (`$100-200)

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:58 PM #3
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:07 PM #4
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i prefer to buy the marker brand new from either an online retailer or store.

$200-300 is accounting for the marker only.

thanks for the replies so far! i'm anxious to hear everyone else's opinions
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:13 PM #5
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If you're looking for new to be honest I do not recommend anything in the $200-$300 range, they are usually guns that have a history of breaking down often and hard to maintain. If you have you heart dead set on this price range I'd go with a G3 though, but if you go used you can pick up a clean DM6 or markers of that nature.

If I were you though I would hold out for a bit on purchasing a new marker and either get a 2010 PMR or an Etek 3 LT. Both are phenomenal guns for the price ($450-$500 price range) and will last you without many problems. I'd go with the Etek just because I love PE but if you like spoolies the PMR won't let you down. As someone else said this thread may be shut down due to it becoming vs. so if you need any help you can also feel free to PM me.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:59 PM #7
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I'd go with a used etek 1, Dangerous Power g3, or an invert mini. Some shockers are nice too, but theyre a pain to keep em running nicely. If you can lowball someone into giving you a nice marq 6 or 7, thats also a great deal

Also, someone talked about saving money and getting a better gun like a pmr or etek 3 lt. I have an etek 3 Lt and it feels almost the same as my ego 10. I almost cant tell the difference between the two

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Old 04-28-2010, 09:19 PM #9
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i'm curious about the g3, proto slg, and invert mini.

i'm sure these guns dont "breakdown" often as you say.
i'm guessing these guns can be upgraded significantly to perform better if i progress in the sport?
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:25 PM #10
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invert mini!

I owned one,and damn,such nice guns.

so consistent,accurate,easy to clean,looks good!

but the G3 is a good gun also.

i would stay away from the proto slg
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:30 PM #11
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hey i have a g3 iq. once you put the techt l7 bolt engine (which is pretty costly it shoots AMAZING) but a new board will be needed to play toruneys. so you can get a 30 dollar stock replacement once
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Used PM's are nice so are used ETEK's used DM's and used EGOS.If I were you I would buy a used gun off of the nation but if you decide to go new I'd say G3 or the mini.
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The UL Proto SLG is a great marker and is 300$ brand new...Very quiet, almost no kick, good accuracy, and a fantastic board.
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Slg...?...
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:14 AM #16
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so i think the dangerous power g3-iq could be the one.

now to find a used one i guess
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the g3 with the tech engine shot like a geo.
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so i think the dangerous power g3-iq could be the one.

now to find a used one i guess

If you like the G3 and are willing to go used, look for a G3 Spec-R. You should be able to find one for under $300.
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I have a 2 G3s and a Mini. The G3 has a stock optical board as does the Mini (kinda...it's a "hall effect" sensor using a magnet). I like the click of a microswitch and have upgraded my G3's boards...one Virtue one A.P.E. Love both of them!! I use them as back up to my primary...an EGO. The G3 is so easy to maintain and if in fact your solonoid does go down...they are only $35 from DP...I would recomend the G3 ...but with an aftermarket board...even the stock replacement would be better because of the increased amount of settings The mini sits in the bag...it is the marker I pull out for friends that want to go that dont have a gun...so it is very reliable...and its a Version 1 too...they have only gotten better!! There is also some older guns that are tried and true...they are like the energizer bunny...going, going, going!!! In your price range the older guns are...EGO 5 and 6...ETEK...PM5, 6 and maybe 7...DM5 and 6. Bob Long Timmys... All are great guns and will shoot with the top markers out today. Hope this helps!!
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I have a 2 G3s and a Mini. The G3 has a stock optical board as does the Mini (kinda...it's a "hall effect" sensor using a magnet). I like the click of a microswitch and have upgraded my G3's boards...one Virtue one A.P.E. Love both of them!! I use them as back up to my primary...an EGO. The G3 is so easy to maintain and if in fact your solonoid does go down...they are only $35 from DP...I would recomend the G3 ...but with an aftermarket board...even the stock replacement would be better because of the increased amount of settings The mini sits in the bag...it is the marker I pull out for friends that want to go that dont have a gun...so it is very reliable...and its a Version 1 too...they have only gotten better!! There is also some older guns that are tried and true...they are like the energizer bunny...going, going, going!!! In your price range the older guns are...EGO 5 and 6...ETEK...PM5, 6 and maybe 7...DM5 and 6. Bob Long Timmys... All are great guns and will shoot with the top markers out today. Hope this helps!!
I believe the new G3 which is called the Spec-R has a microswitch-not an optical sensor.
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