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Old 12-13-2010, 06:20 PM #1
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Most reliable guns

Hello all I've been out of the game for a while and just came back on here to try and sell off my gear bag. Unfortunately it has made me want to get back into the game again.

Anyways what I'm looking for is a list of VERY reliable guns when I did play many years ago it seemed that I would spend most of my time at the field trying to get my gun to work properly and when I would have the time to work on them I could just never figure out what was wrong.

So what I'm asking for is just a few guns that are just gonna work all the time, I understand guns need to be maintained and cleaned but it shouldn't have to be an all day thing or some mystery. This may be something impossible to find but let me know if there is any type of mid/higher level E guns that are know to be very reliable.

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:37 PM #2
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All guns are reliable if you follow the manual and do as the factory recommends.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:38 PM #3
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Any marker out there is going to work everyday if you maintain it and keep it clean and properly lubed.

As far as beat the **** out of it and it still works, tippmann, spyder (only 1 oring that really goes bad on the hammer), Legend only has 1 moving oring,

So, any marker will suit your needs
Those are the ones that I can think would still work even when you neglect and abuse em.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:46 PM #4
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I'm new to Automags, but all the 'mag guys tell me: once tuned, all an Automag needs is oil before and after play. (So far that's my experience as well)
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:57 PM #5
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True, any marker will be reliable if you maintain it right, but some are easier to maintain than others, and can take more of a beating before something goes wrong with them.

I play scenario, which is a fairly tough environment, and most of the gearheads I know shoot Planet Eclipse Egos. I don't know when you stopped playing or how into gear you were, but if you don't know about them, they're also very high performance, tourney level speedball markers. Getting a new one will cost you quite a bit, I want to say somewhere in the $1200 neighborhood, but if you get a used one from a previous model year, they're actually quite reasonably priced. They go back to 2005, you could probably get an 06 or 07 for $300 or so (Ballpark, I haven't browsed B/S/T or eBay in the past few months).

As for previous suggestions, Tippmanns are basically invincible, but offer little as far as electronic markers go. I know some people who own Automags, and they seem to have problems with them constantly. I've heard it described as a tinkerer's gun.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:27 PM #6
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In my experience, the most reliable are anything by Planet Eclipse or Tippmann.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:42 PM #7
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tippman and spyder. for lowends
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:47 PM #8
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You really cant go wrong with a Tippmann. Short of actually taking parts out of it, theres not really anything you can do to one to make it quit working.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:53 PM #9
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