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Old 01-06-2015, 07:01 PM #1
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The current collection

Figured I'd make one of these. I've owned a ton of guns and the ones below will more than likely stick around (most of them have been around for quite a while already). So here's why I like each of them....

JT Impulse (pictured with Lurker barrel)--bought brand new (when MSRP was around $700) and it instantly became my primary marker and one of my favorite stacked tube poppets of all time. It's extremely light, ergonomically comfortable, and has proven to be rock solid reliable. It's efficient, the smoothest poppet I've ever shot (tied with LV1), and just flat out balls. It's not worth selling even if I wanted to and there's really nothing I don't like about it.

MacDev Cyborg 6--I just picked this up and am the second owner. Prior to me, it never saw the field so I can just about say that I purchased it new (for nearly half off MSRP I might add). After playing with it, it's the nicest feeling marker I've ever used. It's not an ultra lightweight like the Impulse (weighs about 4-5oz more) but the feel and balance is spot on. It shoots nice, is extremely simple, and should prove to be quite reliable. This will be my new primary marker until it gives me a reason not to. I've been a big MD supporter for over a decade now so I'm very familiar with these markers and I'm glad to have another one. This is certainly a huge jump from the previous Cyborgs and if you have a chance to try one out, I recommend doing so.

Empire Resurrection Autococker (pictured with Lurker barrel)--I purchased this brand new and find it difficult not to use. I started building cockers about 15 years ago and have probably built around a dozen. Even compared to the high dollar cockers I've built in the past, this one takes the cake. It's lighter and has a more comfortable frame than should ever be allowed on such an antiquated design. The trigger is fantastic, the pneumatics and internals are quality and when paired with a 68 SL and lightweight agitator hopper (Revvy or Pinokio), I can't imagine a better mechanical marker. This always comes with me to the field.

Angel A1 Fly--another gem that I purchased brand new. I can't help myself but to keep this one packed in its case most of the time...but sometimes it has to come out and get some use (has about 3 cases through it) . It's never chopped a ball and has never had one single issue. I know these markers inside and love the overall design....next to the Cyborg 6, this is probably my favorite marker in terms of feel. It balances perfectly and is extremely comfortable to hold. The frame was ahead of its time IMO. I've got one of the barrel backs drilled for Freak inserts and store the marker, barrel and inserts, tool kit, and Angel barrel bag (gotta have that ) in the Fly/SB case. The marker is equipped with a Booster 2 bolt, STR ram, Mojo board and SB grips. I've got tons of A1-gen parts so this thing will go forever if it doesn't get retired first. This thing is buttery smooth, has a unique sound, is extremely efficient, and is now rare and unique. Easily one of my all time favorite markers.

Empire Axe (pictured with Lurker barrel)--another one I purchased new. Unlike most, I really like how these markers feel in the hands. They're smooth, quiet, easy to disassemble, and above all reliable. I'm running the stock bolt and poppet with some minor oring work and she runs wonderfully. Whenever a friend that doesn't have gear plays with me, this is the loaner, paired with a 45/4500 and 12v Revvy. It never chops, never has any issues, and I can trust it in the hands of an inexperienced person. It also happens to shoot nicer than anything else I own, regardless of how much I'd like to justify the added expenses above and below.

Bob Long OLED G6R (pictured with Lurker barrel)--I love these markers. I've purchased and sold 3 of them prior to this one and I always regret it. I'll be keeping this one because it's mint, was hardly used before getting to me, and is all flat black (clearly my favorite). The design is reliable and extremely efficient while also maintaining a very smooth, quiet shot, all wrapped into a light, comfortable package. This could very easily be my primary marker.

Infinity Legend--one of my all-time favorites. Dead simple, rock solid reliable, and it shoots above its pay grade. This is one of my favorite markers from the 06/07 era, next to Cyborgs and the Quest. They actually feel better than both of those and aside from the blocky frame that could use an extra 1/2" in length, the feel is outstanding. With a Rhino spring, the shot is quite nice. I actually have two of these, with the "spare" not pictured.

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Old 01-06-2015, 07:39 PM #2
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I don't understand how you can consistently use all of those guns... I recently sold all my other guns other than the impulse and I still don't think I'm using it enough...
Solid collection, let me know if you want to donate any
Interested to see how the cyborg performs over the long run, keep us updated. You've made me curious....
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:27 AM #3
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It's tough to use them all..... Just keeps the mileage split across all of them instead of one getting beat on. The Impulse and Axe definitely see more usage than the others.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:51 AM #4
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Nice balance of guns. Not a spool guy, or just between quests at the moment?
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:56 AM #5
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Wish I hadn't sold my last Quest. All dust black, 4B bolt.... Shot great with your barrels. I also liked my Insights but always found myself going for the G6R when I wanted to use a BL marker. Aside from those two markers I guess I'm not really a spool guy. Stacked tube markers point better for me, for whatever reason. I also just prefer the more "mechanical" feel of a poppet-based marker, along with the exposed bolt and cycling bolt pin. I'm kind of old school so that's probably why.

Although a Paragon could definitely interest me....
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:11 PM #6
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Some markers that I've bought and sold over the years....

Built this mini Orracle-based cocker from a bunch of nice parts. Didn't look great but it shot awesome. I built this because I was bored and hadn't even started playing again at this point. This was probably in 2012 sometime.


Bought a Cyborg RX to start playing again around 2012 but instead I got sidetracked by my Jeep (my other hobby) and decided to forego paintball for a while longer.


A beautiful OG Quest I picked up years ago and played a lot of ball with


At the old Sycamore Sports in Kokomo, IN. This facility burned down and I proceeded to quit playing paintball.




The last three markers I owned back in 07 prior to putting down paintball for a few years. 07 Cyborg, 07 Quest, Angel Gat Speed. All three amazing markers and I'd love to have them all back.


Infinity Legend and Sonic Cyborg. I still own the Legend but regretfully sold that beautiful glossy Sonic.


Another Orracle based cocker I built


All black RX with GTI board and Violent trigger. I liked the gun but the RX platform was oddly finicky and I had no problem putting the gun down once I picked up my first G6R. I managed to sell the RX for a great price right before the value plummetted with the initial intro of the Cyborg 6.


My first time playing since 2007 last spring. I picked up an 06 Cyborg (my favorite gen prior to the 6) to get me going reliably. I'm on the far right.


After playing I decided to go balls deep back into the hobby I love. I pulled out the Legend and cleaned her up and picked up another one of my all time favorites, a Quest.


A Superstock based cocker I built


A terrible picture....picked up a beautiful 07 Cyborg. I was never 100% happy with it, as it just never performed like the 06 no matter what I did.




Then I got back into the Angel game. I purchased a brand new A1 Fly (the red one, which I still own) from pbsports and proceeded to buy another one a week later.....that "other one" is a Fly SE, a very rare marker and the last, best open-breach A1 Angel sold. They only came in dust black and came with the SB case, STR ram, Booster 2 bolt, D-Lite valve stem and reg pistons, and Mojo board right out of the box. I found a small shop in Illinois with this posted in their classified section for $325. They didn't know what they had and I purchased it in a heartbeat. When I got it, it was like the marker was never used....mint with only a couple thousand shots on the counter. I was ecstatic that I just pulled that off.




I decided to see what I could get for it and was contacted by a nice gentleman that essentially told me to name my price. I did and it was gone....I'd buy it back today and he knows that.

Another 07 Cyborg I picked up shortly after selling that Angel.


A day at the field with the Quest


The 06 I had been using
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:13 PM #7
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My first G6R--2k11. Picked it up for dirt cheap as it had a chronic poppet leak due to a dinged up valve face surface. I cleaned it up, fixed it, played with it and sold it. LOVE these markers. This was my first real introduction to a "modern" poppet....it was so much smaller, lighter and more comfortable than the best poppet I had experienced to that point, the RX. The G6R essentially spelled the demise of the older Cyborgs getting any playing time at all and after a while, they were all sold.


An 07 Quest I bought, modified a bit, and sold


Gothic A1 Fly I bought, owned and played with for a while, and sold.


Finally sold the black Quest because it wasn't being used due to my newer markers. 4B bolt....I miss it. GREAT gun.


My first Insight, which stole the spool play time from the Quest. Loved it, sold it, regretted it instantly. At this point, I was selling a ton of parts (cocker, Quest, MD, tanks, hoppers, Angel, etc.) and guns just to narrow things down. I sold about $3k worth of markers and parts, some of which I'd sure like to have back.


Porn to A1 guys....sold all of this stuff.


Missed my G6R and Insight so I purchased a couple more....matching twins. I sold them to help me pay for some Jeep parts for my current project. I actually prefer the G6R to the Insight, bought my current all black G6R and don't plan on selling anything that's pictured in my first post above.


And that's about it. It's too bad I don't have my really old pictures of the cockers, mags, B2K's, and Impulses I built back in the day.

Lastly, the other hobby....







I've done 100% of the work since it was bone stock in 2008. I'm now finishing up a new pair of bigger, stronger axles, making a few steering and suspension changes, and she should be back on the road in the next month.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:59 AM #8
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Your dust black quest is still right where you sold it! Fantastic marker but doesn't get much time as my crome 2 or vis. You ever want it back you just have to pm.
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