Originally Posted by Ryanf58
What are some good upgraded barrels for the Spyder Fenix 2012 that will let me shoot further more accurately? And will a standard gravity fed hopper work fine for it or do I need something else? And if something else recommendations?
#1 recommendation to any new spyder owner, tune it out. Drop the pressure untill it doesn't fire, raise a little bit at a time. Chrono 3-5 shots at a time and increase until desired FPS is achieved. Any mods re-tune. If your a backwoods baller, mark out 50ft with a big stick in the ground and stick a foldger can on top head height. Raise velocity untill your hitting the target straight, ball should taper off after target. This will get you pretty close if your at home without a chrono, Highly recommend purchasing one or use field chornos. For saftey.
*Barrel is fine, See tuning procedures. If still require barrel shoot for an underbore (tight fit usually .089) and go cheap with a spyder. A CP if your looking for colors and traditional totally smooth bore barrel. A J&J if you want the ceramic magic barrel that "cleans" break, it doesn't clean them but it does a pretty good job in a pinch. Most usefull in Longer games where you might not have a squeegee accessible otherwise short games it doesn't matter you'll be out quick enough.
*For love that is good in the world get a better hopper. Quick suggestion get a rotor, they're the tits mcgee. Used and cheap an old school revvy (look it up) sound activation up to 13bps, hard to find not the best but fairly reliable. Next up a Halo B, look for "like new" with goodies and offer them like $50-$70 bucks any more and you might as well splurge on a rotor, or a magna or the newest empire. Forget the spire, I don't even know why they try, someone tell me. Also people buy fasta, but I know absolutely nothing nor have I seen one in person or action, but they are made by kindman!
*Anything else? Not really, I've heard that tech-t bolts help you gain a little efficiency, but they are kinda expensive (re-tune to gain correct lower pressure an accurate FPS) If your bored you can get a different regulator, macrolines, on/off ASA, VS tadao board w/m7 chip, sending it out for custom anno and engraving. ECT. Whatever floats your boat man.