Originally Posted by Hammar
imho, marker tech hasn't significantly improved in a long time. Meaning, they don't shoot faster (practically speaking, although some of the hoppers are faster now), they aren't more efficient.
You could get something good in the 350 range whether it be an axe or a nice used 07 highend(nothing newer will be any better, just be a few oz lighter and the least little bit 'smoother')
I would agree with this, my first marker was an ego7 and I loved it, never had a problem with it. Older highends are the way to go!