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View Poll Results: best cold-weather performer?
Bob Long - G6R 7 20.59%
Dye - DM's 1 2.94%
Empire - Axe 8 23.53%
PE - Ego 12 35.29%
Luxe 2 5.88%
something else 4 11.76%
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:47 PM #1
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best cold-weather gun (like freezing/snow)

just curious for feedback on guns that shoot reliably well in cold weather without a ton of fuss (cuz like i said, its cold out). mainly looking at feedback on stuff like G6R, Axe, Ego, DM's, Luxe, etc.

which one keeps shooting ropes when the weather sucks balls?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:28 PM #2
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I live in Colorado. I have played with my G6R in the snow/ 15 degree weather. Shot just fine, no problems.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:42 PM #3
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I'd say any poppet will be fine, but the axe is the gentlest gun on paint so I'd vote for it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:39 PM #4
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bought a (gently) used axe on here 2day - will hopefully test next weekend. DM's+cold not mixing well for me. will update if it fixes my main issue (cold-weather reliability).

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:44 PM #5
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An ego is a good choice but the way the grip hugs the frame will allow substantial amounts of cold air to enter the marker causing minor wear to the electronics. So best not used over prolonged periods of time. An axe is a good option since it is more airtight and can maintain it's performance for longer periods in the cold. Generally, markers with few orings on the bolt are the best choices as orings tend to not expand in the cold as they need to for marker performance; so the fewer the rings the better a marker will be able to handle the cold.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:58 PM #6
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An ego is a good choice but the way the grip hugs the frame will allow substantial amounts of cold air to enter the marker causing minor wear to the electronics. So best not used over prolonged periods of time. An axe is a good option since it is more airtight and can maintain it's performance for longer periods in the cold. Generally, markers with few orings on the bolt are the best choices as orings tend to not expand in the cold as they need to for marker performance; so the fewer the rings the better a marker will be able to handle the cold.
Wait... what?

How does cold air cause minor wear on anything? Least of all electronics.
Electronics will work in at any temperature, temp makes no difference to electrical current.

And Orings don't expand or contract in the cold. If you start getting really really hot, like if you plan on playing on the sun, you may melt the Orings, however temp won't effect them.

What the cold will do is cause the dow to thicken, however, you have to start getting past -20* for that to start happening.

Whether enclosed or exposed, no matter what type of gun it is it all comes down to the paint. If you use high end paint in the cold expect poor results.
As the temp drops the paint grows more brittle, and high end paint is already brittle, so its going to get so fragile simply firing the gun will cause the paintball to shatter.

So, when playing in the cold, buy the cheapest paint you can find. And go light on the lube.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:52 AM #7
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Wait... what?

How does cold air cause minor wear on anything? Least of all electronics.
Electronics will work in at any temperature, temp makes no difference to electrical current.

And Orings don't expand or contract in the cold. If you start getting really really hot, like if you plan on playing on the sun, you may melt the Orings, however temp won't effect them.

What the cold will do is cause the dow to thicken, however, you have to start getting past -20* for that to start happening.

Whether enclosed or exposed, no matter what type of gun it is it all comes down to the paint. If you use high end paint in the cold expect poor results.
As the temp drops the paint grows more brittle, and high end paint is already brittle, so its going to get so fragile simply firing the gun will cause the paintball to shatter.

So, when playing in the cold, buy the cheapest paint you can find. And go light on the lube.
Actually the inverse is true about electronics. Heat is the enemy of circuitry.

Most of the rest of it I agree with, which is why I voted for the gun that is the gentlest on paint... the axe.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM #8
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my dm's typically do well in the cold, so does my ripper vic/vcom. Really any gun whether its a luxe shocker or ego will get the job done just bump your dwell up and buy cheaper paint.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:40 PM #9
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played this pass weekend with my luxes with no problems ...it was like 31 and snowing
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:47 PM #10
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Axe is the best gun I've used in the cold, poppet so it doesn't get bolt stick and softer on paint than an ego/g6r. Geos also work pretty good
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