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Old 08-31-2016, 09:50 PM #1
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New to cockers. Where to start?

Well I use to play paintball a lot back in the day and have had my fair share of markers (Viking, Excalibur, mecdev,bushmasters etc.) Haven't played much these last few years since I was getting bored with the sport and personalities were changing for the worse with new players. Anyways, I've been talking to some friends about possibly playing next year, but I'd like to try something new. I love to tinker and would love to try mechanical for the obvious reasons everyone else likes them, but where do I start?

Don't want anything ridiculously priced >$500, but would like to find something on the cheaper side I can upgrade to make a respectable marker. What would you suggest looking for?

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:35 PM #2
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A post Y2k WGP Vert feed.

They work just fine stock, easy to tinker on, and parts are fairly easy to come by. The 2k5 comes with a threaded feedneck IIRC, which is a big plus with modern hoppers.

You can get a nice working 2k-2k5 for $250.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:38 PM #3
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Any 2k+ spec vert feed 'cocker can be made into a good shooter (not that side feeds can't, it's just that vert feed is usually more familiar). You can probably get a decent one for under $200, a good one for under $300, a great one for under $500 (including a used resurrection); and tinker to your heart's content. >$500 is usually reserved for unicorn tier 'cockers.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:50 PM #4
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I'd suggest buying a Resurrection if you'd consider a cocker without a backblock. Their performance and reliability are impossible to beat for their price used (or new either). It doesn't need any upgrades but some are available if you get the urge. A 2k5 Prostock is a great bet if you want something more upgrade and tinker friendly though.
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