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Old June 15th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time to retire the Xtra, suggestions plz!

I've decided that it's about time to retire my old Xtra, which I have used 3 times a month over 5 years now. It still works great, almost as good as the day I took it out of the box, but I'm about ready for an upgrade to something electronic.

I'm looking for a decent Woodsball marker, which will be used recreationally in the forseeable future, but we eventually may get a team together.

Kingman has been good to me, so I've decided to keep my business with them. I'm currently stuck in decision between several of their markers, with a budget of ~$350.

Option A: Buy a less-expensive marker (E-99 or Imagine comes to mind) and use left over money for upgrades (excluding Barrel; I have a 14" Armson Stealth that I really enjoy), or...

Option B: Buy an higher-end Spyder marker, like the Fenix, in hopes that it will perform with a noticeable difference to the Imagine and such, or...

Option c: Buy a solid, reliable Mech body (Shutter or Rodeo) and put a decent Electronic trigger frame on it. (I'd rather not have to resort to this.)

Please give me suggestions!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the best option would buy a new gun for 300 like the Ion or B2k4 but otherwize go with opion A. When you buy guns like the feniz you mostly pay for milling and looks and the upgrades on them mostly suck and you can get better ones for cheaper. Also not C because it costs a lot more to buy a frame seperatly.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want a decent woodsball marker..Go with an Egriped 98c or a-5
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Old June 16th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I would go with a different brand. Get an Ion or something along that line.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 07:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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why dont you just put an eframe on your xtra?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 08:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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like he said hes has the x-tra for 5 years, thats a pretty old marker. I would go with some kind of a tippmann with an e-grip.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 09:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Kingman has been good to me, so I've decided to keep my business with them.
.......You guys blind? He doesn't want an Ion or a Tippmann or anything else. Read what he has to say before telling him to get an Ion. They aren't the best thing ot there.

Anyway, PizzaMilitia - I think that you should go for a Pilot, Electra, or a Fenix. Nice, reliable Spyders that come with the right upgrades stock, and are easy to add on to. I have a Pilot and I love it. And now, these three guns all come with the ACS Bolt stock. The Electra comes with a Rocking Trigger Stock. The Fenix has a Reg (not very good, but still a reg). The new Pilot has and awesome look to it, as does the electra. So of any of these three guns, you can't go wrong. I would reccomend one of them.

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Old June 16th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would get a pilot. This weekend I went to my friends house to shoot his and it was pretty sweet. As said before, ACS is stock in it too.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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eyah thatd b mine, sick new anno job, acs, andan upgraded barrel(its the raven aero barrel, just with diff porting and color (http://kingman.com/section/raven/barrels.html))
i would get it
i got mine for 170(pm 4 site)
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Old June 16th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Didn't you get it from the village. That site's not really a secret lol....
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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Go for the imagine 05 and get some ups for it like grips reg new bolt. Do this if you truly like spyder stuff. I would go with a e a5 imo.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Imagine. Cost so less money to upgrade compared to other guns.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 12:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old June 16th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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go with a cheaper spyder.. they are all pretty much the same,, use the money u saved to upgrade.....
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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I would go with a rodeo because it costs only $250 about(including gun) to get a nice barrel, electro hopper, and an electro trigger. Since you already have a barrel that is about $30 less but with that 30 you can get an ACS.

RODEO:
regulator
x-chamber
electro trigger
electro hopper
ACS bolt

Right there is just as good as a high end spyder like a pilot or a fenix and if it isn't your stil have $100 left til u reach your budget. Mech spyder are very durable too and if they do break they are a cinch to field strip or fix.
Consider that there.
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