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Happy to be here and make a mug of myself in my first post -- a question:
Why don't they design a marker that has the bottle built into / hidden in the stock etc.? The bottle seems like a bit of a daft and awkward appendage. If there is such a thing can anyone direct me to it?
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they do. co2 cartridges in sheridan pump pistols.

The problem is that it holds very little air. a bottle is the only way to go unless you magically find a way to safely store extremely compressed air in a super small space. If you come up with that, let to peopel working on hydrogen fuel cells know because they can't figure it out either.
 

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most of the time, like dark said, the tank is generally in the perfect position for using as a stock. it'll put the marker right where you need ot to be able to aim down the barrel and have a general idea of where your shot is going to fly. markers are getting smaller and smaller these days, so really there's no way you'd even have a chance of finding one big enough that you even could put a tank in any kind of stock anyways...
 

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thanks

ah, ok, i get it. many thanks. i've been looking at these gucci woodsman type custom-built things that look like fine replicas of hk mp5 (tippman a-5), colt ar15's, m4 even ak74 etc. etc. but then they have that daft bottle and the hopper in place that completely destroy the look. i don't quite get it. I guess they have the remote gas and some horizontal low profile hoppers but aren't these markers a bit of a fashion statement rather than of useful application?
 

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no way, performance over looks everyday my man. If your just getting a gun for the looks then just take the hopper and HPA tank off, and there ya go. Personally i dont wind the tank or the hopper i think guns look a lot sexier with them.
 

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sounds good

ok, i buy the argument. so lon that basis, what's the recommended marker? i'll be playing woods, mostly, but the occasional indoor session. criteria for me, i think, are: accuracy (static and on the move), range, simplicity, robustness, rate of fire (in that order). Don't think i'll ever be in a speedball environment. money of course is no object. i jest. pref something 'mid-range' in cost.
 

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well the first two are the same for every marker made, so toss them out.

spyder are simple. simple to take apart and clean.
Tippmans are simple too, a buit more difficult to get apart, but easy to maintain. Just make sure you get a used one for a few years ago and their new stuff is not as good of quality.
 

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well if i where you i would look into getting a VS1 and upgrade the barrel to a 14". The reason i say the vs1 is it's easy to use, clean, upgradeable, runs on HPA and CO2.
 

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ok, sounds fair enough ... was just trawling through the other threads and vs1 or 2 seem like good options. as for the barrel. i read somewhere that tests proved (strong word) that any barrel over 8? inches made very little difference to accuracy? any truth in that?
 

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well, yes and no. a shorter barrel is LOUD. it's also not good for pushing into the side of a felxible material liek air bunkers are made of.
 

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so you guys are trying to say there won't be much of a differents in performance going from a 10" stock barrel to a 12-14" barrel?
It's not the extra length that will be making much of a difference, it would be the quality of the aftermarket barrel. I'd rather have a 12" Ultralite or Stiffi than a 14" crap barrel. Length is mostly a preference thing in barrels, I would recommend somewhere between 12-16". I personally prefer 14"...
 

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if your still interested in a bottle hiding stock go to rap 4. the t68 gen4 magazine fed paintball marker has different air options which include hiding various size tanks in the stock.
 
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