> Can anybody recommend an automatic that gives good performance and is
> relatively cheap?
There is an article in the May '96 issue of Action Pursuit Games
(why do they put out May in March???) giving advice on how to choose a
gun. If you are looking for user feedback, I love my Spyder from
Kingman. It is reliable, accurate and goes for about $170 mail order.
There are after market products for it from Pro-Line and TASO (venturi
bolt, high performance barrels, thumb adjusters, remotes, expansion
chambers, etc.). It is one of the premiere mid-range guns to appear in
past few years.
Some other choices (base gun priced at mail order) would be:
Patriot II $215
Hope this helps!
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