AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by Austin Carpent » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 01:26:05


Hello,

I am interested in getting into the sport and want to purchase a used,
low tournament level marker.  Is an AutoMag considered a tournament
level marker?  What makes an AutoMag better than a Spyder TL or Core
Sharc?  Which of these guns is the most accurate (taking into
consideration barrell upgrades)?  What is an AutoMag's rate of fire?

Thanks,
Austin Carpenter

 
 
 

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by Advance » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 02:08:26

Low toruney level marker...well, I've seen stingrays in tournaments, so
let's drop the whole torunament level talk thing until you actually play in
one.  Go out and try one of these markers and see what shoots best for you.
Automags are easy to maintain and operate.  Just be warned you'll want nitro
for it, not co2.


Quote:
> Hello,

> I am interested in getting into the sport and want to purchase a used,
> low tournament level marker.  Is an AutoMag considered a tournament
> level marker?  What makes an AutoMag better than a Spyder TL or Core
> Sharc?  Which of these guns is the most accurate (taking into
> consideration barrell upgrades)?  What is an AutoMag's rate of fire?

> Thanks,
> Austin Carpenter


 
 
 

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by LCT Paintbal » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 04:07:55

I have seen this argument go around the bush a dozen times now. Here is the
key. What can you afford and how often will you play? If paintball is the
only hobby that you have in life go ahead and spend the money and get what
you like. If you have a budget and other interests can you really afford to
spend $1200 plus on a marker? Will the average player that plays a few times
a year appreciate the difference that a top of the line marker would make? I
personally have a family and other responsibilities that make it impossible
to spend that much money on a hobby. I have taken the middle road (my
opinion). I shoot a Pirhana and am very happy with it. No, it's not as good
as a***er or an angel. But the two things that make the largest difference
on accuracy are barrel quality and paint quality. The Tippmanns, Spyders,
Piranha's, and many others have a large variety of barrels available to them
and anybody can buy good paint. My advice is this. Stay away from the
plastic guns and the high end guns, get yourself a middle of the road
marker. Get out there and have some fun and gain experience. Then, if you
just have to have a high end marker and can justify it in your mind (or your
wife's in my case) and can afford it then go for it.


Quote:
> Hello,

> I am interested in getting into the sport and want to purchase a used,
> low tournament level marker.  Is an AutoMag considered a tournament
> level marker?  What makes an AutoMag better than a Spyder TL or Core
> Sharc?  Which of these guns is the most accurate (taking into
> consideration barrell upgrades)?  What is an AutoMag's rate of fire?

> Thanks,
> Austin Carpenter


 
 
 

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by Icem » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 06:19:04

Quote:
>I am interested in getting into the sport and want to purchase a used,
>low tournament level marker

this is going to sound stupid as you probably know this, but there is also the
option of buying a new gun as well.  i would recommend that over anything, but
you do what fits your liking...and your wallet.

Quote:
>Is an AutoMag considered a tournament
>level marker?

like the other guy said, i wouldn't use the term tourney-level marker.  i have
seen my fair share of spyders (as much as autocockers) in tournaments, no lie.

Quote:
>What makes an AutoMag better than a Spyder TL or Core
>Sharc?

well, the automag is more soundly-built (word?).  automags are very simplistic
in design, and have very few parts to them.  don't think of one gun being more
accurate than another; just think of it being that one has better quality parts
and better craftsmanship, etc.  what makes a kia optima better/worse than a
honda accord?  they're both considered luxury cars.  they both come w/ about
the same shit.  it's just that the honda will most likely last you longer, has
better leather/cd/etc, etc etc.

Quote:
>Which of these guns is the most accurate (taking into
>consideration barrell upgrades)

guns are accurate for certain reasons.  my definition of accuracy is
consistency....that's it.  if a gun hooks the same amount every time, it's
accurate.  no ifs, ands, or buts.

there are many factors to an accurate gun.  the most important is barrel/paint
match.  you must have a good quality paintball and it must be the same size as
the barrel it shoots out of.  the barrel also must have a nice smooth surface
w/ the right amount/style of porting, etc.

some factors to consistency are:
-high-pressure air/nitrogen/compressed air source as opposed to co2.
-regulator which keeps the gun shooting at a constant psi every shot

Quote:
>What is an AutoMag's rate of fire?

someone else will have to answer this.  i'm gonna guess and say 11bps.

-- Iceman --

 
 
 

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Post by Big- » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 11:11:16

Quote:
> soundly-built (word?)

no, its two actually with hyphen in between them

btw...no hyphen necessary

just "soundly built"

 
 
 

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Post by Icem » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 20:52:54

Quote:
>> soundly-built (word?)

>no, its two actually with hyphen in between them

>btw...no hyphen necessary

>just "soundly built"

thanks dad.

-- Iceman --

 
 
 

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Post by Icem » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 20:56:50

Quote:
>its

you meant to use the contraction "it's", which is short for "it is." w/o the
apostrophe, there is no verb for your sentence.

-It is rainy outside
-It's rainy outside
-The dog and its owner walked outside

see?

-- Iceman --

 
 
 

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Post by LCT Paintbal » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 21:46:14

Hey Ice. If your going to pick all the posts apart for grammar and spelling,
you're going to be extremely busy! : )


Quote:
> >its

> you meant to use the contraction "it's", which is short for "it is." w/o
the
> apostrophe, there is no verb for your sentence.

> -It is rainy outside
> -It's rainy outside
> -The dog and its owner walked outside

> see?

> -- Iceman --

 
 
 

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by Icem » Tue, 09 Oct 2001 22:20:12

Quote:
>Hey Ice. If your going to pick all the posts apart for grammar and spelling,
>you're going to be extremely busy! : )

lol.  well check out my posts; not one capitalized letter in there :)

-- Iceman --

 
 
 

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Post by plevan » Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:05:51

well "Iceman" is

Quote:
> >Hey Ice. If your going to pick all the posts apart for grammar and
spelling,
> >you're going to be extremely busy! : )

> lol.  well check out my posts; not one capitalized letter in there :)

> -- Iceman --

 
 
 

AutoMag vs. AutoCocker vs. Core Sharc vs. Spyder TL

Post by Joha » Thu, 11 Oct 2001 04:15:37

If you have a regular field you play at, see if you can borrow someone's
stock 99, 2000 or 2001 Autococker and shoot some paint through it.  If the
gun setup and trigger agree with you, then maybe consider it.

A stock Autococker is a great gun, and a new one is pretty cheap.

There's cheaper guns, but not by a whole lot and if money is a big issue,
then its going to be difficult to play very much paintball at all, never
mind just buying a gun.


Quote:
> Hello,

> I am interested in getting into the sport and want to purchase a used,
> low tournament level marker.  Is an AutoMag considered a tournament
> level marker?  What makes an AutoMag better than a Spyder TL or Core
> Sharc?  Which of these guns is the most accurate (taking into
> consideration barrell upgrades)?  What is an AutoMag's rate of fire?

> Thanks,
> Austin Carpenter