Planet Eclipse Manic Paintball G.I Milsim Tipmann BZ Paintball DYE Paintball

£300 budget, what could it buy

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  1. Cauliflower Ears New Member

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    Have a budget of around the £300-£350 mark for a loader, mask, air tank and marker. Had a look at buying new but would prefer better equipment second hand. Where do I buy quality used gear on the highstreet! And what could this cash (which is burning a hole in my pocket) get me in the current market?
     
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    Hi what kind of mask are you looking for? Anything else your looking for?
     
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    I need a full kit of recommended gear that's going to be good for a very amateur player. Been using rental gear for so long thought I better commit to my own stuff. Did a google search and found a good review on this forum that talked me out of a delta elite and to go for all round tournament marker, which I'm grateful for. But like in every avenue in life you get what you pay for. So I was thinking of picking up good second hand gear instead ending up with a new kit which wouldn't last as long and not be as reliable. So any mask that is solid and won't disappoint!
     
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    Where are you based? There are some shops around, mainly on industrial estates etc as the main business is by mail order and the market is not big enough so high street shops are a waste of money for the retailers

    Look up this map and put the filter to shops to see if there is one near you
    The next option is an event with retailers attending - either one of the big games or tournaments

    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zdRfWqkdmKGw.kbddocq_JqUY

    Failing the above get to a walkon* and checkout people's gear.
    Many sites have a shop as well but are limited in stock

    *walkons are usually run on local independant sites once a month
    Check out 'what paintball costs' for a rough intro to the different flavours of paintball

    http://p8ntballer-forums.com/threads/what-paintball-costs.153010/



    Now for what to spend your money on:
    First take your time and look around

    Goggles are most important. These don't have to break the bank, but what you realy want are comfort and vision. Do they feel right on you, can you see clearly in them?
    Lenses vary, but with either their anti fog features (as long as you only rinse clean to keep the anti fog coating etc) or with some 'cat cramp' or 'zero fog' then you can prevent fogging
    You can save by buying secondhand, but be prepared to buy a new lens, if it is old or the condition is not too good

    Air cylinder - £30 to £40 will buy you a new aluminium cylinder

    Gun - there is a vast choice. See what's around and ask guys at walkons etc to check theirs out

    Hopper - unless you buy an a5/x7 or other cyclone based gun then you are best off with a force fed hopper. Halos are excellent value for money and often go on here second hand for very little

    Don't forget a pod pack or vest (depending on preference), plus pots
    Add a squeegie, fluffy, micro fibre cloth, barrel condom and you're pretty much sorted
    Casual clothes and decent footwear are all you need to wear
     
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    If you have a look on my threads theres almost a full kit?
     
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    Trousers,tops, pods,tank cover...all in my threads if you have a look?
     
  7. Cauliflower Ears New Member

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    Out on the east coast tommikka (norfolk n good) got two chain sites which I've tried(no shops) and an independant which I haven'nt yet. Haven't been to any walkon days so no contacts in that area yet. Been trawling this forum making my mind up where the cash is going then finding bad points about certain markers and bits and I'm back at square one!
     
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    Will check it out scottishgirl
     
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    For a starter what is an easy marker to strip down and clean? Haven't taken this into consideration yet
     
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    I grabbed a Proto Rail as my first marker, was really REALLY easy to look after and can grab them second hand around the £100 mark.
     

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