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Choosing my First Marker??!

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by Startender, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Startender New Member

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    Definitely speedball markers, everyone seems to be bigging up Ego's! Sounds a good shout
     
  2. dfr350 Active Member

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    Sometimes second hand gteks go for sale round the £250 mark. Really awesome marker for the money.
     
  3. Steve Lowe Platinum Member

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    I would most definitely be looking at a Gtek, they shoot nice and are pretty quiet. But what I think is most important is the ease of maintenance. A few of the guys I play with use Gtek's I haven't seen any of them having problems, and they can keep up with the best.
     
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    My first marker was an ION, was very reliable and easy to use, admittedly it was a complete strip job when it needed to be cleaned which wasn't always enough easy.

    Since then I've had Ego's and currently have an Etek and for maintenance,use and quality I won't be changing anytime soon.

    Best to try before you buy if you are able too.
     
  5. Louise Member

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    Don't know if you have bought yet but I have the mini gs and I like it. Not too big/heavy either.
    I did upgrade to a lighter tank.
     
  6. Rob Owens New Member

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    I've got about £200 for a second hand marker. Looking at etek 3/4. Are they difficult to maintain?
     
  7. dfr350 Active Member

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    If its anything like a lv1 its a doddle. Oil the bolt and rammer and your done.
     
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    Agree with the post about Eclipse, great customer service and aftercare is spot on. My favourite marker was my 07 ego although never shot anything later as stopped playing. Also enjoyed my Mini although it was a little tempremental as to which type of batteries it liked.
     
  9. Louise Member

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    That's interesting. I haven't noticed this about my mini. I've been using amazon's batteries and occasionally some cheap ones but it doesn't seem to complain.
     
  10. Tom Tom

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    As long as the battery has sufficient power that the solenoid wants and everything runs well then all is good

    Many of us will recommend Duracell or certain specific batteries. If you have an unusual problem then check the batteries, change them and change again if need be. Even quality brands can be a dodgy batch which works perfectly on anything but your gun then doesn’t shoot well

    I had a teammate who had major grief with his TM7. It would work one day then fail the next and he sent it back and forth for servicing

    A while back he was having problems at Paintfest and saw a TM15 going cheap. Happily trotted out and the TM15 just failed, went to the tech guy and they pulled out his cheap battery, sold him some decent batteries and magically both his TM7 and TM15 worked flawlessly
     

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