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Pro's and Cons of Magfed?

Connor Nourse

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i was wondering what the goods and bads were about playing magfed, i'm just looking into it to see another side of paintball, so what are they? and is it worth getting into? cheers
 

Tom

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i was wondering what the goods and bads were about playing magfed, i'm just looking into it to see another side of paintball, so what are they? and is it worth getting into? cheers
Depends on what you are after.
There are full on pure magfed games, limited paint games, and playing magfed in normal games

Dip your toe in and try it - there will usually be a rental option to allow you to play a game
 

Connor Nourse

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Depends on what you are after.
There are full on pure magfed games, limited paint games, and playing magfed in normal games

Dip your toe in and try it - there will usually be a rental option to allow you to play a game
i dont suppose you'd know any places in the midlands?
 

Caffeine

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I play a lot using a TPX which may not be the kind of mag fed play you're interested in (a lot of people like rifle style rather than pistol) ,this is what I would generally say about it.

Assuming you're playing with players using standard markers with hoppers and such:
Pros:
Generally an easier marker to run around with due to the smaller air tank required and lack of hopper.
A lot of people find it more fun whether it be because of the satisfaction of reloading a magazine or any other reason.
Cons:
At most you have about 10% of the paint that anyone else has at any one time, this means that things like suppressing fire and full-auto are either impossible or unviable.

Magfed play is nearly always a handicap on how well you'll play. It is possible to do some really awesome stuff at times, however in my experience, I always play better overall when I'm using a more standard paintball setup.
I still take my TPX out a lot because it's straight up FUN. It's also a bit of an equalizer if I'm playing on a day with a lot of rental players there for a party or something because I know I'll be playing worse but it doesn't matter because it's FUN :D
 

Connor Nourse

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Apr 16, 2014
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I play a lot using a TPX which may not be the kind of mag fed play you're interested in (a lot of people like rifle style rather than pistol) ,this is what I would generally say about it.

Assuming you're playing with players using standard markers with hoppers and such:
Pros:
Generally an easier marker to run around with due to the smaller air tank required and lack of hopper.
A lot of people find it more fun whether it be because of the satisfaction of reloading a magazine or any other reason.
Cons:
At most you have about 10% of the paint that anyone else has at any one time, this means that things like suppressing fire and full-auto are either impossible or unviable.

Magfed play is nearly always a handicap on how well you'll play. It is possible to do some really awesome stuff at times, however in my experience, I always play better overall when I'm using a more standard paintball setup.
I still take my TPX out a lot because it's straight up FUN. It's also a bit of an equalizer if I'm playing on a day with a lot of rental players there for a party or something because I know I'll be playing worse but it doesn't matter because it's FUN :D
thats does sound like fun :D thanks dude
 

Daston

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I had a Tiberius pistol ages ago and loved that thing, at the time I had an X7 that would eat air real fast and on a big game I would run the pistol as back up.
There was something quite satisfying as double tapping a guy with a pistol.

I can imagine having a whole game of magfed markers would be great fun.
 

Connor Nourse

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Apr 16, 2014
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I had a Tiberius pistol ages ago and loved that thing, at the time I had an X7 that would eat air real fast and on a big game I would run the pistol as back up.
There was something quite satisfying as double tapping a guy with a pistol.

I can imagine having a whole game of magfed markers would be great fun.
so are magfed guns quite heavy on air then?
 

Tom

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so are magfed guns quite heavy on air then?
They may or may not be

The x7 is not magfed (unless converted) and is a mechanical blowback operating at a high pressure (Taking the full output pressure of the cylinders regulator, and has no regulator of its own)

Guns that operate based on other technologies using less air per cycle etc, with their own regulators dropping further down for low pressure operation are more efficient

Many magfeds still operate on older technologies. High efficiency is not a primary requirement of a magfed gun - you are loading less paint and probably carrying less paint. A magfed player will probably want to drop down to a 13ci 3000psi cylinder. If it shoots enough paint based on what you carry and the time you are in game then it's efficient enough
 

Connor Nourse

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Apr 16, 2014
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They may or may not be

The x7 is not magfed (unless converted) and is a mechanical blowback operating at a high pressure (Taking the full output pressure of the cylinders regulator, and has no regulator of its own)

Guns that operate based on other technologies using less air per cycle etc, with their own regulators dropping further down for low pressure operation are more efficient

Many magfeds still operate on older technologies. High efficiency is not a primary requirement of a magfed gun - you are loading less paint and probably carrying less paint. A magfed player will probably want to drop down to a 13ci 3000psi cylinder. If it shoots enough paint based on what you carry and the time you are in game then it's efficient enough
care to put that in simpler terms? lol
 
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