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    Advice on a mag build?

    Alright.. so like I stated before I'm trying to get back into paintball. I don't want to spend alot of money at one time getting a brand new DM13 or anything. I had thought about getting an RT I saw for a good deal on the Markers forum. If not, and I don't come across a great deal, I have another plan. I want to tinker around and build a mag from the ground up. I have decent knowledge about mags in general. Any ideas where I should start? Just take an old 68 and go from there? I LOVED my RT.. it was second nature to me. With so many paths to choose, I'm at a stand still. Where does this crossroads lead? Is a normal mag with level 10 up to speed, is an electro frame too high maintenance? So many choices, lol.

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    If you ran an rt in the past and liked it. I'd buy a rtpro retro whatever name valve for the price. X valves are nice and light. But more expensive. And just check for sale threads and part what you want together. Or score a rtpro for cheap and have a working gun to add on to. I e still never used a level 10. Figure I don't really chop with a 7. And it has less tuning characteristics. As for electro. I'm a no electro gun fan. Hopper. Well. That's a non option. Haha.

    If you plan to play tournaments though you may want an electro as rumor has it a lot frown upon RT valves

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    The guy who I was gonna get the RT from also has some other pieces to start a good build it seems. I like the idea of the XValve considering I can get it and customize to my hearts content. I took my old RT to the max with customizing basically, and was disappointed I couldn't do much more.

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    What more can you really do with an X other than anno? That said. The weight alone is worth it if your willing to spend the coin. I'm cheap. Lol. Maybe one day...........maybe.

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    XValve? It's just a reactive valve with level 10 isn't it? I can use most any body/frame setup I want right? Or am I mistaken on this? I believe you are thinking of an X-Mag..

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    The X valve gives you the most options. It is the lightest of the RT valves (mostly Aluminum), it can use a ULT or RT on/off, you can adjust the on/off to RT or just have a light trigger pull. You can use it with an electro, pneumatic (or both) or just a mech set up. And it can be used with any frame, rail, or body except the classic RT.

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    that's what I thought. I am definitely going to go that route so I can customize it and tinker. =D Thinkin of a ULE body, Intelliframe, Xvalve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAirgunRT View Post
    that's what I thought. I am definitely going to go that route so I can customize it and tinker. =D Thinkin of a ULE body, Intelliframe, Xvalve.
    Pretty standard. Try looking for a complete marker if these are what you want. It will be cheaper than piecing it together.

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    Pm'd you a great deal.

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    yeah I seriously missed out on that one =/

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