SEAL wrote:I really want a Gorgon now, haha. How's the lamination on it by the way? Most of the results are fairly predictable, though I am a little surprised at how poorly the Colossus did. I think it outranges all the guns it went up against except the Gorgon (though once again, I have no idea how far the 250 shoots). I don't think I need to bring up the lamination issue again.
Ever since it came out, I've considered the Gorgon to be the 2nd best stock AP gun ever made. Having been given the chance to actually use it, I can now say that it definitely deserves such a rank. It beats down smaller guns and has the proven ability to tangle with CPS on even ground. Unfortunately, the XP 250 broke before we were able to take it against the Gorgon. That could have been a very good fight, as the 250 is much more practical than I thought. It looks so badly weight-balanced and unwieldy until you use it - it's a serious threat. I didn't even need to use the strap. Another good set of fights would have been PPB vs Gorgon and PPB vs 250. The PPB requires modification to take on these guns, so the Gorgon retains sole possession of 2nd place. The Gorgon even has advantages over the SS 300 in mobility and dense terrain. It also just doesn't run out of water no matter how much you abuse the bigger nozzles.
I used to think the Colossus was 3rd, but no longer. It got wrecked by almost everything, even the 150 which it outclasses on paper in most categories. I was ready to sell off all my 150s because of the Colossus, but now I'll be keeping them for sure. Even in defeat, it put more hits on the Gorgon than anything else did, CPS included. The 150 is a serious sleeper - it was good way back when and it's still surprisingly deadly today. How did this old XP put so many hits on Buzz Bee's latest and greatest? All will be revealed in time. This is a great example of how the paper stats don't tell the whole story. It goes without saying that the Colossus has been knocked way down my list of the best air pressure guns.
Right now, I'd place the XP 250 as the 3rd best stock AP gun, even though the 275 narrowly beat it. The 250 has several advantages that the 275 can't leverage (pun intended).
SEAL wrote:That's kind of why I was a little hesitant to make percentage predictions. I had know idea how offensive you guys were going to be; I assumed that most of the rounds would be very low-scoring, because well, that's how duels have been in my experience (though then again, most (if not all) of the duels I've been in have been OHK).
When you're dueling Ben 1 on 1, offense is pretty much your only defense. Big trees help.