The TL-R has proved to me that it is an excellent marker for the price. I have broken not one ball in it out of probably 3000-4000 shots, and have only once needed to re-cock the gun during play. Spyder has once again shown that they can make a competitive for a much cheaper price than it's competitors. Also, I can hardly believe how durable this marker is, I've dropped it on pavement, stepped on it, thrown it into bunkers, and pretty much anything you could imagine and nothing has failed to break or even give signs of malfunctioning. The only thing that could be improved is the speed of the gun which could probably be improved with better trigger pull.
Buy this marker. It is clearly worth the price, I've played with 98c's and this gun keeps up no problem. Between a stock 98c, and this marker, personally I would choose this gun, with parts on a 98c, well thats another story. Overall an excellent marker worth more than its price.
im sorry but there is no way it could compete with a cocker. and cockers arent very expensive anymore. the trilogy line is awesome. the trilogy pro is 220 and it comes with part of the kaner barrel system and it has a reg and operates at like 350 psi when a spyder is 800.