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Empire - Axe Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
The new Empire AXE is a Mini on steroids; bigger, badder and willing to punish opponents.
 Manual: Download the manual for Empire Download
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $459.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 531
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Empire - Axe Reviews
Empire Axe After shooting a luxe for about 3 years, decided to spend my tax return and get an Axe. Needless to say, it may not be as smooth as my luxe but definitely a solid shooting marker. I have no problem...
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xLexx
suave~
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New York
xLexx owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
xLexx supports Team VICIOUS
xLexx plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $499.00
Pros: Competively priced
Cons: Feedneck
After shooting a luxe for about 3 years, decided to spend my tax return and get an Axe. Needless to say, it may not be as smooth as my luxe but definitely a solid shooting marker. I have no problem picking this marker up over my luxe any day. Aside from the heavy marketing that Empire has invested in with the Pro teams, I honestly feel that Empire have outdone themselves with the Axe. The only thing I'm not to fond of is the inability to service the regulator as it voids the warranty if you try to do so yourself.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe lol this is such a great gun to have in a gearbag
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xMediumJoex
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: California
xMediumJoex owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
xMediumJoex has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
xMediumJoex has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
xMediumJoex supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: small
Cons: resale
lol this is such a great gun to have in a gearbag
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe i like my axe a lot, i only say heavier than most because playin all day for 4+ hours using the axe then grabbing someone else set up it feels like your not holding anything. i wasnt saying the axe...
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Xonecl4ssBagger
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: California
Xonecl4ssBagger plays in the PSP
Xonecl4ssBagger has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Reliable, smooth, pressure gauge
Cons: heavier than most, ASA comes loose
i like my axe a lot, i only say heavier than most because playin all day for 4+ hours using the axe then grabbing someone else set up it feels like your not holding anything. i wasnt saying the axe is "Heavy" its a paintball gun lol. gun shoots great, not much upkeep and can tune it real nice. but i notice a lot of Axe's ASA's come loose only thing that could be better
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe Hands down the best value in paintball. An amazing shooting marker without the price tag. Everyone should own two.
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xPBxFREAKx
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Houston
xPBxFREAKx has been a member for 10 years
xPBxFREAKx plays in the PSP
xPBxFREAKx supports Team VICIOUS
xPBxFREAKx is an NCPA player
xPBxFREAKx is Boss
xPBxFREAKx supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $275.00
Pros: Workhorse
Cons: Ergonomics
Hands down the best value in paintball. An amazing shooting marker without the price tag. Everyone should own two.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe I've owned my Axe for a while now and I can honestly say it is the best marker I've ever owned. I've never had any big problems with it, besides a small occasional leak that can be fixed by regularly...
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xPsychoReaper50x
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Missouri
xPsychoReaper50x is attending Decay of Nations VII
xPsychoReaper50x supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $459.95
Pros: Performance
Cons: None come to mind
I've owned my Axe for a while now and I can honestly say it is the best marker I've ever owned. I've never had any big problems with it, besides a small occasional leak that can be fixed by regularly lubing it. It is an excellent mid-range marker and cannot be beat for the price. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good, cheap marker.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe This marker is amazing! I originally had a Tippmann 98 Custom, so the upgrade was HUGE. I bought this off of a friend for $120, and he gave me a hopper, tank, and a mask. For a pre-teen, the Axe...
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XtraJrPB
Has Better Gun Than Dad
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Inland Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Great upgrade; Small and Light
Cons: Barrel may be a little small; Waves with somepaint
This marker is amazing! I originally had a Tippmann 98 Custom, so the upgrade was HUGE. I bought this off of a friend for $120, and he gave me a hopper, tank, and a mask. For a pre-teen, the Axe feels great in the hands. After my first game using it, I knew that it was going to take me far in paintball. I did go trigger happy, but I practiced and am now careful with how much paint I use. The board that came with it was the original one, so in order to adjust the settings, I had to go into the gun. However, the friend I bought it off of gave me the new one, so it was all good. It really made me more secure when playing; before with the 98 Custom, I would get scared facing off with electros, but I felt safer with the Axe. I will take care of this gun for a long time, and I will use it for a long time! Overall great value!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe So far, I've used this gun tons of times and never had a problem. I spent a little more than the retail, but that was because I got it in custom colors. It was extremely quiet and smooth. Not just...
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xXPaintStormXx
Fresher Than Febreeze
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Va beach, VA
xXPaintStormXx is playing at Living Legends VII
xXPaintStormXx plays in the APPA beginner division
xXPaintStormXx has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
xXPaintStormXx supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $523.95
Pros: Very smooth, quiet, easy on paint, compact, light
Cons: Drains batteries a little fast
So far, I've used this gun tons of times and never had a problem. I spent a little more than the retail, but that was because I got it in custom colors. It was extremely quiet and smooth. Not just smooth, but luxe smooth. Best gun for the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe Current Setup: Empire Axe Pro w/ Redline OLED board, and freak kit. I bought the aXe from my local field shop for 499 with the Redline and freak kit and I have to say I am very impressed. I have...
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xXTalosXx
GET SOME SHOOBALL!!!!
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Westminster MD
xXTalosXx has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $518.00
Pros: Light, Cost, Efficient, Versatility, ITS EMPIRE!!
Cons: Dwell sensitive
Current Setup: Empire Axe Pro w/ Redline OLED board, and freak kit.

I bought the aXe from my local field shop for 499 with the Redline and freak kit and I have to say I am very impressed. I have been using an Empire Mini and the difference in performance is only seen in the minor upgrades. The aXe is not much heavier then the Mini. The back-out bolt system is a life saver on the field if you get a bad ball in the breech which is rare with the reliable bolt system. and the added space from grip to fore grip is definitely more agronomic and easy to hold.

Pros: Light weight, efficient ( I can get 7 pods and a hopper out of a 45/4500), the stock Shockwave board is acceptable, amount of kit you get for the price, Empire costumer services is still one of the best in the business, abundant amount of upgrades available, generous amount of SE color choices if you don't mind the added price.

Cons: Could get a Mini and see the same performance and efficiency out of box, the dwell setting is very sensitive to new internal bolt upgrades ( it took about half a case to get my boss bolt working right ), your still paying 500 bucks for a stock gun but hey, go nuts.

The Redline upgrade is pricy and unnecessary but it is one hell of a toy and tool when you ignore the price. The settings are easy and user friendly, and the OLED scene is bright enough once you adjust it. If you are going to get the Redline don't wait, buy the pro aXe and get it for 100 bucks cheaper.

Overall the aXe is a reliable efficient marker even by high end standards. Due to its price, hard body construction and coverage from Empire, I would feel much better taking it into the woods for some good ol'fashioned down and dirty hardcore rec ball. Even with its solid build this marker is fluid enough and light enough to keep up the pace on speed ball games as well. To sum it up you wont find anything that has this much for the price tag.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe used my axe for 2 month now. its my first gun. I absolutely love it. its not as loud as most guns, pretty easy on air. if you play around with 3 point adjustable trigger can shoot very nice i...
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Zealand
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $550.00
Pros: efficiency, consistency, weight
Cons: stock barrel
used my axe for 2 month now. its my first gun. I absolutely love it.

its not as loud as most guns, pretty easy on air.

if you play around with 3 point adjustable trigger can shoot very nice i achieve easy consistent 20bps.

the only real issue is the standard barrel, the issue with it is that its quite overboard i think its .691 or .693 and i use paint that requires .685
this can be solved by either getting larger paint, or barrel kit. personally use j&j edge ceramic. its awesome .
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Axe The axe out of the box shoots amazing. The only things you should get, is a barrel kit(if you already dont have one), and maybe a new bolt, just to make your axe that much smoother and efficient. The...
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ztk78
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Join Date: Aug 2013
ztk78 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
ztk78 supports Empire
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: You know when you gas it up its going to shoot.
Cons: in the middle with comfort
The axe out of the box shoots amazing. The only things you should get, is a barrel kit(if you already dont have one), and maybe a new bolt, just to make your axe that much smoother and efficient. The axe may not be the most comfortable marker to hold, but it gets the job done.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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