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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 AM #1
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ive got about 400 to 500 for a ego any suggesstions on which year and model would be worth my money...ive been thinkin about a 08..09.. sl74 sl8r or a geo 1.0 or 2.0...any other suggestions and why...im the most indecisive person when it comes to buying a gun...so i need some opinions and personal experience with these models
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:55 PM #2
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Get an 08 Ego. Best year IMO.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:36 PM #3
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07 or 08 ego would be the way to go if you want one of their poppit guns. If you are looking for a spool valve I wouldn't recommend the geo or geo2. they are quite a bit louder than any other spoolie and less efficient than most of them as well, given that they are very reliable.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:50 PM #4
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I think ive seen a few 10s in the 500 range.
More comfortable, bigger display. Truth be told they also shoot similiar but the 10s are a fuzz quieter. Anyway if stick to as new a gun as possible. Eventually it will break and assuming that the 08s and 10s are of equal quality, the 10 will theoretically last 2 years longer.

Of course, thats theoretical.

I see no advantage to going with an 08 over a 10bif you can afford it.
Although a large portion of players will do as well with an 08 as with a 10.
Basically, its up to you.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:22 PM #5
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The 08 is my favorite by far and shoots so smooth. Shop around at local shops and see what you like the best.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:47 PM #6
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The 08 is my favorite by far and shoots so smooth. Shop around at local shops and see what you like the best.
If you think an 08 Ego is smooth you're either an Eclipse fanboy or you've never shot any other gun ever. I've shot real guns that kicked less (and were quieter) than the 08 Ego I owned. My 05 Ego was orders of magnitude smoother.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:23 PM #7
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:59 AM #8
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If you think an 08 Ego is smooth you're either an Eclipse fanboy or you've never shot any other gun ever. I've shot real guns that kicked less (and were quieter) than the 08 Ego I owned. My 05 Ego was orders of magnitude smoother.
I couldn't agree more except I've never owned a "real gun" that was smoother and quieter.

IMO, the geo is not a very good spool at all. The drone dx can be purchased new for $429 (from aggressive sports) and shoots on par/ better than a geo 3, but isn't as comfortable in hand.

As for egos, the paradigm (design philosophy) started to shift from making the fastest cycling marker (the 07 borg was faster and smoother than... well pretty much any ego but that's beside the point) to making the gun smoother. That said the ego9 plank'd/ barb'd shoots on par with the ego 10, but requires the updates to be considered reliable. Without them it shreds the ram oring IIRC. So, for the best value and smoother shooting I'd suggest an ego9 or if you want to splurge a little go with an ego10. If you want just rock solid reliability and don't mind a noisy, kicky gun then go with the ego7 and do the banjo mod (remove the QEV).
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:11 AM #9
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I couldn't agree more except I've never owned a "real gun" that was smoother and quieter.
^^^^This

Even my heavy *** Ruger .22 that I had wasn't as smooth or as quiet as an Ego 8.

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IMO, the geo is not a very good spool at all. The drone dx can be purchased new for $429 (from aggressive sports) and shoots on par/ better than a geo 3, but isn't as comfortable in hand.
Which is pretty true... Honestly, if you can get a Geo for $375 they're okay, but they aren't really a gun that I'd put a ton of money down on, just like an NT11 (I just wouldn't put money down on a 10).

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That said the ego9 plank'd/ barb'd shoots on par with the ego 10, but requires the updates to be considered reliable. Without them it shreds the ram oring IIRC. So, for the best value and smoother shooting I'd suggest an ego9 or if you want to splurge a little go with an ego10. If you want just rock solid reliability and don't mind a noisy, kicky gun then go with the ego7 and do the banjo mod (remove the QEV).
This too.

The Ego7 will work solid no matter what if you do the banjo mod.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:22 PM #10
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:24 PM #11
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Why are people obsessed with ego8's? I've shot them, loud as hell and not as smooth as a 2k2 Timmy
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