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Old 02-05-2013, 07:53 PM #1
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empire axe or etek 4 lt

i am fixing to make a significant purchase and i cant decied which to get and the only thing that i have aginst the axe is its 12 in barrel and i on the etek is how loud it is and i cant decide plz help.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:08 PM #2
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The etek is certainly loud... a lurker eigenbarrel is like $42 shipped and is perfect for an axe.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:06 AM #3
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:25 AM #4
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i am fixing to make a significant purchase and i cant decied which to get and the only thing that i have aginst the axe is its 12 in barrel and i on the etek is how loud it is and i cant decide plz help.
A small note on barrels: From what I understand, 12 vs 14 inches isn't that big a deal (unless you're planning on selling your stock barrel for scrap and you want to maximize your profit). However, the AXE barrel has a .691 bore, and I believe the ETEK has a .693. If I had to choose one size to use for the end of my days, I'd probably take the .691.

That being said, I'm a huge hypocrite because I bought an aftermarket barrel for my axe.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:53 AM #5
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Honestly I'd say go with the axe... It's backed by empire/KEE and this company has amazing customer service. The axe is also known for its amazing reliability... Plus with the paints these days the biggest bore I'd use is a 689, unless its extremely humid causing balls to swell to like 690... I'd say go with an axe, buy a 2 piece cp, or buy a used dye ultra lite barrel off of the forums here... Good luck.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:22 PM #6
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:41 PM #7
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Etek 4 would be my choice if you do not want to pour more money into your marker. However, if you have the budget an Axe and some upgrades for it is a better choice.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 PM #8
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:18 PM #9
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Etek 4 would be my choice if you do not want to pour more money into your marker. However, if you have the budget an Axe and some upgrades for it is a better choice.
Why would you need to poor money into an Axe ? Altogether I have an aftermarket barrel and a 35.00 bolt in mine, which is hardly pouring money into it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:38 PM #10
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Etek 4 would be my choice if you do not want to pour more money into your marker. However, if you have the budget an Axe and some upgrades for it is a better choice.
Etek 4 LT- $500 and up

Etek 4 AM - $600 and up

Axe - $450

Put in a boss bolt, maybe a new barrel, it's still cheaper than an etek.
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Axe. It's a high end marker at a mid price point.

I'd buy used.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:34 AM #12
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Etek 4 LT- $500 and up

Etek 4 AM - $600 and up

Axe - $450

Put in a boss bolt, maybe a new barrel, it's still cheaper than an etek.
I ended up investing in quite a few upgrades and payed more for my Axe initially :-/. So never mind what I said lol! If others paid less for their Axes then Axe it is! Another note on the etek, do not buy the AM; it really does not make any significant differences.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:03 AM #13
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I ended up investing in quite a few upgrades and payed more for my Axe initially :-/. So never mind what I said lol! If others paid less for their Axes then Axe it is! Another note on the etek, do not buy the AM; it really does not make any significant differences.
Yea it's just the material you're paying for on the eteks
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