Originally Posted by TS4life
Are the Invasions worth the money? Really wanna try out alien but have never seen one at my fields, which is one reason I want one... How would you compare it to an Etek or even Ego 11?
Invasion will smoke the Etek.. at the same price point. The invasion is more comparable to the ego11 but at half the cost. Some people prefer the feel of the ego while others like the invasion. They will shoot rather similar, some might say the invasion is smoother and others will say the ego is smoother. Egos to me have been hit and miss. Ill shoot a nice one one day and then ill shoot a tank the next day. Aliens tend to be on the mark every time.
You are talking $500 new for the Invasion and $700+ for the Ego depending on if you buy used or new. To me, its a no brainer. There really isnt much that the Ego has over the Invasion as far as features go.. the Ego is more milled down, and that does add cost to the marker.
As far as the etek goes.. The Eteks have a very high LPR pressure (90psi + last i knew) while the Invasion runs the LPR at 65psi. Comparable to the G6R. Even if the Etek is running 75-85psi, Its still that much more force moving the rammer and slamming into the valve. The Invasion, G6R, Ego are all much softer when it comes to smacking the valve open. If you do choose to go for the ego, make sure it is a 2010/11. The older models will not shoot as nice as the Invasion.
I ran the Spire on my Indy for about 10 cases or so and it did not give me a hassle. I have been shooting 15bps until lately, we have switched to 12.5.
the Spire has also worked wonderfully on my luxe (quieter, softer than the indy yet still no hickups)