Originally Posted by [NA]WARLORD
I would towards the Axe between the two due to the reasons blueshifty mentioned, not to mention if something goes wrong with your Axe, the customer service from Kee/Empire is just plain awesome.
Indeed. There's not just a ton of lifetime warrantied guns on the market, in fact, they're the only one I know of. Since I post in the VS forum a lot I get a substantial amount of PMs about what I shoot so I'll give even a little more about my thoughts on the axe.
-Lifetime warranty for the original owner (I've heard Kee will take care of second hand owners too)
-Eigenbolt makes the axe silky smooth and dead quiet. Not to mention one of the easiest guns on paint since the LVL 10 automag.
-Parts, if not covered by warranty, are dirt cheap and abundantly available. The virtue upper/ eyes are nice and reduce the microswitch weight making a more pleasant trigger pull.
-I love enclosed bolt markers. This is the main reason I don't shoot a vice.
-Field strippable. I hate having 50 tools laying on a pick nick table while I try to get back in the game. The axe is toolless and a swab can be run through it and lube on the bolt guide in only a few seconds.
- Lube and go operation. It is seriously a pull it out and play week after week.
- No macroline. Not that it matters but it's one less thing to keep in the gear bag.
- Intuitive tuning. Even with a lurker bolt these can be tuned over a chrono in less than 5 minutes EASILY.
For my wants/ needs the axe is pretty nice and is a gun I'm not worried about wrecking. No need for an OLED or trigger upgrade so it's more money I can spend on paint.