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Old 03-02-2013, 06:49 PM #1
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Need help settling on a marker.

Hi all.

Getting back into paintball after 10+ years. I would like to buy a decent package and could use some advice on markers. I am nearly settled on an Empire axe, but would like to hear if anyone would recommend otherwise. I plan to buy used. My considerations when choosing are: Reliability, customer support, projected resale value. Accuracy, maintenance, and efficiency are also on my mind. I like the streamlined design of the axe. I would like something relatively quiet and smooth shooting. I don't mind upgrading parts if that means a better shooting gun, but I also could consider buying something else to begin with that would negate the need to upgrade. I know I will be upgrading at least the barrel on the axe and want to buy a lower feedneck, if I decide on that gun.
I drool over the geo 3. is this normal?

What I am considering:

Empire axe
Dye Rotor
68/4500 or 70'ish/4500 tank (I am 6'3" with long arms)
Empire E-flex

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I bought a pack already.

My budget is flexible when it comes to makers. Obviously I am aiming towards 400 for a used axe. But that would become at least 450-500 with a barrel and feed neck depending on how much I get an axe for.

any advice would be appreciated!

thanks.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:53 PM #2
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:57 PM #3
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I don't personally own an Axe, but two guys on my team have them and they both love them. And I don't really think you need a Rotor. They are great, but overpriced (unless you can find a good one used).
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:02 PM #4
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Ive read reviews. Thanks.

I plan to buy most of my gear used, if possible.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:22 PM #5
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I'm going to PM you a few hints.

I suggest a ninja tank and I use a CP reg extender on my axe, a lurker bolt and barrel for the axe, and I do like my rotor.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:35 PM #6
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Do you use the reg extension to get the right feel with your tank? What size tank are you running and could the same effect be had by starting with a different tank? Ie: a 77, or 72 /4500.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:35 PM #7
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I played with an Axe for a month or so this summer and it's definitely a good choice.

As blue said, Ninja tank, although I doubt you'll need a reg extender. I'm 6'2" with long arms and I opt to play with an Empire 48/45 with a longer reg and shorter tank, and since a Ninja tank is just a tad bit longer than that you should be golden with it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:38 PM #8
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Right on. Thanks for the info. I'm leaning towards a 68/45 then since a huge majority of people find that setup perfect. I will have to check out different regs though to see how the spacing is.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:42 PM #9
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I use a 56/45 and yes the reg extender is because I'm 6' I need to lengthen the setup. My arm tucks closer to the tank that way and keeps me from chicken winging too. I also use a ninja pro reg so I don't have anything digging in my wrist when I off hand shoot.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:50 PM #10
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I was eyeing the pro reg.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 PM #11
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I was eyeing the pro reg.
It's preferential but to me is worth the money.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:34 PM #12
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Yes get a pro reg and remove all shims like me and I think it runs 450 psi
I have an axe I bought new. Thursday was my 8th case. I love it so much It hasn't Brocken a single ball. I still can't believe it.
A rotor is what I think u should get I see a lot of people with their hoppers fail like halo too and all those lil hoppers I got my v3 rotor for 150 new ansgear if u buy used I'm sure you can get for cheaper
Also I think you should get jt proflex or events of combine them and buy a eflex like me lol. It's a great mask. I used a 15 dollar mask for 1 year than I bought my eflex and thought yea these are pretty nice but I can't REALLY tell the difference. So one day I wear my old 15 dollar mask
I kid you not it felt like sand paper on my cheeks and really heavy!! I was like wow. You really get what you pay for lol
I hope you atleast buy the mask new
Also if you get lucky and buy used axe that is the newest version I don't think you need the feedneck
Old axes have a board (Optimus) that has a button inside to change modes dwell etc. the newer axes have a shockwave board that is better hence you don't need to open battery door for programming and come with the new stronger feedneck
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:37 PM #13
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cool. Thanks for your input!
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