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Old 03-02-2013, 03:18 PM #1
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kinda new

Hey guys I started playing paint ball last year again and I bought an invert mini this year I'm looking for a slightly better marker and just wanna know what you guys think
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:29 PM #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:31 PM #3
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Between 300 and 500
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:33 PM #4
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In that price range you're not going to see much of a difference, it at all, from the Mini you already have. Save your money for a marker that is MUCH better than the Mini, otherwise you'll be disappointed in the non-existent return on investment of upgrading from the Mini to a marker in the $400 range.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:34 PM #5
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Do you have a good hopper and tank?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:34 PM #6
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Well what do you guys think about eteks
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:37 PM #7
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Just about anything form PE is nice, including the Etek. You could also get an older Ego in your price range.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:37 PM #8
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Yes I do I have a rotor and a guarlla air tank
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:40 PM #9
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Which one is better the eyelashes or the etha
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:41 PM #10
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The etek *
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:43 PM #11
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Well what do you guys think about eteks
A buddy of mine has an Etek 3 and I love it. It definitely shoots different than the Mini and will probably be louder than anything else out there, but they are nice markers. Just me prepared to really feel it when you shoot, compared to the Mini
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:43 PM #12
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Honestly, i would look through the b/s/t for an older used ego, dm, or Bob Long. I had an etha; didn't love it. I've shot an etek 2 and 3 and like those better. Your best bet is probably an older ego or an etek.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:44 PM #13
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Lol, eyelashes
I'd go with the Etek. The Etha is about the only thing from PE that I wasn't a huge fan of
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:47 PM #14
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I'm surprised no one mentioned an axe. You'll notice the difference in a heart beat. I loved my mini but when I bought my axe I considered myself foolish for even thinking the mini was close to it. Plus, you can find a used axe for around $300 on BST.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:55 PM #15
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I'm surprised no one mentioned an axe. You'll notice the difference in a heart beat. I loved my mini but when I bought my axe I considered myself foolish for even thinking the mini was close to it. Plus, you can find a used axe for around $300 on BST.
That's a good point. The axe shoots VERY smooth for the price, has a great trigger, and won't break the bank. Give it a look.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:04 PM #16
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Damn autocorrect and ya I know that it will kick more but if u guys see any old ego please let me know
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:14 PM #17
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:23 PM #18
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Another vote for the AXE. Great marker for the price. Took me awhile to get used to the trigger vs my mini special edition. I really like my Axe. I like my empire products for some reason. Each there own
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Read reviews, do research and shoot the marker you are interested in and decide for yourself. It will be your money(or your parents) and will be your marker.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:26 AM #20
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Going from a Mini to an Etek isn't much of a step up (actually I'd say it's a step down because I hate all things Ego with a passion).

You'd be better off getting a used high end then buying another mid end.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:10 AM #21
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I do think the Etek is a step up from the mini for the ease of maintenance and reliability if nothing else. I have not ever seen anyone have troubles out of Eteks but have seen many Minis go down. (Not all minis are bad, either get a good one or bad one from what I've seen) As far as buying a used high end gun, if you are not going to buy an Ego 9 or newer then I would buy a new Etek LT. I've used 07 Egos and SL8R Egos and could not tell a difference performance wise in my Etek 3. The Eteks are based off the 07-08 Ego anyway and you get the ease of knowing your gun is brand new. I recently purchased a Dynasty Ego 11 and can not tell a huge ($500) difference in performance between it and my Etek. Most of the differences in Eteks and Egos are luxury items anyway like the lcd board, pops ASA, aluminum frame etc. All egos are going to be loud compared to most guns (welcome to the world of stack tube markers PE markers). If you buy an Etek you will be very pleased as long as you like a stack tube design marker. The only reason I upgraded is because I got the Ego 11 in perfect condition with Rotor, 45/4500 tank and pod pack for $700. I still use my Etek from time to time.
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