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Old 12-08-2014, 07:44 PM #1
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Etek3 Loudness reduction ??

Looking at getting the Etek5 but hoping I could still keep the Etek3 as a back up.

Is there anything I can do to it to make it more quiet? I find it hard to believe it is so loud, compared to my Autocockers which are also stacked poppet guns.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:02 PM #2
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Looking at getting the Etek5 but hoping I could still keep the Etek3 as a back up.

Is there anything I can do to it to make it more quiet? I find it hard to believe it is so loud, compared to my Autocockers which are also stacked poppet guns.
Has to do with the valve design and the operating pressure of the gun. There isn't much you can do aside from putting a well ported barrel on there. There is also the Hush bolt which some people say is quieter but I haven't really noticed much if any difference with the ones I have seen.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:32 PM #3
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Ported barrel and a hush bolt, like ^^^ said. You could also increase your dwell and lower your lpr a little.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:06 PM #4
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I've never really noticed my etek 3 being much louder than any similar guns. Maybe its just the sceptre kit I always use? As long as your ears aren't ringing, I don't really see a problem. No matter which gun you use, once you fire a few shots they WILL know you're there. You aren't fooling anyone lol.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:30 AM #5
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It is a loud marker. Shooting indoors really makes it obvious. I have the hush bolt in mine (came with it used) and I wouldn't spend the money on the bolt. It's simply a marker that is going to be loud. Once I a while the noise helps you and more often it hurts but even then it's not typically the thing that determines how your day goes. If I wanted a quieter marker, I'd buy a different marker.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:36 PM #6
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Don't matter now. Just sold the Etek3. Etek5 to fill its place.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:39 PM #7
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I think that's a good jump if you got much out of the Etek3.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:21 PM #8
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It's a decent jump. The improvements from the 3 to the 5 are pretty solid. From the 3 to the 4, not so much, although they're all going to do the job on the field.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:29 PM #9
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ETEK5 is way quieter than an ETEK3 or ETEK4.

It's similar to the LV1 if it has the same barrel on it.
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