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Old 06-21-2010, 04:34 PM #22
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:36 PM #23
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Wow that's an awesome looking NME. I just got my first NME (not LE) and this is very tempting. I am still learning about the NME so what is the difference between the WAS board and Predator board?

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:54 PM #24
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The Predator just has some more firing modes for tournament play. The WAS in the NME is more than sufficient.

The other parts on the gun are far more worthwhile than the Predator board honestly.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:29 AM #25
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I'm interested but at the same time just getting started with the NME and kind of a newb. With all of the customization is it going to be easy to maintain?

I have seen many post of changing the front block, what is the advantage of doing this? Is it for looks and more aftermarket lpr/hpr choices? I noticed your Customized NME no longer has that little external LPR hose or gauge.

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:05 AM #26
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Basically the Alias front block allows you to use any LPR that would be used on a Bob Long Intimidator. That list is pretty large. At the top of the list is the AKA SCMIII. I'm sure everyone would agree it is the best LPR on the market without question. That LPR is stable as stone and requires little if any upkeep.

The other advantage you pointed out is the lack of the LPR return line to feed the solenoid. I learned that lesson this week. My dust olive NME's return line had a very slight tear in it near the block's barb, and it turned into a large leak. It's one less thing to go wrong.

The only disadvantage of the front block swap is losing the very sexy look of the NME front block. For a black marker, it's worth the sacrifice. On my olive one, I just can't bring myself to do it.

The upgraded parts honestly make it far easier to maintain. The Eclipse on/off is world's better than the stock NME on/off, the CP HPR recharges faster and outputs more consistently than the stock HPR, and the LPR is as explained.

I've had no problems using the Orange bolt, and it not only adds to the awesome look, it drops a good bit of weight. All told the gun is noticeably lighter than my all-stock olive NME and has been way more reliable.

FYI, I'll be putting in detents because that is the only problem with the gun. The detents are shot and are being replaced.

I will be offering the dust olive for sale once it is working flawlessly. Until it is I'm not comfortable offering it up. I got shafted by another PBN member on that deal and I refuse to screw people like I've been screwed.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:07 AM #27
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:24 AM #28
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Put some more bench time into it and decided to keep it. For the offers I'm getting it's not even worth it, I can afford another marker and still keep this one as a backup.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:02 PM #29
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Anyone have gray/gun metal/silver/pewter/sand parts they wanna swap for gold?
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:11 PM #30
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question, what did you do to the orange bolt to make it fit?
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:40 PM #31
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Cut it down with a standing mitre saw to the length of the stock bolt, took a cone grinder and smoothed out the interior, spun the outside on a sander. It's smooth, shoots super consistent. Never a problem hitting 290+ FPS.

I have extra Orange bolts too. Way better price than you'll find online and I'll even do the work to it.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:11 PM #32
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Nemo thats a beautiful NME. I have been trying to find a nice one in good shape... They are few and far between, especially in the shape yours is in. When you modded for the alias block, did it make the marker such that you couldnt make it stock again?
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:08 AM #33
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It can be reverted back to stock, but the notch in the grip frame will always be there now.

For the black one, I'd never go back to stock though.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:29 AM #34
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That was the one I was admiring... It looks like the work you did was done by a pro... Very clean looking conversion and the marker itself seems to be in wonderful shape...

I wish I had had the cash when the thing was up for sale...
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:44 PM #35
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Hey dude... If that marker makes its way back up on the chopping block in the near future keep me posted!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:45 PM #36
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I just added a Shocktech rail and NDZ Twister ASA. This thing isn't leaving my side now, it's too awesome.

But it's relegated to backup duty for my Borg RX.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:52 PM #37
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I just added a Shocktech rail and NDZ Twister ASA. This thing isn't leaving my side now, it's too awesome.

But it's relegated to backup duty for my Borg RX.
Glad you are loving it but you shouldn't use it just for backup duty. Need to let it rip some time
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:25 PM #38
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Well... it's time. I'm buying two new markers, one for the wife and one for myself. My beautiful black NME is back on the market cuz she'll kill me if I have 5 markers in the house and 3 of them aren't even being used. She's keeping her Etek3 and I'm keeping my Borg RX.

Pics need to be updated though. My thread in BST will be updated.
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