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Old 06-22-2016, 10:46 PM #1
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Empire sniper upgrades?

I have a empire sniper. I am looking to upgrade it. What upgrades should I get.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:33 AM #2
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Inception. Buy all the Inception things. Start out with the heavy hammer, the cheapest part that's a must-have. There's also the fluted pump guide. This is also a volume chamber, which is nice, but most importantly, it reduces friction on the pump. Of course, no upgrade would be complete without a nice Stella barrel set. Best barrels I've ever shot, and good looking as well. Finally, there's the frame of your choice, available in 45 or 86 styles, sliders and swing, with or without autotrigger cams. Truly the cat's meow.

AND, if you can find one... there's the amazing body kit options, although these are getting harder to find since they're all very limited runs.

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Old 06-23-2016, 11:44 AM #3
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Inception. Buy all the Inception things. Start out with the heavy hammer, the cheapest part that's a must-have. There's also the fluted pump guide. This is also a volume chamber, which is nice, but most importantly, it reduces friction on the pump. Of course, no upgrade would be complete without a nice Stella barrel set. Best barrels I've ever shot, and good looking as well. Finally, there's the frame of your choice, available in 45 or 86 styles, sliders and swing, with or without autotrigger cams. Truly the cat's meow.

AND, if you can find one... there's the amazing body kit options, although these are getting harder to find since they're all very limited runs.

what he said. hammer and guide all the way.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:34 PM #4
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How is the fluted pump guide? I have one of those funky pump handles that needs to be sanded down on the inside once in awhile. Twice in the last 6 months it's gotten snug on the pump guide to where it actually takes a little force to slide it off for cleaning. I'm wondering if the ID pump guide will make a difference?

And I agree, the hammer is
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:32 AM #5
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Just out of curiosity deadbox, do you use the hitman mod?
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:36 AM #6
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Negative on the hitman mod.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:24 PM #7
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Oil or grease on the pump guide?
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:03 PM #8
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The fluted guide will absolutely take care of the binding/sticking problem. That's why they were designed in the first place - Simon knew that was a problem on the Snipers. His Snipers, I'd assume. A lot of his design work comes from wanting to have the very best stuff for his own guns, and then making a bunch of them for others to be able to have, too.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:49 AM #9
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What upgrades shouldn't you get is probably the better question. It depends on how much fun you want to have with it as a project gun. Pump Scout nailed it up as far as performance upgrades go. The hammer is probably the most necessary if you have run into troubles not loading balls into your breach or have chopping. I had the former issue the first time I used my Sniper and really had to watch my pump stroke to insure I was not dry firing.

A spring kit is nice for tuning. Alternatively you could just pick up a CCM lower tube kit. It wont be the most efficient set up (not that it matters unless that's you're goal) but CCM lower tube kits are set up to be smooth.

If you're thinking about changing out the body for a new look... good luck deciding on a new body. I can never figure out which Inception body I like the look of the best and change my mind on a daily basis. The struggle is real my man!

Upgrades I'd get in order:

Hammer
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:41 AM #10
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Oil or grease on the pump guide?
I run it dry.

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The fluted guide will absolutely take care of the binding/sticking problem. That's why they were designed in the first place - Simon knew that was a problem on the Snipers. His Snipers, I'd assume. A lot of his design work comes from wanting to have the very best stuff for his own guns, and then making a bunch of them for others to be able to have, too.
Sigh, I guess I'll get the credit card...

In 20 years I've never bought "upgrades" for any of my guns except my Empire Sniper... damn Simon... haha.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:56 AM #11
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Just received my guide rod last night. Night and day the difference over the stock guide rod. Inception hammer + guide rod = me happy
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:32 AM #12
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And fast shipping, isn't it? You really can't beat the customer service end of Inception any more than you can beat the quality of the parts themselves.
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And fast shipping, isn't it? You really can't beat the customer service end of Inception any more than you can beat the quality of the parts themselves.
Can't argue there. Last time I ordered something I received a call just to let me know they were adjusting the shipping charge for me. I will always buy direct from now on and recommend it to everyone buying Inception products.

If the OP is still looking to buy stuff... I can't recommend the hammer and guide rod enough. Really changed the feel of the gun for me... and those 2 are relatively inexpensive purchases.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:32 AM #14
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I run the Stella, fluted pump guide, and hammer. Very nice additons.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:48 PM #15
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:16 PM #16
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Morph valves are super nice, but they require maintenance. I enjoyed messing with them, and my sniper was crazy quiet, but at the end of the day I want my pumps to just work, all the time, so I put the stock bits back in.

If you want a morph valve to mess around with, PM me and I'll sell you my last one to save you a buck.
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wish you replied earlier this week.

what kind of maintenance is required?
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:45 AM #18
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Morph Valve is basically a very simple spool valve with a spring to bias the valve closed. Therefore you will have to lube it every now and again. I cleaned and greased the valve in my deception right around every 4 weeks or so.
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