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Old 04-23-2011, 03:52 PM #1
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Axe vs. Mini

So I'm trying to find a good, relatively cheap, marker. I've been pretty set on getting a Mini but a recent review on the Empire Axe has drawn me towards that. The Axe is more expensive though. Can someone help me with this problem?
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:17 PM #2
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The axe comes with an on off asa which you should definitely get anyway and is better on air its also slightly bigger i think mini is better simply cuz i prefer a magnetic return trigger and the axe has a microswitch
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:37 PM #3
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get the axe for sure
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:43 PM #4
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Yeah definately the axe, I almost like them more than ego 11's
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:05 PM #5
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id say mini, there is alot of hype over the axes since they are sponsoring every team (almost)
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:30 AM #6
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Shoot both of them. I bought an axe yesterday and it's not just hype. It's honestly better than any gun I've ever owned. I can't stand minis but the axe blows me away. The mini is too small for human use. Finger room in the trigger helps, it's butter smooth, an on off Asa is a must, it's heavier which is also a plus for me, more efficient, and feels amazon in the hands
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:41 AM #7
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axe is 2x better. minis are too small, have no on/off, and aren't as easy to disassemble. axe's are hyped up for a reason.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:25 PM #8
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:27 PM #9
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:41 PM #10
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Dear receiver545,
Your response to my post was not a complete sentence. Please come back when you lrn2gramar and or lrn2life.

Op: Axe over mini every single day.... UNLESS you are a small child or have small hands, then the mini will be perfect for you.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:26 PM #11
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:02 PM #12
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My son is 8, and the Mini fits him perfectly. (he is still too young to play tho)
If your older than 10 yrs.... get the Axe.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:04 PM #13
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v3 minis are great little shooters. Axes are nice. Its the mini made right. I mean, bigger size, on/off asa, and microwitch.
V3 mini is pretty small, with magnet trigger, no on off asa. the asa is hell with getting your tank off too btw.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:54 PM #14
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Add On/Off ASA Relay
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I'm not saying ones better, I've shot both and like the axe more, but this is young gunz, so there may be smaller children. That's why I am proposing the mini.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:35 PM #15
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The axe comes with an on off asa which you should definitely get anyway and is better on air its also slightly bigger i think mini is better simply cuz i prefer a magnetic return trigger and the axe has a microswitch
axe is a micro switch but also has a magnetic trigger in which the magnet can be removed or kept in depending on the users preference.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:03 PM #16
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The axe has a length equivalent to a g6r. It feels great if you have bigger hands.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:22 PM #17
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Thanks guys, and or girls. I thought about getting the Axe for a while. Really appreciate the help.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:58 AM #18
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I would get the AXE it is a far better bang for your buck and shoots smooth
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:39 AM #19
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Dont get the ax. Get the mini. Im 16 and it works as good as any marker if you tune it right. Unless you have huge hands and like the on/off for the ax get that.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:14 PM #20
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:57 AM #21
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I am 6'4" 190 lbs, I have very large hands and I love minis. They are like powerful toy laser guns. I love the feel and they take time to get use to, but once you do they are amazing. But the axe is still bettering just purchased mine. Because the axe gives the same quality of the mini and feel but more room to place you hands around it. So Axe wins. lol
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