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Old 03-27-2016, 06:03 PM #1
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Empire axe pro kick

Greetings. New player here. I just bought a used axe pro 2015 and I noticed it has more kick than a friend's standard axe.

- I am using the barrel back from empire (i think driver x but maybe has a silver ring on it) with stock front. My friend's axe has a freak 2-piece barrel with steel insert.
- I used the same tank+loader on both.
- Bolt fits nicely on bolt guide; not too tight, not too loose
- No leaks

Are there any other factors besides additional weight (barrel+gun) that would cause my axe pro to have more kick than a standard axe?
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:02 PM #2
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If that Axe is broken in you can do some tuning to it for your liking. You should read the stickies on tuning a Axe.

If you run it at 190psi, the efficiency will be at its best and but with more kick.

If you tune it to run at 160psi, it will be less efficient but it will be very smooth and kick is lower.

I currently have a Gtek, it runs at 135psi, more efficient than my Axe and very very smooth with no noticeable kick.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:56 PM #3
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Axes shoot very good once broken in and tuned. i would relube your whole bolt assembly including the poppet and then tune the gun using the tuning methods in the stickies.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:32 PM #4
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Yeah try a tuning it or if that doesn't work maybe a new bolt.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:35 PM #5
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Thanks for the replies and advice. I installed a lurker bolt, o-rings (2 front position guide rings, poppet x ring) suggested by ironyusa in another thread, and polished my poppet and now my axe pro shoots much better. Just wanted to update people on my results and thank everyone who puts up quality tuning information.

Special thanks to Lurker and ironyusa!
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