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Old 01-22-2012, 08:30 PM #1
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dp fusion fx or empire axe

i am in the market for a gun (no more than 500$) and i have come to these two guns. can someone tell me both pros and cons about each gun and which one i should ultimately get. thanks
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:06 PM #2
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get a axe they are very easy to maintain they shoot really smooth and dp guns have lots of problems the axe is better all the way around
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:21 PM #3
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Go for the dp fx man you get the oled and its just 20 more retail
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:46 PM #4
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Fusion has more of a traditional design & feel, and with it the more traditional upgrade options (if you ever feel the need to). Presence of an lpr helps you fine-tune. But that traditional hammer system gives it a little more kick than the Axe, although who knows if you'd notice. Reversible trigger is a neat feature (go from blade to scythe style). OLED is fancy, and a life-saver for those who hate to memorize led colors.

Axe, like the Mini, no macroline. Rather convenient. Feels really different shooting, with the inline poppit (well, poppit-ish) design. While there's no lpr for fine-tuning, i suppose the Axe doesn't need fine-tuning (although there could always be a spring kit for it like the Mini, if it even needs it).

Between these two, i'd go with the Fusion, but really only because i prefer the microswitch being there. I feel naked without one (except when playing mech or pump), like the click click click is soothing somehow. But my real preference would actually be neither, i'm more of a spoolie guy.

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:51 PM #5
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I thought the axe had a microswitch trigger as well?
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:04 PM #6
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Thought it didn't. My bad. It's right there on the upper board, what do you know about that...
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:31 PM #7
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I had an FX and had nothing but problems with it ever since i took it out of the box. DP customer service was garbage, I ended up sending the gun into Todd from Tech whatever, they claimed to have fixed everything. When I got the gun back, it was worse than it was when I sent it in. I sent him a message here on PBNation, and I was ignored.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:04 PM #8
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I had a 2008 fusion (F8). It shot better than the axe in every way. I would look into the FX.. oh and fusions are about the easiest gun to maintain in the history of paintball.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:50 PM #9
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I can only tell you about the Fx, I have had zero issues with mine, shoots ropes, easy to maintain... Love the upgrades for it, you won't go wrong with one.

Axe folks seem to like the Axe...

So it sounds like you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:06 AM #10
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shot the axe but really did not like the feel of it..
I do own a FX and love it, stock fx is not bad, add the techt law ram and techt pro hush bolt and the marker is simply amazing...
Easy maintenance as well..

Again, I have only shot an axe but never owned one simply because i did not like the feel, However the shot was very nice, and the axe i shot was just stock and no upgrades....
I do not buy a marker because of customer cs, i learn to work on my own and not rely on others to do it for me, so cs means nothing to me...
I have called DP and ordered parts and have never had issues about that, Just don't e-mail them, pick up the phone and call..
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