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Old 02-24-2013, 02:29 PM #148
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I recently got 'back' into paintball after a 12 year hiatus and bought an Axe. While I love the gun, it doesn't seem to have the distance/accuracy that my friend's DM7 14" UL barrel has.

After reading this thread, I am planning on ordering the Boss bolt and a DW Null barrel; I will regularly shoot Formula 13, so I don't think I need inserts. These balls roll out of the stock barrel easily.

My questions is there a big difference between a 10", 12", or 14" barrel? What size would you guys recommend?

We play once a month at SC Village in Southern CA.

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:48 PM #149
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12" is the most popular choice, but usually back players have longer barrels. I wish I could say it made a difference, but it really doesn't. It's your paint and bore size that really counts.

As for the distance, you just need to up your fps... the barrel doesn't affect how far the paintball travels. And it barely affects the accuracy.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:55 PM #150
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ok so i wanna make my mini better, so if you have any better addition to put on it plz comment! i have a Empire Prophecy Z2 hopper with a ninja 68/4500 ultralite reg, Stiffi one peice carbon fiber barrel, and i wanna upgrade the asa and the bolt! and if you have any recommendation to put on any of the other parts let me know!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:13 PM #151
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The parts listed are every part that's ever been produced for the Mini. The on/off ASA (recommended if you have the money) and the on/off threadsaver are really your only choices for the ASA, and as for the bolt go with either the Boss bolt or Lurker eigenbolt. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 PM #152
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thanks, and is there anything else i can do to improve the guns improvement all around?
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:17 PM #153
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thanks, and is there anything else i can do to improve the guns improvement all around?
Get a new bolt, either Boss or Lurker and tune it well.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:41 AM #154
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I recently got 'back' into paintball after a 12 year hiatus and bought an Axe. While I love the gun, it doesn't seem to have the distance/accuracy that my friend's DM7 14" UL barrel has.

After reading this thread, I am planning on ordering the Boss bolt and a DW Null barrel; I will regularly shoot Formula 13, so I don't think I need inserts. These balls roll out of the stock barrel easily.

My questions is there a big difference between a 10", 12", or 14" barrel? What size would you guys recommend?

We play once a month at SC Village in Southern CA.
One thing I have noticed and heard from many people is that you do not want the ball to roll right out. The way I run is the ball should touch the sides but slide out with a fast blow on the end. My field has been running valken redemption and I was using my CP .689 back just picked up a .685 where the ball doesn't slide strait through. I have found that my balls now fly truer. I don't mean more accurate, longer, or anything like that I just don't get any effect coming out of the barrel. If it is to big and it rolls on the bottom it is going to create front spin causing them to drop slightly faster. If it is touching one wall more than the other it could spin that way. By having a snug ( not tight) will prevent that. As to the question I run a 16" CP barrel 2 piece. Have a 14" coming in. I have been playing back looking to make the move to snake and I hope the shorter barrel will give me a bit more maneuverability.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:08 PM #155
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What size tank should i get for my mini? Im 5'10" and a front player.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:12 PM #156
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What size tank should i get for my mini? Im 5'10" and a front player.
I loved my 48/45, but I just switched to a 68 and honestly can't tell the difference. Try both and see what you like.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:21 PM #157
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Trigger guard discomfort

After putting a few cases through my new AXE now, I am getting a blister on my finger that is below the trigger guard.

Is there an aftermarket rubber guard I can add to it?
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After putting a few cases through my new AXE now, I am getting a blister on my finger that is below the trigger guard.

Is there an aftermarket rubber guard I can add to it?
Haven't heard of one, sorry ! Some rubber from your local hardware store and some zipties might work. Or try gloves, they helped me in the past.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:36 PM #159
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I have started to wear gloves but this is a pet peeve. None of my other guns give me a blister with not gloves.

Empires should have milled the trigger with a notch for a finger instead of curving it downwards with sharp edges. I may round off the edge and live with the ano removed.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:49 PM #160
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I have started to wear gloves but this is a pet peeve. None of my other guns give me a blister with not gloves.

Empires should have milled the trigger with a notch for a finger instead of curving it downwards with sharp edges. I may round off the edge and live with the ano removed.
It's common to see rounded off trigger guards or hockey tape. Messing with aesthetics, but blisters suck more than a ruined ano. if you're crafty, you can wrap some black neoprene and stitch it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:18 PM #161
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It's common to see rounded off trigger guards or hockey tape. Messing with aesthetics, but blisters suck more than a ruined ano. if you're crafty, you can wrap some black neoprene and stitch it.
My friend has a Mini which got me turned on to the Axe. I have played with his mini and loved it. I should have bought a Mini. The frame is much more comfortable although very tight which an extender can fix that.

I got the Axe because of the quick release bolt system, Relay. Too bad the Mini does not have a quick release bolt.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:59 AM #162
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great job. also highly recommend the violent series trigger for the mini, highly adjustable and easy to walk.
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great job. also highly recommend the violent series trigger for the mini, highly adjustable and easy to walk.
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It's common to see rounded off trigger guards or hockey tape. Messing with aesthetics, but blisters suck more than a ruined ano. if you're crafty, you can wrap some black neoprene and stitch it.
My biggest pet peeve is that the screw that attaches the frame to the body inside the trigger guard isn't recessed somehow, or fitted with a soft cap of some kind. I've cut my finger open on that screw more than once when switching hands.
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My biggest pet peeve is that the screw that attaches the frame to the body inside the trigger guard isn't recessed somehow, or fitted with a soft cap of some kind. I've cut my finger open on that screw more than once when switching hands.
Look into getting a Nummech snatch grip or upgrade trigger frame, both will solve your problem.
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Look into getting a Nummech snatch grip or upgrade trigger frame, both will solve your problem.
I just checked their site. Don't see one for an Axe.
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Oh, yeah it's only for the Mini right now. Sorry :/
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