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Old 06-08-2012, 02:57 PM #1
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biggest diff between mini and axe

Sorry guys im a noob i just had a few questions

Whats the biggest difference between the mini and axe ?
I know obviously the board and reg are diff
but preformance wise doe the axe shoot THAT much better than the mini ?
Any info would be much appreciated
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:23 PM #2
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i think the more weight gives the axe little to no kick. and with the boss bolt it shoots really smooth
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:47 PM #3
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ahh i see, are there bolts you can buy for the mini that are like the boss that give it less of a kick ?
and accuracy wise how would you compare the mini to an ego or dm
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:50 PM #4
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size, weight, looks, asa, trigger, tool less bolt
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:54 PM #5
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The one biggest difference is the size. The axe feels like a paintball gun whereas the mini feels like a electro-pnuematic sex toy
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:09 PM #6
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Body is different (bigger, different battery door, slightly different eyes in terms of the board).
Bolt is different (Axe bolt can be field stripped w/o tools as it has a button release which is nice)
On/Off ASA on the Axe
Trigger is different

Boards are actually the same depending on when the Axe came off the line. Both can use the same board, and until recently they both came with the Optimus board (now the Axe has the Shockwave).

I'm sure there are other things, too, but that's off the top of my head.

Here's my Mini/Axe combo side by side to give you an idea.



Having shot them both recently, the Axe (this is off memory) seems to have a little less kick and a different sound signature. Most likely just a combo of the body size/weight/extension. Could all be in my head, too. Who knows. lol.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:26 PM #7
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oh nice, my mini is coming in the mail, i cant wait
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:49 AM #8
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Is that a red dot mounted to the feedneck of the mini?
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:24 AM #9
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Is that a red dot mounted to the feedneck of the mini?
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:26 AM #10
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The bigger internal air chamber is what helps give it such a smooth shot.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:26 AM #11
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The bigger internal air chamber is what helps give it such a smooth shot.
Ya, this is the biggest difference in how they work - Axe has a larger volume in the firing chamber, so operates at lower pressure, and feels smoother.

I have an Axe and a Mini, and have tuned them about as best I can. Both with Lurker Eigenbolt, and at 4ms dwell, and 1.5 turns out on back cap - Axe operates at 120psi, and Mini at 140psi. Doesn't sound like a big difference but the Axe shoots much smoother, and is my fav by a decent margin. Both are great speedball guns though.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:23 PM #12
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Surprised nobody mentioned the microswitch in the Axe. Everyone said the trigger, but the only difference that the trigger has is the little extension at the rear for the switch activation point. The switch gives it a more consistent activation, not like the sensor that the Mini has.

The eye board is different. The bolt guide is different. The tool-less bolt guide removal is there. The marker itself is a little longer and heavier. The front grip is a little more ergonomic. It's just like going from a first model to a second, same overall design with some tweaks introduced along the way (maybe an overhaul of the problems in the first edition).

Bolt is the same, main board is the same, feedneck is the same, relay is the same (if you purchased it for your Mini as an aftermarket part).
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:31 PM #13
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Yeah, I was just about to say the absolute biggest difference when shooting is trigger feel because of the micro switch. Yes, axe is smoother with less kick, and bigger in your hands. Worth the money if you want an axe, but there is absolutely nothing to feel bad or disadvantaged about with a mini. Several of my woods ball buddies run minis and could take me any day.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:32 PM #14
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Is that a red dot mounted to the feedneck of the mini?
Heh.

Anyways, Axe vs. Mini thread. Hope this helps
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