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Old 12-14-2012, 07:59 AM #1
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considering alien invasion

Ok, before I finalize a trade for an invasion. I have some questions before I get it and start using it. I hear the ASA on/off's are not good. By this I mean some of them won't turn (stated by the current owner and in videos on youtube). I can deal with this because I can just leave my tank on. My big question is are they a smooth gun? Is the gun comprable to any other guns out there? I currently have a drone dx, machine vapor, dm6, and yes an ion xe. I would try one but nobody in west michigan that I know shoots an alien of any sort let alone an invasion. I've looked at the vids on youtube and everywhere else I can find. Just looking for any feedback good or bad on the gun. The one I'm looking at does not have the oled just the led. Thanks in advance I know I sound like a noob but only a noob to aliens LOL!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:44 AM #2
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i know someone in Muskegon area that shoots an alien. That's the west side of Michigan....

anywho, i was a huge gun whore until i got my indy. I could go on and on about how much i love the damn thing and how it's never really failed me and how it's just as efficient as a g6r, and about how i don't have to ever maintain the damn thing, and how i beat it up, and it still works even though i dont clean it, or about how smooth and consistent and quiet it is.... but i aint got time fo dat. that would be way too much typing
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:13 PM #3
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Im the Muskegon/Grand Haven area rocking an 09 Independence. Aliens are straight smooth shooters, very worth it.

You just grease the ram oring and regulators one time a year and call it good. They shoot fast and consistent without being to loud or jumpy. The invasion runs the lpr at 65psi (lower than the factory g6r) and hpr 180-210psi). Basically, it will compete with the higher priced guns as far as shot quality is concerned but obviously it does not have the fancy milling that the $1000 guns have, like the Independence.


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Old 12-14-2012, 01:52 PM #4
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Thanks guys. Im more into function over form so milling means nothing really so long the gun is consistant over the chrono with a good barrel match. That is about all I can ask out of a gun because if the fps is consistant I can put ball on ball.

So am I getting a better gun than my drone dx that I am trading? I know the drone is a spool but I like me the poppies! Always been an ego lover.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:01 PM #5
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with a good barrel match. That is about all I can ask out of a gun because if the fps is consistent I can put....
Try a slight overbore as the Sweep bolt and valve may well surprise you. It's not the spin of the First Strike - but the limited spin does give a better pattern and it's with a normal 2 or 3 cent ball shot - not at 50 cent a shot.

If you do trade - remember too often players take the guns apart and inspect them and then trade so sometimes there is a problem or a leak. The guns are very tough, so if it has a problem don't blame the gun - give it a chance
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:35 PM #6
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drone for invasion is a good trade. neither of you is getting the better end of the stick. i woulf rather have the invasion

what field do you play at? i will have the indepdence at colors this sunday if you wamt to come take it for a spin
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firefoxx- I usually play TC grand rapids. I am in Jenison so kind of close to colors. We used to play up there in a few tournaments.

Jack- I usually love to tear my guns down but I read that your aliens have no need for this. I have learned over the years "if it isn't broke, don't fix it". I finalized the trade and I am happy to say I can finally try one of your guns.
I will let everyone at my field try it out! My son and I always have pretty nice guns and try everything we can.
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I will let everyone at my field try it out!
Thanks, but please do make sure it is shooting right before handing it around - seems I have 10 times the problems with used as with new.
Just sent back a gun to a guy that bought it with really bad pink ano job. Leaked in several places. Bit more than an hours time, and unfortunately a new board, and it shoots great. Still looks a bit odd, but great shooter
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Thanks, but please do make sure it is shooting right before handing it around - seems I have 10 times the problems with used as with new.
Just sent back a gun to a guy that bought it with really bad pink ano job. Leaked in several places. Bit more than an hours time, and unfortunately a new board, and it shoots great. Still looks a bit odd, but great shooter
Oh, I won't let just anyone grab it and mess with it. It is basically a new marker with supposedly less than 6 cases through it. I tune my guns and make sure they will last. In west mich we don't see many aliens around if any at tcpb. I will rep your marker well I assure you. I really like the thought that you personally are on the forum to help people out. Where else can you find that.

We have a pretty good base for PB here in west michigan. TCP Machine I think ended the season 3rd or 4th overall in D1 and Rick Stienbach (forgive my spelling of the last name) is the captain/owner and also owns TC paintball in Grandville. I have never seen an alien in his store.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:45 PM #10
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yes Machine did well, looking forward to playing them

if you decide to pop into colors this sunday im sure ill find ya. we will prolly be playing indoor on randys wood field (not to stoked abou it but whatever)

$5 entry $45 for good valken paint.
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TCP is a very good and often under rated paintball team. I hope you trade and enjoy the Alien. I think you will like it!
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I also just picked up an Invasion in a trade and love it. I also own an Ego 11 so the comparison is there. Yes it lacks the fancy milling but honestly I believe the extra metal helps lessen the kick and deaden the sound. It is quieter and smoother than my Ego is, and I have owned 4 Ego 11's. Im a grown man and dont mind carrying a gun that weighs a little more than another one. If function over form then you definitely got a winner.
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Jack likes his guns to run a low lpr, egos tend to be on the higher part of the scale when it comes to that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 AM #14
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Colors paintball.........I don't think I've played there since the late 80's to early 90's......I don't remember exactly. It's been so long lol.
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hahaha back in the day huh?

its not as fancy as the other fields but you cant beat free entry and valken redemption for $45. I have fun.

ive been meaning to hit up TCP to play their winter series with one of our squads, just been lazy. Went to CRU a few weeks ago, some fun stuff.
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I also just picked up an Invasion ... quieter and smoother than my Ego is, and I have owned 4 Ego 11's... If function over form then you definitely got a winner.
Thanks - nice to know the effort is noticed
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hahaha back in the day huh?

its not as fancy as the other fields but you cant beat free entry and valken redemption for $45. I have fun.

ive been meaning to hit up TCP to play their winter series with one of our squads, just been lazy. Went to CRU a few weeks ago, some fun stuff.
I haven't been to TC or CRU. Played against teams from both fields back in the day but never made the venture. It's just too far for a casual jaunt.

Not too many aliens up north that's for sure.
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yeah i was surprised you been to colors, even if it was 20 years ago
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yeah i was surprised you been to colors, even if it was 20 years ago
LOL. I've gotten around a bit. Marquette, Charlevoix, Fremont, Detroit, Saginaw........that I can remember. Back when we were promoting skyball Focus Factory team did a lot of tournaments.
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Not disappointed that I got the invasion! Just really got a chance to tune her up a little bit and she is consistant over the chrono for sure! 292 +- 4fps. This was with some barely decent paint, about 30* out and stock barrel. The question I do have is there a pressure tester I can buy to see what my lpr & hpr are at?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:49 AM #21
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no need to pressure test, you can put the lpr where you want basically.

you can put a gauge on the hpr, if its around 180-200 and still shooting up to speed, then the lpr is obviously set good.

The lpr is in a good spot if you lower lpr and lose velocity or increase lpr but dont gain velocity.


I too just got done setting up my Independence for the weekend, was able to drop my dwell and lpr while keeping it consistent
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