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Old 01-24-2013, 06:33 PM #1
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Reflex, Drone, Alien?

Want to buy new, out of the three, what do you like best and why?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM #2
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Pros and cons to each. I assume by Alien you mean the Invasion.

If you can try each one out, then do that. Only you can decide what you like.

The Reflex is a great gun for the price. It uses a Dm11 board and solenoid, is easy to maintain, will be able to get serviced at just about every shop and at just about every event, and you don't need any upgrades (maybe a new barrel). You will get about 7 pods and a hopper from a 68 cu tank.

The Drone is the best for the value. Very similar is the pros and cons to the reflex, but will be slightly more efficient and is cheaper. Downside is that not every shop supports macdev like they do with Dye.

Aliens are good guns, but they are such a small company that it is hard to get things fast. Jack is a great guy and will provide the best CS out there, but his guns aren't in many shops.

Out of these, I would go with either the reflex or the Drone, giving the Drone the upper hand in value.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:57 PM #3
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Reflex. Efficiency isn't a big deal usually as you get free air at many fields (unless you shoot more than 7 pods a game you're fine). It's got a smooth shot and is quite. Wonderful ergonomics. It's basically a dm but a little bit cheaper in some areas and without an LPR.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:35 PM #4
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The Drone is basically a Clone VX with a Geo-esque bolt system and no OLED. It has the same ASA, Feedneck, Regulator, Eyes, Solenoid (in the GT's) that are either in the VX or GT.

The Drone drivetrain is much more reliable in the long term and you only need 5 different sizes of orings to rebuild the whole drivetrain compared to the 8 or 9 different sizes in the Reflex and you need less of them.

Check out Aggressive Sports, they are the main store in the US for MacDev so they'll have anything you want for the gun plus they have all kinds of different color schemes for it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:47 PM #5
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Drone all the way. Second choice would be rail, followed by the Alien.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:51 PM #6
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Not to belabor the point, but this is another spool vs poppet decision. The drone is the better spool and the alien is a poppet.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:24 PM #7
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I'd prolly pick the alien before the reflex. Shot one once. They shoot very good for a mid range poppet. Very high quality milling, but is take the drone over all of them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:55 AM #8
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:31 PM #9
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drone, a pump gun, no paintball, then the other 2.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:50 AM #10
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I would honestly take the alien over the other two. Don't get me wrong i love spools but the alien performs better than any ego shot-wise and but im not sure about the efficiency. If you look at the alien it looks like a mid-end because of the milling but it performs like the previous highends that alien has made like the indy. Next i would grab the drone then the reflex.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM #11
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I am a new player and I can't decide whether to get a Dye Reflex or an Empire Axe.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:38 PM #12
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I am a new player and I can't decide whether to get a Dye Reflex or an Empire Axe.
Between those two i would definatley get the axe its a great shooter especially for the price.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 PM #13
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The drone dx hands down.
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