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Old 10-15-2014, 08:58 PM #1
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Etek 4 LT vs Ego 08

I am considering buying a used gun and was wondering which one would be better.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:08 PM #2
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I've shot an Etek 4 and love the thing, picking one up for myself. The trigger on the Etek is super nice imo feels snappy, fast and responsive, the actual gun is nice as well feels great in the hands with plenty of room in the front.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:13 PM #3
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The one thing I didn't care for back when I owned the Ego 08 (bought one new shortly after they were released) was the QEV diaphragms they used on the gun. These little rubber suckers can eventually deteriorate and cause a pretty significant leak that is difficult to troubleshoot if your not familiar with it and pretty tricky to swap out in a pinch. I happened to have one go down in the middle of a tournament before I knew what it was. Sucks too because it is a small achiles heal to what would otherwise be an ultra-reliable tank of a gun. Long story short, I recommend you skip the 08 Ego but inserting in any of the other models would be a solid choice. The Etek 4 shares a lot of design features with the 08 ego minus some of the bells and whistles(LCD screen, micro and opto trigger, etc.).. As you go up in newer Ego models, there are even more bells and whistles to the Ego design but either is a solid choice depending on what features you feel you need. The nice thing about the Etek 4 is you can buy new for the same money it would cost you for a lot of the newer Ego models used. That being said, Egos in general are tough as nails so a used Ego isn't usually much of a risk from a functional standpoint.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:14 PM #4
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I haven't shot either but I have been looking at reviews and I am undecided. I have $300 to spend so I am trying to get an 09 ego with it but if I can't find one for that price then I might settle for an Etek 4.

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Old 10-15-2014, 11:14 PM #5
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Ego 8, it's a true high-end for a reason. You're going to be on the field and have that mindset of an Ego beating your ETek.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:26 PM #6
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Ego 8, it's a true high-end for a reason. You're going to be on the field and have that mindset of an Ego beating your ETek.
But internally there isn't really anything that would "beat" the Etek (minus the useless QEVs for unnecessary rates of fire).
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:27 PM #7
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I haven't shot either but I have been looking at reviews and I am undecided. I have $300 to spend so I am trying to get an 09 ego with it but if I can't find one for that price then I might settle for an Etek 4.
I think with some patience you can find an 09 for that. Ego 11s have been sold off for under $500 so I imagine 09s are out there for pretty cheap. Like I said the Etek 4 is a good choice as well.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:19 AM #8
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But internally there isn't really anything that would "beat" the Etek (minus the useless QEVs for unnecessary rates of fire).
And LPR adjustment if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:53 AM #9
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And LPR adjustment if I'm not mistaken.
? Etek 4 has the same LPR thats in the Ego 11 and the CSL. Its fully adjustable just like the Ego 08. In fact, a lot of the components in the Etek 4 are newer than those on the Ego 08: SL3 regulator, LPR, Zick 2, Etek Shaft 4 barrel, etc.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:40 PM #10
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your price range is around $400?
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you can get a DM13 for $550
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