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Old 03-11-2013, 08:26 AM #1
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EGO 09 or Etek4 (for .50cal)

Hi guys

Got a bit of a question for you. I am looking to get a relatively cheap .50cal setup for UWL and was wondering what is the better option:
Ego 07/08 + .50cal kit
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Etek4 + .50cal kit

I understand the EGO 07/80 uses a QEV (like the Demon) but how reliable is it (the Demon's one was terrible).

Also, could I use my Spire with it, or would I need something like the GI Aggitator?

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:48 PM #2
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1) Personally, I'd say to get an Ego7 + .50 kit and then do the no QEV mod (PM me if you need a link to a banjo fitting to do that)

2) You could use a Spire, however, you'd have to make an adapter to go inside the neck of the hopper. What I'd suggest is buying the Extreme Rage multi-caliber hopper, cutting the .50 insert down to size, then sanding the lip to stick up inside the Spire. I've tested the Spire with some .50 paint and it worked very well with it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:44 AM #4
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:38 PM #5
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Im kind of a noob to the internals of high end markers, but what are QEVs? Thanks
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:08 PM #6
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little rubber diaphragms used to control air flow... looks like a cone
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:53 PM #7
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little rubber diaphragms used to control air flow... looks like a cone
In the Egos and Belsales QEVs*

They're just a valve that lets air in one way then quickly vents it when it tries to go the other way.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:52 PM #8
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I run a ego 11 and spire with a extreme rage insert. Works great!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:40 AM #9
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Extreme Rage Insert?

Where do you get them?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:42 AM #10
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It comes with the Extreme Rage hopper.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:22 PM #11
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:29 PM #12
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:34 PM #13
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Don't go with an older ego platform for 50 cal. I tried it in my etek 2 which I think is based on 06/07 ego. It doesn't fit right, the feedneck insert doesn't fit down in the feedneck and its just a headache. I recently got an ego 10 and it works flawlessly. I use a pinokio loader for my 50 cal. You can pick them up pretty cheap if you don't mind a bigger loader. All you have to do is go to punisherspb.com and they have 50 cal hopper inserts(cheaper than buying a shake n shoot and cutting it up) you just trim it a little and stick it in. And all you have to do is pull out the insert to go back to 68
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Don't go with an older ego platform for 50 cal. I tried it in my etek 2 which I think is based on 06/07 ego. It doesn't fit right, the feedneck insert doesn't fit down in the feedneck and its just a headache.
That's actually not true. It was designed to work with the Ego 7-10 and all year Eteks. The problem is that sometimes the anno is thicker and since that's something designed to fit PERFECTLY it's being squeezed and stuck by the anno.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:34 AM #15
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Ryan - can't find the .50 cal inserts on Punisher's site
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That's actually not true. It was designed to work with the Ego 7-10 and all year Eteks. The problem is that sometimes the anno is thicker and since that's something designed to fit PERFECTLY it's being squeezed and stuck by the anno.
I'm not saying your wrong but why does it work in my ego 10 and not my etek2?
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Ryan - can't find the .50 cal inserts on Punisher's site
Sorry man. It's paintball gateway, under the extreme rage section of hoppers. I'd put ya up a link but I'm on mobile, dang computer junked out.
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I'm not saying your wrong but why does it work in my ego 10 and not my etek2?
Because milling tolerances and anno tolerances both vary, meaning that there could be any combination within a relatively large range of tolerances, not to mention the sleeve tolerances of all of the inserts can vary then the anno. That's effectively 4 variables to consider, all that have to be within a certain range in order to fit.

For comparison, a .50 kit is very loose in my Etek2 because of the heavy breech wear.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:31 AM #19
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Thanks again Ryan - PBG don't ship to the UK
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Thanks again Ryan - PBG don't ship to the UK
Dang.... I tried bro
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Because milling tolerances and anno tolerances both vary, meaning that there could be any combination within a relatively large range of tolerances, not to mention the sleeve tolerances of all of the inserts can vary then the anno. That's effectively 4 variables to consider, all that have to be within a certain range in order to fit.

For comparison, a .50 kit is very loose in my Etek2 because of the heavy breech wear.
I agree that all of the variables for a screw up are there, but when I had problems with my kit the tech I was dealing with from PE eventually informed me... Well ill just copy and paste an old email.

This kit was actually never meant for the Etek1 & 2...but...we'll see nonetheless if we can think of something for you.

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