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Empire - Empire Vanquish 2.0 GT Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
Featuring the all new V16 DRIVETRAIN with direct inject technology, for even lower maintenance, improved efficiency and consistent performance.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2016
 MSRP: $1,199.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 1.2/5 stars.
 Reviews: 2
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Empire Empire Vanquish 2.0 GT The vanquish platform is very underrated. The issue with them was always being a bit finicky. I constantly have to relube and make sure my orings are in good condition at all times. However it isnt...
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CrispyCream
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Toronto Canada
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $375.00
Pros: Very good anno, easy to maintain, cheap and smooth
Cons: finicky, bit ugly
The vanquish platform is very underrated. The issue with them was always being a bit finicky. I constantly have to relube and make sure my orings are in good condition at all times. However it isnt hard just gets tedious. Otherwise the gun shoots fine and really nice even in the canadian cold. Only issue some players may face is that in the cold it cant shoot that fast. It needs to be in perfect settings. The feel of the gun is a bit longer than most and a tad bit heavier than the 1.5s and 1.0s. Its pretty good on batteries but using cheap batteries will say its close to full but barely puff a shot. They are easy to diagnose and can be found for super cheap used. Much better than any of the other axes or minis that empire has. Detents could be spring detents or standard ego detents. Eyes are pretty good and durable. The trigger is a loud but really nice trigger. It feels really fast and is super tunable. I wish I could have played uncapped semi on it during the winter but I shot too fast for it. Has a solid barrel kit and a pretty nice soft case. Im not going to say it feels bad or is ugly because those aspects change on the player using it. But they are pretty good guns and I would recommend it
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Empire Empire Vanquish 2.0 GT Empire got one of the GoG patents that allowed them to make a very similar bolt as the one that the Luxe uses (the luxe bolt without leak issues). Because of the design similarities, the V16 Vanquish...
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JewcRedUno
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Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Niles, MI
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: Soft shot, easy to maintain, and nice fore grip
Cons: Weight, efficiency, and handling
Empire got one of the GoG patents that allowed them to make a very similar bolt as the one that the Luxe uses (the luxe bolt without leak issues). Because of the design similarities, the V16 Vanquish has an extremely soft shot, and quiet sound signature. This marker handles tourney grade paint, with no issues. I have yet to break a ball in the breach! (barrel breaks are a different story!)

PROS:

Shot quality (all the way around), easy to replace the o'rings in the marker, simple to take apart clean and maintain.
I used a Flasc Paintball color coded o'ring kit, and it made it really easy to pick out the sizes I need.
It also comes with a nice soft case and 4 barrel backs to size your paint with.
When you remove the 2 piece fore grip, you'll see it's attached to a thin piece of metal. Considering, how seemingly little is there for the grip to be attached to, its very strong and i don't feel any shake in the front.
In your hands, its got the same grip size (trigger frame and fore grip) as an LV 1.

CONS:

Weight, this gun with everything on it, is pretty heavy. Even with carbon fiber tank, smaller hopper (OG Dye Rotor), and stock aluminum barrel this gun is a bit obese. If you were to hold this next to a CS2 you'll notice a DRAMATIC difference in weight. One of the down sides to the weight, is the ASA they use from the Axe models. They just dropped the Syx and i'm hoping that ASA can be integrated into the Vanquish set up.

Efficiency, I find that i can only do about 2 MAYBE 3 rec-ball games in a row before needing a fill on a 68/4500 Immortal Air tank. Granted, its rare when a field fills up my tank to its full pressure, so my opinion may be unintentionally skewed.

Handling, this marker can take a little getting used to, if you're comparing it to some of the smaller mid level markers out there. I like the rear AND fore grip, but it's definitely a bulkier set up. When you hold it, it feels like you have a tommy gun. Definitely not a set up i would suggest to someone with short arms.

SUMMARY:

This is a steal of a marker, if you don't mind a heavier set up that might not be best to pair with a peanut tank. I would suggest this marker to anyone looking to get into a serious tournament marker, who doesn't want to spend over $800 to get there, but isn't willing to compromise performance and dependability for a cheaper price. I really enjoy shooting this marker and have no problem suggesting this as a marker worth purchasing.
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