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#1 Operation

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Okay TechPB i need help deciding what gun to get. Im looking at a Bob Long Vice, 2012 Reflex Rail, or an Empire Axe what one should i go for and why or what other gun would you recommend in this price range all of these would be used

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

The Axe or Vice. I would try and hold an Axe before buying, some people find it very uncomfortable to hold.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

The Axe or Vice. I would try and hold an Axe before buying, some people find it very uncomfortable to hold.


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I personally would get an Axe with a Boss bolt and I would buy it used.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Why the axe over the vice?
Also would Etek 3 LT be in there or vice and axe better?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

There are a lot of good markers in that price range, my advise it try them before you decide.

I have an AXE with a BOSS Bolt and a few other upgrades, I like it a lot. When my son was ready to upgrade he tried mine and some others, he preferred and purchased an ETEK 3AM. A lot of people really like the Vice too, you just have to be sure it is not too used, markers do have a service life.

You should also look at the 2012 Proto Reflex, ETEK 4AM. I would stay away from the ETEK LTs, the plastic frame looks and feels cheap and the trigger feels like crap because of all the side to side play.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

The Etek3 LT would be good if you wanted to save money and could get it significantly cheaper than the Vice. However the Vice is just an amazing marker. It might not be as user friendly as the Etek3 LT, but it's great. I wouldn't touch the Reflex as it's not in the same category as the others. It's really a glorified eXTCy will all metal parts, quicker responding solenoid, shiny stuff, and good ergonomics. The Axe is something that a lot of people like, but I would still pick the Vice over the Axe. The Axe may be smoother and quieter, but not by enough to warrant the loss of efficiency, ergonomics, and the Axe also has that giant return spring which just doesn't suit my personal tastes.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Im really considering the axe ive heard the vice is a bitch to take apart but the axe stock barrel is a little small for my liking so im wondering what cheapish 14inch barrel i should get

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

The vice hands down... Or even better a protege, cheaper and nearly identical.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

I have 350 cash and ive heard that the bob longs are hard to maintain and stuff?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

They are not hard to maintain. Marq series are more difficult than normal, but the Vice is extremely easy to maintain. The only issue is the manuals are hard to find.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

So is a protege easy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

Also what could i buy to hold the gun in like an eclipse gun case. Is there anything like that i can get ?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

Buy a cheap laptop case, that is what I use.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Well if you really want a gun case then here. However I would try out the Axe and Vice see which you like. Personally i would get a vice. They are very smooth shooting poppits and also sexy :wub:.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

I keep my axe in one of these gun bags and it works really well:
http://www.ansgear.c...Eclipse gun bag
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

I had an AXE for a while and i love it. Easy to take apart and clean and it was smooth and quiet. But like everyone else said, just try them out and see what you like, everyone preferences are different.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

So i used my buddies axe last night and i absolutely LOVE the gun now time to find one at the right price...

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

So i used my buddies axe last night and i absolutely LOVE the gun now time to find one at the right price...


Go used and make sure it has a lot of ups.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

Well do you think i should be considering an axe with $350 cash?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:39 AM

you can get a used pro axe for about the same a regular one goes for new, that seems VERY fair to me, plus the pink one on trademygun.com is nice looking... for an axe

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Whats thw difference between the pro and the non pro? And im not able to get on the site trademygun.com? Anyone else unable to get on it?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

Whats thw difference between the pro and the non pro?

The Pro comes with a redline board and some come with the Nano feedneck.




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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

you have to google trademygun to get to it, or follow this link: http://www.trademygu...marker-pro.aspx looks like the sexy pink one got bought though :(

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Awh damn i dont really like the black the pink i woulda took it right away and im more looking to spend around 350ish and also someone offered me a pro axe with redline board, stock board,xsv bolt and stock bolt and nano feed neck for 400?




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