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#1 mustangs

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

So I was going to get the Drone back in the fall, but ended up not getting one :( When you have bills to pay and other things to worry about, sometimes the money you thought you had disappears. But anyways, I know poppet vs spool is always the main difference. I wanted the drone dx because seeing how easy it was to maintain and adjust. Also since I've only shot spools either someone else's gun or my envy, I just thought let me stick with spools for the smoothness. I heard and read the invasion is pretty smooth and quiet for a poppet. I know they both get the same effieciency so that's not a factor, I'm mainly looking for which is more dependable, easier to use/maintainance (still don't understand the setting between the LPR and HPR), better shooting, and better feel. Unfortunately everyone should know these guns are not seen a lot at fields or stores so holding the 2 are almost not possible.

So which one is better? I like details ;) and btw I have a pinokio hopper so that effects my decision. I saw how low the independence feedneck was for pinokio hoppers and I hope it's not the same for the invasion. Otherwise it'll be an easy choice.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

I'd rather have a drone.

They will both be dependable, both will have simple maintenance, and can go a few cases without lube (obviously the invasion can go for more without being lubed), the drone is smoother and quieter, and the feel is based on personal preference.

I don't think your pinokio will work with the alien though.

Edited by cybermaniac15, 25 December 2012 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

Alien markers are NOT made to the same quality as MacDev from what I have seen. The Independence and Invasion are good, but the Drone is amazing for the price.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

When have Aliens ever been considered to have lacking quality? That's just misinformation right there. Jack Rice makes great quality products.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

http://paintball-gun.../Alien-Invasion is it really 6 pounds?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

Not even close!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

alright because i am making the same choice and that scared me away from the invasion

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

Alien markers are NOT made to the same quality as MacDev from what I have seen. The Independence and Invasion are good, but the Drone is amazing for the price.


That's a lie.

OP: I have a review coming on the invasion. Never shot any Macdev products, but I assure you. You won't be disappointed with the Invasion.

Check this out
http://www.techpb.co...1
My final review is coming soon. I just need to do some tests with reballs and backspin.
If you have any questions about the invasion I can prolly help you.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

So far I like everything about the alien, or from what I hear I like it. My only problem is I rather not buy another hopper because my pinokio won't work with the invasion. Unless they made an aftermarket clamping feedneck that let's the hopper sit higher



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

So far I like everything about the alien, or from what I hear I like it. My only problem is I rather not buy another hopper because my pinokio won't work with the invasion. Unless they made an aftermarket clamping feedneck that let's the hopper sit higher


You can use a pinokio you just don't want to put it in quite all the way it will be fine. Look at mikes video he used a pinokio on the independence prototype.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:59 PM


So far I like everything about the alien, or from what I hear I like it. My only problem is I rather not buy another hopper because my pinokio won't work with the invasion. Unless they made an aftermarket clamping feedneck that let's the hopper sit higher


You can use a pinokio you just don't want to put it in quite all the way it will be fine. Look at mikes video he used a pinokio on the independence prototype.


I looked at that video. He's shooting the alien invasion prototype but if you notice the feedneck on the prototype is a little bigger than the finished product. They made the feedneck smaller just like it is on the independence.



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:07 PM



So far I like everything about the alien, or from what I hear I like it. My only problem is I rather not buy another hopper because my pinokio won't work with the invasion. Unless they made an aftermarket clamping feedneck that let's the hopper sit higher


You can use a pinokio you just don't want to put it in quite all the way it will be fine. Look at mikes video he used a pinokio on the independence prototype.


I looked at that video. He's shooting the alien invasion prototype but if you notice the feedneck on the prototype is a little bigger than the finished product. They made the feedneck smaller just like it is on the independence.


Your right. I imagine it would but I wouldn't bet my life on it.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:10 PM




So far I like everything about the alien, or from what I hear I like it. My only problem is I rather not buy another hopper because my pinokio won't work with the invasion. Unless they made an aftermarket clamping feedneck that let's the hopper sit higher


You can use a pinokio you just don't want to put it in quite all the way it will be fine. Look at mikes video he used a pinokio on the independence prototype.


I looked at that video. He's shooting the alien invasion prototype but if you notice the feedneck on the prototype is a little bigger than the finished product. They made the feedneck smaller just like it is on the independence.


Your right. I imagine it would but I wouldn't bet my life on it.


Well on latsabb's video, think that's how you spell his name lol he out the pinokio on the independence but barely over it. I just rather not slide around with the feedneck barely in and something snaps



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

I understand I love the low profile feedneck. Looks great with my spire.
http://www.techpb.co...howtopic=207821

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

I looked at that video. He's shooting the alien invasion prototype but if you notice the feedneck on the prototype is a little bigger than the finished product. They made the feedneck smaller just like it is on the independence.

The Feedneck is taller on the Invasion and it doesn't sit into the gun quite as far - I don't have a Pinocchio so I can't say for sure - but ther is about 1/2 inch extra height on Invasion. Some on XSV though the hopper sat too low for good view and didn't put the loader down all the way into the gun - some thought it was OK. Easier to make with the extra height - so if as good or better - just do it that way.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I looked at that video. He's shooting the alien invasion prototype but if you notice the feedneck on the prototype is a little bigger than the finished product. They made the feedneck smaller just like it is on the independence.

The Feedneck is taller on the Invasion and it doesn't sit into the gun quite as far - I don't have a Pinocchio so I can't say for sure - but ther is about 1/2 inch extra height on Invasion. Some on XSV though the hopper sat too low for good view and didn't put the loader down all the way into the gun - some thought it was OK. Easier to make with the extra height - so if as good or better - just do it that way.


Already bought a demon lol but thanks



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:15 PM


Alien markers are NOT made to the same quality as MacDev from what I have seen. The Independence and Invasion are good, but the Drone is amazing for the price.


That's a lie.

OP: I have a review coming on the invasion. Never shot any Macdev products, but I assure you. You won't be disappointed with the Invasion.

Check this out
http://www.techpb.co...1
My final review is coming soon. I just need to do some tests with reballs and backspin.
If you have any questions about the invasion I can prolly help you.

How could I lie about my own opinions on a marker? I personally dont think any brand on the market can compete with MacDev for the quality you ge at those prices.

Dont get me wrong, the independence I got to use was amazingly smooth for a poppet, but I like the sturdy feel of MacDev guns.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I have an Invasion with a Pinokio (my only loader) and i have no problems at all with it. Just clearing that up.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:53 PM



Alien markers are NOT made to the same quality as MacDev from what I have seen. The Independence and Invasion are good, but the Drone is amazing for the price.


That's a lie.

OP: I have a review coming on the invasion. Never shot any Macdev products, but I assure you. You won't be disappointed with the Invasion.

Check this out
http://www.techpb.co...1
My final review is coming soon. I just need to do some tests with reballs and backspin.
If you have any questions about the invasion I can prolly help you.

How could I lie about my own opinions on a marker? I personally dont think any brand on the market can compete with MacDev for the quality you ge at those prices.

Dont get me wrong, the independence I got to use was amazingly smooth for a poppet, but I like the sturdy feel of MacDev guns.

You worded it as if you were stating a fact....
That's BS that alien guns are not made with the same quality as macdev's. Both guns have their pros and cons, get whichever suits you more.




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