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Poll: Axe vs Drone Dx vs Etek 4 vs Proto reflex rail vs Alien Invasion (50 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Etek 4 (5 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. Axe (25 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Proto Reflex Rail (8 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  4. Macdev Drone Dx (8 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  5. Alien Invasion (4 votes [8.00%] - View)

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#1 Freyzen

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:11 PM

Which one do you guys think is the best?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

the alien for poppit, and reflex for spools. axe is in the middle.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

The Drone rapes reflex rail.

I like loud, kicky poppets. I am the last of my people.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:50 PM

The Drone is better than the reflex rail.

This.
Literally the only thing thats better about the Reflex is the grips. I guess the shot of the Reflex might be slightly quieter too.

Edited by BurningPlaydoh, 16 June 2013 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:53 PM


The Drone is better than the reflex rail.

This.
Literally the only thing thats better about the Reflex is the grips. I guess the shot of the Reflex might be slightly quieter too.

grips and trigger

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:06 PM

Personally I think the Drone's trigger is pretty good for a $430 marker.

The Reflex's isnt any better or worse IMO.

Edited by BurningPlaydoh, 16 June 2013 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:12 PM

Personally I think the Drone's trigger is pretty good for a $430 marker.

The Reflex's isnt any better or worse IMO.

fair enough. i've had about the same experience with both of them. it's really one of those 'pick your poison' kinds of things.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

Axe or Alien Invasion, Drone if you're really itching for a spool that's officially a spool.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

Axe or Alien Invasion, Drone if you're really itching for a spool that's officially a spool.

and the reflex isn't officially a spool because?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:37 PM


Axe or Alien Invasion, Drone if you're really itching for a spool that's officially a spool.

and the reflex isn't officially a spool because?

I guess not. If anything wasn't "officially a spool" I would think it would be the Drone with its Dump Valve.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:39 PM



Axe or Alien Invasion, Drone if you're really itching for a spool that's officially a spool.

and the reflex isn't officially a spool because?

I guess not. If anything wasn't "officially a spool" I would think it would be the Drone with its Dump Valve.

my thought exactly.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:39 PM

I was trying to sum up what everyone was saying, so I assumed that we took the reflex rail out of the picture.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:47 PM

I was trying to sum up what everyone was saying, so I assumed that we took the reflex rail out of the picture.

That doesn't make any sense. Just because the Reflex Rail is "out of the picture", how is it not "officially" a spool?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:51 PM

Well it does. It is a spool. I never said it wasn't. I just thought we narrowed his options down to the Drone, Axe, and Invasion. I recommended the axe or invasion, but the Drone if he's one of those guys that wants a spool that's labeled as a spool for the sake of owning a spool.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:53 PM

Well it does. It is a spool. I never said it wasn't. I just thought we narrowed his options down to the Drone, Axe, and Invasion. I recommended the axe or invasion, but the Drone if he's one of those guys that wants a spool that's labeled as a spool for the sake of owning a spool.


what spool isn't labeled as a spool?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:57 PM

Well it does. It is a spool. I never said it wasn't. I just thought we narrowed his options down to the Drone, Axe, and Invasion. I recommended the axe or invasion, but the Drone if he's one of those guys that wants a spool that's labeled as a spool for the sake of owning a spool.

But the Drone isn't really a spool. Its a Dump valve, which is a variation of a spool valve.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:00 PM

Okay...didn't think this would be hard to explain:
If he wanted a gun, this is what we recommend
Axe-inline poppet
Drone DX-spool
Alien Invasion-poppet

Now say he wanted just a spool, and convinced himself he didnt want an axe due to preference that it's not a spool, despite having the potential to shoot as smooth as one. Then he can look at the Drone DX, which is a spool. I thought that the Reflex Rail wasn't what we were recommeding, so I didn't mention it.
Drone is a spool, just a under the subdivision of a dump valve.

Edited by Orange Chicken, 16 June 2013 - 11:01 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Reflex Rail = spool
Drone Dx = spool

End of argument.

This is all my opinion from here.

Dx > rail

The Dx needs a better board though because of its Psp mode not really being true Psp. Though I mostly play semi.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

The Dx needs a better board though because of its Psp mode not really being true Psp. Though I mostly play semi.

I'm pretty sure that problem has been fixed

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

Im going to be that guy and say Etek 4 because Eclipse > Everything

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

Im going to be that guy and say Etek 4 because Eclipse > Everything

Activating flame shield. A well tuned Etek is nowhere near as loud and kicky as the haters on this sight will tell you.

this is true. after very minor tuning of an etek 4 at my field, by yours truly. it was shooting smoother and quieter than a few ego 11's out there. legit.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

Never shot a drone or invasion but I would say reflex or axe because I have experience with both. The reflex shot is incredibly smooth and quiet, good asa and feedneck, I like trigger a lot even though some of you don't, and it feels good in the hands. Also a nice 2 piece barrel. To get all of this this you have to pay the price of bad efficiency but whatever.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.
Stacked tube, i would say either Etek or dangerous power FX. FX's are severely underrated. they are uncommon but they kick ass.
Spool, Drone will slaughter just about anything in that price point new.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

Im going to be that guy and say Etek 4 because Eclipse > Everything

Activating flame shield. A well tuned Etek is nowhere near as loud and kicky as the haters on this sight will tell you.

Jus this Saturday I shot a refs Viscious Etek 3 at the field and was pleasantly surprised that it wasnt nearly as loud or kicky as I was used to so I totally agree with you.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:43 PM

Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.
Stacked tube, i would say either Etek or dangerous power FX. FX's are severely underrated. they are uncommon but they kick ass.
Spool, Drone will slaughter just about anything in that price point new.

Lol fx being good. 300 dollar gun with OLED...
What about the invasion for stacked tube?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

Axe over everything! Nearly as efficient as the invasion or etek, Smooth as a spool, low resale, very reliable, The list goes on and on!

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

Axe over everything! Nearly as efficient as the invasion or etek, Smooth as a spool, low resale, very reliable, The list goes on and on!

and how exactly is that a good thing?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

^I think he means if you want to get one, they can be had for 350 ish, and, if kept well enough, could be sold for that as well

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

^I think he means if you want to get one, they can be had for 350 ish, and, if kept well enough, could be sold for that as well

true. but that also means right out of the gate (depending where you buy) if you buy it new you're losing 150$ off the value. granted DM's do this but they're all the damn same.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:31 PM

Which is why you buy used.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

Which is why you buy used.

yeah. either way, an original seller is getting fucked over.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:00 PM


Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.
Stacked tube, i would say either Etek or dangerous power FX. FX's are severely underrated. they are uncommon but they kick ass.
Spool, Drone will slaughter just about anything in that price point new.

Lol fx being good. 300 dollar gun with OLED...
What about the invasion for stacked tube?

It'll shoot like an etek, but with an oled. and im not so much a fan of the invasion. for 500 bucks i want some luxury out of a gun. At least give me a degree of customisability and/or an OLED. And definetly a good looking milling.

I like loud, kicky poppets. I am the last of my people.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

Luxury? As in...the fact it's a high end with less milling?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

Luxury? As in...the fact it's a high end with less milling?


this. the invasion is just an independence (highend) with less milling

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.


if there is the option of used Marqs are in

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:53 PM



Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.
Stacked tube, i would say either Etek or dangerous power FX. FX's are severely underrated. they are uncommon but they kick ass.
Spool, Drone will slaughter just about anything in that price point new.

Lol fx being good. 300 dollar gun with OLED...
What about the invasion for stacked tube?

It'll shoot like an etek, but with an oled. and im not so much a fan of the invasion. for 500 bucks i want some luxury out of a gun. At least give me a degree of customisability and/or an OLED. And definetly a good looking milling.

The FX doesn't shoot like an Etek, it just doesn't.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:02 AM


Im going to be that guy and say Etek 4 because Eclipse > Everything

Activating flame shield. A well tuned Etek is nowhere near as loud and kicky as the haters on this sight will tell you.

Jus this Saturday I shot a refs Viscious Etek 3 at the field and was pleasantly surprised that it wasnt nearly as loud or kicky as I was used to so I totally agree with you.


Personally, I would take an Etek 4 or 3 over an axe.

But an invasion over that.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

Hate how tall an Etek feels in my hands so my preference would be a single tube design or an inline poppet.

The only guns that appeal to me here is the Axe, Reflex Rail, and the MacDev Dx. I guess you can say I'm more of a spoolie shooter.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:50 PM

The Drone rapes reflex rail.

This, I say go drone
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

 

 

Since there's really only two decent inline poppets, you would be stuck with mini or axe.
Stacked tube, i would say either Etek or dangerous power FX. FX's are severely underrated. they are uncommon but they kick ass.
Spool, Drone will slaughter just about anything in that price point new.

Lol fx being good. 300 dollar gun with OLED...
What about the invasion for stacked tube?

 

It'll shoot like an etek, but with an oled. and im not so much a fan of the invasion. for 500 bucks i want some luxury out of a gun. At least give me a degree of customisability and/or an OLED. And definetly a good looking milling.

 

the fx would also be slightly more efficient than the etek because it has a spring return instead of air.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:19 PM

The best here would fall to alien invasion, and axe. Both are smooth, reliable, efficient, sexy, and easy to maintain. Axe is better known and more popular, so there are parts and upgrades for it everywhere. The invasion is almost an unheard of gun, but shoots great. The only reason I don't have it is that it feels weird. 


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

Axe has best trigger, best gripes, very smooth shot, and is very efficient. I think it is the best being that they are all similarly priced.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

I actually really like the etek as a beater gun. That thing just keeps on trucking, and I got mine tuned so it didn't have cannon volume, its probably about as quiet as a vice.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

Axe>everything else

I would much prefer the Axe over the Etek 4 and such just because the Axe feels more comfortable in the hands. The Etek 4 just seems really tall and akward.. It might just be that I am a single tube kind of person -__-"


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

^i hate he ergos on the axe... I would take anything over the ergos on the axe... ANYTHING
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