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#1 Gary Preciado

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

Are eteks really that loud,and is there anything to make them quieter thanks

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:28 PM

Yes, no.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

That depends on what you're comparing them too, and who you're asking. I'm sure there will a few people who come in here saying they're super loud. But I shoot guns, and if I don't have to wear hearing protection then it's not loud.

 

Besides, I really don't think the noise level of the marker matters in the slightest. I'd be much more worried over how reliable my marker is, and how likely it is to unscrew itself in the middle of the game.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

When you're playing with them you don't really notice it. When you're at the deadbox before the game and everyone shoots one or two balls to check their gun you will notice the eteks are on the louder side.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

Yes, no.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

Yes, no and it doesnt matter.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

No, yes.

 

Hush bolt, breaking it in. Hush bolt won't quiet it much, but you'll seen increased efficiency.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

to paintball players yes its loud to someone that shoot .303 for shits and giggles no its not loud at all
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:29 PM

to paintball players yes its loud to someone that shoot .303 for shits and giggles no its not loud at all

Or a .308 Savage because you forgot to buy fireworks for a holiday

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

Shooting a .300 wsm at tannerite is fun

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:52 PM

Yeah, guns are loud, so all paintball guns are quiet.  :dodgy:



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

It's fucking loud. 


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

Yeah, guns are loud, so all paintball guns are quiet.  :dodgy:

 

Just like how all Lamborghini's are expensive, so all Corvettes are cheap.

 

It's all about what you're comparing things to. ;)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:33 PM

Comparing firearms to paintball guns doesnt have any practical value however.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:33 PM

I have an Etek 4, I only noticed now that it is louder than other markers. But when you use it on the field, you can barely tell.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

Comparing firearms to paintball guns doesnt have any practical value however.

 

He asked for an opinion, I gave it. I do not find eteks to be any louder or quieter than any other paintball marker because it's not something I see any reason whatsoever to worry about. So it's nothing I've ever bothered to pay any attention to.

 

Besides, all he did was ask if eteks were loud, he never specified what we were supposed to compare the loudness of an etek to. Therefore I compared it to something that I consider to be loud, and thereby no, I do not believe an etek to be loud. Because if the etek is not at least as loud, or louder, than something I consider to be loud, then I cannot logically come to the conclusion that the etek is loud.

 

Now, if he had asked if the etek was loud as compared to other paintball markers, then I would've asked him why he was being silly and worrying about something so trivial, when he could be having fun playing paintball instead. ;)


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:52 AM

Yes they're loud. Honestly i wouldnt buy one for that fact alone. But then again my favorite guns are shockers and luxes...


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:56 AM

cure 4 bolt change the barrel to change the sound signature and hopefully that will help.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:52 AM

When will people realize that a new bolt won't make a huge difference in a stacked tube?

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:00 AM

When will people realize that a new bolt won't make a huge difference in a stacked tube?

When you accept that the tri tube platform is superior....


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

Compare an Etek to a Geo, Lux, anything from Dye, well pretty much any spool valve and yes, it will be loud. When compared to an older Tippmann, Brass Eagle or Spyer, nope not loud at all. It's all about perspective. My BE Stingrays will make your ears bleed.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:36 AM

Compare an Etek to a Geo, Lux, anything from Dye, well pretty much any spool valve and yes, it will be loud. When compared to an older Tippmann, Brass Eagle or Spyer, nope not loud at all. It's all about perspective. My BE Stingrays will make your ears bleed.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:46 AM

cure 4 bolt change the barrel to change the sound signature and hopefully that will help.

Or just buy the cheaper and better Axe, save yourself $200 and be done with it.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

I don't notice them to be any louder than any other poppit (excluding the lv1)
 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:43 AM


When will people realize that a new bolt won't make a huge difference in a stacked tube?

When you accept that the tri tube platform is superior....
Only if it's from AKA

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

Are they loud as fuck? Yes they are. Do you notice it when playing? Not really... 

 

The only time i noticed that eteks are loud as fuck was when i was standing beside a friend who was shooting they rest of his paint after we finished playing. When playing against or with people with eteks, you don't notice a thing. 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

 

 

When will people realize that a new bolt won't make a huge difference in a stacked tube?

When you accept that the tri tube platform is superior....
Only if it's from AKA

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

When you pop out of your bunker and start blasting away at some poor fellow, it's not going to matter how loud the gun is. You just gave away your position. The only thing that matters is that you take him out fast so you don't cause a ruckus
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

Yes they are and no not really. Just the valve design, I shot my old Ego 5 on a private field next to a lake and it was so loud it sounded like someone was shooting an AK out there. I shit you not it echoed off the far side of the lake and it was utter devastation. Granted it was chronoing at 360 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

Yes, no.

This is all that needs to be said.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:10 PM

cure 4 bolt change the barrel to change the sound signature and hopefully that will help.

Or just buy the cheaper and better Axe, save yourself $200 and be done with it.

Lol cookie, I have an etek4 and axe. Both used, guess which one was cheaper?
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

 

 

cure 4 bolt change the barrel to change the sound signature and hopefully that will help.

Or just buy the cheaper and better Axe, save yourself $200 and be done with it.

Lol cookie, I have an etek4 and axe. Both used, guess which one was cheaper?

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:41 AM

Quietness is fun really. It's nice to know that they have to see you shooting at them in order for them to react. In rec ball, no one really talks, so it's a comforting thought that they can't hear you shooting. Plus, you can get 3 people out and no one will notice it was you.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

Depends who you talk to, I personally don't think so.






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