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#1 capaintballer

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:25 PM

so i went to the paintball store and talked to them and they recomend the bob long protege. Heres why: i live in bay area so im close to the bob long factory. its made in the USA. the shop is a bob long repair shop. and they can get the parts and gun in about a day. life time warntey.
if you like the etek then try to change my mind if you like the bob long please give me more reasons to buy it. thanks
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:38 PM

There's no reason for you to get the etek 3 over the protege in your case. You live near the BL factory and you have a shop that is certified to repair bl markers so warranty issues and repair issues should not be a concern for you. You'll have quick turn around and good feedback. Even IF the etek 3 is considered "better" I'd always go for something local because it'll be a much less painful experience if something goes wrong.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

proteges are better

1: bob long guns are made for semi automatic:

the pivot point is behind the trigger so it makes it feel lighter and allows the trigger to be walked easier.

2: consistancy/effitiancy

not once has my gun gone down on me during a game, it never jams, rarely any breaks at all! and you can play an entire game shooting as much paint as you want with even a 45/30 and youll never have to worry about running out of air

3: battery life:

amazing!! this gun can shoot soo many cases with only one nine volt.

4: bob long has the best tech/costumer support! its amazing!

i have shot both guns and i like the feel of the bob long in nmy hands better, you have tons of room to move your fingers inside the trigger guard, and its overal jsut a great gun

and also these guns are soooo easy to fix and maintain, you can take the entire thing apart no problem

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:44 PM

ok ya with a 68/45 the owner got around a case through it before refilling it. and i only shoot about a case a day
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:56 PM

if you decide to buy a protege and want a cheap one send me a pm

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

in your case definitely get the protege, life time warranty and repair services. not bad
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

what would you guys suggest if he did not live near a bob long shop or approved bob long tech centre what you you approve then? just wondering because im in the same boat wondering which one is better and i live in the uk and dont know of any boblong shops near me
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

what would you guys suggest if he did not live near a bob long shop or approved bob long tech centre what you you approve then? just wondering because im in the same boat wondering which one is better and i live in the uk and dont know of any boblong shops near me



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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:54 PM

nickd im only buying a new one
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