Okay so here's my preferences. Im looking for a comfortable marker, something I can play with all day and not be sore by the end of the day. I like the feel of nice smooth shots, (thus the etek was eliminated)
Air efficiency doesn't mean a lot to me as we have unlimited air refills and I don't play every single game. I would just like the tank to make it through the game (I know both of them would).
Everyone says the CS of empire is amazing but I wouldn't need it if the gun didn't break.
Brings us to the next thing, I like taking apart my markers and cleaning them so maintenance shouldn't be an issue with the Rail. I know the axe doesn't have a lot of user serviceable parts in it which is a huge drawback to me.
I also like knowing the Proto has Dye technology backing it. All of my friends play with PE and empire guns and say Dye is crap because one of them had a DM7 that the board went out on. So they kept pushing me to look into the axe, and here we are.
Also, I would like to compete in tournaments so which marker would be more suitable for D5/D4/D3 tournaments
Which do you think would fit me better. One last thing, I appreciate the little things like colored O rings and an actual manual.... and a case...