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#61 User is offline   wundarful1_plaiur!1! 

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:40 PM

Okay - here's one for you.

I'm trying to get back into paintball again, and I've been look at some of the higher-end markers (specifically the '05 Ego)...
Because they were $1,250 way back when...
And now they're only $250 or so used (comparable to a Spyder, LOL!).

My question; is why?
Is a couple dropped ounces so dramatic?

Anyways; looking for something in the future.
I'm 15, might get a workers permit (which is incredibly doubtful because of the current economy), and I want a nice semi.
Pump isn't really for me, (as much as I love my VSC Phantom) at least for now anyways.

Now, I know I can't put CO2 in it...
Don't give me that crap. >.<

A couple more questions; What happens if I get some water on it or something?
What if I drop it?

And another; what can it do that my A-5 can't?
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:56 AM

View Postwundarful1_plaiur!1!, on Nov 2 2008, 06:40 PM, said:

Okay - here's one for you.

I'm trying to get back into paintball again, and I've been look at some of the higher-end markers (specifically the '05 Ego)...
Because they were $1,250 way back when...
And now they're only $250 or so used (comparable to a Spyder, LOL!).

My question; is why?
Is a couple dropped ounces so dramatic?

No. If you can find an older electro in good condition you will be very pleased with the performance.
Most of the time the changes in guns like the Ego are small and hard to notice other than the milling and sometimes the electronics.

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A couple more questions; What happens if I get some water on it or something?
What if I drop it?

The only time water is going to effect your gun is if you manage to get a large volume of moisture on the board while there is current running through it. Water can ruin the board.
With that being said I have played in many scenarioo and rec play days in huge down pours as well as consistant drizzel. I have never done anything to protect my gun from the water, and I have never had a problem. The grips have always kept the electronics safe and dry.
Then again I saw a friend submerge himself and everything on him...no not on purpose. He was shooting a RT Automag...it was fine, but the Halo hopper died. Replaced the board and the hopper was fine.

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And another; what can it do that my A-5 can't?

Hit stuff.

I am not kidding. Since I moved into high end guns my paint usage has gone down due to my being able to consistantly put balls on target. I hit what I shoot at, never really had that confidence with the A5.

Also, you will use less air during your games, giving you a long play time during the game and less down time running to the fill station.

Less maintenance. My high end guns only require internal cleaning every couple cases of paint. A typical end of day clean for me consists of wiping down the exterior and putting th egun away. I never had that luxury with my Tippmanns. Thye just did not work right when I tried the old bag test at the end of the day.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:38 AM

I have a question. What is better, a Geo or an Ego?

I know there are differences internally, but what is necessarily better? Or is it just a preference thing?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

Preference.

You would need to shoot both and decide for you.

Most folks would be happy with either.

Plus most folks end up liking what they spent their hard earned money on.

Kinda like asking which is better...the Charger or the Chalenger
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:38 PM

alright so i was using my etek this weekend in a tourney and it wouldn't chrono over 250. If i turned it one direction it would get better (250) then drop back down, if i turned it back it would go past 250 again and get worse, would that velocity screw get stripped, can i fix it? thanks

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

Change the battery (yes even if you just did) and make sure it it an Energizer or Duracell or an ENERGY PAINTBALL 9v then adjust your LPR screw to flush with the housing. Now turn your HP reg all the way down till it stops. Now slowly turn it up taking one shot before you chrono till it chronos at 285 or your desired speed.


most issues are due to a bad battery. Always start by changing out the battery.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:57 PM

thanks so much trying that right now

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:28 PM

Let me know if that works. If not I have a few other things you can look at but that is the most likely.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:36 PM

Hey guys...Got some more questions for you guys. For starters what lube and oil do you recommend using to clean an etek? Secondly I think that eclipse said they are going to discontinue the etek line, do you think they will continue to make spare parts such as o-rings and such? Lastly, I keep hearing people talking about a shim stack inside the regulator. Although I havent taken mine apart, what is this stack, and is it difficult to deal with?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

View PostBlitzen, on Nov 4 2008, 03:36 PM, said:

Hey guys...Got some more questions for you guys. For starters what lube and oil do you recommend using to clean an etek? Secondly I think that eclipse said they are going to discontinue the etek line, do you think they will continue to make spare parts such as o-rings and such? Lastly, I keep hearing people talking about a shim stack inside the regulator. Although I havent taken mine apart, what is this stack, and is it difficult to deal with?

Thanks



First off they are not discontinuing the E-Tek line. It is their mid level marker and it is VERY successful.

second just to clarify. You ONLY use grease on the LPR and HPR piston o-ring. You can use Vaseline or my pick would be hater sauce or Kila ice cream. Use oil on everything else. PE oil if possible.

Dont over maintain your gun though. clean all the oil n lube off and apply a small amount of grease to the LPR and HPR piston o-ring
Then oil all 3 o-rings on the rammer.

Now do NOTHING but wipe it clean and add 2 drops of oil in to the rammer tube (just pull the bolt and drop it in on to the rammer from the top) after each use.

Do this every 10 cases of paint shot
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

Do you really get 1500 to 1700 shots with a 68/4500 peanut with these markers?

What sizes do you use? Nothing over 68 would be needed would it? As 88 or 90 would be too much right?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

Yup, I'd not find any reason to use more than a 68, and in fact, would probably stick with a 45 for my play style.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:26 PM

View PostWeasle, on Nov 4 2008, 06:20 PM, said:

Do you really get 1500 to 1700 shots with a 68/4500 peanut with these markers?

What sizes do you use? Nothing over 68 would be needed would it? As 88 or 90 would be too much right?

I've been rolling with a 45/4500 tank and getting close to 1400-1500 shots per tank.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:31 PM

What type of hoppers are best to use to get the most out of the maker itself?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:36 PM

View PostWeasle, on Nov 4 2008, 04:20 PM, said:

Do you really get 1500 to 1700 shots with a 68/4500 peanut with these markers?

What sizes do you use? Nothing over 68 would be needed would it? As 88 or 90 would be too much right?


NO I DO NOT GET 1700 shots off a 68/4500!!















I get 2000 + :evil:


But one thing to consider is that I live in UT and the elevation is much higher and that makes it so I get more shots per tank.

From my understanding the average is about 1700

You can use an 88 ci tank if you only like filling up every other month or so. lol

View PostWeasle, on Nov 4 2008, 04:31 PM, said:

What type of hoppers are best to use to get the most out of the maker itself?



any hopper is fine.

Most Hi end hoppers are all awesome but you can use a gravity fed hopper and still be ok due to the gun having AWESOME eyes. If your eyes are on and your hopper does not feed as fast as you shoot the gun will just not fire if there n ball in the chamber.


I like VLocitys
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