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Old October 4th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Etek out of the box review

I just got my etek in. Out of the box impression.
the box itself, its a luch box style aluminum case! pretty sweet actually.

I aired it up, and started ripping, first thing I noticed was quite a bit of blow back coming out of the feedneck. (havn't looked into how to tune it out yet.)
also the trigger is a bit stiff for my taste. (snap switch feels a bit firm)
**edit** I took the spring out and its very nice now. may need a magnet repel mod or a lighter spring. The switch seams to do ok, and is very light now.

on the posative, its very light. (no barrel, loader or tank) weighs in at 2lb 1oz.
about the same a stock ion.
Fit and finish seems to be nice.
the sound report has a sharp pop similar to a d2. (not a fan of that at all.) but some of that could be from the blow back.

Overall I give it a 8 out of 10 for the price point. (reminds me alot of a d2 or promaster though)
I will update as I progress with it. (been a little busy lately) planning to make a trip to the field sunday though.

I also had some black out screws just laying around... (cocker parts still fit )
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Old October 4th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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soudns good, wish i had the money to get one
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Old October 4th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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did you shoot any paint with it? any other things you know about it?
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Old October 4th, 2006, 11:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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is that a homemade muffle around your barrel??!!

coolio. I want to shoot one at World cup.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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no paint yet. just took it out of the box. and yes broc, thats a silenced barrel so I don't wake the neighbors. I think it was 3am when I stopped last night.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hm, nice overview. I've been wondering a little bit about etecks. Doesn't sound too impressive when I got my promaster for $380 and had 0 blowback or loud report
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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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E teks are alright but cost too much for their performance. 06 borgs are 830 now. Eclipse needs to lower their prices, by at least 100.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Tad expensive, but dead sexy with the blackout screw kit.

Your back into gunwhoring eh?
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Old October 5th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Your back into gunwhoring eh?
never left... but shhhh don't tell anyone. (its a secret!)
I just had a really busy year last year. only got to play about 10 times.
..trying to count all the markers I have right now... karni, halfblock, etek, 2 ion's, DMC, PM5... I think thats it. (OH a dragun T1 and MOP's old mech cocker! w00t!)
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Old October 6th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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im getting an etek they rip way nicer with paint in them and when i shot one it didnt have much blow back try putting the HE bolt in it
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Old October 8th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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just got back from the field. I took the trigger spring out of the frame, tuned the LPR to 1/2 turn past flush and left the rest stock.

This marker flat out rips! I loved it so much I lent out my DMC all day and havn't even played a game w/ it yet.

Very light, very fast and well ballanced.

from this guy.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 06:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My whole team is actually possibly getting them, i love them they rip and are just so nice. Does anyone think the price may come down after cup for e teks?
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Old October 20th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Preety awesome gun man. Only thing I don't like is the stock grip.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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sorry for the off thread comment but does that silencer actually work good.

I was thinking about saving up for one of these but i decided that a proto rail with do good for now.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 01:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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the muffler works great! I just took an old stock cocker barrel and ported it (huge ports to allow for massive air flow), capped it and stuffed w/ cotton balls.

I was thinking about making a new one out of a freak tip. that way I could use it on multiple markers.
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Hey Jaggy how does the gun sound when you're shooting paint through it? Most guns are much louder without paint. Then again, all Ego's are fairly loud to begin with. No?
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Old December 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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it isnt as loud as an 05 ego and about the same as an 06, if shot 2-3 of them and liked every one of them.
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Thanks Kenny.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 05:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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im getting a promaster. Is the etek that much better? And you sound like you've used a promaster b4 from the statement above comparing em.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 05:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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yeah that thing would kick a promasters ass, I have shot two of them and loved both of them.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 05:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I actually had a D2 for a few weeks. (very similar to a promaster)
Not a bad rig at all. with the $$ you save, I think you would still enjoy a promaster very much. If $$ is not an issue, get the etek.

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Hey Jaggy how does the gun sound when you're shooting paint through it? Most guns are much louder without paint. Then again, all Ego's are fairly loud to begin with. No?
I thought it was about average. The D2 was really loud and had a very distict report. The etek a bit quieter. Not cocker quiet but on par with most any other electro pneumatic.
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