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View Poll Results: etek vs rail
eclipse etek ego 8 40.00%
proto matrix rail 10 50.00%
other,which one? 2 10.00%
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:12 AM
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For 700 you can get a brand new pm6 or nxt shocker. I would pass on the etek and get a used 05 or 06 ego instead. I don't have anything to say on the rail b/c i have never shot one.

Best thing you can do is go shoot what ever it is your looking at and decide based off the feel that you like.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:12 AM
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My friend has a rail and I love it but Ive wanted a shocker nxt and I love timmies. I could care less about efficiency because all the fields I go to have free all day air.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:47 AM
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after reading everything i think i will go with the rail.it sounds great.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:48 AM
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I'd go Rail over Shocker, IMO..... That's another Shocker owner saying that too.
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:42 AM
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Maxx - the trigger's not that bad. It's difficult when you practice walking the trigger without actually shooting it, but it's butter smooth when you actually shoot it with air and paint. I can't explain it, it's just weird. However, I am going to get an aftermarket trigger with it.

Lud - I love my shocker, and it's not even the NXT. I bet those are even better! However, I've never been a fan of Timmies for some reason.

ttam - make sure you REALLY research it and shoot it before you decide. A spool valve isn't as easy to care for as a Spyder. That goes for the Shocker as well. I'm definitely not trying to talk you out of it because it is a great gun, just some of your questions on this forum lately compel me to say this. A lot of newer people are getting this gun, then can't maintain it and end up saying it's a POS. Hate for that to happen again.

As far as research goes, although I don't like BSNation, I spent a LOT of time in the Dye forums reading about this gun - and then I found Matrixowners.com which is a good place as well, but not as much activity. Go to those places and read all the threads about it - then go to pbreview and read all the reviews there. Don't just rely on PBreview or BSNation because there's a lot of biasedness in both places, but they do help somewhat.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: etek vs. rail

I personally love my etek. It works sorta like a timmy except instead of a ram sleeve they call it a valve. the operation is similar also.

and vike, when a barrel rises from a high rate of fire the proper term is muzzle climb.
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:16 PM
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Well, excuuuusssseeee me!

My Shocker gets MUZZLE climb, LOL!
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:57 PM
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I say Rail even though Ego's are pretty awesome.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: etek vs. rail

Here is how you choose:

Step 1: Go to local Store or Field

Step 2: Ask to see guns.

Step 3: Fire Guns.

Step 4: Buy what one you like.



I have not shot a PMR or and Etek. I have owned both a Minion(PM6) and currently an 06 Ego. Now I personally like the Ego more than the PM6 but i cant say that is going to be true for you. So follow my guide and you shall do well.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:10 PM
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Maxx - the trigger's not that bad. It's difficult when you practice walking the trigger without actually shooting it, but it's butter smooth when you actually shoot it with air and paint. I can't explain it, it's just weird. However, I am going to get an aftermarket trigger with it.
Yeah the rail trigger looks bad but its actually really good.
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