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Old 06-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How's it shoot? Feel? Video?
Did you even read the review? There's at least 2 videos above as well
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Totally spaced the videos. Please disregard.

Must have that gun.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks like Empire copied the best attributes from the best mechanical Cockers and threw them all into one marker mass produced in China.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like Empire copied the best attributes from the best mechanical Cockers and threw them all into one marker mass produced in China.
Taiwan. Basically a independent county but still a Provence of China. We USA have strong ties with Taiwan for their advanced industry support. The ES quality is outstanding and not cheap. Remember when Freeflow had bodies made in china.....they were garbage and they sold for $850. Although I would have paid 100.00 more for a USA built Empire Res. I just don think the PB market would support a NEW cocker costing 700-1000 dollars.

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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We got one in at the shop. I was really, really impressed. It made me nostalgic just to hold it. Then it dawned on me: If that gun would have been released in 2000 or 2001 it would have been one of THE guns to own.

With all the little things that they included: the wrench flats on the ram arm, the locking screws on the 3 way and the ram, dual detents, factory half/mid block, slot blocker on the bolt sled, clamping feed neck, nice barrel kit, nice on/off asa, center line mounted macro line, etc this would have been a $2000 dollar autococker.
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Nice review. Really need to get my hands on one now.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Measurements:
  • Bottom of ASA to top of feedneck 8.5"
  • Length of gun from the very back to the end of the pneumatics 11"
  • Width of body at max 1.5"
  • Barrel backs 7.5" and front lengths 9" Total together is 14"
  • W x L x H of the foam in the box 15.5" x 5" x 10"
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ok today was my first day out with the new ACR. the day starts at the radar shooting 280-285 @ 350psi at the inline reg, and a .685 barrel with a good match to GI-sport 5-STAR
IMPERIAL. After the first 500 rounds of break-in I went back to the radar........ FPS was all over the place. Changed to a .680 back which fixed the issue. Another 400 rounds ended the day.

Got home and sweet spotted the reg over a big red radar (empire .680 barrel and same paint)......281, 286, 283....... Checked the regs PSI. It went from factory 350psi to 260/270 psi. The hammer spring adjuster is just a smidge out from flush with the back of the body.


Air Efficient.....Yes! I run a 48/4500 normally running in the 3500/4000 PSI after cooling. the lowest it got between fill-ups (games) was 3000psi. I think a lot of the efficient operation is due to the o-ring in the valve body which seals the valve stem. For those who want to put a PPS, AKA , or check-it 11/16" valve in there marker will just be burning $$$.

I just found my go-to marker.
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Taiwan. Basically a independent county but still a Provence of China. We USA have strong ties with Taiwan for their advanced industry support. The ES quality is outstanding and not cheap. Remember when Freeflow had bodies made in china.....they were garbage and they sold for $850. Although I would have paid 100.00 more for a USA built Empire Res. I just don think the PB market would support a NEW cocker costing 700-1000 dollars.
Yep, empire already makes many great markers in Taiwan, so why switch to the US? It wouldn't be worth it in the long run.
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