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Old 05-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Empire Resurrection Autococker Review

Empire Resurrection Autococker Review and parts.

Pro:

  • Snappy trigger and generally smooth (not glass but much better that stock WGP) conservative timing
  • pneumatics are interchangeable with old AC parts (not that you need to)
  • LPR is a AKA SMC-III (IMO the best LPR out)
  • Planet Eclipse detents
  • ST Bomb like 3way. Very smooth
  • Ram is serviceable without removing it from the front block
  • All parts were not death Loctited on (thanks Empire)
  • Ram and 3way lock screws
  • Ram Shaft has wrench flats (no more plier marks)
  • 3way shaft is one piece
  • bolt is a three oring style
  • SMALL to large bore barrel kit (the large bore will be freak milled)
  • Timed out of the box, just add tank hopper and fun.
  • HPR is a removable and replaceable but why would you........
  • Bleeding On/Off
  • Finish dust is just right and good color match between parts (Black version)
  • Milling is nice except one part.......see cons
  • Hogue style bubble grips are good for big hands
  • Trigger shoe is large and accommodation for gloved hands


    Cons:
  • Lack of lube/oil in HPR and LPR IT CAME DRY.
  • Personally I do not like the T-rail bottom-line connection type
  • Milling the "Empire" milled into the side......I'm not a fan of forced branding
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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350 psi from the factory??? I think my sniper is 280 psi factory set.
After approx a case of paint the reg sweet-spotted at 260/270 PSI with the rear hammer spring adj just a smidge out form flush.



Slotted trigger plate......but a shorter slot than older WGP plates.



Trigger Glide Screws very similar to CCM 86 slider.



Nylon set/lock screws very similar to the ANS 3way actuators coupler.



The 3way body is milled like the old SS Check-it products 3way, but the 3way shaft is a one piece integrated coupler like Dye, and CCM








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Old 05-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LPR...............SMC-III "The LPR main piston was dry no lube" the other parts had what looked to be dow 33



Here is a AKA SMC-III



Belsales like Ram Minus optional barb location. Smooth but not as smooth as a belsales.









Not happy with the DRY non lubed Reg. YES NO LUBE/OIL At ALL







Oh Yes OOOOH Yes I did!


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Thanks for posting this. You answered a lot of questions that I had about this marker.
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Thank you. Look forward to reading more about this marker. Part of me wants to sell of the entire collection and buy one of these as my only shooter since I play so little any more.
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Great review ,Docfire.

Picked one up yesterday.Really,Really like it!
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Empire Resurrection Autococker Review and parts.

Pro:
  • Snappy trigger and generally smooth (not glass but much better that stock WGP) conservative timing
  • pneumatics are interchangeable with old AC parts (not that you need to)
  • LPR is a AKA SMC-III (IMO the best LPR out)
  • Planet Eclipse detents
  • ST Bomb like 3way. Very smooth
  • Ram is serviceable without removing it from the front block
  • All parts were not death Loctited on (thanks Empire)
  • Ram and 3way lock screws
  • Ram Shaft has wrench flats (no more plier marks)
  • 3way shaft is one piece
  • bolt is a three oring style
  • SMALL to large bore barrel kit (the large bore will be freak milled)
  • Timed out of the box, just add tank hopper and fun.
  • HPR is a removable and replaceable but why would you........
  • Bleeding On/Off
  • Finish dust is just right and good color match between parts (Black version)
  • Milling is nice except one part.......see cons
  • Hogue style bubble grips are good for big hands
  • Trigger shoe is large and accommodation for gloved hands


    Cons:
  • Lack of lube/oil in HPR and LPR IT CAME DRY.
  • Personally I do not like the T-rail bottom-line connection type
  • Milling the "Empire" milled into the side......I'm not a fan this forced branding
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How's it shoot? Feel? Video?
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