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Old 04-10-2019, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gtek 170r vs Luxe Ice


I have been doing my research for my next marker around $6-700. I found a new Gtek 170r and a used Luxe Ice in the same price range. Need some help before pulling the trigger so to speak. Which one would you choose and why?


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Old 04-10-2019, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Suuper not a big deal, but fwiw, with the low bolt speed of the lux, it is better suited to ramping IN GENERAL. AMD ALSO JUST MY OPINION. the higger bolt speed of the gamma core lends it self to more intuitive semi fire.
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Back on point. Either will be great shooters, its up to your style! WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like buying markers brand new, you never know what the history is on a used gun. I like knowing my new toy is factory fresh and I'm the one creating its history. It's also nice to have a warranty in case something is faulty. Do you have a local shop you can buy from and see if there are any additional benefits?

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Well, the 170r is unquestionably more reliable, but I've always found the gamma core to be a bit kicky. It's one of the main reasons I like the cs1 better than the cs2; the IV core is way smoother. The luxe would be as well.

So you're essentially looking at smoothness of shot vs reliability, and of course the difference in ergonomics.

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Old 04-11-2019, 09:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is a luxe ice as much of a gas hog as earlier versions? If so, your tank size is something to consider as well. Not to mention how long they are, but a 68 or 77 ci does the trick. Don't know much on the gtek, but from polls in Facebook groups people tend to think the ice is the smoothest shooting gun on the market. Unfortunately I'm a poppit guy myself
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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A few other points in addition to the things that have already been brought up:

Assuming the 170r is unchanged from the 160r, the Gtek has a leaf spring trigger, which has a really different feel than a magnetic trigger. Some people really prefer one or the other.

The Luxe also has a rechargeable battery, where the Gtek is an off the shelf one. I am not a fan of rechargeable batteries, but some people prefer them.

Overall, I would get the gtek if you want something that is a little simpler and more reliable, and don't want to do much maintenance. If you want a gun that has a lot more adjustment and you can tune to your liking, at the expense of being a little more finicky about maintenance, then the Luxe would be a better fit.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I know it's not on your list but I just picked up a clone 5s for a really good price and it is pretty fantastic so far.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you all for the help and poll! I went with the general consensus and bought 170R. It is currently being shipped. Now my next dilemma is what hopper would work best with a 170R or similar marker? I fear I have not done enough research to narrow it down for a pole. I found some good deals on virtue spire 260 but I don't have the experience to determine if that is a good hopper for the 170r. Any assistance or guidance would be appreciated.
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