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    I am looking for a purely mechanical mod that takes 18650's. I am less worried about kickable or not. I just want something reliable.

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    Bottom fed Mod I would say REO

    Tube Fed Mod I would say GG or Supper T Mod.

    Supper T Mods will be easier to get IMO but both are excellent mechanical tube mods
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    I have a megalodon that is purely mechanical and it's been great. But I can see some problems. The treads are little to small so it would be easy to cross thread and the spring is also too small. No way to put in a kick, but you can change up the battery configurations. It's been good so far, something like a year and a half? I got one of the first ones made. I can't say it's the best just it's the only 100% mechanical mod I own. With a single 19650 and an LR atty used for dripping it's one of the best vaping machines I own. Perfect flavor all day long.

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    Reo Grand hands down when it's dirty toss it in the sink and wash it. There is a post on here where a guy talks about dropping his in a river pulling it out blowing out the atty and went right back to vaping.......
    Can't be beat the bar pushes down on the batt. Pure mechanical and a 3.00 atty last me a month and a half


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    REO all the way if you want a 3.7 volt bottom feeder. DH and I have had ours since last May. In that time we've had one collapsed spring from a bad atty, and he did snap the metal switch on his. Both repairs took less than 5 minutes, and were under $5.

    Other than that they've suffered through a lot of abuse including a 6 foot fall onto marble floors, the beach, and my very dusty/messy job. I've gotten scars, but my REO hasn't.

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    A mod maker in Scotland has brought a new mechanical mod to the market called the Chameleon. Mine is on the way, I was on the pre-order list early, and those who have gotten them already have all be very happy with them.



    The mod works by using your thumb to slide ribbed ring up against the top cap. The pic is pre-production btw, the length of throw is a good bit shorter now. The color sleeves are changable with other colors and even brass and damascus being made. Also different length tubes will be available for different battery sizes and it is Kickable.

    Currently he is getting the pre-production waiting list cleared up...it is my understanding all who pre-paid have had their mods shipped now tho those of us in the US are having a longer wait that's to the mail system. Mine should be here first part of the week. His website should be up and running next week as well. Might be worth a bit of a wait before deciding on your next mechanical mod.

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    reo or legacy

    depending on your preferred button location
    Satmini + Spheroid
    Touchwood + Rocket



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    The chameleon suggested looks really neat. I have two mechanical apvs, which I adore. The precise plus is my go to, and my vmod is a trusty back up or used when I feel like switching things up.

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    Gp paps silky smooth

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    Here is a production model next to a Mini Provari. The Chameleon is an 18650 mod, the Mini PV uses a 18350. For a 18650 mod the Chameleon is pretty small, about 4 inches without a tank/carto/atty.



    Another mod to consider is the Siam Cube and Hex, these can often be found in the classified at a decent discount over new prices. I have a Cube on the way now. They are bottom button mods available in various battery sizes.

    Last edited by Absintheur; 09-01-2012 at 10:28 PM.
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