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Proto Paintball - PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) Information
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Proto Paintball
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: customerservice@protopaintball.com
Website: http://www.protopaintball.com
2010 Proto Matrix Rail
 Manual: Download the manual for Proto Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2010
 MSRP: $449.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 20
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Proto Paintball - PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) Reviews
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) the 2010 Rail brings quality to the masses and in my opinion is top of the food chain at its price point. Dye made a O ring layout change in the 2010 Rail to minimize air consumption and reduce some...
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Jeff MomentumPB
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woodstock GA
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: easy to master
Cons: it must be kept clean
the 2010 Rail brings quality to the masses and in my opinion is top of the food chain at its price point. Dye made a O ring layout change in the 2010 Rail to minimize air consumption and reduce some recoil.
This gun comes factory dwelled to shoot 20 bps and if you are into that it can do it...but I shoot 10 so I don't need all the dwell so i kick it down to 14ms and the result is a very smooth cycle, Very DMish.
at the 450-500$ price point its top dog ...smooth and relatively quiet and with the dye made "proto 2 piece" barrel accuracy is insured.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) overall the gun is worth the money. it holds its grounds with the higher end guns and shoots smooth enough. honestly i dont see why everyone freaks out about it not having an lpr. no spools have lprs...
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p8ntboi
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Virginia
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: holds its grounds on the field
Cons: feedneck collar
overall the gun is worth the money. it holds its grounds with the higher end guns and shoots smooth enough. honestly i dont see why everyone freaks out about it not having an lpr. no spools have lprs except dms and pms. nt, shocker, droid, g3, and many others dont have one and i never hear as many people complain about them not having one than the rail.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) i really do like the pmr 10 for its reliability speed and easily maintanabilty. it is quite bad on air, on a 68/45 tank it probably gets about 6 or seven pods and a hopper. overall i havnt hadany...
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: canada
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: reliable, cheap, well made,
Cons: air eficiency
i really do like the pmr 10 for its reliability speed and easily maintanabilty. it is quite bad on air, on a 68/45 tank it probably gets about 6 or seven pods and a hopper.
overall i havnt hadany problems with my pmr10

for 450 you are gettin a great gun.

hope the review helps
pbcrazed3035
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) I've been trading around trying to find a gun that I really liked the feel of and that had a consistent enough shot to keep a small group downfield and the PMR 10 did the job nicely. Appearance: ...
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Nepo
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oklahoma City
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $469.00
Pros: Smooth, Consistent, Light
Cons: No LPR, Feedneck
I've been trading around trying to find a gun that I really liked the feel of and that had a consistent enough shot to keep a small group downfield and the PMR 10 did the job nicely.

Appearance: These things look real nice with a good clean anno job and smooth milling. I personally like the look of my dust black one.

Performance: Out of the box the PMR 10 was making 6" groups at approximately 30 feet. It has a very consistent shot. I got rid of an 05 intimidator with a CP reg because the beaten area was HUGE, the PMR will put every shot in a space the size of goggles

Reliability: I can't say too much about reliability sine I haven't played with it a whole lot at this point, but I haven't broken a ball yet and it hasn't had any problems to date.

Value: I've had several mini's both new and used. Some older e-blade cockers and a couple of timmies and a Droid. I personally like the PMR better than anything else. The Droid was nice but the UL frame on the Proto is what I like so much. I REALLY want to get my hands on an actual DM after playing with the UL frame.

Pros: The thing shoots amazing right out of the box. I've toyed with the idea of putting an aftermarket board in but for 100+ depending on the board they aren't going to add much if any performance value. The barrel is practically a Dye UL, it just says Proto on it and has fewer ports in a couple of spots. Comes stock with the UL frame, which I personally wish I'd bought one sooner just for the feel of the frame.

Cons: Two biggest ones are the lack of an LPR and the feedneck I think. The feedneck is only a thumbscrew clamping model and not as quick and easy as a lever lock/quick lock of some kind. $25 fixed that with an actual DM clamping feedneck. With no LPR the guns internals are operating at the same pressure used to shoot the paintball, so even with the BOOST bolt there is some very slight noticeable shake when shooting at high rates of fire. The gun is still very smooth, but not quite as smooth as it would be with a lower operating pressure.

Upgrades: I really don't think that any upgrade is going to significantly increase your efficiency or BPS at all. A new board won't make it go faster, but it might have some practice modes if you want those. A different bolt gets rid of the BOOST technology, and with no LPR to lower the operating pressure of the bolt it's not going to make a very big improvement. The regulator is a Hyper 3 with a different "body" on it, how much more consistent can you get? If you put anything on this gun it really won't be an "upgrade" but simply a change in "feel" to suit personal preference. If you ask me an "upgrade' MUST increase performance, and the only thing to do there is "upgrade" to a DM so you have an LPR. But in the mean time the PMR 10 is plenty good enough to hang with the $1,000 + guns.

I put a clamping feedneck on mine and used a UL I already had and I love my PMR just the way it is. You couldn't ask for more from a mid range marker for $450. You can get a whole PMR setup for the price of an ETek 3 AM, and I think they outperform the Mini enough to spend the extra $125 on the PMR.

Bottom Line? Get one, I think you'll like it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) I wasn't looking to pick up a PMR, but in browsing craigslist I found this one used in good condition, but didn't work hence the $75 price tag. I can fix anything so I wasn't scared of a busted gun....
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rkenders
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern Colorado
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: Quiet, low recoil
Cons: efficiency
I wasn't looking to pick up a PMR, but in browsing craigslist I found this one used in good condition, but didn't work hence the $75 price tag. I can fix anything so I wasn't scared of a busted gun. My comparisons are against my DP G4 and Drone. The PMR sits right between the G4 and Drone. The Stock G4 is louder, uses more air and has more recoil than the PMR. The Drone is quieter, less recoil and a lot more efficient than the PMR. The 2 piece barrel is really nice. It's a dye UL that says "proto" on it. Get the other UL backs so you can have different bore sizes as needed. The UL is a darn good barrel kit. The gun case is OK, but would be better if the gun sat in form fitting foam rather than held in with velcro straps. The anno on the gun is much better than the G4. I like the frame and how it feels in my hands, but the trigger feels a little mushy to me. I like the snappy feel of magnetic return on a trigger over spring return. My $300 G4 has a clamping feed neck. Why doesn't a $450 PMR have one? The thumb screw on the PMR is inconvenient to use, but it does the job. The ASA is easy to use, but not wonderful. I will replace it with a POPS ASA soon. Consistency is good and between the G4 and Drone. The PMR is a little heavier than my G4 and Drone, but not a lot more. It feels solid in your hands. Programming is a little bit of a pain. The G4 has an internal switch that you can leave on all the time so you can make setting changes without reopening the grips. The PMR pretty much insists you program the gun and then flip the switch to try out the settings. The G4 after changing a setting gives you confirmation of the change by repeating the setting back to you after being set. The PMR doesn't. You have to flip the switch, turn off the gun, flip on the switch and then go into programming mode to confirm the change you just made and then either set it again or flip off the switch again. Much harder and less intuitive programming! Just don't screw up a setting. The 2010 PMR is the last time there was a good PMR. The 2011 model is not the same quality at all.

Pros:
1. Decent efficiency for a spoolie
2. UL 2 piece barrel
3. Quiet
4. Low recoil
5. Very little need to do upgrades that make improvements
6. Easy on paint

Cons:
1. Feed neck screw
2. Air feed hole cuts bolt o-rings when the bolt is removed or inserted in the gun
3. Getting the bolt out is the hardest I have ever seen
4. Case is lumpy and not form fitting around the gun
5. Bolt/body has key way so the air feed hole stays lined up
6. Battery connector is NOT labeled + or - so you orient the battery correctly
7. Programming settings are not very intuitive
8. ABS is an on/off switch rather than a programming option with levels.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10)
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
dan_pb523 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Good starter gun
Cons: Not the best preformance
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) Pros. The gun is very easy to use and maintain, maintenance level is similar to the DM line. Fast, and the barrel isn't too bad at all. LIGHT, WOW is this a tiny gun, compared to my buddies MINI...
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Dnug
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Light, Tiny, Fast
Cons: Trigger, Efficiency
Pros. The gun is very easy to use and maintain, maintenance level is similar to the DM line.

Fast, and the barrel isn't too bad at all.

LIGHT, WOW is this a tiny gun, compared to my buddies MINI and I could really tell how tiny the gun really is. Especially for a guy like me "6'5" it felt so small.

Cons.
Air efficiency isn't great as with most guns of similar design.

If you want a trigger you can play semi with and walk...this isn't the one. I could walk mechanical autocockers better than that thing. Then again...triggers are usually under $20.

For the money...if you want a new gun it isn't too bad. If you are in the used market and stumble upon it...don't do it. $450 can get you some much better equipment used.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) I have owned this gun for a couple of month now and truly feel its the best bang for you buck! Right out of the box the gun is ready to rock. In terms of Construction - The gun is well built and so...
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Quincy, MA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Price, reliability, and ease of use
Cons: Tends to be an air hog
I have owned this gun for a couple of month now and truly feel its the best bang for you buck! Right out of the box the gun is ready to rock. In terms of

Construction - The gun is well built and so simple to maintain that anyone with half a brain could figure it out. In terms of size and weight it's a about average (compared to Axe, G3, Ion, etc.) but in terms of comfort it's in a league of it own.

Performance - This gun is a great starter tournament gun. It shoots 300 fps @ 140 psi with next to no kick. It can be fine tuned for different modes via the stock ultralite board (which can be flash upgrade by tadao if need be). The only thing that could be better is air consumption. I was able to get almost 6 pods on a 50/45 tank

I would recommend this gone for anyone that's getting into the game or even players upgrading from blowbacks!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) the most amazing gun ever now comes with free dye rotor. my opinion is this is better than the 2011 model. i think that this is way better than the mini and the 2011 jus got worse. i love to barrel...
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: very nice awesome nice board. everything
Cons: nothing
the most amazing gun ever now comes with free dye rotor. my opinion is this is better than the 2011 model. i think that this is way better than the mini and the 2011 jus got worse. i love to barrel and on off asa
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Proto Paintball PMR 10 (Proto Rail 10) The Rail is a great gun for the price that allows many players to recieve a high end experience and marker minus some features for a low price. The marker resembles an NT and is softer on paint than...
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Henrybg
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Antonio / New York
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Henrybg is an NCPA player
Henrybg plays in the APPA D4 division
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $300.00
Pros: low cost mid range, soft on paint, dye CS
Cons: in efficient, unreliable, finicky
The Rail is a great gun for the price that allows many players to recieve a high end experience and marker minus some features for a low price. The marker resembles an NT and is softer on paint than almost all mid and low range markers. However, this marker is inefficient and the solenoid is easily broken. I dislike the eye pipe in all Dye markers as the break easily, but they do allow for easy maitenence and cleaning.

Within the first few outings the solenoid on my PMR was shot. I did have a positive experience with Dye's CS as within 2 weeks my Rail returned to me and all that I paid was the shipping. The rail is a great marker for the price and when backed with dye's CS can ensure that a fledgling paintballer will not be disappointed.
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