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Dye Precision - Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) Information
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Dye Precision
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: (858) 536-5183
Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: service@dyeprecison.com
Website: http://www.dyeprecision.com
Dye is proud to introduce the DM12, the newest and most advanced member of our original series of markers: the famed DM line. This is the marker that has guided the Ironmen and Damage to numerous titles, and has been the backbone of Dye’s product line for almost a decade.
 Manual: Download the manual for Dye Precision Download
 Release Date: 2012
 MSRP: $1,500.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 83
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Dye Precision - Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) Reviews
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) This is the first dm i've liked since the dm7. Its decently efficient for a matrix as well.
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omally jones
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $800.00
Pros: good on paint
Cons: doesn't hold value
This is the first dm i've liked since the dm7. Its decently efficient for a matrix as well.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) I absolutely loved the dm12, just everything about it was great in my mind. Though it didnt have the best efficiency I would still shoot my Damage DM12 over any other gun but future sponsorship wont...
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owengoin
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Join Date: Oct 2010
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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: $625.00
Pros: Reliable, Appearance, Smooth
Cons: Efficiency, Difficult Eye Replacement
I absolutely loved the dm12, just everything about it was great in my mind. Though it didnt have the best efficiency I would still shoot my Damage DM12 over any other gun but future sponsorship wont let me shoot it. It was my favorite of the DM series, even over the 14!

Pros:
Ergonomics were amazing!
Reliable
Smooth
Quiet
Great Aesthetics

Cons:
Not the best resale value
not the most air efficient marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) I may of gotten a bad DM12, but mine out of the box shot like crap. After taking it to a local shop and then installing a billy wing bolt it didn't help. Broke about 1 ball every 100. After owning a...
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P8ntballPlaya909
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: STL, MO
P8ntballPlaya909 has been a member for 10 years
P8ntballPlaya909 is BST Trusted
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,200.00
Pros: Beautiful, quiet
Cons: Price, didn't shoot well
I may of gotten a bad DM12, but mine out of the box shot like crap. After taking it to a local shop and then installing a billy wing bolt it didn't help. Broke about 1 ball every 100. After owning a DM4 and a DM5 it seemed like I downgraded on this one.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) this gun is an animal! it's fast accurate and sexy. My favorite gun in the 2012 session
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tulsa
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: $1,400.00
Pros: fast, asa, looks, ...
Cons: none at the time
this gun is an animal! it's fast accurate and sexy. My favorite gun in the 2012 session
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) Absolutely love the gun but you have to baby it you cant just let it sit in the gearbag for 1 month but its a spoolie so thats abvious A+++ gun
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pballerfolife21
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: 97ooooooh
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $800.00
Pros: Smooth, Accurate, Quiet
Cons: Kinda un-reliable
Absolutely love the gun but you have to baby it you cant just let it sit in the gearbag for 1 month but its a spoolie so thats abvious

A+++ gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) I got my DM12 in, I belive end of January, start of February 2012. It was my first High-end gun (considering Empire Axe and Mid-end) and I remeber shooting it out of the box. Playing with it out of...
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Pimperud
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Norway
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,400.00
Pros: Smooth, quiet
Cons: Sticky bolt (sometimes hard to take apart)
I got my DM12 in, I belive end of January, start of February 2012.
It was my first High-end gun (considering Empire Axe and Mid-end)
and I remeber shooting it out of the box. Playing with it out of box
was a way better shoot and feeling gun then I ever had shot at that
point. Since I had about non experience with dwell and LPR, I didn't
change that before playing with it for atleast 10 months. Actually I never even had to. The gun shot so nice, and smooth out of box, and after breaking it in it was so sweet.
After shooting it for 2 years straigth, I finally diecided to get a new gun, and I've ended up with the DM14, but the DM12 will always stay in the gearbag, incase I need a awesome shooting machine if I get any trouble with the new gun.

I recommand getting a nicely used DM12 if you don't have the cash for anything new.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) beautiful gun, very precise, consistent and reliable
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Puerto Rico
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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: $650.00
Pros: preatty, consistent
Cons: devaluates very fast
beautiful gun, very precise, consistent and reliable
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) Have been using the dm12 for about 8 months now. I have yet to have a problem with this gun. As long as you clean and relube the bolt it seems to be very reliable. Personally, I think it has a great...
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: socal
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raetheon is attending Decay of Nations VII
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $480.00
Pros: great feel/ergonomics, smooth, reliable
Cons: see review
Have been using the dm12 for about 8 months now. I have yet to have a problem with this gun. As long as you clean and relube the bolt it seems to be very reliable. Personally, I think it has a great feel in the hands, and like the amount of weight it has, feels really solid.
I also I'm a fan of the eye pipe system. I have yet to have a problem with the eye pipes/detent system and if you break paint, which so far I have broken one ball with this gun, they are very easy to pull out clean and then put back in.
The lpr is also a good addition over other spool valve markers in this category, it gives you the option to tune the marker to your feel or you can set it at recommended and forget about it completely.
I also like the grips. Not only are they very comfortable, because of the tooless removal it is very easy to clean them/gun after a day of play. The only con with the grips is that the front reg grip is pretty fragile and can tear easily if you arent careful when putting it on especially around the macro line fitting.

Overall a great gun, if you are considering getting this gun and are willing to maintain the bolt (clean and relube) I would not hesitate to pick one up. For what these sell for used, I don't think there is a better deal.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) I shoot DM markers exclusively since 03.. The dm12 is a great marker once again.. shoots just as good as any other dye matrix. I love the newer bolt removal system that is toolless.. Sexy looking...
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Illinois
RAPER has been a member for 10 years
RAPER is playing at Living Legends VI
RAPER owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
RAPER owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
RAPER plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $650.00
Pros: dye quality. shoots fan freaking tastic
Cons: perhaps resale tanks after a couple years
I shoot DM markers exclusively since 03.. The dm12 is a great marker once again.. shoots just as good as any other dye matrix. I love the newer bolt removal system that is toolless.. Sexy looking marker
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 12 (DM12) I really do love this marker. I almost switched to DM when the DM5 was out but went elsewhere and then took a hiatus from pb. But being my first DM marker i've had a very good experience with it. The...
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Join Date: Sep 2013
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runnin2fast4ya plays in the APPA D5 division
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $900.00
Pros: bolt, accurate, quiet, looks, grips
Cons: price, weight
I really do love this marker. I almost switched to DM when the DM5 was out but went elsewhere and then took a hiatus from pb. But being my first DM marker i've had a very good experience with it. The appearance and grips are my favorite things about this marker. I've owned other high ends and never understood how grips could be so uncomfortable on some of them. The performance of this marker is great except i would recommend changing to better o-rings. The stock o-rings didnt seem to function as well as the others i put on. Maybe the issues i had with the o-rings in the beginning was just mine but once changed the gun performed magnificently. I bought mine new but for a bit less than retail and compared to other high ends i think it was a good value for the product. Bolt is the easiest ive had to deal with and its a spoolie which is my personal pref.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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