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Dye Precision - Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) 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
DM8
 Manual: Download the manual for Dye Precision Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $1,300.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 92
 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 8 (DM8) Reviews
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) Overall was not too disappointed with the DM8. Dye has always pumped out some of the smoothest cutting edge guns and this one was no different. The comfortable UL frame and innovative self-cleaning...
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victoralphacharlie2
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: INDIANA
victoralphacharlie2 is playing at Living Legends V
victoralphacharlie2 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
victoralphacharlie2 supports Team VICIOUS
victoralphacharlie2 plays in the APPA D4 division
victoralphacharlie2 supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: smooth, features
Cons: features
Overall was not too disappointed with the DM8. Dye has always pumped out some of the smoothest cutting edge guns and this one was no different. The comfortable UL frame and innovative self-cleaning eye system made this gun a comfort on the field. The DM8 also comes with all the top of the line accessories that Dye strives to create like their Hyper3 regulator, clamping feedneck, on/off purge system, UL barrel, and super slim UL frame. These guns do need to be maintained regularly and taken care of properly, ignoring this fact can lead to an eventual road block with the gun. The brilliant eye pipe system can prove to be quite fragile and has tendencies to crack and break over time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) when i first opened the box the oliver lang edition dm8 looked so sexy. i noticed it was mad light and milling was great. the gun was small but fit me to be exact. i quickly aired it up and shot it....
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warpedPB55
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,200.00
Pros: everything
Cons: takes awhile to break in
when i first opened the box the oliver lang edition dm8 looked so sexy. i noticed it was mad light and milling was great. the gun was small but fit me to be exact. i quickly aired it up and shot it. it was shooting around 230-250 fps which is good for the first time. then about 2 bags later the gun had a leak down the barrel. i tried everything to fix it and i mean i replaced every o ring, took the whole gun apart and a lot other. so i sent it back under the wrranty and in less than 6 days i had my new dm8. other than that rare leak from dye guns the gun shoots amazing. and very quick
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) The gun is a great shooting gun but if you get a "bad" one it is a ***** to get right
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cedarburg WI
XSV2121 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: Good gun
Cons: eyes pips is annoying
The gun is a great shooting gun but if you get a "bad" one it is a ***** to get right
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) Having used a DM7 for the whole of last season, I'm very happy to be shooting the DM8 now and I noticed several very big improvements over last year's model. One of them is the lack of eye covers,...
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lil' Nicky
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Europia
lil' Nicky has been a member for 10 years
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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $1,300.00
Pros: It's consistent, accurate, and has no kick.
Cons: Requires a little more maintenance than others.
Having used a DM7 for the whole of last season, I'm very happy to be shooting the DM8 now and I noticed several very big improvements over last year's model.

One of them is the lack of eye covers, which makes marker maintenance alot easier and also gives the marker a sleeker look.

The DM8 is noticeably lighter than it's predecessors.

The LPR seems to perform very well, with very good consistency straight out of the box, and kick is pretty much non existent, which is definitely a plus, and helps out a ton when it comes to accuracy.

I also love the new HYPER 3 regulator design, it's very comfortable and allows for a tighter grip on your marker, all the while whilst feeding constant air pressure into the gun. Big for it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) I got my dm off Scott Kemp of the Ironmen and I love it to death. I have changed out the silver parts for black so it is a red/black gun and I replaced the top on off with a CP continuous flow plug...
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: 603
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Length of use: Less 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: $990.00
Pros: Accurate, looks cool, newest dye, hyper 3 reg
Cons: air efficiency
I got my dm off Scott Kemp of the Ironmen and I love it to death. I have changed out the silver parts for black so it is a red/black gun and I replaced the top on off with a CP continuous flow plug to fix any future leak problems. I love the gun and play snake on a tourney team so air efficentcy doesn't mean anything to me. The gun shoots hard with hand fitted parts but has little to no kick. Also I find that the dm8 has a unique sound compared to other markers so you can hear a gas hog in action. That is the only problem with this gun and it is not a problem to me. I wrote value as a 4 because the gun is worth like 1k if I sold it but each year I let it sit it goes down in value about 2 hundred dollars so it has no resale value after a while.

Thank you for reading my dm8 review and I do reccommend this high end gun if you have the money but ask you to look into egos and bob longs and even a1's before you buy it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) Best gun I have ever shot, regardless of what is in my signature. Straight out of the box this thing shot perfect. Easy as heck to clean and maintain. Consistent flow. Quiet. Fast. As being top of...
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fattyMcCheese36
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: chicago
fattyMcCheese36 is a Paintball photographer
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: $1.00
Pros: Light, Fast, Reliable, Consistent
Cons: Eye covers are easier IMO
Best gun I have ever shot, regardless of what is in my signature.

Straight out of the box this thing shot perfect.
Easy as heck to clean and maintain.
Consistent flow. Quiet. Fast.
As being top of the line, this marker will NOT let you down.
These guns are very light.
I can keep going on.


CONCLUSION:
If you have enough money, go for it. This is the best gun out for paintball.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) I have been shooting matrices for several years now, and I have to say the dm8 lives up to the legacy. I bought my dm8 back in december, brand new. What's GoodIt's extremely light, especially...
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: LONG ISLAND NY
NYGuardians capt. is a Supporting Member
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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: $1,400.00
Pros: Smooth shooting, fast, reliable, accurate, etc
Cons: the price tag
I have been shooting matrices for several years now, and I have to say the dm8 lives up to the legacy. I bought my dm8 back in december, brand new.
What's Good
It's extremely light, especially compared to the Gen-e, dm3, dm4, dm5, yet it lacks none of the great performance. The ultralite frame also makes the gun a very comfortable one to hold, and although the stock board has many more modes than matrices originally came with, it still is not my favorite. However, if you're going to dump $1000+ on a gun, I'm sure it would be nothing to get another $160 for the tadao yakuza board, my personal favorite. Like all the guns before it, it is ball on ball accurate, and has the trademark matrix "lob" to its shot trajectory.
What Needs A Little Work
I'm not really a fan of is the lack of eye covers, and the way the detents are set up. I know I have trouble accessing and replacing the eyes/detents. I also have had trouble making the feedneck fit some of my hoppers, either because the feedneck(of the hopper) was too thin or too thick, a problem I didn't have on my dm5, pmr, or gen-e matrix.
Value Issue
My main issue with value is that you could buy a pmr for ~$300, and dump another ~$400 into it, and for ~$700, you have a gun that can shoot close to what the dm8 shoots like.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.4/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) the gun is great but the only thing i have a problem with is the trigger. i know some people like it but it really doesn't work for me. its not a big problem and i can live with it. other then that...
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Join Date: Jul 2008
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: $850.00
Pros: ul frame, the reg, barrel,
Cons: the trigger
the gun is great but the only thing i have a problem with is the trigger. i know some people like it but it really doesn't work for me. its not a big problem and i can live with it. other then that the gun is great really no other flaws with it. the light system is easy to understand and it fits my had very well.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.2/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) I've been shooting egos for over two years now and this year my team switched to Dye so that's my first DM. Gun came with hex keys, manual, barrel sock, lube and spare parts kit. Gun looks good...
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sniezy
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Europe
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: Comfy, consistent, accurate, low kick
Cons: Overpriced, some issues, requires some maintenance
I've been shooting egos for over two years now and this year my team switched to Dye so that's my first DM. Gun came with hex keys, manual, barrel sock, lube and spare parts kit.

Gun looks good (pretty much personal opinion), and is very nice to hold - UL frame is awesome plus trigger guard close to the reg is perfect since you can hold them together with your hand. I would not say it's "one of the lightest and smallest guns" as Dye advertises it - but it's not heavy/oversized, too. For sure they could have milled it more to make it like 2oz lighter (DM8 is certainly NOT lighter than DM7 - that's a fact). UL barrel is really good, and rubber on the reg doesn't make much difference - it's a bit better than Hyper2 but still very similar to hold. Grips are not as sticky as in the DM6/7 so I switched mine with the old ones and I'm fine.

Gun shoots very consistent and is accurate, but that's what I expected a spool valve to be. Kick is very low to none, it's shooting really smooth. So far it doesn't chop at all, no boltsticks, no leaks (if you maintain it properly) no major issues. No problems getting through ~5500 reballs at one practice. Some minor issues I have experienced are: feedneck issues (paintballs getting stuck in the feedneck) and blowing tophat oring, but Dye solved both problems and I was able to use my gun again in no time. On/off asa could be improved as it's not very easy to twist it.

Upgrades I have installed are: Critical trigger (I would REALLY recommend this one), CP FLOW PLUG (makes gun easier to hold, and who uses on/off anyway?), new Dye '08 legal board (just to bad we had to pay for these). With these three gun gets much much better IMO. I would also go for a Tadao board but I guess I love sticky grips too much to sacrafice them for a screen.

To sum up, it's a really nice gun and if maintaining it is not a problem for you you will love the way it shoots. Hovever, without a sponsorship I would rather consider a DM7 that is pretty much same gun but at 1/2 price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.1/5 stars.
Dye Precision Dye Matrix 8 (DM8) i got a dm8 through sponsorship(reason for my price) they are incredible. consistent, accurate, fast, comfortable. everything you could ask for in a gun. though lack of eye covers makes cleaning...
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cali
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: $1.00
Pros: everything
Cons: lack of eye covers
i got a dm8 through sponsorship(reason for my price)

they are incredible.

consistent, accurate, fast, comfortable.

everything you could ask for in a gun.

though lack of eye covers makes cleaning the eyes a hassle.

other than that this gun is the best one out.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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