Originally Posted by Havok646
Thats a lie... DM's are honestly the most reliable gun out there..
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DMS are not as reliable as other guns. they are far from tanks. you have to put working into them. expect to lube the bolt twice a month. in the cold expect problems. my pm7 runs amazing in the summer (dwell of 8, lpr is really low, no abs) in the winter i have to crank up my lpr to combat shootdown increase my dwell to 15 and upp the eye sensitivity. i also lube it after every day and sometimes during the day if i break enough paint and get shells in my bolt. im not the only one trust me 2 of my teamates have dye guns (dm4 and dm5) they have the same problems and most of the time theirs are worse. also the triggers can be bounce whores unlike opti switches. the ul frame bounces a bit and u have to set it up right where opti switches are less prone to bounce (which is why alot of non sponsered tourney players i see choose egos over trixs, or they shoot something else).
they are also far from tanks the self cleaning eyes on the dm7 doesnt work well, but i think they fixed it on the dm8. they also have poor air efficency. in the winter my pm7 (fully upped) gets 6 pods to a 45 68ci. thats the price you pay for a quiet and smooth gun. my etek gets 10 pods no problem and a hopper. my excal gets close to a case on a 68 45. my karni gets 10 pods no problem too. hell my evolved dm3 gets better efficency than my pm7.
dye matrixs arnt the end all to the gun world. are they the best, hell no. they are good. if you live in a warm place i would suggest it 100%. if you live and play in the cold and you also play back i would say get something else.
and as for the maintance heres a scenario that happens quite often and theres more like it with matrixs.
1. your gun has horrible first shot drop off. as in the first ball doesnt leave the barrel. you increase the abs and raise the dwell a bit so u dont break paint. next thing you know you upped the abs a bit too much and you blow your number 13 oring. you take your bolt out and put it back in clean the shells out and relube it. you lower the abs and decrease the dwell by one or two.
your guns works now awesome and chronos fine (who said dye guns cant work in the cold)
you get on the field and you start to rip and you get horrible shootdown. you go back to your bag and upp the lpr. what was once so smooth isnt so smooth because you have to combate the shootdown of your cold orings on your bolt.
you do that and your guns shoots with little to no shootdown but with more kick and less consistancy and less smoothness. WEhat was your once high end is now shooting like an ephinany due to the weather. o well summer is just around the corner.
and no im not ego biased the 3 guns i always shoot are (1. excal 2. wdp angel g7 3. wgp karni) my etek and proto and dm3 are just extras and loners.