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Old 01-05-2016, 12:58 PM #1
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Still think PM7 UL/PM8 are one of the best platforms to build on

So I just finished upgrading my PM8 thanks to a ridiculously good deal at my local paintball store ($60 Canadian, $43 US) I picked up an ultralight on/off and Billy Wing bolt to upgrade my PM8 this Fall.

Just got around to installing the upgrades last night and I gotta say the PM8 and PM7 w/ UL (moreso) are still fantastic deals in paintball. With a little investment my marker has all the niceties of a 2013 Dye Matrix, shoots as good as about any tourney marker, and had a starting price of $200 2 years ago.

Will take some pictures and do some videos soon. For anyone considering one of these markers, they're still a great choice. Just buy a couple of eye pipes if you get a PM8
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:48 PM #2
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Totally agreed. I picked up a PM8 in a random lot of stuff from craigslist, and I'm blown away at how well it shoots and how great the ergonomics are. Gives my Geo 3.5 a run for its money.
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Old 01-08-2016, 04:53 PM #3
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Pm8 bolt kit = Dm9 bolt kit = Dm10 = Dm11 =...= Dm15

I can't speak for the M2, but the Pm8 is essentially a Dm15 in a different body. Yes, there are very minor tweaks here and there, but the Pm8's bolt was used as the design for the Dm9 internals.

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:40 PM #4
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that's a fairly broad comparison, technically the fuse bolt hasn't changed hardly at all since the DM4, sure it might be shorter, or longer, to thicker in some areas, but all the o-rings are in the same spots they always have been, and the only difference between the Fuse Bolt and the original matrix is that the bolt was streamlined into a one piece design.

that being said, the PM8 bolt is 100% interchangeable with the DM9-10-11, all you need is the PM8 back cap (different threading on the cap)
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:14 PM #5
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that's a fairly broad comparison, technically the fuse bolt hasn't changed hardly at all since the DM4

Ergo, Pm8 ~ Dm15. Like I said, minor changes and tweaks, overall very similar.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:28 PM #6
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Own a dm4 and a pm8 - bomb.com

Kinda want an m2 but can't afford it!
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:40 PM #7
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I'd love a newer dyecam matrix but I don't play enough to justify it. And as mentioned above, the guts of the pm8 are almost the same as every matrix since.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:33 PM #8
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I've shot a pm8 since 2008. Critical trigger, Billy Wing bolt, laser wired eyes.

Now, with metal eye pipes coming out, I don't see reason to ever buy a new gun.

I have a drone dx now that shoots pretty nicely, but the ergo's are really different. The frame is fat and the area around where the barrel screws in and top of the reg into the body has angular rather than smooth lines, even if the longer spacing is quite comfortable.

That's one thing I've always loved about the pm8. That divet in the front just feels amazing
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:56 PM #9
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I've shot a pm8 since 2008. Critical trigger, Billy Wing bolt, laser wired eyes.

Now, with metal eye pipes coming out, I don't see reason to ever buy a new gun.

I have a drone dx now that shoots pretty nicely, but the ergo's are really different. The frame is fat and the area around where the barrel screws in and top of the reg into the body has angular rather than smooth lines, even if the longer spacing is quite comfortable.

That's one thing I've always loved about the pm8. That divet in the front just feels amazing
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:36 PM #10
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:45 PM #11
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Miss my pm8... love the whole proto line even to date.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:58 AM #12
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I play for Boom and while M2s are very very nice. I shoot a UL'd Pm7 because its cheaper and I like the way the old PM/DMs shoot.
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