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Old 03-12-2009, 10:06 AM #1
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Best Tourney Upgrade Gun

I have around 550$ for a new marker. I have been playing only rec ball for the most part and I want to get more serious about the sport and get into some more popular rookie level tournaments.

I have been looking at an Invert Mini, Bob Long Protege, and PMRs so far and I am having problems deciding. Anybody have any advice?
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:54 AM #2
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This is essentially a vs. thread which isn't allowed, my advice would be to go to your local store/pro-shop/field and hold/feel/shoot the aforementioned guns to see which you like best.

I for one don't know too much about those 3, but, I have heard the Mini is a hit or miss, some people get one and it's a great, compact marker. Another guy buys his from the same place, same color, same day, and has problems with it leaking, etc. All hear-say (sp?) though.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:08 PM #3
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buy a used highend. timmy, dm, ego, cyborg, closer/rapper/marq, etc. they'll shoot just as good as an 09 highend for under $500.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:14 PM #4
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I love the mini I have, but I'm actually selling it, for a better marker. It's only got 500 shots through it an no problems if you're interested . you can do better than a PMR for the price...
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:45 PM #5
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u can pick up 07 egos for 450-500$ i would suggest that and out of the gun that u have up there i like the protege the best
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:18 PM #6
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uhh id love to find an ego 07 for 450
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:57 PM #7
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u can also get 06 egos for about 300 now a days
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:48 PM #8
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i know that a brand new PM8 is 575. That is a great gun. reliable, fast and you have good customer service form dye. And your getting the original box, warranty everything. Other than that i have a friend at CP trying to sell his dm7 for $450. pm me if u are interested il ask him.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:29 AM #9
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i own a pm8 and love it. you can get them brand new for $575. this is the gun you want for the money
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:37 PM #10
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you may find a cheap ego 07, they sell around 450-550.
like bo43 said, mini's is a hit or miss. A lot of my friends who use to own minis had a bad experince.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:25 PM #11
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:59 PM #12
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i have seen they go for very cheap on the nation
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