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Old 02-25-2015, 11:27 PM #1
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is a PM8 still a relevant marker? Been away for some time and getting back into it.

Looking at a few markers to get back into the sport. When I was playing I used an Ion with a blackheart board and a Shocker. Liked both if them. The marker that I would like to have is a Proto Matrix 8. Other options could be a Rail, DP G5, Mini. I'm mostly looking to play speed ball with whatever marker I get. I apologize in advance because I don't really know what all has changed. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:33 PM #2
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Sure is. Older egos, DMs, shockers, etc are good guns. Newer guns are mostly a little more refined, lighter, easier to service, have current support and parts, etc. Get whatever feels good in your hands. You can also consider the axe, etha and drone which will all be around that price range.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:59 PM #3
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Cool. I've got a line on a PM8 for under $300 right now so I might jump on it. The DP G-5 has my eye too. I really like the ASA and overall form factor of the marker. Macroless is also pretty neat.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:09 AM #4
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I still use a Shocker SFT and a NXT and they both have never failed me and shoot great.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:58 AM #5
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Cool. I've got a line on a PM8 for under $300 right now so I might jump on it. The DP G-5 has my eye too. I really like the ASA and overall form factor of the marker. Macroless is also pretty neat.
Stay away from DP. I'm pretty sure they sell their guns broken
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:22 AM #6
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So it seems that not a whole lot has changed in the time I've been out. I guess that just means I can get my dream markers for a little less cash now which is great! Might try to find an Etek ego or something along those lines. Never shot anything from Planet Eclipse.

Edit: What about the Proto Rail MaXXed? Anyone shoot that and like it?

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Old 02-26-2015, 02:08 AM #7
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Stay away from DP. I'm pretty sure they sell their guns broken
I have a G5 and it's been nothing but great. Got me back into paintball and I refuse to sell it.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:22 AM #8
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The Rail Maxxed is a pretty nice shooter for what it is, and thats to be a mid/entry level electro for newer players. If you're already experienced with taking care of guns your money is better spent on older top of the line guns imo.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:33 AM #9
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The Rail Maxxed is a pretty nice shooter for what it is, and thats to be a mid/entry level electro for newer players. If you're already experienced with taking care of guns your money is better spent on older top of the line guns imo.
Probably going to go with a E-Tek Ego from a couple years back then and put a new barrel on it and call it good. And plus, PE's customer service is incredible from what I hear.

Edit: Pulled the trigger (ha...pun) on a E-Tek Ego based off of many many positive reviews. For $250 I couldn't pass it up.

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Old 02-26-2015, 03:04 AM #10
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Yea its still good just might be harder to find parts and other stuff ect. If you were getting back in what I would do is buy a newer used gun and use that one for a back up / fun gun so your not wearing it out just incase it goes down. Not for sure how hard it is to get parts but that gun model has seen its prime.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:17 AM #11
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Yea its still good just might be harder to find parts and other stuff ect. If you were getting back in what I would do is buy a newer used gun and use that one for a back up / fun gun so your not wearing it out just incase it goes down. Not for sure how hard it is to get parts but that gun model has seen its prime.
Ya, I'll upgrade sometime soon, but it should get the job done for now. If I like it, I'll probably grab a E-Tek 4 or something along those lines. Worst case scenario is it lasts me a few months and then it can be a back up/parts marker for someone. Probably going to throw a Dye Rotor on top and not sure what kind of air tank.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:05 AM #12
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I have a ninja tank and I love it, it fit's great on my marker and it feels light. It's very consistent as well
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:16 AM #13
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Looking around on eBay, parts for the E-Tek Ego are still easy to come by. Boards, detents, bolts, etc. Should be a good marker for me.
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