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Old 07-07-2016, 02:39 PM #1
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help!! is dm4 worth buying ?

please help guys . is it still a good marker?
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:51 PM #2
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depends on what you are buying it for. just to play around with or for tournaments?
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:53 PM #3
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just play around how its conpare to mid range gun today?
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:32 PM #4
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just play around how its conpare to mid range gun today?
it will not be as efficient as newer guns. shot quality would still be good. maintenance may be more then newer ones too. I would be worried about replacement parts. things like the board or solenoid may be hard to find
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:59 PM #5
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dm10's=dm12's are going for like $250, might as well buy one of those
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:44 PM #6
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As others have said, you can get newer versions for so cheap that you might as well do that.

But to answer the actual question at hand: I still to this day play with an original matrix quite often (and in case you're lost, that's the predecessor to the DM3 which was the predecessor to the DM4).

They do have cons, but they are quite minor:

1) They are gas inefficient. Quite so actually. But if you're playing at a field I've never not been able to fill up as often as I like...so I don't give to craps about how inefficient they are. They still have plenty of efficiency to finish a game...if I'm low I'll fill before the next one.

2) They do require maintenance. However...that maintenance is basically just "clean and lube them with proper lube regularly and replace the o-rings once in a while". If you do that then I actually think the old style build quality wins out over lots of modern stuff in long term reliability. I consider my matrix one of the most reliable guns I've ever used long term...and I've owned tippmanns, so that's saying something! I highly recommend slick honey as a lube BTW. I've left it sit for a couple years once with slick honey in it and it was still good to go next time I aired it up. Quality lube is worth it.

3) They are a bit heavier than modern guns. That said, I've noticed if I use a modern light tank/hopper/barrel combo suddenly the extra heft of the gun isn't really that noticeable any more. It's only when you play with the true full old setup (heavier everything) that it's really bad.

And in my eyes the advantages are worth it. They are exceptional quality markers that shoot insanely smoothly, reliably, and quieter than a mouse fart. They are actually great guns still to this day.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:44 AM #7
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My buddy had a DM4 for awhile. It's a little heavy and bulky, but fine for rec play.
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