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Old 06-27-2011, 05:14 PM #1
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Older DM's VS Older Ego's

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I have been looking at the BST forum and have been considering a new marker, I have looked at the Axe and slightly used they are around $400, I have looked at the Etek as well. I have been considering a used Dye Matrix or a Planet Eclipse Ego. I was looking more at the 08 models because they are priced around $450 for both, but I have heard some issues with both: the DM8 was the first year with new reg and eyepipe and sometimes the first year can have some deffects. The Ego 8 I believe had the QEV issue and those could blow out. I am wondering if the DM8 or Ego 8 are reliable? Are these good markers? If someone could help me out that would be awesome!

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:18 PM #2
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Get an AXE.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:24 PM #3
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you are missing another big name in the paintball world.. instead of ego 8 or dm8 look at the vice or marq from bob long. the axe is a very solid marker no doubt but if i had to pick between it and any of the markers mentioned thus far in the thread i would say my vice wins
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:07 PM #4
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I've been substantially impressed with the Axe, especially at their price point. p8ntballr68059 has a great point on the Marq platform as well. You can find some awfully nice Marqs out there for even less than your $400 target, and they're great shooting guns. However, real honestly, if I were in the $400-450 market right this minute, I'd be getting an Axe.
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An 08 Ego is a very solid marker, and I know plenty of people who have them and have never had a qev problem.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:41 AM #6
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:28 AM #7
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Originally Posted by ace187 View Post
Buy a CSL and never worry about anything.
but maybe debt

i still shoot my dm8.. it shoot great. with the guns you mentioned you cant go wrong with any choice.. its going to come down to preference. although if you like having a bran new gun. go for the axe as it will be around the same price range as a used ego8 and dm8.

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:23 PM #8
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Ya know, in that price range I'm pretty sure that Bob Long has the best things out there: Vice, Protege, Marq series(6,7,Rapper,Closer).

I owned a Marq 7 in between a DM6, PM8, and Dm7, and the Marq, in my opinion and tuned to my liking, was not only way more efficient, but it was also nearly as quiet. And, it feels much better in the hands in my opinion.

In the Ego rage, I bought an Ego 08. Nice gun, great board, felt great. But, I had a Protege right before the Ego, and I was severely disappointed to have sold my Protege after having the Ego for a few weeks. I promptly sold it and got another Protege. The Protege is much more efficient, much softer shot, felt better constructed, felt better in my hands, and I truly felt it was a better gun no doubt. And the Vice is merely and upgraded, milled, and refined Protege, and therefore blows the Ego out of the water.

That's my opinion, I'm into pump now so I couldn't say I own any of those guns now, but if I was to hit the tourney scene again, I'd be in hand with a Marq or Protege/Vice.

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