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Old 02-03-2005, 06:55 PM #1
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DM4 and Proto differences

Hey I really wanted to get a DM4, but was hesitent beacuase they are so expensive. Then I started checking out the Proto, and liked it a lot. From what I hear they are basically the same gun with different milling, besides the Proto being smaller which is better. Are there any other major differences, and is it a better deal to just go for the Proto? Someone please respond. My AIM is avengedphish.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:00 PM #2
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dude, you are gunna get flamed because there are about 651381384141234103271387 threads about this.
proto:
no clamping rise
no on/off
aluminum buttons
proto 1 piece barrel
accepts dm4 aftermarket triggers
does not take aftermarker "chips" like advantage or tadao, but can get stock board reprogrammed

dm4:
clamping rise
on/off
membrane buttons
ultralite barrel
aftermarket chips
runs at slightly lower pressure than proto
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:02 PM #3
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Ok besides the parts what do you guys thikn about the performance and feel? Is it noticable?
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:13 PM #4
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both have same bolt design, so they are both going to perform/shoot/feel/and look pretty much the same.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:32 PM #5
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Ok. The main issue for me is the money. So if getting a Proto would save me 200 or 300 bucks and have the same performance of a DM4 I think that would be the right gun for me.
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Old 02-03-2005, 07:48 PM #6
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no not same bolt the proto bolt is shorter and more gas efficient.
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:04 PM #7
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I thought they are the same bolt. The DM5 bolt is smaller.
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:16 PM #8
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proto bolt is smaller than dm5 bolt, which is shorter than the dm4 bolt
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:48 PM #9
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ok I am sorry but this is a question that is burning a hole in my mind what type of barrel threads are on the proto and dm's?
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:22 PM #10
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:29 PM #11
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Is it a better idea to go with the Proto then for the money. I don't get why someone would get a DM4 when it sounds like the Proto is better for a cheaper price.
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:40 PM #12
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Proto isn't better. Not as upgraded and not as upgradeable. But, it is less expensive, and it does shoot like a matrix...quiet, fast.

So it is a matter of preference.
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:07 AM #13
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sorry, but what do you mean alluminum buttons? like switches or what? pics?
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:34 AM #14
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:16 AM #15
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just by a used dm4
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:54 AM #16
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the alluminum buttons he is talking about is instead ofhaving a pad like the dm4/5 it has two buttons that are alluminum.... i have a proto and a dm4 and i use the proto over the dm4 the proto is smaller lighter and i think it shoots just as fast as a dm4... really you should go to your local shop and dry fire both too see what you feel better with
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