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DM's, PM's, Ego's, Timmies, and other high ends
Black/Red DM6, Reloader B with speed feed, Ignition 68/4500
Different barrel if your picky
Gap between eye cover and grip frame
Well first off, let me say that this has to be the best 07 marker I've seen/shot. It has the largest improvements over its 06 version whereas other 07 models barely improved their 06 parents. Now the review.
I only tested this marker but that was enough to say that this was an awesome marker. The first major improvement was wieght. I was just holding my friend's 06 ego when I saw my friend walk onto the field with his brand new blue 07 ego. I naturally asked to hold it and my jaw dropped. The 07 ego is almost half the wieght of the 06 ego from the feel of it. It felt like a feather after holding an 06 ego. The marker felt like it could have been make of plastic it was so light. You easily felt like you could break it in your hands due to the weightlessness of this marker.
The milling was pretty nice on the marker. It's definately a different type of style than the 05 and 06 egos had but it's not much better IMO. The milling and anno was flawless but the curves on it were not jaw dropping.
When I shot the marker I was in heaven. Very little kick, a little loud, but the trigger was just a joy to play with. Very light, snappy, responsive, with no side to side play. It was also very easy to shoot fast. I was very pleased with the trigger. The marker was also very accurate. It shot beautiful, clean, tight ropes. All were just ball on ball at 50 ft.
Now the bad.
One thing I noticed when I was looking the body of the marker over was that there's a gap between the eye cover and the grip frame. It's barely the width of pen tip but that's more than enough for paint to get into. Noticing this set me off a little from the marker because a shot to the grip frame and you could have paint all on your board and selonoid. Not a good thing or a fun activity of cleaning.
Also, I wasn't a fan of the trigger guard. This is a personal pet peeve because my fingers move a lot when I shoot so the size of the trigger guard kinda bugged me. I'm used to the large and spacious trigger guard of the UL frame for my DM6 so when I shot the 1/3 size smaller trigger framed ego, my fingers kept hitting the trigger guard which was just annoying and felt kind of uncomfortable.
This is an awesome marker. It's extremely light, easy to shoot ropes with, and a good looking marker. I would give this marker a 10 based everything else but because of that gap between the eye cover and grip I'm gonna give it a nine because that would have been an easy fix to leave just a tad bit more metal at the machine shop. Still, it's a very nice marker.
I'm looking at an Ego 07, DM7, & Angel 1. After hearing about all the problems with the A1, I'm leaning more towards the DM7 & Ego 07. I've heard good things about the DM7, just the price is too high. I love all the things I've been hearing about the new Ego. Would you say it's worth buying? I know about the solenoid and Eclipse fixing the problem, but is the eye cover and trigger problem a big thing? I would Just replace the eye covers & grips. Tell me what you think.
great review by the way
I would definately say it's worth buying. The trigger is just a pet peeve of mine. You may like the size of the trigger guard. So hold the marker and see for yourself. And the eye cover isn't a huge problem but it's something of a worry. You could always just put a bit of tape over the spot and it should be fine.
Just to let you know, the problems with the A1's have been fixed. I've got one, and my friend has two, and we havent had a problem with them. One of the things I liked with the Angel was the full barrel kit it came with. It's a very light fast gun, don't count it out just because of the early problems, they are no more.
I'm not really sure the bore size of the stock barrel, but all I can say is that it was dead accurate. You wouldn't have to get a new barrel unless you wanted to just for extra bore sizes or if you just don't like it.