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mantis04 Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
DM6, DM5: similar to a PMR but are more expensive
05 EGO: PMR shoots straighter, less paint breakage
Evil Shocker: Similar but shockers more expensive and break paint more.
Marker Setup: UL frame
UL barrel
Metal back cap
NDZ feedneck ring
NDZ Metal eye covers
Hybrid bottom line

Gangstar Vlocity
Pure energy 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
UL frame, Metal back cap and barrel of choice
Strengths: 1.8lb package
Low price
Stands up to abuse
1000 dollar quality
Weaknesses: Plastic back cap
Back UL-frame screw is short
Review: Where to start, well I sold my DM6 for this marker...

I had 300 dollars left over after upgrading the Rail to metal parts... anodizing money (this is why I bought the metal parts)

First days it shot fine.. 39 degree weather with non-cold weather paint... no breaks!

The real test was at the first CFOA event a month later, myself and another team member used it for the weekend in D-2 Xball.
It played every match and every point... not one paintball was broken... the temps ranged from 27 degrees Sunday morning to 45 degrees at 2pm. This was one of the few guns owned by Mantis Factory that didn't break down or shred paint (anarchy, x-ball bronze and blue box special forces).

It was abused like no other marker I've seen... I was really worried about it holding up to the abuse. Unfortunately the jewel in the back of the UL frame (buttons) came off during the first match. I cleaned the marker up after the event and found not a single scratch on it, everything worked perfectly.

Now I have to wait to see what sponsors want us to shoot, but I know one of our best front players decided to buy a PMR over the new 07 ego.

Don't be fooled by the price, this marker is easily as good as any 1000.00 dollar marker out there. It is definitely lighter than all the DYE markers out there even with metal parts.

Air: At first it sucked... 900-1000 per fill, now after 25+ cases... 1200 or so... adjust the dwell and inline pressure to adjust efficiency.


If you get the UL frame be sure to pick up a #8-32 3/4 allen cap screw (0.33 cents) from Home Depot
DYE is aware of the problem with the screw and is placing the right size in UL packages but there are already a large amount out there without the right screw.
Conclusion: This marker is quality defined, even with plastic parts this marker is unbelievable. I was worried about it not being worth spit.
I don't want to get another marker and I will be disappointed if I have to use something else because of Sponsors. (such is life though)

Buy it, you won't be disappointed

10 because: price, accuracy, weight, quality
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 at 2:42 pm PST
 

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