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Xyle Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder compact 2 in 1 w/ various ups
Spyder MR2, stock
Ion w/up's
A-5
Custom Cocker's
Marker Setup: Proto PMR
Tadao PMR Board
Tech T PMR Bolt
cp on/off
NDZ asa w/dye mini gauge
NDZ silk trigger
NDZ alloy back cap
NDZ Pro-lite Frame
NDZ Spring detents
Powerlyte Scepter Barrel system
Vlocity hopper w/Virtue chip
crossfire 68/45 Tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
I'de recomend upgrading to a alloy back cap to be safe, otherwise, it rips stock and you can upgrade as you see fit.
Strengths: Price
Fast
Consistent
Light
Virtually no kick
Very customizable
Weaknesses: Bit of an air hog (this has gotten better with the Tech T bolt)
Review: Well I have been playing paintball for a number of years now, mostly out on a ranch with some friends. This year however I started to get into speedball more and more, and realized my old spyders weren't going to cut it anymore.
So I did my research and finally decided on the PMR, a medium priced marker that could compete with the big dogs. Well when I finally got my PMR they were right, even stock it rips ropes.
The stock board has 4 different mods (only 3 of which are listed in the manual)
Semi, psp, millennium, and NXL mode which they forgot to tell you about in the manual. The board is pretty customizable, allowing you to set the dwell, trigger sensitivity, BPS cap, and firing modes. The eyes have worked flawlessly for me and I haven't had a single chop and i've probably run about 6000 balls through it, so as far as the electronics go I am very impressed. (Edit) I have since upgraded to a Tadao board, and I am loving it, it gives you ultimate control over every setting, and many more modes than the stock board, it also seems to make the gun run a little smoother. (call me crazy)

Many people who look at this gun see the plastic on it and think that means it's less durable, in reality it's easily just as durable if not more durable than aluminum. The only plastic part i'de replace would be the back cap, and thats not even nesesary if you are careful with it. If the plastic bothers you however you can upgrade to a UL frame and metal parts are available for pretty much all the plastic parts on the gun, I just feel it's not nessesary, personal preference. I play up front and am sliding and bumping into things alot and the gun has yet to show any damage. (Edit) I have upgraded to the NDZ Pro-lite frame which I really do love, not only does it feel great and give you much more room in the trigger gaurd, but it also allows more room on the inside of the grip as well. The grip frame upgrade definatly sets it apart from other pmr's as well and just looks great, while not a nessesary upgrade I am very glad I made it.

As for the actualy shooting of the gun, the Hyper 2 reg is one of the best out there and it on all the dye/proto high end guns. After it's broken in (about 2000 shots) I went to the chrono to check out the consistency. Every shot was within 4-5 fps of eachother, and the accuracy on the field was great, the stock barrel isn't bad, however I put pepper stick on it and that improved not only my accuract, but also my air efficiency. (Edit) I have now installed the Tech T bolt and wow, it's a completly different feel it makes the gun whisper quite and reduces what little kick the pmr has to non existant. It also allows you to lower the dwell by 8-10 clicks as well as the pressure. My gun now runs with a dwell of 16, a pressure of 115 psi and a velocity of 285 on the dot.

Botton line, for 400$ this thing is hard to beat (I see they have since lowered the price making it an even better deal), all the ion owners will look at it with envy, this gun definatly keeps up with the high ends. (Edit) I have had this gun for almost a year now and it has never failed me in any sort of weather or punishment. It still looks as new as the day I got it out of the box (although I do baby it). It shoots straight arrows and continues to amaze me. I have never even had a minor problem with it, (wish I could say the same for my auto cockers and my friends ions).
Conclusion: I have been playing with this gun for almost a year now and it amazes me to this day. I have never had any problems whatsoever with this gun and everyone who has the pleasure of shooting it agrees that it is a top notch performer. Very reliable gun and I'de recomend it to anyone especially since they have lowered the price further on this remarkable marker. I think it is a very nice marker stock and with all of the upgrades now available to it, it will last you a long time and can perform and even surpass the top notch 1000$ markers.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 3:26 am PST
 

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