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Rex_recta Sunday, December 16th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Dm4, Vintage trixes, dm5, dm6, dm7, dm8, pm5, pm6, pm7. Trixes.
Marker Setup: UL'd Marroon PM7
Virtue laser eyes
Critical trigger
Virtue board
My gun pretty much kills yours...and then some.
Dye Peanut 71/45
UL frame (preference), on/off, barrel, maybe a bolt kit.
Strengths: Fast
Cheap now
Smooth shooting
Easy maintenance
Weaknesses: Inefficient (don't expect efficiency)
Stock barrel isn't bad. Could be better.
Review: Well. I've given dye and proto more or less, my hole paintball career. I love all of their products except for the rail.
I am going on my second Proto M7 in 4 months.
My first one was red and stock and my second one is LE marroon and UL'd with a bit of different things going on.
Lets get to the nitty gritty.

Feel: Well the feel of the stock framed proto m7 isn't great. It isn't bad either. Just not something that really wows me.
With a UL frame, the feel of the gun is infinitely better. Its so nice that a light gun deserves a light frame.

Board modes: Stock board on the stock frame of a proto is excellent. Semi, NXL, PSP, and Millenium are all offered. No reason to upgrade. Along with the UL board its better.

Efficiency: This is the only place that trix's lack. There is much to be desired. But I just easily sacrafice the efficiency for the excellence of shooting capability and the smoothness of each and every shot along with 0 kick.

Consistancy: I used stock settings at the chrono. Consistancy w/ stock barrel around plus or minus 6. Not bad. Not great.

Maintenance: I think its easy. Most disagree because they don't like how many 0-rings there are and I don't know, I think its easy.

Eyes: Proto uses ribbon eyes. STOP IT PROTO..NOW..these are delicate but easily changed. Though the eye covers are finally not that single piece of plastic. They are now metal separate covers.

Feedneck: Toolless, low rise clamping feedneck. Awesome.

Reg: Hyper 2 is an excellent reg.

On/off: Proto on/off isn't bad. Could be better. Smoothness is lacking but there are better on/offs (cp).

Field Test:
Used at a 5 man tourny. Shot consistant over the chrono. Lanes and lanes all over the field. W/ a 45/45 it was easy to snap out and get back in the bunker with out getting tagged.

With the stock trigger (stock frame) I don't understand why but I couldn't shoot lefty. I am perfectly fine shooting left with a critical trigger shooting lefty but I just don't know why I coudln't with the stock frame trigger.

We wend on to place 2nd in this tourny. Three other team mates are rocking this gun. That is saying something.

I have never had any problems with the 2 I have had. Just keep the settings stock, don't mess with them, keep the gun lubed and everything with be sweet.
Conclusion: Great guns. Go for 400 or so on Pbnation now. I like the 2 I have / had and will continue to use proto / dye products until I am done with paintball (There wil lbe the dm36 by then.)
10 out of 10

Review Comments
rich13g Friday, July 31st, 2009 | 9:52 pm PST
those are stock modes right

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