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waruigaijin Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
ego 07, dm7, autococker, automag, ion, mini and so on
Marker Setup: most are sold now but dm7,autococker,miltec t68,smart parts sp-8 fullly upgraded, spyders-assorted kinds, rap4 socom 68gen4, invert mini, automag, shot about every gun thats made a ripple in the paintball ocean other than DLX and a droid, I will fix this soon. hpa45 tank, revo hopper
none really, more barrel backs or a kit
Strengths: ACCURATE. easy on the paint, LOW sound level! Easy to shot fast.
Weaknesses: NONE! IF clean and lube it.
Review: Intro

I have used alot of guns. Im guessing most people that are going to read this are going to compare this gun with egos, angels, luxe, shockers, and macdevs. ill compare a few of these guns. I cannot state why but I shot alot , and i mean a crap ton of paint at targets for research. Both the comparisons are with the STOCK barrels. And a dye will get 1100 shots in a 45 /68, that enough for me.

ANGEL VS DYE, DYE is lighter, thinner, seems more accurate when using higher quality paint. I have NOT seen or tried the new fly a1, but the old one has more kick and sound sig than a dye. The angel has ALOT of small features that make it a good option to the somewhat spartan dye. That said try to shot both before you buy. Im not sure that the angel is softer on paint but they are both strong in this area.There is no first shot bolt stick in the angel. angel claims 1800 shot now.

EGO VS DYE EGO is lighter, thinner,DYE is smoother, easier on paint, little if any more accurate with same paint. OK this is where it gets complicated. Dyes sometime can be affected by first shot stick when the grease gets old, or a certain oring get s to old. I have never seen this in a ego , they fire nice on the first shot every time, that said the ego seems to have a edge over a dye with bolt stick. This is only is you fail to clean and lube your gun for a long long time, or a certain oring get messed up. I love the large trigger on the dye, compared to the tight fit of the ego, if you get the SL version of the ego its trigger guard is larger. The dye grip is also nice and and feels better than the ego. Despite what people think the cure bolt does not mean its "softer on paint" as the bolt stll hits the ball hard, it just helps avoids chops( you know at the top of the chamber), but the bolt hits the ball pretty danm hard. The dye uses air to push the bolt forward, this causes the ball to move into the breach/barrel. The ego has springs/ hammers that move with alot of force, they are very much like a spyder in that way, but made with quality lol sorry.... That said the ego is just slighter harder on paint. As far as accuracy the dye lives up to the hype, Often hitting the target on the first shot, this is with out the benefit of a barrel kit! The trigger on the dye to me feels easier to fire fast. The sound level thing is where the DYEs kill egos. Dye does need to start using a nicer box, the box once opened is not safe to use to carry the gun!!! Where the ego comes with a nice pimp looking case that really protects your gun!!! I would hold both and shot both before buying, as many people dont mind the kick the ego has, and love the fast response, and the thin tight feel when holding. When others love the silent smooth accurate shooting the dye has.

The whole,,,, spool value guns break down more than other types of paintball guns rumor is kinda unfounded, and if it was true it would not apply to dyes. My DYE has never went down. I can not say that for my cocker, ion, spyder, minis and so on. People say they leak, that is because they just let there guns get to dry, or failed to lube after playing.

Conclusion: IF your going to pay 1000 plus on a gun you better shoot it or at least hold it in real life before buying it! That it the best way to know what gun to buy at this price level.ITS hard to say what is better a ego or dye because they both do the job great. Owning either of these two will make you happy and ensure its only your playing you need worry about holding you back from winning heheh.. but...... I would get a DM8 over the etek and ego, but get the SL ego over the dye because of the SLs top spot in resale value.....
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 at 2:13 am PST

Review Comments
p4intballa Friday, August 15th, 2008 | 8:48 pm PST
"The ego has springs/ hammers that move with a lot of force, they are very much like a spyder in that way, but made with quality" Egos donít have springs, they are electro-pneumatic and therefore use a solenoid to direct air to move the rammer. They are however poppet valve, like spyder. They're still harder on paint than dm though.
Last edited on Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 8:51 pm PST

waruigaijin Thursday, August 28th, 2008 | 2:08 pm PST
Egos do use a spring dude. Look at the exhaust valve assembly. It contains the valve spring. DL the 08 ego pdf, look at the parts list. Look at part list on page 72, parts 09 and 51. I could sit here and explain everything, but you can just look at the guns design and see how the gun works. Ill give you the fact the spyder has two spings and the ego only the one that moves. And they differ more than my review would suggest.

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