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JerryTX Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann ProLite, Kingman Spyder, Automag, Automag RT Pro, Autococker, Shocker 4x4, Smart Parts Ion, etc.
Marker Setup: Primary:
Automag
68ci HPA Tank
Evy II Hopper

Backups:
08 Proto SLG w/ clamping feedneck
Smart Parts Ion
Recommended
Upgrades:
Clamping feedneck, possibly a barrel
Strengths: Light
Easy to Use
Good rate of fire
Weaknesses: None for a $200 marker.
Review: I bought the Proto SLG as a backup for my Automag. I chose this marker over many of the others available because it uses the Hyper3 regulator which is the same regulator used on higher end DYE products; Proto is the budget DYE brand.

The marker is very light weight which is nice when playing all day in the Texas heat. Often times after a few games of lugging the Automag around I'll switch the SLG give my arms a break.

The LED and buttons are on the back of the marker and its very easy to turn the marker on and off (press and hold the top button), and to turn the eyes on and off (press and hold the buttom button). To program the SLG you have to open the trigger frame and change the dip switches to configuration mode. You then use the buttons and trigger to change on of the 3 configurable settings (trigger sensitivity, rate of fire, and operation mode).

By default, the SLG is set to a 15 bps setting with semi-auto and a casual trigger sensitivity. The default settings are definitely playable but you might want to tweak them for your individual needs. The Proto is capable of firing at 20bps but may increase your chances of a ball break and requires you to have a fast loaded to keep paint feeding.

So far I've put a case of paint through the Proto, and cheap paint at that, and it has worked flawlessly. The stock barrel is accurate for smaller speedball type fields. I hesitate to say anything about long range accuracy because I felt like the bore of the stock barre, .690, was a little too big for the paint I was shooting. Even still, at range most of my shots went basically where I wanted them to.

This thing was shooting 280 - 290 out of the box as advertised.

The Proto comes with the marker, barrel, lube, parts kit, allen keys, 9v battery, and some nice printed material including a good manual and registration card with serial number and color filled out.
Conclusion: Probably the best $200 marker available right now.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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