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Number of Reviews: 103
Average Rating: 9.6 / 10
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01. Accuracy at its finest, the standard Ultralite™ 14" barrel.
02. The DM5's integrated on/off air supply allows you to de-gas your marker at any time.
03. Consistent air plow through the Hyper2 in-line air regulator.
04. Internal anti-chop eye sensing system, provides trouble free high rate of fire.
05. The low 170psi operating pressure provides smooth operating performance with less shot bounce
06. Continuous three dimensional contoured body design boasts the elegant look of the DM5.
07. Completely adjustable trigger design allows you to customize your trigger position and refraction point. Trigger rolling bearing inserts give trigger stability and smooth swing return.
08. Light weight compact body, length reduced by 1/2 inch
09. DM5 Sticky3 grip is standard and provides an anatomically correct fit for your hand.
10. High intensity LED provides identification to program functions.
11. Ergonomic 45 frame provides the correct fit angle for trigger pull ease. Additional integrated dovetail and rear hook allows for easy carrying on and off the field.
12. Removable one-piece Fuse™ bolt system provides easy internal access and maintenance.
13. The modular internal LPR provides shot consistency and quality.
14. Low profile feed port with adjustable clamp neck allows you to use your hopper of choice.
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ZAPCOnj Saturday, May 28th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months71 of 73 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye DMC, Proto M5, DM4. Overall they all perform similar but the DM5 has much more adjustablitity over the Proto and dm4
Marker Setup: Dye DM5, DMC, Planet Eclipse DC2, Powerlyte Scepter barrel kit, Evil pipe kit. Centerflag 72/4500 stubby tank.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Dye Clamping feed neck and System X slider on/off if you end up not liking the ones that come stock.
Strengths: Easy to shoot out of the box and easy to clean
Weaknesses: Price
Review: OK, since i've owned a DM5 for some time now and have used enough now to make a review here it is...



Getting the box:

The first thing you notice when you get the DM5 is that the box is very small, being an A-5 owner you expect a large box with lots of Styrofoam. The DM5 box is about the size of a 3 ring binder and is packed with cut to fit open cell foam. There are some great sleek graphics on the box that are quite pleasing to the eye. you can tell that Dye has a pretty good Marketing and Graphics Department on staff.



What you get in the box:
Opening the box you will find your new marker, The Dm5 is secured in the box via a generous amount of open cell foam cut to the shape of the marker to hold it in place during shipping. Depending on where the person at dye put the instructions and warrantee card they are either on top as soon as you open the box or under the maker foam. To the right of the marker you will find a nice array of accessories from Dye. the first thing you notice is the small parts kit. The inclusion of this kit from dye is a great thing. It has some of the commonly lost and worn parts for the DM5. There are a number of o-rings and bolts that dye figures you will loose from time to time. There is also a 2oz tube of the DYE Slick Lube (aka Dye Sticky Glue), Dye DM5 branded barrel condom, full DYE branded hex key set and a good size piece of macro line that you can cut to suit your tastes. on top of the marker you will find the anno'd to match Dye UltraLite barrel.


Out of the box:

Out of the box, the DM5 has everything you will need to have the marker function perfectly without needing to buy anything else. you can tell that DYE took a look at what consumers wanted but was not included on the DM4. For '05 Dye included the same (slightly larger) Patented Fuse bolt system, integrated ON/OFF, and great milling and anno work but also added an external adjustable trigger, Clamping feed neck. The DM5 also comes with a very nice anno’d to match Dye Ultralite barrel (.688) that shoots very well out of the box with most types of paint. The DM5 also comes with an anno'd to match Dye Air port ASA.

The feel of the marker is very solid, almost all of the marker with the exception of the board, solenoid, and a small plastic regulator seat is aluminum. All milled perfectly! This gives you a sleek body that is balanced very nicely. The marker is in no way front end heavy with no tank attached but yet stays very well centered with a 70/45 stubby on it. The Dye sticky grips allow for a firm grip on the marker even with paint soaked gloves or bare hands. The adjustable hyper 2 collar allows for the air line to be routed on either side of the marker or with a little finesse you can put it at the back of the reg and have the air line out of the way completely. The Hyper 2 and it’s mounts were designed so that the user could grasp them as a front hand guard, Dye took it a step forward by adding cut lines for your fingers to rest in when you grip the marker. Being someone who can play ambidextrous and playing either side of the bunker with the marker in the correct hands proves a delight.


The anodizing on the marker is quite good and very durable. There is no power coat to peel or wear off. I’ve played in the woods while running though bushes and diving in to rocks and have not had any marks or scratches mar the finish on the DM5. This marker is flashy enough for the speedballer but tough enough for the woodsballer! Dye also built in a “snatch” grip in to the marker to help carrying the marker around and to help keep your fingers OUT of the trigger guard when not in play.

The user manual is like a work of art. It’s in FULL COLOR with lots of pictures/illustrations to help you roll though the info. There are a number of exploded views of the bolt system and marker it self that help you identify the parts! The size of the manual is also a delight. No longer are you forced to look at a tiny black and white booklet.

The DM5 has some user adjustable settings such as Debounce, Eye Sensitivity, Dwell, and Max Rate Of Fire. These settings are easily adjustable though the grip frame by removing 3 grip screws with the hex keys provided and adjusting a dip switch or two. The process is explained in detail in the user manual.

The DM5 is very user friendly... just turn it on and shoot!


Air:

The DYE DM5 can be run in both High Pressure and Low Pressure. I currently have mine set up in High Pressure mode using a Centerflag 72/45 Peanut tank with an output pressure of 900psi. The Input pressure is regulated by the Hyper2 inline reg that steps it down to about 300psi (give or take) and then the integrated LOW PRESSURE REGULATOR steps it down again to about 175psi. The Marker comes preset to about 285FPS but you are advised to chrono before use. The Velocity adjustments on the DM5 like most high end markers is done through the inline regulator. You can expect to get 5.5 pods and a hopper off of a 70/45 peanut tank depending on your settings (straight out of the box).

If you wanted to set your marker up for LOW PRESSURE USE it would involve adjusting your Hyper2 reg to a lower pressure then again adjusting your LPR to a lower pressure (if needed) The adjustments to both the Hyper2 and the intergrated LPR is quite simple. Insert a simple hex key that is provided via the tool kit and turn. Many people find that adjusting the LPR is sometimes tricky.

I have found that for high pressure use, f you bottom out the LPR adjustment screw… then turn 5.5 turns out you will have no problem shooting any kind of paint. Note that you will have to adjust your velocity after changing any of the regulators settings.

The DM5 has an integrated ON/OFF system built right in to the marker and it is user serviceable. If for some reason your ON/OFF you blow the o-ring in it it will take you a few minutes to replace it.



Shooting:

For this portion of the review I will use a compilation of shooting sessions that I have had over the ownership of the marker. The Primary paint of choice is X-Ball Bronze and PMI Premiums shot through the stock ultralite barrel.

Shooting the DM5 proves to be as much fun as just walking around pulling the trigger in the house with no air or paint attached. The trigger being adjustable is easy to set up by some simple adjustments that can be done with the marker gassed up and ready to shoot. I spent about 30 minutes the first night I had it playing around with trigger adjustments to find a good jump off point to start with. After I had some trigger time on the marker I adjusted it even more so that I can have a silly ROF on semi mode (the only mode that comes STOCK with the DM5) while using either hand to shoot. The Roller trigger that comes stock takes a little bit to get use to especially anyone who is use to a BLADE style trigger or a forward rake but once you get the feel of it there is no stopping you.

If you’re not use to shooting a lower pressure marker like a cocker, timmy, or Matrix the first few shots will make you think that there is something wrong. There is little to no kick with the DM5. Oh… and it’s very very quiet. It brought back memories of me playing in the woods where I couldn’t hear nor see where the balls were coming from but felt them hammering the front of my bunker….. after some time on the marker shooting the DM5 proved to be a great delight. The balls flew straight and fast! Shooting Darts is a good description of the feeling you get. Even with the regulator not broken in the fluctuations in strings were negligible. There was very little drop off with long strings and I would say that 95% of the strings were ball on ball with the stock barrel. I believe that the lack of “kick” has a lot to do with this as well as there being only ONE moving part in the whole marker. Matching paint to the barrel can only improve on your shots here. At distances of 50, 75, 100, and 125 feet I had ball on ball accuracy after finding my target. I will have to take some photos of the groupings. At distances of 125 or more I had to slightly arc my shots but this is expected with any non flatline type barrel. Needless to say the distance and accuracy of the marker/barrel/paint combo proved to be very pleasing! Anyone shooting this marker will not be disappointed.

The only limit to the DM5’s shooting capabilities is the Loader and the speed at which you can feed the marker! I currently use a Halo B Ripped with a V.35 Board and lithium batteries. Simply put… the marker will shoot as fast as you can feed it. The DM5 is equipped with break beam eyes that allow it to sense when there is a ball in the chamber. The marker will not shoot unless there is a ball present in the breach. In the event that the eyes fail you can turn them off and shoot at a reduced rate of fire (you set this) but you run the risk of shooting too fast and chopping balls that may be ½ fed in to the breach.

With over 15 cases of Xball paint though the marker I have had only a few gun related breaks and this was mainly due to dirt in the barrel. The eye system on the DM5 is great and I will go as far as saying that it’s the best that I’ve seen so far.

Cleaning/Maintenance:

Being an A-5 owner and having owned various Autocockers Cleaning a paintball marker has always been a pain. I was very surprised on how simple it is to clean and maintain the DYE DM5.

The bolt – The bolt system on the DM5 is the patented FUSE bolt system. While it sounds and looks complicated, the bolt system is quite simple. To remove the FUSE you take the largest hex key that comes in the kit provided by Dye and screw the Fuse bolt 1.5 turns out and the system slides out of the marker. SIMPLE as that! There is noting else that needs regular after use maintenance. After you get the FUSE out of the marker the outer housing screws apart in to 3 shells with a center BOLT. Take these 4 parts apart, wipe them down with a clean rag, re-lube with your lube of choice (I prefer Slick Honey vs the Dye stuff they give you) and screw the system back together and then slide the bolt right back in to the marker and 1.5 turns in and you’re done! The whole process can take about 3 or 4 minutes depending on how familiar you are with the process. The first time I did it, it took me about 8 minutes because I was being super careful and wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing.

Every 3-4 months you will want to take apart the Hyper 2 regulator and make sure that everything is lubed up and in good condition but this is standard practice with any inline regulator. Every 6-8 months you will want to remove and perform the same cleaning and lubing process you did on the hyper2 with the LPR. Many Dye Matrix owners tend to do both at the same time just to save time down the road. After you get this process under your belts you can do it in about 10 minutes (hyper 2 and LPR) again you can use the lube of your choice and like many of my fellow DYE Matrix users, I prefer Slick Honey over the DYE SLICK LUBE (DYE STICKY GLUE) they provide you. Although they will not admit to it publicly the Dye techs also use Slick Honey in the team markers.


DO NOT EVER USE ANY PAINTBALL OIL IN A MATRIX MARKER!

If for some reason you were to break a ball in the breach or if your break beam eyes are dirty cleaning is simple! Again you locate the proper size Hex Key that is provided in the kit from DYE and remove the eye covers. This exposes the Ball Detents and the Eyes. Carefully remove the ball detents being careful not to loose the spring and wipe clean, you can use some windex or goggle spray to help remove any paint residue. The eyes can be also removed in the same manner (no spring though) and wiped clean with a soft cloth, qtip, or paper towel. Using some windex or goggle spray is recommended. After you have cleaned the eyes and ball detents you just reassemble in reverse order. The whole process can take up to about 4 or 5 minutes tops and is not needed unless you break paint in the breach or use especially oily paint. There is a sensor and the DM5 will let you know via a flashing LED that your eyes are working or malfunctioning.

If you take a hit on the marker you can wipe it off and spritz the marker with Windex or goggle spray to remove the greasy paintball residue.

Because of the simplicity in the design of the FUSE BOLT system, and because there is only ONE moving part in the firing cycle. 98% of the time if there is something wrong or a leak in the marker it’s just an o-ring that needs to be replaced. This task can often be done in about 5 or 6 minutes.

The 9volt battery that is required for operation is good for about 20,000 shots and the DM5 has a Low Batter Indicator or LBI to let you know if you have enough juice to get though the day!



Diverse marker:

Depending on what format or style of paintball you play you can adjust the factory programming to allow for as little or as much bounce you want. The tournament players will go for an almost 0 bounce on the marker to comply with the tournament rules while a woodsballer can set the debounce at 1 or 2 to help get the ROF up. There are also an abundance of aftermarket programs you can get for your DM5 including the S.I.T.H. Program and the S.I.T.H. Tournament programs. The Marker is cocker threaded so pretty much ANY Autococker barrel will fit on the marker allowing you a wide range of barrels and kits to choose from. I have two kits I use on my DM5, I have a 14” Evil Pipe kit and a 12” Scepter systems kit. Both work great and fit the style and feel of the DM5 perfectly! You may find that you use the Dye ultralite barrel that comes with it quite often. There are also a few after market bolts that boast higher rates of fire and increased gas efficiency… the upgrades are for another thread…


Playing with the DM5:

As many of you would think playing speedball with the DM5 is a joy. It’s light, fast, and fun to shoot! Sweet spotting or Lanning is easy since the triggers are so walk able. Also, because the marker is so light it’s easy to run to your bunker on the break while maneuvering your marker from the running to the shooting position. Switching hands is also very easy again due to its size and shape you can play either side of the bunker easily. The DM5 tends to be one of the most popular Markers in the speedball world.

Not many people would expect to see a DM5 in the woods as most people feel that the sheer cost of the marker and it’s association with speedball would inhibit it’s performance in the woods. This is not true. I’ve played some rec ball days at the local field in the woods using the same techniques and playing styles as I did with my A-5 but I felt I played better. Even though I did not have a custom Cops911.com sling made in time for play carrying around the marker all day proved to be no different than carrying my a-5… it’s acutely lighter even with the tank and full hopper on it! Using a quiet marker in the woods is a joy. You can stalk your adversary and let off a few rounds and they would never know where they got hit from. The marker it self does not stand out as commonly stated by some woodsballers. Unless you have a Bright Colored marker it blends in just like any other marker out there.

Fire power- when you need to pour it on the DM5 is your answer. You can lay in to a position with extreme prejudice or you can single shot them to death. The DM5 will provide great cover fire as any one who has played along side me and asked for cover will attest. The best part is even while shooting heavy strings of paint the marker is still very very quiet and ball on ball accurate! A fellow team member recalls a few games where people were asking us to provide cover so they can advance on a position 150 feet away. I laid in to the bunker though a small hole with a short string and told the kid to forget it since I just shot out the guy he was going to get!

I have also played in the pouring rain with the DM5 and have had no problems. As with any electro you will want to keep the electronics dry so I fashioned a small “rain coat” for the marker out of a Paintball bag and some black tape. I played a good 3 hours before the rain got the better of me and I was soaking wet. The marker had no problems before or after the rain and is still in great working order!



Over all:

Overall I’m very pleased with the DYE DM5, and recommend it and it’s little brother the PROTO M5 to almost anyone looking to upgrade to a midlevel or high end marker. I see the DM5 marker having a place in my long term marker arsenal. The ease of use and the easy maintenance make it a dream to own. I almost kick myself for not getting one sooner. The warrantee is great, if anything breaks call DYE and they will fix or replace the part 98% of the time for free (less shipping to them). If you’re looking for a great high end marker then go for the DYE DM5. If the DM5 is a little bit out of your price range then take a look at the Proto Matrix.

Conclusion: Over all:

Overall I’m very pleased with the DYE DM5, and recommend it and it’s little brother the PROTO M5 to almost anyone looking to upgrade to a midlevel or high end marker. I see the DM5 marker having a place in my long term marker arsenal. The ease of use and the easy maintenance make it a dream to own. I almost kick myself for not getting one sooner. The warrantee is great, if anything breaks call DYE and they will fix or replace the part 98% of the time for free (less shipping to them). If you’re looking for a great high end marker then go for the DYE DM5. If the DM5 is a little bit out of your price range then take a look at the Proto Matrix.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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nexis Saturday, December 25th, 2004
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Product Use:
Less than a month53 of 60 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
dm4
matrix
Marker Setup: dm5
musashi
stiffi 12 inch when im playin front
halo with victory board
68 4500 LP crossfire
dye on/off
Recommended
Upgrades:
halo b with victory board is a must!!!!!!!
musashi
maybe on off
Strengths: Super FAST
Accurate
Milling
light
size
and still very FAST
Weaknesses: Efficiency but not as bad as you think
Reg problem-explained in review
None
Review: (click the pic of the dm5 and the first red/'blk gun is mine)
I recieved this gun about 3 weeks ago for 1350. Pretty steap price but hey i wanted the best. Out of the box i was shocked by its beauty. I never seen such beautiful milling on a gun before. It came with quite a few goodies. Full allen wrench set, lube, barrel sock, 2 piece dye ultralite (the best other then stiffi), asa and macroline. I raced to the pb store to air up my nitro and shoot my new gun. I screwed on my nitro tank and fired. Nothing happened except a little noise. the reg was spiked. After some grinding it worked great. this thing ripped like no other especially after a few modifications with the board settings and the trigger. I unloaded a halo worth of paint in seconds!

Tourny day- As soon as i got there people were coming up to me asking me just to hold my gun! There was a crowd around me while while i was chronoing. They were all amazed of its looks and its speed.
First Game- Shot a guy right off the break and ran to right thirty laydown. There was a guy in my mirror so i snapshot and gogged him right in the face. Lst guy was in back right stand up so i layed fire on his bunker keepin him in while my team mate bunkered him. I experinced games like that all DAY.

Overall Review-
accuracy- 10 looks- 10
speed-9.5(with musahi 10) user compatibility- 10
efficency- 8.5 weight- 10
reliabilty- 9 size-9.5
stock items-10 electronics- 10
cositintcy-9.5 eyes-10

Compared to other high end guns-
(((((what is listed after gun name is how the dm5 is better or not as good))))))
-Alias- looks better then most(opinion), more accurate, more user friendly, more reliable, probally not as fast "stock" or not as efficent.

-Shocker- better speed, better looks, a bit better efficency, accuracy is about the same but dm5 is a bit better, not as good front gun, reliabilty and user friendly is both same.

-05 Speed- speeds about the same(stock), not as many firing modes, better accuracy, not as afforadble, not as efficent, looks a whole lot better, user friendly is the same.

**edit***upgrades i have used or owned-
(recomended) Musashi- not bad price(65$).Probally the easiest to use. This really adds alot of speed to your dm5 with out any mechanical bounce. Also has some nice settings to play with. The new upgraded chip has nxl and psp modes. I would recomend this chip to every tourny player who dosnt really care about different firing settings and a must have for nxl and psp players.

Virtue Chip- dont own it but have played with it. i havnt baught this chip cause of the price (90$) but could be worth it. There is so many different firing modes inluding unlimited simi, auto response, psp, nxl, full auto, break out and controlled ramp. You can also tweak just about every setting you could think of on your dm5. I dont really recomend this but if you want a whole lot of different settings and firing modes get it.



Conclusion: This gun is freakin awsome. Its so fast and looks so sick. It will never break down on you, unless you dont clean it and properly maintain it. I play all positions with this gun and its great for all of em but might be a little big for front but not by much. If you ever have any trouble with gun, DYE has the best customer support (no lie ). They sent me brand new eyes no questions asked! Also Get the musashi chip if you want a faster more controlable gun. I know I will be keeping this gun for a while.


Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 at 10:22 am PST
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DfyeTeam Saturday, October 30th, 2004
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Only tested21 of 27 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Dm4, alias intimidator, osiris turtle-cocker, Dm5 rocks em all...
Recommended
Upgrades:
None really but if Orange bolt or the Evolve kit hits shelves, then you will want that.
Strengths: IT IS smaller...And A bit Quicker.
Weaknesses: Efficiency is still a problem
Review: Well Unlike that other guy that said it was only a milling change...he is wrong....Yes many things are still the same. It is Smaller..unlike what he said...it is 1/2 inc shorter..and in order to make it shorter they had to shorten the bolt by a 1/2 inch. It has an all new chip. the grip feels a bit smaller...It comes stock with a Roller (bearing) trigger allowing for smoother pulls..The trigger isnt quite such a hassle to tighten. The basics of this gun are same..just a few improvements. But there wasnt much to improve on. It is Extremely fast...it has less kick (i think its due to the smaller bolt) Although it is still a gas hog but theres a company making a bolt for it called Orange...and Evolve is rumored to be making a kit.
Conclusion: It is A very great gun, but with the price tag at the cup was 1350-1400 so its pretty expensive but if u have the money its a good buy.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Impulsefreak128 Saturday, October 30th, 2004
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Only tested15 of 105 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
dm4
Marker Setup: dm4-black/blue fade-shockteck drop, crossfire high pressure 68/4500, halo b with rip and victory board
Recommended
Upgrades:
nothing(just like Dm4)
Strengths: same as Dm4
Weaknesses: same as DM4
Review: all this gun is different DM4, just different milling, its not lighter or smaller, the only thing different is the trigger, milling, feed neck, and the rail drop, it doesnt shoot faster(why would need to when you already cant outshoot the DM4?) it isnt anmy more air efficient, the bolt is the same, the grip is the same(fat, weirdness) and the internals are exactly the same. I will keep my DM4 because this gun is a complete disappointment and is just a DM4 in disguise.
Conclusion: Get a DM4 now while you still can and while they are cheaper before they end complete production and start the DM5 which = dm4 with stuff. Im giving it a seven because we have already seen these features in the DM4 and now it is nothing innovative, but it still has the dm4 reliability so you can count on it when it is the only one you can buy
Rating:
7 out of 10
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frodos Friday, March 4th, 2005
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Less than a month11 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
dm4, shokteck dm4, proto trix, karnivor, timmys, a lot of markers
Marker Setup: red dusted dm5, empire reloader b, dye 70cu carbonfiber, stock ultralite, musashi 3, orange bolt
Recommended
Upgrades:
Drop forward
Strengths: Fast, accurate, very light, size.
Weaknesses: Prize tag
Review: The dm5 is a great marker for everybody. I coudln,t find any weaknesses. I got this marker at 1150 bucks new, so it was a great deal. I tested it in a radar and i got 15 bps the first time I shot it. Its ultralite barrel is great in accuracy. I had a little problem with an o ring but i solved it very fast. If you want to get tothe next level, this marker is great for you. After a while, it was shooting +/- 3 feet. its very accurate and heck fast. This is the greatest marker ever made by dye.
Conclusion: If you were a begginer and you want to get to the next level, i recommend this marker to you. it is great for everybody.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, August 12th, 2005 at 10:38 am PST
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donphenomenon Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
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Only tested11 of 55 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I owned a dm-4, nightkast E-blade, GZ timmy and Dark Intimidator
Marker Setup: Dark Intimidator
14'' Evil Pipe Kit
Reloader B
Pure Energy 68/45
Recommended
Upgrades:
There isnt any....maybe a reg?
Strengths: Fires verys fast, better trigger , it's smaller and lighter than the DM4, very quiet.
Weaknesses: Gun is a little large for a front player, hard to work on, high maintinence.
Review: When testing the DM5 right out of the box the regulator was spiking and the PSI was really really high. The gun was shooting at 475 FPS. After we took off the reg and took it apart we noticed small notches on the inside. So after grinding them out we finally got the gun to perform like it was supposed to. It shot very fast just exactly like the DM4. The paint went no further and was no more accurate than it's predessor. I would have to say that this gun looks nice and when it runs it runs hard and will compete with almost any gun on the market. The number one problem with the DM series guns is that they are much harder to work on than everything on the market. Aside from an actuall matrix. When the gun stops working you have to remove alot of the gun and search through 100 O-rings to find which one is causing the problems. Talk about high maintenence, you have to lube this bad boy everyother cause of paint which isnt to much work but it can be a hassle out at a field. The buttons on the back of the DM4-5 break very often so get ready to be calling DYE waiting two weeks to get a replacment only to have it break again to wait another two weeks to play again.
Conclusion: To sum it up the DM5 is not worth the 1400 dollars you have to spend. But if your 15 years old and a victim to the DYE craze then buy it. If you want a real gun buy a timmy. Fast, accurate, lite, easy to work on and RELIABLE. I'm not some kid talking smack cuz I cant afford the gun I'm a DM4 owner that has the guts to stand up and say that DYE DM4-5 guns are just hype. Thats all they are....besides if they were really that good I guess the 2 dye sponsored teams i know wouldnt have traded them off for timmy's. I'm giving it a 6 because it's a moderate gun, not the GOD send that everyone above was saying.
Rating:
6 out of 10
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Tedrzz Saturday, January 8th, 2005
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Less than a month7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
DM4, Matrix
Marker Setup: DM5, .691 Stiffi, Reloader B, Crossfire 68/4500
Recommended
Upgrades:
Musashi Chip
Strengths: Externally adjustable trigger, new delrin ball detents.
Weaknesses: None
Review: DYE makes great guns. When I first got my DM4 I was sceptical of it because I have heard so many horror stories of trixies and how much they break. In the 5 months I owned the DM4 it never broke (except of the few user error problems) and worked great.

When I got my DM5 all the good feelings of my DM4 came back. Solid design, flawless milling, etc. I took the stock chip out and put in my Tadao Musashi chip in. I heard how awesome the Musashi was but again I was sceptical of it. I fired the gun with the Musashi chip in and wow, never had a marker that shot so fast. Highley reccomend the Musashi chip. I got mine from Compulsive Paintball.

The DM5 is an awesome marker bottom line. DYE went back to the drawing boards and went over all the details with a fine tooth comb. For example the trigger is now externally adjustable. Also with the DM4's the serial number was ghetto dremeled into it. With the DM5 the serial number is lazer engraved, which looks much cleaner. Also I noticed that when I took the grip frame off the solenoid and eye wires were shorter but not too short. The reason I like this is because with the DM4 I would pinch the wires quite often when I put the gripframe back on. With the DM5 the wires are a perfect length so you just put the gripframe on and don't have to worry about the wires getting pinched. Lastly the ball detents are not rubber anymore, but rather delrin so they don't wear out.

Overall I'd have to say DYE has outdone themselves again. I can't wait to see what the DM6 will be like.
Conclusion: Get the DM5, you won't regret it.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Willa Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
dm4, matrix lcds, all shockers, few timmys
Marker Setup: red/black dm5
musashi 3 chip
switch stiffy
68 3000
empire reloader
Recommended
Upgrades:
amazing straight out of the box.....none needed........but if you need one then go for the stiffy......its personally my favorite barrel
Strengths: see below VVVVVVVVV
Weaknesses: ~Preforms comparable to dm4
~Had a slow leak out of on and off
Review: Had it for 3 months and and very happpy I didnt choose a dm4 over this.

Omg is this thing a dream to shoot......love it.

Amazingly sweet...couldnt have asked for anthing better.....that what u get when u buy from the best paintball company in the world.

Iv put possibly around 30 cases through it allready and it deffinatly has me convinced that it is the best gun out there today.

Only problem is that when i first recieved it.....it had a slow leak out of the on and off but......... easily fixed

I love this gun because~~~~Quick-----very fun to play w/-----most accurate gun iv used-----great feeling, well atleast better feeling than dm4-----looks better than dm4------lovin the roller-----smaller -----easy to use-----works top knotch all the time

Im goin to keep this dm5 around for a while-----its taken care of me and im proud to own one.....cant wait to play w/ one for the entire 2005 season.
Conclusion: The dm5 is deffinatly a great gun that is worth playin with.

Pick one up and enjoy!!!!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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leons Saturday, November 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
egos, timmys, angels, dm's....
Marker Setup: Red ego- star trigger- 4500psi/71cu dye tank- pepper sticks barrel kit- halo b
Recommended
Upgrades:
membrane (tag), maybe board ifyou play psp or something besides nppl.
Strengths: Accurate, "fast", easy maintenance.
Weaknesses: Not very light compared to other 05 markers.
Review: My brother has this gun, so I've tasted it many times.
It is super accurate!!
Absolutley no kick.. he made a few holes to the bolt or something like that and it's amazing.
Fast... every gun now is faster than your fingers, but...
It's heavier than my alias or my ego... I know it doesn't matter when you put the tank or the hopper, but I do notice it at the time of maniobrate.
I really don't like the Dye feelling, but it's personal preference..
Conclusion: It's an excellent gun for the dye lovers, I'd stay with my ego.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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1337Noodles Saturday, February 19th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
E2 Autococker, Nerve, Timmy, Previous Matrix's, Freestyle
Marker Setup: Halo B w/Rip Drive and Victory Board
Pure Energy 68/4500
Stock Dye Ultralite
WAS Equalizer Chip
Dye 05 Barrel Sock
Dye 05 Rhino Cover
All parts where applicable are in blue to match my marker.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Efficient Bolt.
Strengths: Speed Speed Speed. Accuracy in Speed. Quite. Minimal Recoil. Lite!
Weaknesses: Air Efficiency.
Review: I have tried out some of the most popular guns. Nothing was as simple to use and maintain as the DM5. All the features are well worth the price tag. The gun is very reliable and sturdy. No burs, milling lines, uneven ano job, defects of any sort. When you open your box and see all the contents inside you know why you paid so much. You get tuner tools, DYE lube, full color easy to understand manual, barrel sock with matching DM5 logo, spare o-rings, dents, and screws. This is why DYE gets my seal of approval. All other guns are fine, and they do a good job, but the DM5 is by far the best gun I have ever had the pleasure of shooting. Speed, accuracy, weight, ease of operation. These are all big factors when purchasing a marker. I understand you want to compare it to the DM4, but you can’t. It’s a matrix. So are the Diablo, Gen-E, and Proto. Are you going to try and compare it to those as well? Rate the gun on its own merits and stop whining that nothing changed. This marker rocks period.
Conclusion: If you want a tournament gun that will never fail and give you the edge you need, this is your gun. If you want to whine and compare it to the dm4, go buy a Timmy and bring a lot of lense cloth’s, you are going to need them.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, February 19th, 2005 at 4:42 pm PST
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