New for 2008, the DM8 has a host of features, updates, and refinements. We have utilized our resources of professional players, designers, and engineers to come up with the best marker yet in the DM series. The DM8 continues the tradition of being one of the lightest, smallest, fastest and certainly the most accurate of paintball markers in the world. To improve on an already reliable design, the DM8 has no eyeplates. This is possible with the new internal patent-pending Eye Pipe anti-chop sensing system. This new design eliminates the need for eyeplates and allows us to reduce the width of the marker body, ultimately reducing the weight by 1.5oz. The new micro LPR has been reduced in size and now provides more efficient shot consistency. On top of this, we are introducing the all new Hyper3 regulator. The Hyper3 is now smaller, more consistent, and more precisely adjustable allowing you to set your pressure in finer increments. All of these innovations, coupled with new 3D body styling, standard features like the patent pending Ultralite frame and 2 piece barrel, give perfection a new meaning.
The Dye DM8 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
little to no kick
Ok so I've decided to edit this post due to extended period of use and yet this gun is by far the best i've used.
I've also recently used the ego 08 and the etek 2 however only for a day on each (but long enough to make a decision. - still the dye dm8 for me ;-)
however i would like to see what the sl8r is like in comparrison as the ego 08 ghot blown away.
i find myself dug into the bunker but able to snap my way out as this thins is just so so accurate and quick and can turn the game easily.
this gun makes every little bit of your game just that little bit better.
SPEED: It is so easy to keep up the rate of fire with this gun in semi.
the trigger feels so nice and easy to get use to.
AIR: Probably the guns only real weakness. from a 0.7 bottle you'll get a full hopper and 4-5 pots before a fill - could possible do with a new bolt. but if you are a front player then this gun really is the one you'd go for - no questions!
SIZE: the gun is really compact and the UL frame is awesome. wont have to worry about the gun sticking out only your head!!!!!
ACCURACY: you can definately get ball on ball action with this gun. It can take out the bottle neck of a bottle of wine from 25 foot easily. even when at 12bps its spread is about 6 inches at 50ft
MAITENANCE: i was worried about getting this gun because everyone was saying that they were a nightmare to look after - no way!!!!
i have only had to change the o-rings on the back of the bolt once and this was so so easy i think it took all of 10 mins to strip it down change the o rings and lube it up and put back to gether.
I was asked if i would swap it for an SL8R - absolutely not a chance
Done a training day with this thing all day and never cleaned the barrel once and only had a break right at the end when on the range. since then though i've played about a dozen times going through a box at a time, haven't once lubed the bolt and not had a single chop or break.
such a nice marker to shoot, feels good in the hand and easy to move with. shoots ropes all day even at 30 bps no chops - simply a great great gun. even so 2 more of my team have bought one now, the others can't afford one yet!!!!
Had the chance to swap it for sl8r but will not be leaving dye from now on.
If you are thinking about the dm8 or ego 08 its an easy choice - dye dm8 everytime.
I have seen the error of my ways and now switched from ego permanently.
If you haven't got the money for this then i suggest you go out and rob a bank or pester your parents for your pocket money.
Would love to give it a 10 rating but in life nothing is perfect and i'm sure next years will be slightly better again. still only giving it a 9/10
If you have a dm7 with a few mods then there is no need to upgrade (but i would)
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 27th, 2008 at 3:21 am PST
dye dm8 stock. many other guns
vlocity,empire 56 45
When i first bought this gun i was very scepticle. I have owned a pm7 before and it failed and i didnt know if i should buy it. When i first opend it up there was the nicest gun i have ever seen. I aird it up and no problems and then i took it to the field and it shot amazing.
I would recomed this gun to anybody who has the money and knows how to take care of their gun.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 7th, 2009 at 8:29 am PST
Waiting for World Cup
Empire Reloader B
72/4500 PMI Tank
Critical Trigger. Personal Preference
Decent efficiency for a spoolie
UL Frame - Feels to small in my hand
A friend of mine recently got a DM8. I have been thinking about getting another spoolie and couldn't decide if I wanted to go back to the DM line or get a different spoolie. Well I shot this marker and unless I get to see one of the other ones in action I'm pretty much sold on a DM9. I have held the DM8 a lot without a tank or hopper. To me it seems a little heavy compared to the competition and I didn't like the feel of the UL frame. Well that all changed. I was shooting it with a 68/4500 tank and a Manga loader. It was well balanced didn't seem to be heavy at all for a full set up and to much my amazement the UL frame was comfortable and easy to shoot. I was shooting at 2" boards from between 15' and 40'. With the closer board I was able to hit 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 3 shots. With the boards futher away I was able to hit no less then 1 out of 3 shots. During the accuracy testing I was shooting 3 shots and switching targets as soon as I fired off the third round and started to shoot as soon as I shot to the next target not really taking time to aim the shot.
I gave it a 9 just for the fact that other spoolie manufactures have proven that they can get good to great efficiency which is the biggest set back to the DM series in my mind. Also the price could be lower for what you get, but you also get for what you pay for so I guess the price can go either way.
IC PUMA (lol no comparison)
AUTO n MINI Mags
Hopper that will keep up with marker
self cleaning eyes
I've been using this marker for 6 months now.
Very reliable. Light.
LPR and Hyper 3 A+
@ 3000psi used my Velocity and 5 pods and didn't bottom out tank. (tweaked the LPR for air management)
Very accurate - great for snap shooting and 1 on 1s.
Self cleaning eyes is great.
Very low maintainance - grease and o-ring changing is very simple to do.
ASA --- a few team mates have DM8s and the on/off seems to leak on all our markers after a few months. Could also be the intense heat and humidity where we're located. We didn't bother replacing orings - just all bought CP ASAs and haven't had any problems so we'll see in a few months.
Reg feels weird at first since the design/grip is different from other/previous models. It will take a few games/practices to get use to.
If it's in your budget - pick one up! you will not be disappointed.
Haven't enjoyed any marker the way I've enjoyed the dm8.
Very accurate - I owe my tournament success to the marker reason being many of my kills were due to the accuracy of the shots.
Not very common in Texas - most markers at tourneys are EGOs - so this marker definately stands out! The marker gets a lot of attention.
DM8, Trauma Tadeo Board, V35 Halo, Evil Scion tank
maybe a orange bolt later on, but you really dont need one
Very accurate and consistant
Very light and slick design, cant compare to other markers
None, just need small Matrix tech skills which you can learn at Matrixower.com
Overall the DM8 has proven superiority and has lived up to its DM hype. If you can get it go for it, if you have a DM7 then I say just buy a hyper 3 but if youre really looking for a new gun or moving up the ranks, DM8 is my recommendation
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 10:52 pm PST