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Proto Proto M8
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Number of Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 9.3 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $750

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Unequaled quality, meticulous engineering and impeccable design are just a few of the reasons why Proto is the first name in paintball. We?ve advanced the new Proto Matrix 8 to the next level. It now includes our proven ergonomically designed Ultralite frame. The hourglass shape allows maximum control and comfort. The integrated heads-up display alerts you to the status of your marker. The new smaller, lighter Hyper3 In-Line Air Regulator comes standard. This new regulator provides higher flow, more consistency, better ergonomic grip and smoother velocity adjustment. The LPR has been reduced in size and is now vertically adjustable. The bolt kit operating pressure has been lowered by more than 10%, increasing the number of shots you get per tank. Take your game to the next level with
the Proto Matrix 8.



Features:

Adjustable Locking Feed Neck
Matching 2-Piece Proto Barrel
Self-Cleaning Anti-Chop Break Beam Eye System
Compact and Lightweight Body Styling
Stamp ed Metal Insert Logo
Proven FUSE Bolt System
More than 10% Lower Operating Pressure
Smaller LPR. Now with Vertical Adjustment
Adjustable Trigger Sensitivity and Rate of Fire
Ultralite Ergonomic 45-Grip Frame
New Hyper3 In-line Air Regulator
Program Control with Four Tournament Modes
Proto On/Of Bottom-Line

Product Availability 
The Proto Proto M8 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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tristanot Friday, April 10th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye DM6
Proto PMR
Smart Parts Ion, wait, not even close
Bob Long Protege
Marker Setup: Bob Long Protege:
4C Eyes, M8 board, Cam Drive, Marq Barrel, VP Trigger,
Violent Bolt, LP poppit, Vice Feedneck
DXS 48/45k Stubby: Ninja 4500 Reg.
Dye Rotor, Quickfeed
Recommended
Upgrades:
WIRED EYES!!!!
Feedneck
ASA is preference
Strengths: Quiet
Fast
Board
Eye Pipe
Look
Feel
Weaknesses: LPR Slot
Ribbon Eyes? Cmon!
Crappy Dye Feedneck
Review: GREAT spool valve. Absolutely amazing. MUCH better than the Dye Dm6 I had, lighter, tighter and better overall. I love how quiet it was and ZERO kick, without any "zick" upgrade(haha PE). I loved the eyepipe, but at the same time, I HATE the ribbon eyes. They are too easy to jack up. And, I couldn't get my Rotor on that horrible Feedneck. Overall, for those looking for a spool valve gun, this is Proto's best. I would buy another over a PMR 09 any day. I personally got tired of spools and sold it, but for spool lovers, this is your gun! don't spend extra $$$ on a DM8/9, the PM8 is the best quality for the price.
Conclusion: Overall, it was amazingly well built, and it is better than any other spool for the price. I loved it, but it isn't the GREATEST gun I have ever owned, so I give it an 8.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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meesterspiffy Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
2 years0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5
Marker Setup: pm8
Yakuaza OLED board
Critical trigger
Dye Rotor
Pure Energy air tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
The board that the pm8 comes with is fine, but if you wont perfection at its greatest, get the yakuaza OLED board. I also highly recommend a critical trigger, its a lot more smooth then the stock trigger and it uses magnets instead of a spring .
Strengths: accuracy
Its price
Its quite
A very spiffy looking marker
Weaknesses: Eye Ribbons
Review: The best proto marker out there much better then any proto rail. The barrel is great, would be even better with a UL dye barrel. Its very fast, even faster with a Critical trigger. dont ever shoot the gun with the barrel off because it will shoot the eye pipe right out. the gun shreds and Looks like a million bucks, all at the same time.
Conclusion: Over all I love this gun and would recommend it to anyone
Rating:
10 out of 10
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justavillain Sunday, January 20th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Minion 07
PMR
PM6
DM6
Marker Setup: PM8
J&J Edge Kit
Virtue UL board
CP On/off
CP Sling Blade Trigger
Villain Stage 3 Reloader B2
Recommended
Upgrades:
Trigger
Board
Barrel
Strengths: Price
Frame
lite
fast
Weaknesses: stock board
stock on/off (I just don't like them)
eyes
clear eye plate
Review: Pros

Price - coming in at about 750 the price for what you get with the PM8 is the best in it's class for price to performance.

Frame - Stock UL frame, so it'll take any UL frame boards, I suggest the Virtue board.

Lite - I weighed mine on a cooking scale and it came in with a CP on/off (a tiny bit heavier then the stock one), reg, stock barrel and stock board with a battery came in a 2.1 lbs so with the stock on off I'm guessing it's be just a hair over 2 lbs

Fast - the stock board/frame being UL makes it a fast marker that you can adjust Max ROF and 4 different firing options with the 2 different adjustment screws making it easy to adjust to what you want in a trigger


Cons

Stock Boards - to me the stock trigger/switch seemed SUPER heavy compaired to my PM6's even with a CP trigger it still felt way to heavy, I switched to a Virtue with 20G switch to make it feel smooth I added the spring back in to make it feel like I'm pulling a trigger.

Stock on/off - I just don't like the stock on/off so I went a head and swapped it out for a CP, more personal preference, the stock one isn't nice for larger fingers in my opinion.

Eye Ribbons - to use the eye ribbons with an aftermarket board you need an eye adaptor. the ribbons brake pretty easy on them and you have to dremel the frame out to get wired eyes to fit.

ALSO
I've had a run of problems with bolt stick and some tiny LPR issues with my PM8. I also broke the eye ribbons and wanted to switch to wired eyes but there is almost no room for them. I dremeled the frame and they work now but it's still a pain in the but with the lack of room to fit all the wires and such.
Conclusion: awesome marker for the price I love my PM8. If it had wired eyes and a better stock switch I'd easily give it a 9.5
Rating:
8 out of 10
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xXMcMuffin69Xx Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
6 months0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dlx Luxe
Marker Setup: Proto M8/Dye Rotor/Crossfire 68ci4500psi
Recommended
Upgrades:
Laser Eyes and Board
Strengths: Barrel,bolt,asa
Weaknesses: Stock Board and Eyes
Review: Unequaled quality, meticulous engineering and impeccable design are just a few of the reasons why Proto is the first name in paintball. We’ve advanced the new Proto Matrix 8 to the next level. It now includes our proven ergonomically designed Ultralite™ frame. The hourglass shape allows maximum control and comfort. The integrated heads-up display alerts you to the status of your marker. The new smaller, lighter Hyper3™ In-Line Air Regulator comes standard. This new regulator provides higher flow, more consistency, better ergonomic grip and smoother velocity adjustment. The LPR has been reduced in size and is now vertically adjustable. The bolt kit operating pressure has been lowered by more than 10%, increasing the number of shots you get per tank. Take your game to the next level with the Proto Matrix 8.

Conclusion: You Should Get it beacuse it is good and cheap
Rating:
10 out of 10
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juggernaut303 Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
marq's, shockers, luxe
Marker Setup: Dye Rotor, Viewloader VLocity, SL74 barrel kit(obviously not on the luxe). 45/45 crossfire tank.
Recommended
Upgrades:
barrel, spare inner "self cleaning" firing chamber tubes.
Strengths: Light, fun, fast
Weaknesses: odd shape
odd design
wannabe DM
Review: i owned this gun for about a year, and overall it was sub par for the guns ive used.
it shot nice and it was pretty light. the only problem was that it seemed to struggle
with consistency at times during ramping and it was an air hog.
for the price tag one could buy an Etek pretty easy, and put a star frame on it.
which personally i think would be a better buy. maybe not.
lol this IS an opinion page. sorry if i insulted.
Conclusion: Good gun, save up, buy a really high end gun.
youll be happier.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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