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Old August 1st, 2011, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for some input from ppl who know them the best. I am looking into buying nicer marker, in addition to my SP Epiphany I have now. I found this PM6 on CL for 200. I know nothing of these Protos. It seems to me to be a good deal from what general knowledge I can gather. What is your opinion?
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Old August 1st, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a pm8 if you can, shoots much smoother and is more efficient. Price shouldn't be too much great either. Maybe $50-$100 tops.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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however, a pm6 is a very solid marker. I know that a pm8 is hard to find for a decent price. I eventually found one for $300 after looking for quite some time.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know nothing about these markers. So 200 is a fair or good price? Unfortunately I am bound to what is available used in my area(trying not to deal with shipping). How are these markers maintenance wise? Are there plenty of parts and upgrades available for them? For that price range though 200-250 what other markers would you suggest? Ive looked for a MINI... No luck. Ive read the reviews on the DP E1... Not too impressive.
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I just found a 2010 PMR... $250
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the 2010 pmr is nice, much better than the previous ones, but a pm6 is better I feel.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for the input. Venturing into a different make of marker gets me worried I can work on my SP all day long. BUT its time to move on and up. I just found a G3 specR for 500, and a G3 se for 250
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Meh, pass on both. G3 is a piss-poor design. Too loud and kicks too much for a spool, yet gets non-HE Shocker level efficiency (worse than any other marker still on market).
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I agree. Really dont like G3s.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok good to know, I found a few Minis but they seem to be a bit more expensive than I thought used. What if any upgrades should be done to the PM6, (I go to get it tomorrow). Is there lots of available parts and upgrades still out there? That is one of my concerns with buying an older marker.
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theyr'e pretty good stock markers. you could go all out and get a ul frame for it but that's easily another $100. I'd try to find another trigger for it though, I've never been a fan of any dye stock trigger.

you can buy the eigenring sold by lurker, that'd be your best investment; it'l give you MUCH more shots per tank fill
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Ok so are the PM6s not very efficient, with air, that it would need that upgrade? I appreciate your time, like I said I am venturing into a new make of marker so im learning as a go.
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Once broken in they're not THAT bad on air. Well tuned they can get 1500 off a 68/4500.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I didnt buy it today, though I did put about 200 rounds threw it... I was a bit surprised that it was heavier than I expected. What about the PM8
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PM8 was the test platform for the new engine that would become the DM9/10/11. Lighter than the 6 by quite a bit, a tiny bit smoother, and better efficiency. IMO also much better looking.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Damn... Its nearly impossible to find any of those guns used... But this guy my go down under 200 for the PM6 with barrel, hopper and tank... I may just get it to flip it an make a few bucks... I was looking forward to having a new marker by this weekend. The board is upgraded(virtue).
What other markers would you suggest then?
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I always suggest Quests. IMO the best stock markers released by any company ever. Great efficiency for a spool valve, incredibly smooth, amazingly simple, and only 9 orings of 3 sizes in engine. Can be upgraded to 4B or RSF for even better efficiency. 4B for instance, when broken in, is possible of NEARLY a full case off a cold 68/4500 (new I was getting really bad efficiency, like 1300, but it started getting better as it broke in).

PM7 obviously also. Lighter and IMO better looking than the PM6, but the engine is actually the same so it shoots just as nicely.

PL Shockers like my Naughty Dogs that have cocker threading are nice. The upcoming Eigenbolt will truly awaken a shocker. Truly decent efficiency, smoother, less FSDO. Just a fantastic upgrade. And parts for them are still aplenty despite not being made anymore. The only downside is that there is nowhere to send them anymore, since SP is gone, you have to fix yourself.

Going outside of spools, I really like the Creed. By far my favorite stacked poppet I've ever used. You can get them for a decent price now also, and Vanguard is VERY good for support (I just got mine back from having all the most updated parts installed and retuned).

If you want something a little different, an Angel A1 with the STR ram and magno valve w/ dlite stem and a booster2 bolt is a nice setup. And EXTREMELY efficient (over a case, if barely, on a 68/4500).

Fusion F7/F8 are great shooters if you want something cheap.

Inevitably, I'm missing a ton of markers, but that's usually my short list when someone asks me what to look for when they're going for great value.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the input...BUT you just made looking for a new marker more difficult. LOL, OK so back to the PM6 with a barrel, hopper and tank for 200, what do you think about that? Whats your take on the MINIs?
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Depends on hopper and tank...

As for the Mini, they're not bad. They're annoying to work on (non-standard orings), and they're VERY small so somewhat uncomfortable if you have big hands, and they don't have an on/off without spending $100. But I owned one, and enjoyed using it.
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The hoppers an Egg, evo2. ANd tank im not certain, but the board has been upgraded to a virtue. Like I said my options are that and a 2010 pm rail for 250, with a hyper 3 reg and an S trigger.
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Can't stand Eggs myself, and I liked my PMR a ton. I'd probably take that. May not be as smooth or efficent as a tuned PM6, but parts are WAY more abundant, and they're still great shooters. I still wish I would have kept mine.
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Aside from the PMR being lighter, and parts being easier to find. What other advantages does it have? Or even better yet what would be the first upgrade that I should do to the PMR? It has the hyper3 reg, Dye grip, and S trigger already.
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keep it stock and it'll be all you need.

You can replace the trigger if you don't like it, or the feedneck or asa but those aren't a big deal.

the biggest things you can replace are the board and the bolt. the board will give you more options for shooting modes and adjustment, but i wouldn't recommend it, they're expensive.

Bolts can do all sorts of things, but unless you are having issues, just stay with the stock bolt.
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Although the 2010 PMR has modes for all current regulations that are out there, so the only thing you'll gain with a board is possibly a screen, and possibly future proofing against rules changes, although the boards are fairly adjustable.

Agreed on bolt also. From what I've seen, no bolts really drastically changes the performance of the PMR.

Also, the 2010 PMR has a nice neck and on/off, so I'd advise against replacing them.
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the 2010 pmr is really, really good. It's heads and shoulders over any older PMR for sure. It almost reminds me of the Pm series before it was discontinued for being just as good as the DYE series.
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