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#1 Vern

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

So as the title suggests, I'm looking to buy a nice spool valve gun in the price range of $600-$800. My two favorites are the Geo 2.1 and a DM11 or DM12. I'm just looking for you guys' take which spool valve marker is the best in that price range. Thanks for the help :) (mods if this is in the wrong forum, I'll gladly move it- just tell me)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

Having shot and owned both a 2.1 and a DM12 I found the DM12 to be a bit smoother, but far less reliable. If I were you I'd get a 2.1, it certainly gets the job done, mine was more efficient, easier to keep up, and (in my opinion) will retain its value better if you ever decide to part ways with it in the future

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

That helps a lot thanks man

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

You can find a luxe for that price range. I've shot/owned pretty much any gun under the sun, and I always end up back to a luxe. Back to a luxe now after selling my GT (which is also an amazing spool)

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

You can find a luxe for that price range. I've shot/owned pretty much any gun under the sun, and I always end up back to a luxe. Back to a luxe now after selling my GT (which is also an amazing spool)


I would have to agree with you here, I've loved all my luxes. Easy to maintain, not the greatest efficiency (not that it really makes a difference), and some of the smoothest shooting guns I own. Not to mention they retain their value as good or better than any other marker available.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

I'm actually getting pretty sweet efficiency out of my 2.0. I can shoot an easy 8pods + a hopper, and I still had a bit of air left, so I'm guessing 9ish pods. I don't see many people carrying more than that on a field at one time, even in psp and nppl. Best resale on the market right now I would say.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

So which luxe would be in my price range? the 1, 1.5? or 2.0?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

You can get a 1.0 with 2.0ups for 750-800. Maybe a 1.5, but most likely not a 2.0. But easily a 1.0.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

DM12, I have a DM 11 and i have had no problems with mine besides the eye pipe finally breaking after 50,000 shots roughly. Maintenance is easy and it shoots smoothly too.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

okay thanks! That helps a lot, i appreciate it

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

i had the same question and im going with the geo 2.1

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

Having shot and owned both a 2.1 and a DM12 I found the DM12 to be a bit smoother, but far less reliable. If I were you I'd get a 2.1, it certainly gets the job done, mine was more efficient, easier to keep up, and (in my opinion) will retain its value better if you ever decide to part ways with it in the future


not denying your experience, but i've found DM's to be the most reliable spool valves on the market.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:31 AM


Having shot and owned both a 2.1 and a DM12 I found the DM12 to be a bit smoother, but far less reliable. If I were you I'd get a 2.1, it certainly gets the job done, mine was more efficient, easier to keep up, and (in my opinion) will retain its value better if you ever decide to part ways with it in the future


not denying your experience, but i've found DM's to be the most reliable spool valves on the market.



i was kinda thinking the same thing. after owning a dm8, pm8 and dm12 i can say that they are the only line of guns that i have never had a problem with on game day.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

dm9-10?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

dm9-10?


No that's more in the $400-$500 category.

.I never know what to put in these things.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Whu not look into a VX Clone?

They go for $600 if they are in 9.5/10 condition.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:35 PM


dm9-10?


No that's more in the $400-$500 category.


a dm8 isnt. a dm8 can be upgraded with all of the dm9 parts. very solid bet if youre looking to spend under 400.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:56 PM



dm9-10?


No that's more in the $400-$500 category.


a dm8 isnt. a dm8 can be upgraded with all of the dm9 parts. very solid bet if youre looking to spend under 400.

Yeah a dm8 can easily be had for under $400 but I believe Stefan was saying that a dm9 or 10 was in the op's price range when it is in fact below.

.I never know what to put in these things.





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