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#1 bigx

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

I play a mix of speedball, scenario and woodsball.

I already have a shocker which is IMO my favorite gun ever. I am going to use her for speedball.

But I was recently screwed over on a deal for my old G6r "AKA Guy told me he tore her down rebuilt her then refused to do a shooting video for me." Now I have $1000 from liquidating nearly my entire collection and only a pair of guns. This does not sit well for me I need to justify owning that massive gear bag I have.

 

The Dye DAM has really peaked my interest the past few months. I am really interested in getting one if the situation presents itself.

 

I want someone to try and convince me that it is not worth it and I should be happy with my shocker and etek. 

 

Another part of me wants me to wait for the off season before I buy anything. With Cup and Extravaganza on the way its not the best time to go out and drop bills on a new marker. Another part of me wants me to go buy a DM12.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

Another shocker >>> DAM.
Not that the Dam is a bad gun, but I love me some shockers :D

But meh, if you want something new I would like you said wait till after cup. Theres quite a bit of new stuff coming out :L

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:05 AM

Money in the bank > different paintball gun...

 

 

 

Use what you have, and don't buy into the "paintball upgrade" path... Learn to be content with what you already have, and let other people waste their money buying the latest and greatest every year...



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

Money in the bank > different paintball gun...
 
 
 
Use what you have, and don't buy into the "paintball upgrade" path... Learn to be content with what you already have, and let other people waste their money buying the latest and greatest every year...


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:25 AM

Its a dye product


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

Money in the bank > different paintball gun...

 

 

 

Use what you have, and don't buy into the "paintball upgrade" path... Learn to be content with what you already have, and let other people waste their money buying the latest and greatest every year...

 

You dont know me at all. lol I have had over 50 guns at this point. But nothing by Dye and nothing milslim lol. 

I am most likely going to wait till after cup and see whats up. Or just buy a luxe. 


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

Get a Luxe :tup:

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

Buy it, and paint faces with First Strike rounds.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

J4 torque. That is all.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:56 AM

Because it is over a grand for that marker.     I would love to talk you out of getting one but I think  that I would wait to see what the new T15 from Tiberius arms comes out you may like it better once it is released.      The DAM is a damn expensive way to shoot first strike rounds.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

So you want me to talk you out of an assault matrix?

I know somebody who has one and it has spent more time in a dye techs hand then play time on the field.
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

More or less a PMR that's magfed,big whoop,heard rumors of velocity problems,big surprise there,make sure you get one with the newer bolt

Get a Hammer 7 to try FSR and use the money you saved for a year's worth of paint

At least you can buy them used for half the price of retail now,makes you wonder why



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

As cool as the DAM is, in reality your paying over $1000 for a reflex in a body kit with the ability to shoot FSR and go magfed.

 

Instead of spending $1000 on a DAM, just use a pistol or hammer 7 or something to shoot FSR, and then use a speedball gun of your choice to shoot regular paintballs.

Since you already have decent speedball guns just buy something cheap and light for FSRs and holster it, or use a sling.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

Madsnipes and Bassfisher are all over the advice on this one.  In addition I'd add that I know more than one person that had a significant problem with breaking paint in the larger breach. So not just a Reflex Rail, but a Reflex Rail that breaks more than its fair share of paint.  Jump right on that if you want.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:01 PM

DAM = Magfed Milsim Reflex minus UL frame


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

Oh, I forgot about the barrel breach only being mounted with a single nub and set screw.  I'm not sure if I know of any problems related to it, but it does make me nervous that one day the nub and screw would wear down and the barrel would fall off.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

Go buy whatever makes you happy. If you have the money and want a DAM, then get one.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

J4 torque. That is all.

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but honestly I'd think a tipx+frx kit from millsig would be more versitile (and cheaper) way to play woodsball with first strike rounds.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

I know you've already had a TPX so I won't recommend it... Personally I'd get myself a T2 with that cash.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:41 PM

You shouldn't buy a DAM so you can build a Geor, or better yet, a magfed shocker.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:32 PM

Ok well I ended up buying a tracer at a local store today for $75 Brand new now I'm searching for a cheep Axe or maybe a Russian Legion NXT

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

Ok well I ended up buying a tracer at a local store today for $75 Brand new now I'm searching for a cheep Axe or maybe a Russian Legion NXT


Saw one on pbn earlier for 200$

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

You shouldn't buy a DAM so you can build a Geor, or better yet, a magfed shocker.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:16 AM

Get an autococker, why? Because its an autococker.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

I had a nexus. Don't like cockers

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:26 PM

Don't buy a damn DAM 



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

 

Money in the bank > different paintball gun...

 

 

 

Use what you have, and don't buy into the "paintball upgrade" path... Learn to be content with what you already have, and let other people waste their money buying the latest and greatest every year...

 

You dont know me at all. lol I have had over 50 guns at this point. But nothing by Dye and nothing milslim lol. 

I am most likely going to wait till after cup and see whats up. Or just buy a luxe. 

 

 

 

Get a Luxe :tup:

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If you are a shocker fan get yourself a sexy, beautiful luxe. I own two luxes and I have owned an 09 NXT. I may be biased but I'm not a huge fan of Dye products mainly because of their resale value, luckily the DAM hasn't really been hit too hard. However, it does look like Empire will be coming out with something to compete against the DAM, we shall see. Watch Mikes review on the DAM then watch all of his woods ball and Living Legends videos. He is still rocking the SP-1 (which I also own). Like I said I may be biased towards SP and DLX but for very good reasons. Regardless get whatever you want, it's your money. If you want to use your money on first strike rounds and try to play pretend sniper/military dude and switch mags all tactical and stuff thats cool too :P. To each his own! 


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

Well ya see. I bought a Vice and a Trracer. Now im going to save the rest of my cash to see if anything drops for next season. Gonna wait on it.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

I hear the bt tm 15 is really good if you dont like it you should check out ChoicePaintballguns.com they have tons of woodsball guns and speedball to choose from.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:48 PM

Start saving for a DM14, I have a feeling that Dye stopped being the Apple of the paintball world this year.

 

See what I did there? I dissed Apple :P


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

Start saving for a DM14, I have a feeling that Dye stopped being the Apple of the paintball world this year.

 

See what I did there? I dissed Apple :P

 

 

Im actually going to sit and wait. I want to see the next Geo before I do anything. Im also waiting to see if anything else comes out of DLX.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:22 PM

 

Start saving for a DM14, I have a feeling that Dye stopped being the Apple of the paintball world this year.

 

See what I did there? I dissed Apple :P

 

 

Im actually going to sit and wait. I want to see the next Geo before I do anything. Im also waiting to see if anything else comes out of DLX.

 

True, I've been wanting to see what they will change with the geo, I don't think DLX is gonna do anything.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:06 PM

 

 

Start saving for a DM14, I have a feeling that Dye stopped being the Apple of the paintball world this year.

 

See what I did there? I dissed Apple :P

 

 

Im actually going to sit and wait. I want to see the next Geo before I do anything. Im also waiting to see if anything else comes out of DLX.

 

True, I've been wanting to see what they will change with the geo, I don't think DLX is gonna do anything.

 

 

Im also keeping an emergency fund stashed away for a Russian Legion NXT lol


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:54 PM

 

 

 

Start saving for a DM14, I have a feeling that Dye stopped being the Apple of the paintball world this year.

 

See what I did there? I dissed Apple :P

 

 

Im actually going to sit and wait. I want to see the next Geo before I do anything. Im also waiting to see if anything else comes out of DLX.

 

True, I've been wanting to see what they will change with the geo, I don't think DLX is gonna do anything.

 

 

Im also keeping an emergency fund stashed away for a Russian Legion NXT lol

 

Must be nice to have all that money for paintball. I'm probably going to get a job over the summer, but my mom said that I have to give her half of the money I make to put in my bank account, plus I'd want to buy a bass and an amp. Not to mention that google glass is gonna come out.... needless to say, I won't have much money for paintball.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

I did sell off most of my collection to generate this fund. Quite unfortunate really.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:52 PM

You shouldn't buy a DAM but you should get a DM13 because you can use the DM13 on a speedball and woodsball field but it's very hard to use a DAM on a speedball field.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:20 PM

I liked the DAM when I used it at LL6, but it seemed to get gunked up pretty easily, though that might be just the way I play (neck deep in firefights). Its probably the best scenario marker out there right now, so if you play a lot of scenarios, go for it. Otherwise pass.

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