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Old 10-31-2011, 09:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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OK, is the Ego 8 actually better than a 9 or 10 or is it just a better deal at the moment?
i.e. if you found an 8 and a 9/10 in about the same condition for the same price would you still take an 8? or is it just that it isn't really worth the price difference to get a 9 or 10?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The '08 seems to shoot better for some, but I liked the way they notched the trigger guard on the '09.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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good to know maybe I can find a decent price on an ego 8 then.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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While the Ego8 may be considered the better model of past Egos, here's a word of advice - stock up on spare QEV diaphragms while you can, because these small o-ring-like parts wear down easily and should be changed once per season.

Finding these might be a challenge, as PE doesn't sell them anymore, but there are still a few online stores that have them. I stocked up on 6 spares just in case.

Either that, or find an Ego7 that has the no-QEV mod done.
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good to know maybe I can find a decent price on an ego 8 then.
Try not to pay more than $450 for a used Ego 8. I've seen them going for as low as $400.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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thanks I actually decided to try out a spoole after all. One of my friends has a DM10 and he let me borrow that, and I was able to find a DM9 with rotor pretty cheaply with his help. Since it's pretty much the same gun as the DM10 and already had the ironmen trigger I'll try that. Previously I had tried shooting my other friends Ego10 and I was pretty happy with that, but I like the feel of the DM a little more, but the looks of the Ego. I decided that function and feel will come over looks.

Thanks for your help. Maybe I'll get a used Ego next.
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While the Ego8 may be considered the better model of past Egos, here's a word of advice - stock up on spare QEV diaphragms while you can, because these small o-ring-like parts wear down easily and should be changed once per season.

Finding these might be a challenge, as PE doesn't sell them anymore, but there are still a few online stores that have them. I stocked up on 6 spares just in case.

Either that, or find an Ego7 that has the no-QEV mod done.
Which Egos have no qevs in the noid?
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Which Egos have no qevs in the noid?
The Ego9 was the first Ego without a QEV, thanks to a new direct mount solenoid. I believe subsequent models followed suit, so anything 2009 and onwards shouldn't have a QEV.

The Ego7 can be modified via a simple mod to remove the QEV from the system: EGO7 No QEV mod - Planet Eclipse Operator Group a paintball forum for the Planet Eclipse Marker Owner.
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Wow, I didn't know PE stopped selling those diagrams. May stock up on some when I get a chance to order in the near future. No rush though, I'm sure there are stockpiles somewhere......
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It's an actual PE gun. It's like the Etek line, but for the Geo.

To answer your question, I'd go with the Geo 8.
The Etha is actually more akin to an axe then a geo, it is a poppit valve marker with a spring assisted bolt.
That said i love my ego 8, which i would shoot over an etek 3 any day. I happen to own a dm7 as well so i can see where your coming from on the feel of the marker. Personally my ego gets the nod on the airball field over the dm7, simply because it is a faster gun and more efficient, if i was a front player i might opt for the dm, but really i depends on how im feeling.
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