AbsolutePaintball, on Dec 19 2007, 10:19 AM, said:
the matrix line (specifically dm4-8 and pm5-8... no rails, or gen-e trixes)
is VERY easy to maintain... it really comes down to taking out the bolt kit, cleaning and re-lubing... its a bit more work than a tippmann, cocker, mag... but boy is it worth it... there ARE a bunch of o-rings... but they really only need to be replaced when you see a drop in performance... ive had my pm6 for a year and a half now... ive changed all my o-rings ONCE... and i keep it lubed and clean... and it treats me VERY WELL... infact... im dropping my shocker because the matrix shoots so much nicer.
now, if you want something a little simpler... what about looking into an Ion XE (bolt out back design makes cleaning a breeze) with some simple upgrades such as an L7 bolt, Clippard Style QEV.... you can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger at a low PSI and low dwell (making it efficient)
He's already had a spoil valve marker and doesn't want to do rutine maintance, fact is if you don't clean a matrix after a day of play it will act up the next day when its gassed back up, he doesn't want that...
With that I'd recommed a popet either a stack tube or 3 stack specifally the Angel A1. If you don't mess with it the only maintance you'll need is a lubing of the parts every 20,000 shots. The probablem is that mainy people play with the Angel, take things off and such and create issues, if you read the manual first and follow that like a Bible, it won't break.
Or you could go the route with an idiot gun like the Ego, lube the bolt before play and keep the battery fresh...
Frankly High End markers all require very selective maintance, its a pay off for the higher performance bar that they set. Wanting an idiot proof high-end is like wanting a Machlarin F-1 and not wanting to change or use the right oils and fuel. If you want a high end it's an investment, I honestly say, stick with a Tippman if you don't take care of your gear, no offense.