Dye NT 2010 Marker Review
First things first. Dye makes remarkable products whether it be apparel, goggle systems, or guns. I didn’t really expect Dye to make a junk gun and once again, they have met my expectations. This gun is, how can I put this, worthy.
Let me give you some specs.
- UltraLite Barrel – The industry standard for accuracy, the NT comes stock with the Ultralite 14 inch barrel.
- Next Generation Spool Valve – The NT Boost Bolt is the culmination of over several years of design, research, and testing. A low mass bolt minimizing recoil is controlled by the most advanced spool valve design ever.
- Boost Forward Technology – The patent pending Boost Forward Technology controls the speed of the bolt through its cycle, providing a gentle push of the ball at the beginning to minimize ball breakage, and increased speed later to maximize efficiency and consistency.
- Automatic Valve SHutoff – The patent pending auto shutoff instantly cuts off the shot chamber as soon as enough air is released to fire the ball, ensuring no air is wasted.
- Boost Bolts Linear Secondary Solenoid Spool – The linear, second stage solenoid spool minimizes air usage and air travel allowing the NT to function with a dwell of only 6 milliseconds.
- Low Operating Pressure – The NT’s standard operating pressure is a low 130psi, which results in minimal recoil and sound.
- Dye Eye Pipe System with Pro Performance Detents – New durable and super-flexible detents offer supreme tenderness to the most brittle of paint. New flex-spring geometry ensures that balls will not double feed into the breech.
- Ultimate Efficiency – Based off the industry standard 68ci /4500psi compressed air tank, the NT operating at 290 fps will generate 1500 to 1700 shots, depending on bolt configuration.
- Player Performance and Shooting Comfort – By adjusting the bolt kitâ€™s shot chamber volume and air flow, the NT’s efficiency, recoil, and sound signature can be modified to the users exact performance needs.
- UltraLite Airport – The UL airport has deep cuts that keeps it as light as possible, and gives it an aggressive look. It operates with a simple 1/4 turn low profile side knob that allows forward port output for maximum comfort and streamline looks.
- Colored O-Rings – Makes it easy to perform regular, scheduled maintenance of your bolt system.
- UltraLite Reach Trigger – Trigger roller bearing inserts give the trigger stability and a smooth swing return. The external adjustable design allows you
to limit the travel of the trigger and adjust the reach, rake, and spring tension without removing the grip frame or Sticky Grip.
- 2nd Generation UltraLite Frame – The newest revision of the now famous Ultralite frame offers an improved trigger adjustment
- LED Control – High intensity LED provides identification to program functions
- Metal Power Buttons – our metal/rubber button pad features large buttons that can easily be used while wearing gloves. Stainless steel buttons are guaranteed not to fail.
- Hyper 3 – The hyper 3 regulator sports a streamlined diameter with unmatched flow and consistency, while maintaining precise adjustments.
- Cam Lock Feed Neck – Low profile locking feed port with adjustable cam lock neck allows you to use your choice of hopper and secure it firmly to the NT without use of tools.
- Tool Less Sticky Grip & Contact pads – The full wrap around NT Sticky Grip allows you to easily access the battery and circuit board for programming with no tools. We’ve also added a front rubber contact pad and rear rubber contact grip, for maximum comfort and stability
- NT Programming – The all-new circuit board for the NT has faster processing, and more accurate ROF control.
Yeah. It’s a nice gun. When I held it for the first time in the BuyPBL Proshop at Paintball Paradise here in Winnipeg, Manitoba I was struck with awe. It is light and just feels so perfect in your hands. If you have big hands, that’s OK. If you have small hands, that’s OK too. It is just a great design. That’s all there is to it.
I am picky on triggers. That is the biggest turnoff a gun can have is a garbage trigger. I am a cocker fan still even though they fell off the face of the earth and the e-blade trigger is still one of my favorite triggers but with the coming of the Dye NT 2010, I just don’t know anymore. The whole gun just felt like a gungasm. One thing I will have to say about it though, if you are going to fork over the approx $1,800 for it, make sure you put the extra hundred and fifty or so and pick up a loader that does this gun it’s justice. Don’t disappoint.
So who would I recommend this gun to? Hmmm… Definitely a tournament player of course. But if you weekend warriors want to have the best gun on the field, then get this. If your salary allows lol. But anyways, this is one of the best guns on the market right now this year and it’s a great gun to start this year off. Thanks Dye, you’ve done it again.