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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Rifle A-5

Heres my New A-5 with a 14" pathfinder Barrel, Custom Mounted Adjustable bi-pod, X7 low profile hopper, Trinity Weaver Rail adapter, Custom Mounted Red Dot, and the SAW lightweight Stock i also have an old scope for it but it blocks me from getting the hopper so i might get some tac caps for when i wanna use that.






you can see my airsoft collection and some chinese weapons on this one too lol as my red bull cans which i plan to cover that small peice of the wall with.. lol

so far im really satisfied with the A-5 shoots great and accurate and the cyclone feed has no problem feeding the gun as fast as i can pull the trigger, and i have only had one chop so far with it.

Edit: and before you post "too much useless stuff" i will tell you that i have used everything on this gun successfully and it helps a lot, i play woodsball and scenario games so the gun works great for me

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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks= 7.5/10 it looks a little too plain, barrel is out of preportion since the rest of it is huge, but not bad, good choice on the hopper, it is kinda long though (the whole thing not just the barrel i mean)

function= 3.5/10 scopes are useless, as are bipods and that stock i cant imagine is light, not to mention without running a remote it kinda seems pointless to have a stock since you are going to have your tank there anyway. no real preformance upgrades (barrel sure, which is why my score isnt lower) its a good start but in my eyes its a stock A-5 with some added weight
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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7/10. If you think that a scope and bi pod work for you, good for you and keep on rollin with it. 9/10 of the hot chick in the bikini in the second picture.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Edit: and before you post "too much useless stuff" i will tell you that i have used everything on this gun successfully and it helps a lot, i play woodsball and scenario games so the gun works great for me
And I can use my ability to do backflips successfully to move between bunkers when I play. It'll still be slower than running and leave me more likely to get shot.

Looks: I'm with Trbo. 7/10

Functionality: It's a stock A5. 2/10
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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looks= 7.5/10 it looks a little too plain
I will be Wrapping it in Camo Fabric cause i know how much a big black rifle stands out in the woods

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it is kinda long though
true but its really comfortable
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scopes are useless, as are bipods and that stock i cant imagine is light
The red dot isnt a scope Red dots arent meant to be looked through like a traditional scope sight, red dots are purely a better subsitute for a Laser sight. which means you look through the sight with both eyes open this allows you to use all of your periphials and still see the dot, you aim the dot with both eyes open line up your target and fire as for the bi pod, the way i play doesnt require me to do a lot of running around, so holding my gun up for long periods of time gets a bit tiresome thus a bipod... im probebly one of the few players who does use a bipod to its full potential.
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not to mention without running a remote it kinda seems pointless to have a stock since you are going to have your tank there anyway.
i do run a remote to a 20oz tank and i carry a spare 12oz tank on my belt as well.

you have to try and see it from my play style i dont run the frontlines my teammate is the speed and distraction i am the "sniper" tho a lot of paintballers are reluctant to say you can be a sniper in paintball. but i sneak to about the middle of our play area while he distracts the other team, and i find a nice spot to set up then i wait for the other team to pass by and thats when i fire. ive actually climbed a tree a couple times the other team never found me

this is my newest gun so yea i havent gotten any preformance upgrades yet but i plan on getting an expansion chamber, ive already polished and re-oiled the inside of it which helped a lot as well
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The red dot isnt a scope Red dots arent meant to be looked through like a traditional scope sight, red dots are purely a better subsitute for a Laser sight. which means you look through the sight with both eyes open this allows you to use all of your periphials and still see the dot, you aim the dot with both eyes open line up your target and fire as for the bi pod, the way i play doesnt require me to do a lot of running around, so holding my gun up for long periods of time gets a bit tiresome thus a bipod... im probebly one of the few players who does use a bipod to its full potential.


this is my newest gun so yea i havent gotten any preformance upgrades yet but i plan on getting an expansion chamber
Even if a red dot isn't a scope, it's still pointless. Because your not going to be able to accurately aim using that alone and hit something consistently.

If you didn't have the bipod + stock, then your marker would weigh less. Less negating the need for the bipod in the first place.

And someone correct me if I'm wrong but if you run a remote line, you don't need a expansion chamber.

But I give it a 4/10 for looks(I've seen about 283482344 of the same looking markers) and a 2/10 for performance.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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*rolls eyes* you guys are some stubborn people, anways i like to look at it this way, im not the strongest guy the more i use the gun the stronger ill get i dont work out at all besides playing paintball and occasionally riding Sport ATV's so i need the workout :P

and trust me i need the stock, its hollow so it doesnt weigh hardly anything. i can always take the bipod off because of the way i designed the mount for it but i use it lol

and i did not know you didnt need an expansion chamber with a remote line thanks for the tip it makes sense now that i think about it
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Hey, you asked for our ratings, and we are explaining why we rated them that way. I'm not in any way telling you what to put on, or take off your marker. I'm simply explaining my opinion. It's your money, you can spend it however you like.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Looks: meh 3/10. Seen much better A5s.
Functionality: 0.001/10. Seriously, it's a stock A5.

But it's my opinion. If you like it and it works for you well yay, sweet, go get 'em tiger.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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well i have a-5 lots of upgrades but ill give i a 6/10 not bad
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Old January 11th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I will be Wrapping it in Camo Fabric cause i know how much a big black rifle stands out in the woods


true but its really comfortable

The red dot isnt a scope Red dots arent meant to be looked through like a traditional scope sight, red dots are purely a better subsitute for a Laser sight. which means you look through the sight with both eyes open this allows you to use all of your periphials and still see the dot, you aim the dot with both eyes open line up your target and fire as for the bi pod, the way i play doesnt require me to do a lot of running around, so holding my gun up for long periods of time gets a bit tiresome thus a bipod... im probebly one of the few players who does use a bipod to its full potential.


i do run a remote to a 20oz tank and i carry a spare 12oz tank on my belt as well.

you have to try and see it from my play style i dont run the frontlines my teammate is the speed and distraction i am the "sniper" tho a lot of paintballers are reluctant to say you can be a sniper in paintball. but i sneak to about the middle of our play area while he distracts the other team, and i find a nice spot to set up then i wait for the other team to pass by and thats when i fire. ive actually climbed a tree a couple times the other team never found me

this is my newest gun so yea i havent gotten any preformance upgrades yet but i plan on getting an expansion chamber, ive already polished and re-oiled the inside of it which helped a lot as well
people who just sit and wait piss me off SO bad
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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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people who just sit and wait piss me off SO bad
its not like i sit and wait the entire game i only do it if i know i can get a hit out of it otherwise im usually trying to get sneak and get people from behind, because im an ass like that lol

Edit: oh and heres a question for you guys, what internal/preformance upgrade should i get first, i dont want a response trigger or any kind of automatic upgrade because im really not trigger happy enough to need anything like that, but im all for any bolt upgrades and C02 conserving upgrades, etc. help me out
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Old January 12th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I will be Wrapping it in Camo Fabric cause i know how much a big black rifle stands out in the woods
camo wrap will just be added weight, i played woodsball for over a year with a bright red impulse and hopper, if you know how to move and more importantly when to move in the woods you will remain unseen for as long as you want.


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The red dot isnt a scope Red dots arent meant to be looked through like a traditional scope sight, red dots are purely a better subsitute for a Laser sight. which means you look through the sight with both eyes open this allows you to use all of your periphials and still see the dot, you aim the dot with both eyes open line up your target and fire
or you could just learn to aim down the barrel......



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i do run a remote to a 20oz tank and i carry a spare 12oz tank on my belt as well.
+1 for running a remote (because it gives the stock a purpose)
-2 for carrying an extra tank, not only is it more weight that you are carrying but if you truly do just wait and hide then you should not be using over a hopper of paint, at any rate you should never be using more co2 than paint in a game

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you have to try and see it from my play style i dont run the frontlines my teammate is the speed and distraction i am the "sniper" tho a lot of paintballers are reluctant to say you can be a sniper in paintball. but i sneak to about the middle of our play area while he distracts the other team, and i find a nice spot to set up then i wait for the other team to pass by and thats when i fire. ive actually climbed a tree a couple times the other team never found me
-3 for style of play

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Edit: oh and heres a question for you guys, what internal/preformance upgrade should i get first, i dont want a response trigger or any kind of automatic upgrade because im really not trigger happy enough to need anything like that, but im all for any bolt upgrades and C02 conserving upgrades, etc. help me out
as for preformance mods

step 1) switch to hpa
step 2) get another marker
step 3) profit
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Old January 12th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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its not like i sit and wait the entire game i only do it if i know i can get a hit out of it otherwise im usually trying to get sneak and get people from behind, because im an ass like that lol

Edit: oh and heres a question for you guys, what internal/preformance upgrade should i get first, i dont want a response trigger or any kind of automatic upgrade because im really not trigger happy enough to need anything like that, but im all for any bolt upgrades and C02 conserving upgrades, etc. help me out
I would get a new spring kit, new bolt (mos def a new bolt cus the one broke in my a5 and it totally destroyed the whole gun cus of the gas leaking and stuff, idk how it happened), and maybe a low pressure kit
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I would get a new spring kit, new bolt (mos def a new bolt cus the one broke in my a5 and it totally destroyed the whole gun cus of the gas leaking and stuff, idk how it happened), and maybe a low pressure kit
OR...he could just get a new marker as was previously suggested...With the cost of the A5+ any upgrades, it would be a gross waste of money. You could find a better marker for cheaper.
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OR...he could just get a new marker as was previously suggested...With the cost of the A5+ any upgrades, it would be a gross waste of money. You could find a better marker for cheaper.

agreed, plus even after you upgradae it the resell is still horrible, if you own a A5 and you want more preformance the best option is to sell it and start fresh
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old January 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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agreed, plus even after you upgradae it the resell is still horrible, if you own a A5 and you want more preformance the best option is to sell it and start fresh
Bah, keep it as a backup. Resale on tippmanns isn't worth selling them. And he's got it set up as a nice looking scenario marker.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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okay i asked about upgrades for the A-5, if i wanted a different gun i wouldnt have gotten a tippmann in the first place, so please. stop telling me to get a new marker, i like tippmanns they are the most comfortable gun for me and they preform good for scenario and woodsball. i understand if you dont like tippmann guns but i do. i dont plan to sell the gun in the future as ive kept all my markers in the past untill they've completly become useless, and i honestly dont care what things cost im not a cheap person so i dont mind paying a little extra money for an upgrade, which if i research enough can usually find a place to order them pretty cheap. thank you avfav for the suggestions ill look into it and thank you Bruno and trbo323 for the positive comments.
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miller has a good point, you could keep it as a backup, if i were you id keep it the way it is and just plunk the money you would be throwing into upgrades into a can and eventually get something different.

tippmann upgrades may sound all well and good, but few really do what they promise
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miller has a good point, you could keep it as a backup, if i were you id keep it the way it is and just plunk the money you would be throwing into upgrades into a can and eventually get something different.

tippmann upgrades may sound all well and good, but few really do what they promise
meh i like the gun, ive played 2, 8 hour games with it so far and i really like it... so if it aint broke dont fix it. i know you guys might be trying to help me out but i like the marker thats all there is to it lol and i simply dont have enough money to buy a whole new marker, i already have a backup marker. my last tippmann (98) i used for about 4 years before it finally broke mostly from my fault i was a bit to rough with it one game. so i trust tippmanns i have used other markers. spyders, brass eagles, and i tried out a tac 5? i think they're called. tippmann is my fav so far. so im going to stick with them as my Woodsball gun.
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7/10...Love the $300 worth Redbulls staked up in the corner, maybe you should layoff of them for a week and by some more stuff for you gun. Just messing around. I would change the stock to something less bulky.
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OR...he could just get a new marker as was previously suggested...With the cost of the A5+ any upgrades, it would be a gross waste of money. You could find a better marker for cheaper.
K, but hes already said he likes it and who in their right mind would just get a diffferent gun after all the time and money that hes put into it.

The A-5 is going out of date and there are guns that are better, but its still a good solid gun
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who in their right mind would just get a diffferent gun after all the time and money that hes put into it.
I did for one. The advice to slow up on upgrades is just the voice of experience talking. Some people like heavy milsim markers but most get into them almost by accident the looks are cool and other noobies are intimidated but after a few games the limitations start to become very noticeable. There is nothing wrong with Tippmanns out of the box they are solid and dependable just don't think you can upgrade them into a better marker because it will never happen.
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miller has a good point, you could keep it as a backup, if i were you id keep it the way it is and just plunk the money you would be throwing into upgrades into a can and eventually get something different.

tippmann upgrades may sound all well and good, but few really do what they promise

quit telling people to dump their tippmanns, you're not doing anyone a service. He wouldnt have bought it if he didnt want it.

decent looking gun, but if I were you, I'd get it digicamo painted instead of wrapped, itll look much better and cleaner.

7/10 for looks, 4/10 for functionality.


and to those of whom whine about weight, go to the gym. if you seriously think that wrapping the gun in CLOTH is going to weigh it down noticeably, I URGE you to go get a gym membership.
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