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I have the money to buy a Tippmann starter package. My budget is about $400 dollars. I want to get a package that has a sniper set, as that is how I play. I like the apex barrel.


Please help?:eek:
 

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your'e not going ot get much love around here. Playing "sniper" in paintball is pretty worthless your paint floats around and rarely goes where you want it; when it does it'll bounce off instead of breaking.

If you like the mil-sim look however, Pick up one of the new US army markers for around $150. they look and feel great; inside of them is, you guessed it, a tippman.

then get a J&J ceramics 12 or 14 inch barrel. Skip the cyclone hopper, they're junk compared to a nice halob or reloader b.
 

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^^^ agreed, dont try and be a sniper, all paintball markers have the same range, dont buy into the advertising hype of the apex and flatline, they dont give you any aditional useable range.

if you want a tippmann because of the looks thats fine go with it, but if you want a good starting marker that has better preformance than the tippmanns, there are a good amount of markers out there with MUCH more preformance for the same price

above all else, go get a nice mask first, like tomorrow, before you spend money on anything else, its your most important piece of equipment
 

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A pure energy CF 68/3000 (which is avail. ANYwhere) runs typically $190, leaves about $210 ... That amount will get you an A-5... just add Paint, and you can have a blast. Very upgradable if it turns out you want something different...

The A-5 is the Honda Civics’ of paintball, Millions of different parts, upgrades, accessories that you can have, add, etc.

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Just like a Honda Civic, no matter what you add it will always be a Honda Civic. It’s still an A-5 ... which actually is still an impressive gun. Brass Eagle/JT Tac5 ... you could do much worse. Just as you could get Neon, or Cavalier, or some early 90's Pontiac with a fast n furious wing on the back...

PLUS you can get an A-5 for lots less then $210, as well as a HPA tank. Enough to get a great mask and/or actual made for paintball attire.
 

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my buddy's flatline on his X7 works great much more accurate but previous posts are right it's paintball... the flatline helped steer the ball straight does not increase range but still.
 

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Get the a5, as you know its the most customizable and seems a lot lighter then the x7. 98 customs don't have the cyclone so there's really no point.
 

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Get the a5, as you know its the most customizable and seems a lot lighter then the x7. 98 customs don't have the cyclone so there's really no point.
that IS the point of not getting an A-5. A regular hopper is a much wiser choice than the cyclone.

That said, this thread is seriously old. read the post dates before posting in them please.
 
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