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Good Evening Guys & Girls,
About 3 months ago I purchased a Tippmann A-5 with a Response Trigger, along with a Flatline Barrel in a Battle Shroud and a nice stock. I have not yet actually used the gun "in battle", due to the weather here in Pennsylvania. Yet, I put together 25 guys to head up to Skirmish USA on March 28th to have a hardcore day of good games and fun + to use this gun finally!

Anyways to the point of this post .... I have been testing the gun the last few weeks, trying to tune it and prepare it for the 28th. Each time I have used it I have gotten off like 25 balls then a ball explodes in my flatline barrel. I have turned down the Response Trigger, so I shot a ball one at a time nice and slow. I have also turned the velocity all the way down, trying to slow things down so it doesn't explode in my barrel.

Yet, from what I know and see the ball is way too freaking fast. I can't turn the velocity down any more, I don't know what I am doing wrong. From everything I have read in the manual and online you turn the velocity bolt clock wise, inward, to turn down the velocity, and outward to turn it up.

Does anyone have any suggestions here? I have not gone to a Pro Shop in my area to chrono it yet, yet i plan to this upcoming week. As from what I have read i need my velocity between 260 to 270. Any suggestions, thoughts? Do i need a spring kit? To use a weaker spring to not shoot as hard?

Thoughts, Suggestions, Help?
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, but remember i can't lower the velocity anymore then what it is right now. So it's either the spring or the paint?
 

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sounds liek it. Flatline barrels are notorious for destroying paint. I've heard stories about scenario games where the tippman vendors ran out of regular barrels; the paint at the event didn'twork with flatline barrels and everyone rushed to buy a barrel they could actually shoot paint with.
 

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I am thinking of hitting up a pro shop this week, to get some help with getting some chrono numbers and help, sound right?
 

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No thoughts on the fact that I have my gun turned down ALL the way and its still shooting way to fast to the eye?
 

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Mass produced markers like Tippmanns and Spyders often shoot very hot out of the box I've seen a few in excess of 400fps. What you need to do is wear in the spring by shooting your marker either with or without paint or cutting a couple of coils off the spring. Shooting it is the best way but cutting the spring is the easiest. The only problem with cutting the spring is that you can cut it to lower your velocity but as it breaks in you might have to buy a new spring to bring your velocity back up. You could also invest in something like the maddmann spring kit these are also handy for those odd indoor fields that have very low velocity limits. Something else you could try is storing your marker cocked this can help to compress the spring but I'd probably just invest the couple of dollars in a spring kit.
 
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