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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is my A5 so picky...

Everyone knows Tippmanns are probably the most solid markers they are....never break easly and dont take much matnience at all plus they almost never need tuning and stuff...

I was playing today and i chopped and chopped and chopped all day...With PMI Premieum (I heard these are even good paintballs for Flatlines so they cant be that bad can they?) in my Progressive barrel on my A5. I squeegeed almost after every 20 shots or less. The whole day i probably got about 100-200 clean shots off and the rest broke, out of a estemate of 700 shots. I did change barrels and the same thing happined. Tuned my Velosity and everything. Even without the RT they still burst in my barrel.

Today after i got home from paintballing i ran water threw my barrel and cleaned the barrel out until it was as clean as it came new. So i go out and shoot probably 20 and a few broke....so i turned my velosity almost completly down not sure what ammount since i dont know how to measure it and it shot fine even with the RT after that.

So do i really need to keep my barrel that clean to prevent busts for almost every shot i take? Or do i need new paint, or is it my velosity...

Thanks in advance....Im a Tippmann Noob
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the paint is big bore, or irregular shaped, it won't shoot well through the flatline.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your paint may have been swollen. Did they get wet somehow? Or maybe just a bad batch?

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If the paint is big bore, or irregular shaped, it won't shoot well through the flatline.
He has a Progressive...
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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big_balla89 im not using a flatline im using a progressive.

My paint i dont believe was misformed or wet at all. when they came in the bag they had some moister on them from oil or somthing so i cleaned it off with a towel (every single ball in the 1000 batch) they were pretty much as try as they could get. If i looked very very very closly they did have a very very dimple on them tho....no bigger than about a ballpoint pen. and i dont mean deep dimple just a small dimple.

Also the Barrel is a Progressive so what size or paint would match the barrel the best...maybe the PMI Premium are bigger bore than i thought.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I played with a progressive on my spyder last year with premiums, worked great. idk what the problem is, it sounds like velocity, but idk, if youre turning it down all the way, its not going very fast.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I know it defintly wont go very fast...but i havnt notice a diffrence really even after turnning it all the way down and up. That is tho im shooting 10 feet until it breaks....so i probably shouldnt notice lol.

Arnt progressives for spyers a little diffrent in bore size compared to tippmanns tho...i know the threads are but i was looking at my friends progressive with his Phiranna and it seemed smaller.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i dunno, could be. try a different paint that a friend may have or something, and come back
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try this: Take the barrel off your marker. Drop a paintball down the barrel. It should get stuck at some point. Try to blow the paintball the rest of the way through the barrel. If it's too hard to blow it through, then the paint is too big.

They should fit, though. Both the paint and barrel are .689. I still think you got a bad batch somehow.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Try this: Take the barrel off your marker. Drop a paintball down the barrel. It should get stuck at some point. Try to blow the paintball the rest of the way through the barrel. If it's too hard to blow it through, then the paint is too big.

They should fit, though. Both the paint and barrel are .689. I still think you got a bad batch somehow.
hmm....i tried this somtimes the paintball dropped straight down the barrel and somtimes it sticks. Maybe they are difformed becuase i used the same paintball over and over. Just depends on what angle you put the ball down i guess....
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Old April 8th, 2006, 11:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd get different paint.. If you have some left do the bounce test on some of them. Should be able to drop it a couple times from waist high onto linoleum and have it not break. If your paint looks good though it probably is. I had some obvioiusly bad paint and it broke just like your are describing. Sucked bad.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The barrel test should result in a quick roll thru the barrel the ball should not get stuck.

The ball should not fall right thru, and it should not get stuck. It should sort of roll thru.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd get different paint.. If you have some left do the bounce test on some of them. Should be able to drop it a couple times from waist high onto linoleum and have it not break. If your paint looks good though it probably is. I had some obvioiusly bad paint and it broke just like your are describing. Sucked bad.
Well i didnt want to bring this up since i sound like a noob but, i had some left over paint in a ziploc bag with about 200 balls. I was carring everything from the car all my bags and stuff in and i droped the paint bag lol. Half of them broke so i had to take them in and clean the bag off....so maybe that means they are cheap ill try bouncing it tho.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The barrel test should result in a quick roll thru the barrel the ball should not get stuck.

The ball should not fall right thru, and it should not get stuck. It should sort of roll thru.
from what i have read, it is supposed to get stuck, and be able to blow it down the barrel, because if it could roll through, its too small of paint.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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from what i have read, it is supposed to get stuck, and be able to blow it down the barrel, because if it could roll through, its too small of paint.
I think its sopose to get stuck too becuase if it rolls right through it has room to move around in the barrel which could make the paint hit a side of the barrel and break. I think my paint was missformed or w/e becuase it depends what side or somthing i put the paint down the barrel on one side it would roll right down then i turn it a little and it would get stuck....so im guessing its just missformed paint but ill try other stuff next time i go and buy some paint.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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get a different barrel its probably not the A-5 unless some of the internals are messed up. I got a progressive barrel too and i'm not to happy with it i doesn't break any balls but it does have very inconsistant results for accuracy, range, ect... put your stock barrel on and try that. if that dont work adjust your rt the rt's have a reputation to be incosistant and chop if not adjusted completly right.
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get a different barrel its probably not the A-5 unless some of the internals are messed up. I got a progressive barrel too and i'm not to happy with it i doesn't break any balls but it does have very inconsistant results for accuracy, range, ect... put your stock barrel on and try that. if that dont work adjust your rt the rt's have a reputation to be incosistant and chop if not adjusted completly right.
I just played today...some shots are very accurate and some arnt i think i just got some dirt in the barrel becuase it was accurate all day until the end
i might adjust my velosity later when i have time in between games. Im just happy i wasnt chopping today it was the paint that was screwed up.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i recently had a bad batch of paint that normally works great, i was shooting rps super swirl, i know it isn't very good but norm works fine. i'm going to try and get a refund from walmart, ruined my weekend since there was no where to buy paint in like 30 minutes. grr
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i recently had a bad batch of paint that normally works great, i was shooting rps super swirl, i know it isn't very good but norm works fine. i'm going to try and get a refund from walmart, ruined my weekend since there was no where to buy paint in like 30 minutes. grr
haha considering you probably shot some of it, i really doubt youll get a refund. bad paint is just something you gotta live with
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well, considering most stores like that send it back and get refunded from the manufacture, (from what i've heard) they take refunds on brand name stuff easy. i guess i'll see, if it pans out i'm gettin a feedneck.
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well, considering most stores like that send it back and get refunded from the manufacture, (from what i've heard) they take refunds on brand name stuff easy. i guess i'll see, if it pans out i'm gettin a feedneck.
hmm i have never heard that...but then again i dont buy paint at walmart so who knows..more power to ya
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The barrel test should result in a quick roll thru the barrel the ball should not get stuck.

The ball should not fall right thru, and it should not get stuck. It should sort of roll thru.
I always thought that it should require to blow the paintball out then it is a good fit thats what I do.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I always thought that it should require to blow the paintball out then it is a good fit thats what I do.
that is the best fit.

but one thing that i did not see any one ask is how hummid it was that day.

Because even thought you paint is fresh and dry, heat and mosture in the air will cause you to have some problems.

Because on rainy or hummid days i tend to use a larger boar size on my freak then i would on a dry day.
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My progressive breaks balls like no other...i have to get the smallest paint possible or my barrel becomes a smoothe maker.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah, accualy i was playing on a humid day friday and i had no breaks but the week i had bad paint well....it was kinda cold but not really cold.

Like i said before im pretty sure it was the paint not the barrel. Even if the paint is soppose to be really good like PMI Premium it can always get disformed. I bought the paint like a week before i used it. Plus i got it from a store which isnt really a paintball store more like a out door store....so who knows how long the paint was sitting their. The guy i buy paintballs from now said that somtimes if u let the paint sit in one spot for so long gravity will missform the balls. Sometimes even lap or lobside the balls. So im guessing thats what happined.....next time i should rotate the bags or somthing like that.
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