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Old May 25th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tippmann A5 or SP-8

Should I get the A5 or the SP-8? I don't care about the price.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SP-8. It is basically an Ion. I think you need an HPA tank for SP-8 though.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SP-8 for sure, and curtis, its exactly the same as an ion, just with a different body shell, so yeah ull need hpa
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Old May 27th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah if u dont care about prices, the gun is great for woodsball and speed kinda. Since it looks like a scenario gun and works like a speedball gun and all.

shouldnt this go in the gun comparison forum?
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Old May 28th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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^^yeah probably, but he only has four posts (and hes canadian...haha jk) so just let it slide for now
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Old May 28th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If I got the A5 with an E-Grip, double trigger, a M16 APEX barrel, and a carstock would the SP-8 still be a better choice?

And what is HPA?
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Old May 28th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The only reason I'd consdier a A-5 over a SP8 is because you don't need batteries. You get a cyclone feeder that runs off air. You get a nice low profile on it also because of the hopper. Now the reasons I'd choose the SP8. Faster shooting. The internals are much nicer. Has a regulator. One other thing, the A-5 is neat looking.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The SP-8 isn't faster, is it? Because the SP-8 shoots 17 balls per second and on the Tippmann website it says that the A5 shoots 17 balls per second (with the E-Grip).
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Old May 29th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Dont get that stupid APEX barrel those are crap. Get the A5 its going to be more reliable and you dont need HPA.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The only reason I'd consdier a A-5 over a SP8 is because you don't need batteries. You get a cyclone feeder that runs off air. You get a nice low profile on it also because of the hopper. Now the reasons I'd choose the SP8. Faster shooting. The internals are much nicer. Has a regulator. One other thing, the A-5 is neat looking.
Are you sure the SP-8 shoots faster? My A5 shoots up to 30 BPS (with W.A.S. board) and I don't think the SP-8 shoots that fast
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A A-5 can only shoot to about 15-20 BPS until the Cyclone starts eating paint....try a Vortex mod and you might be able to shoot a little more but the A-5 is Pretty Limited with a E-grip. SP8 IMO
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Old August 21st, 2006, 07:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A A-5 can only shoot to about 15-20 BPS until the Cyclone starts eating paint....try a Vortex mod and you might be able to shoot a little more but the A-5 is Pretty Limited with a E-grip. SP8 IMO
Is the vortex mod hard to install? And doesn't it replace the plastic internals with aluminum internals?
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Old August 21st, 2006, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is the vortex mod hard to install? And doesn't it replace the plastic internals with aluminum internals?
I know it lowers the pressure that the cyclone works at.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 09:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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A A-5 can only shoot to about 15-20 BPS until the Cyclone starts eating paint....try a Vortex mod and you might be able to shoot a little more but the A-5 is Pretty Limited with a E-grip. SP8 IMO
The cyclone will not eat balls, It can't accually, unless your using really really old crappy paint the cyclone feed doesn't eat paint becouse it dosn't force the balls like a halo does there for it will not feed as fast, but 20bps is plenty fast. In semi, you woun't max it out.

The A-5 e-grip is better then the SP-8s.

Both guns will shoot about the same speed. The A-5 will be heavyer but more reliable, The SP-8 will probbly be more expensive even with the A-5 upgrades, but probbly will be easy to shoot becouse of less recoil and not as heavy. It's up to you to pick what you want.
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 09:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The SP-8 will probbly be more expensive even with the A-5 upgrades, but probbly will be easy to shoot becouse of less recoil and not as heavy. It's up to you to pick what you want.
At the store I went to the SP-8 and the A5 (w/ E-Grip) both costed the same amount ($389.99 CAD)
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 02:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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At the store I went to the SP-8 and the A5 (w/ E-Grip) both costed the same amount ($389.99 CAD)
awsome now factor in the cost of HPA for the SP-8 $100 and a hopper as fast as the A-5 cyclone..... that would be a $100 Halo or upped egg..... mmmmmm now whats the total price of the SP-8 compared to the A-5's total price????

$589.99 SP-8 set up
$400.99 for A-5 set up (Counting new co2 tank)........
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 08:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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awsome now factor in the cost of HPA for the SP-8 $100 and a hopper as fast as the A-5 cyclone..... that would be a $100 Halo or upped egg..... mmmmmm now whats the total price of the SP-8 compared to the A-5's total price????

$589.99 SP-8 set up
$400.99 for A-5 set up (Counting new co2 tank)........
o ya thats true i forgot about that =P
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 08:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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HPA is is nirtogen. The a5 will be more reliable, but the sp 8 will probably shoot faster.
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The cyclone will not eat balls, It can't accually, unless your using really really old crappy paint the cyclone feed doesn't eat paint becouse it dosn't force the balls like a halo does there for it will not feed as fast, but 20bps is plenty fast. In semi, you woun't max it out.

The A-5 e-grip is better then the SP-8s.

Both guns will shoot about the same speed. The A-5 will be heavyer but more reliable, The SP-8 will probbly be more expensive even with the A-5 upgrades, but probbly will be easy to shoot becouse of less recoil and not as heavy. It's up to you to pick what you want.
Not exactly eat paint but my friend has had problems with the Cyclone not keeping up with his A-5. Its a old A-5 but when hes going Full Auto the Cyclone can only spin so fast and balls fall into the feed so fast also.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 09:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Tippmann's are a down and dirty solution to shooting paintballs. They take abuse, they don't normally break, and they'll suck down liquid CO2 like its going out of style. They're very simple to understand. They look more 'mil-sim' than most other companies products as well, if that's a selling point to you.

The A-5 is pretty good and solid. The E-grip will give you some speed, but the gun will shake a good bit when you shoot it because of the heavy internals moving around. It's a blow-back, after all. Doesn't really need a new hopper to keep up with the E-grip, nor is it possible to get one.

The SP8 is a fine gun too; It's just an Ion in a different looking body. Completly different animal compared to the Tippmann. It likes HPA, not CO2 which Could damage it. It has eyes to prevent chops, but a fast hopper would be a nice thing to get so that it can live up to its potential speed. The 'kick' should be a great deal less than the Tippmann which should help you be more accurate when you're spraying.

We can't choose for you. Handle both as much as you can, see if you can shoot them.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Not exactly eat paint but my friend has had problems with the Cyclone not keeping up with his A-5. Its a old A-5 but when hes going Full Auto the Cyclone can only spin so fast and balls fall into the feed so fast also.
Your right, hence the cyclone only feeding about 17-20bps. It would not surprize me, with the gun being old that the cyclone system is slowing up a bit. I mean think about it, if you get a nick or scatch inside the cyclone the plastic spining has to go over that, causing an unoticable slowdown. Then you times that by say 5-6 years and you've lost 1 maybe 2 bps. But remeber, Halo's don't last forever eaither.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would say The SP is a prolly a better gun but for durability you will never beat a Tippy. I own an Ion (same as the SP-8 on the inside) and the A-5. So it's all in what u want not what these guys like and think u want
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