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Old December 27th, 2006, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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x7 for a noob

hey guys,
some friends and i recently decided to get into paintballing, so i went and picked myself up a gun. after some lookin around, i decided i wanted the x7.. i like the more realistic look of it vs those lasergun style spyders and such.. and it seems to be a pretty solid gun.

anyway, i wasn't planning on buying it just yet, but there was some special going on, so i grabbed it for $280 canadian, without tax. figured the price was too good to pass up, if anything, i can return it later.

well, now that i've got it here, im wondering how solid of a gun it actually is..if i use it, i can't return it. i've had trouble finding some definitive answers on its performance and reliability. i know, it is a fairly new gun..but i'm hoping someone around here who has used it quite a bit could give me their opinion on the things im wondering about, and anything else relevant.

im concerned about its accuracy, reliability, durability..i want a gun that i could run around rapid firing shots off with without it jamming, but also be able to pick people off from 150feet without having to fire a volley of like 5-10 shots to get em.

i notice it has some piston like thing on the side for its cyclone hopper system.. it looks a little too fragile for my liking. also, how does it measure up to other guns in its price range? I bought it with woodsball in mind, but will probably be playing on indoor fields most of the time just beacuse of convenience.. i also figured i'd get an upgrade or 2. some kind of stock definatley, and maybe a barrel.. suggestions? is the stock barrel good enough? besides their expensive flatline, all they seem to have are useless foregrips for the x7.

anyway, i dunno what else to ask... any info would be appreciated
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Old December 27th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The tippmann x7 is an A5 with parts to give it a more realistic firearm look. The A5s are a rugged little paintball gun. Tippmann builds them to last. The little piston thing on the side is a manual feed advance for the cyclone. I have had my A5 for 3 years and have never had a failure with it. No paintball gun is truely accurate. a good barrel would make a differance. A Smartparts All-American would be a good pick. The marker does not really chop paint as the cyclone is timed to make sure a ball is in the breech, but you may get a dry fire as your hopper runs low. Not bad just inconveniant(?). And as a fellow Canadian $280 before PST/GST is a steal.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a5 all the way, the x7 is over rated and actually a A-5 in diguise
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right, it is mostly an A5. There's minor changes, like the cyclone is slightly modified and the safety switch looks like an MP5...stuff like that.


If you want to throw down the extra cash for looks, and can afford to do so, go for it.

It should take normal A5 barrels OR there will be aftermarket barrels available for it soon enough.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was in the same boat. I prefer the A5 the x7 is brand new there is gonna be some stuff wrong with it... It always happens actually I read a review that was saying the safety on the X7 is giving problems like it wont stay enaged.. Anyway I went with a A5 with some upgrades you cant beat the A5 and you can make it look better fro way less than the X7. I mean the X7 is over $400 with a E grip you can get the A5 with E grip WAS Flatline for under $400.. Here is my new A5 I love it

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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old February 14th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lol wow a NO!!!!

Anyway, for those of you who are saying he should get the A-5 because of price you need to re-read his post. He already bought the X-7 at a price he may as well of stole it at. $280 canadian!!! Thats cheap.

If you mostly going to play woods you've got one of the best markers, If I was you I'd look into getting the stock (like you said) and a remote line. And than a new barrel. If you don't want to buy an expensive kit (which i suggest a Redz) than get a cheaper one peice for like $30 (american not sure canadian price.). I suggest a J&J for that.

Personally I'd get an e-grip for it. Really makes your gun shoot smooth and fast.
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if you dont like electronics, get an RT instead of the E-grip.(if they even make them for the x7...) Just gas up and go.

I would suggest a J&J ceramic barrel and a decent expansion chamber at the least.
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