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Old June 9th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brand New A5!!!

Just brought a brand new A5, a stock and a 16" proto barrel (I heard the stock barrels were horrible). First marker and new player since Sunday me and 20 other friends went to Skirmish PA and had a blast but I have some questions about barrel and Proformance.

-----Lapco

-----Proto <--- 16" Already own (and I never used the stock barrel so don't know the proformance so can't compare)

-----J&J

-----Tippmann

-----Apex

Just looking for Range and accuracy (like everyone else)

Also E-Grip or Respones Trigger and other things that are proformace wise better ONLY!! (Don't care for looks at this point)
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ive heard the flatline is the only way to go if you have a tippmann
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The flatline adds no usable extra distance. Because ofthe backspin, it'll go further but the ball with be traveling so slowly that it wont' break. What it does do is add a flatter trajectory. There's also issue with paint breaking in them because theyre' apparently a fairly small bore. I think it's a massive waste of money.

Out of those I'd get a J&J ceramic barrel for sure. Theyr'e teflon coated so if you happen to have a chop or barrel break you can simply shoot the paint out without having to clean your barrel instantly. Eventually you'll have to run a swap through it, but if youre' in the middle of the fight you can keep on going without having to stop.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Lapco is better than J&J the tolerances used by Lapco are exceptional and the level of finish is second to none. If you are on a budget J&J is great but if you have a few extra dollars you won't be disappointed by Lapco. Tippmann barrels are terrible they are marginally better than the stock barrels but for their quality they should have just come stock on their markers instead of costing extra. Protos are nice budget barrels I've used a few and have no complaints. Apex is the king of gimmick barrels you can get a Flatline-type shot as well as hooked shots and a few other fancy things. You can also turn off the Apex to take regular shots and the Apex itself can be removed to go on other barrels like Lapcos. If you have your heart set on a Flatline buy the Apex instead!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What exactly does the length add to this equation of distance? and what would be a good size to choose for sniper or to melee.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it does nothing for distance. Actualyl, I think you need 6 or 8 inches in order to achieve a good velocity. after that it's all for porting and looks.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And what about accuracy? if theres a difference.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Any of the good aftermarket barrels and good fresh paint.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And what about accuracy? if theres a difference.
i dont like my flatline barrel, i guess it helps with distance a little bit but its very heavy and not accurate at all. it also chops the paint alot (maybe i just use crummy paint, idk) id def go with a different barrel tho
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Because of price alone i wouldn't want a tippmann flatine. But Im thinking about the Apex for the trick shots. Also quick question what does length add for proformance? and whats Porting?
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anything past 8 inches doesn't do anything for preformance.

Porting is holes inthe barrel past 8 inches, which quiet the sound.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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and what would be a good size to choose for sniper or to melee.
Flatline would likely be best for melee as it is quite heavy and would inflict the most damage on the opponent.
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