Paintball question please help
Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:58 AM
Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:55 PM
I'm quite familiar with both the A-5 and the US-5, and I can see a huge performance difference between the two. The US-5 is alright, but from my experience, it's much lower end than the A-5. The quality of the US-5 is acceptable, but for the price, there are better alternatives. For about $150, you can get a Smart Parts SP-1, which is impressive in both quality and appearance, while being considerably cheaper. I find that it's a fantastic marker to start off with.
Also, keep in mind that while the marker is very important to the game, the mask is equally - if not more - important. It's a great idea to invest in a good mask; I would check out the Mask board, there is some great information about masks there.
On the topic of red dot sights, I find that red dot's can be an excellent upgrade, as long as you don't spend too much money on one.
Hope this helps;
Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:59 PM
US-5 and A5 is the same comparison as a Pirahna and a Spyder. The Spyder uses common O-rings and more reliable.
This post has been edited by slinkyaroo: 13 July 2008 - 01:00 PM
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:03 PM
Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:01 PM
As for the US-5, it is pretty much a knock off. It's a little bit easier to clean the top tube on it, but overall it unfortunately doesn't quite have the same capabilities of the A-5. I can't really compare the quality of its internals - if you ask me both the A-5 and US-5 are rather poor. The US-5 is cheaper and what you loose is its rate of fire where it caps out around 10bps. It does have interchangeable barrel threading though. It's a nice marker if you like the A-5 but don't like the cyclone. If you ask me both feel pretty cheap.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:35 PM
the X-7 or the A-5 or any other gun you recommend
I was looking at the X-7 mainly because how much stuff you can put on it, plus I'm pretty sure I saw it with all the stuff I wanted on it for 420 which isn't bad I guess.
I was looking at the A-5 because its only like $190 plus accessories which would make it more, but i heard thats also a good gun but I don't think it has the cyclone feed system
one more question I know a scope isn't accurate considering a paint ball gun isn't accurate but I was thinking of buying a red dot
but if i do am I just wasting my money they can go anywhere from 10 - 200 depending on how "high tech" it is
Your looking at two very good woodsball markers, I have a red dot sight it looks cool but I never use it. You will be happy with either marker and you can always by upgrades after. If your going HPA make sure you can fill it when you want to play but it is better then CO2. I ran CO2 for 10 years never had a problem but HPA is the way to go IMO.
The A-5 has a cyclone feed and you can buy upgrades for the cyclone as well.
Let us know what you decide on!
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#23 Guest_Woodsball Freak_*
Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:33 PM
That's why I said IF he was set on going the A-5 route. I don't recommend either. Get a 'Mag.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:44 PM
I suggest buy a marker that your local paint ball dealer specializes in, like my local paintball dealer specializes in is ions, A5 X7 and BT's.
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This post has been edited by 125blackfire: 14 July 2008 - 03:45 PM
Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:14 PM
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:15 AM
Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:33 PM
-Great performance; i have missed a couple of games fixing it but it was because i accidently put one of the cyclone paddles backwards and it got a paintball jammed in my gun(fortunately it was lunch break so i had loads of time to fix)
- The stock barrel is great if you tape up the porting.
-A5s are VERY, VERY LOUD. This gives a huge intimidation to the nubs at my field(i kinda am....but i see plenty of others wince when i fire)
-You can upgrade it to look very mil-sim
-You can drop it on a rock( i still wouldnt ) but itll still shoot better than, say, an ion(not from like 2 feet, but at like 10 tippmann can still work i doubt ion can)
-If your starting, this is definetely a great starter gun to get. For a bit higher price, you can go pump with a phantom
Hope this helps!
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:00 PM
I started off with an A-5, and even though it's gone now, I never regretted buying it in the first place, a wonderful marker to start out with, truly dependable, and reliable. I never had problems with her whatsoever, She just got too heavy for my needs, and was nolonger practical in paintball with all those modifications made.
I still remember my A-5, and even though you wish to go along with the looks of the marker, it can be a pretty kewl thing to admire amongst players.
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