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Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:17 PM

They are similar right down to the annoying porting in the middle of the barrel. They both function off of the same basic valve system. A lot of parts are even interchangeable. The biggest noticeable differences will be the lack of a cyclone feed on a BT-4 and a slightly different looking body.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:34 PM

So basically the A-5 is better for those who wanna dish out some more $ for a cyclone.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:34 PM

another small difference........... a-5 made by tippmann bt4 made by b.t or ben tippmann. Dirty Acronym? why eczacly did he make his own company.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:10 PM

The performance is the same. The biggest difference is, the A5 comes with the cyclone. If you want the cyclone on the BT you can buy it and mount it on the BT. Which is easy to do but I don't think the cyclone is worth the trouble it causes. Another thing I don't like about the A5 is the tombstone. I like the steel braided line to be screwed straight into the valve nice and solid like on the 98C and BT. I know the tombstone is there to make field stripping easier but in 7 years I've NEVER had to take my 98C or BT apart at the field. What's funny is, the only time I see anybody work on an A5 at the field is because there's a leak at the tombstone. Ben Tippmann left Tippmann to start BT Paintball Designs because he didn't agree with Tippmann selling out to a huge conglomerate company. He faught the sale but was out voted by the rest of the family. Both companies make great reliable markers. They just have different features.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 04:41 PM

A-5 is so much better becaues it's not all look ok...
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:07 PM

View Postpaintballinwa, on Feb 9 2008, 05:41 PM, said:

A-5 is so much better becaues it's not all look ok...

um...no, not ok.

the Bt-4, as said by the last few forumers, is practically interchangeable with the A5 parts-wise, save for a few minor things. their performance is neck-and-neck, with the A5 having the upper hand solely for the reason that it has the cyclone feed on it. also, if you consider milisim an 'upgrade,' then I guess that's an advantage, but only to some people.

so, in conclusion, either one is a decent starter marker and both are built for the wear and tear you will impose on it.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

Actually, if you think about it, a good chunk of the A-5 is looks. Your paying for that Mp5 styling.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:17 PM

To be honest, over the two, I would go BT4 if I was trying to decide. I don't like the cyclone, which seems to be the only real reason to go for the a5 (if you like the cyclone)...

And also, I agree with DVLCHILD, listen to him, he knows what he is talking about here.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:42 PM

View Postpaintballinwa, on Feb 9 2008, 05:41 PM, said:

A-5 is so much better becaues it's not all look ok...

You have no clue what you're talking about.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:51 AM

Ok the A5 has cyclone feed so what. Thats the only good thing about it other than that the BT4 is the nicer of the two. Also I dont know if its the same for all of them but doesn't the cyclone feed suck up a lot of air. That was the problem my friend was having.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:57 AM

The A-5 is the best out of the box marker I've ever used but I've also never even touched a BT before so I'm not sure on which one is better.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:16 PM

BT FTW! BT's are great markers!
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:42 PM

View PostDVLCHLD, on Dec 18 2007, 02:10 AM, said:

The performance is the same. The biggest difference is, the A5 comes with the cyclone. If you want the cyclone on the BT you can buy it and mount it on the BT. Which is easy to do but I don't think the cyclone is worth the trouble it causes. Another thing I don't like about the A5 is the tombstone. I like the steel braided line to be screwed straight into the valve nice and solid like on the 98C and BT. I know the tombstone is there to make field stripping easier but in 7 years I've NEVER had to take my 98C or BT apart at the field. What's funny is, the only time I see anybody work on an A5 at the field is because there's a leak at the tombstone. Ben Tippmann left Tippmann to start BT Paintball Designs because he didn't agree with Tippmann selling out to a huge conglomerate company. He faught the sale but was out voted by the rest of the family. Both companies make great reliable markers. They just have different features.

sorry to throw a spanner in the works. i have never had a marker and keen to buy one. out of the BT4 , A5 and the spider MK1. whitch will be my best option and why?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:55 AM

View PostPiller, on Dec 17 2007, 03:17 PM, said:

They are similar right down to the annoying porting in the middle of the barrel. They both function off of the same basic valve system. A lot of parts are even interchangeable. The biggest noticeable differences will be the lack of a cyclone feed on a BT-4 and a slightly different looking body.


are you comparing with or without the RipClip, the RipClip on BT is WAY better than the cyclone feed system (in MY opinion).
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