Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:51 PM
That said, if you do want to keep upgrading the A-5, I would recomend something to improve the shot-to-shot consistency of your air supply. The expansion chamber is nice and all, but either a good regulator or a good HPA tank would be better. If you go the regulator route, I would recomend a Palmer's Stabilizer. That's what I have, and it is very effective. Many people cite them as allowing your marker to shoot more consistently with CO2 than it would with HPA. Or if you would like an HPA tank, Crossfire are supposed to be some of the best readily-available tanks out there. Make sure you buy a tank with a high-pressure reg on it.
Hope that helps!
Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:54 PM
The stock ratchet is perfectly fine, and squishy paddles have had problems with ripping. If you want cyclone upgrades get the Q.E.P.H. and the Lightining Rod. But like I said that's IF you want Cyclone upgrades.
Have you considered a new grip? Such as an E-Grip? The E-Grip can shoot up to 30 B.P.S. but the cyclone only feeds around 17 so you would have to set the grip at around 17. You can buy Cyclone upgrades to get the Cyclone to feed 30 (Chech out Tech T, they make good Cyclone upgrades).
Where on the field do you play? What types of things are important to you? Speed? Quietness? Accuracy?
This post has been edited by A5 Dagger: 17 December 2008 - 03:54 PM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:28 PM
He already has an E-Grip; I don't think that it'll do 30BPS though. Mine sure doesn't. Perhaps with an APE board? I haven't looked into ROF upgrades much, personally...
You should be getting close to 15BPS with an E-Grip and stock cyclone - though 10BPS should be plenty in 98% of circumstances. I've been running my A-5 like that for years and it works like a charm. As far as accuracy goes (consistency is a better term...) the two big things I would recomend would be your air system (see previous post) and a good paint-barrel bore match. A barrel kit is one way to accomplish this, but simply choosing paint that matches your ordinary barrel (if you're not limited to field paint) can be just as good. Another option would be a PPS Brass barrel. Those are elliptically honed, and many people swear by them. I haven't had the priviledge of using one myself however.
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 18 December 2008 - 12:30 PM