A5 A-5 Flatline barrel and e-grip
Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:14 PM
Im wonderimg if the Flatline cam work whit 15bps.
I also find that my A5 make a lot of noise compared whit other brands, and that is a big tactical disadvantages. Is there a way to make it less noisy.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:28 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:44 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:50 PM
And yes, it is a very expensive paint sprayer - but man does it rock as a "heavy machine gun".
I have never had any paint-breakage issues with it or anything like that. As for performance - unless you get a well-broken-in regulator on there, it's not going to shoot very consistently. Quality paint will help too, but nothing is going to get it nearly as accurate as other markers you could buy. That's just the way it is.
As far as quieting it down... you're pretty much out of luck. If you want to be sneaky with that thing, you'd better not fire AT ALL until you're ready to end the game with one decisive ambush or something. Measures can be taken to quiet it somewhat, but an A-5 with flatline is going to be about as stealthy as yelling "bang" no matter what you do. You're better off making it louder and taking advantage of the intimidation factor (or getting a new marker).
EDIT: That's my A-5 in my sig actually...
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 14 April 2008 - 07:52 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:15 AM
KRA SHARPSHOOTER I have Polish the internals, the joints and used graphite lube and it helps but the most visible gains are in air consumption.
I love my A5 but I wouldn’t mind if it would be a bit quieter. Around here we play in smaller fields, 7 minutes games whit 5 man, so it’s always good not to revel your position.
I’m my position; I do suppressive, support fire and same times shower fire, the increased range and the BPS help allot.
Silent-7 is it going to lose accuracy? At the moment whit a 16´sniper barrel I fire around 700 to 1000 rounds per game, and never have paint-breakage, can I expect the same whit the flatline?
In not sure I understand “unless you get a well-broken-in regulator” do you mean the preset? Or the internal valve?
Thanks again for the help, not may people are using A5 were I came from so the help is much appreciated.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:14 PM
As far as accuracy, it honestly depends on the paint. If the paint you're using has a good bore match with your 16" barrel, it'll be tough for the flatline to be as accurate. But, like I said earlier, having a high quality paint will really help. If you're using really good paint with your flatline, you'll probably be plenty satisfied with it's accuracy.
When referring to the regulator, I was talking about consistent velocity. Good paint and a good barrel will improve your "left to right accuracy", but the vertical accuracy still depends on whether or not your marker fires at a consistent velocity. Personally, I use a Palmer's Stabilizer on my A-5. It doesn't make a huge difference at first, but once you get it broken in (fire a few cases of paint with it) your consistency will improve dramatically. Just make sure you turn the A-5's velocity screw almost all the way out and use just the regulator pressure to adjust velocity, otherwise it's not doing a whole lot.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:23 AM
I’m using compressed air and even if I experienced same inconstancy problems, they were mostly related whit the bolt spring. I wouldn’t mind to have more constancy but for that price …
Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:31 AM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:34 AM
Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:28 PM
You can also mode an existing barrel, depending on the barrel, to take the Apex tip. This increases the acuracy greatly. There are some barrels, like the C series and Lapco barrels that are made to accept the Apex tip without having to do the Apex mod to them.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:50 PM