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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:45 PM

Inorderd to see where I am coming from here is a brief story of my maker history:

1. I started out with a Tippmann 98 Custom and soon decided that was too low endish and wanted to move on to something that was lighter, smaller, and had the same reliablity...
2. So I got a Aigun Designs Classic-Valved Automag. Well it was great, however since I was running Co2, and the fact that it was only a mech (and therefore was limited BPS wise) and their future production looked grim (lets not discuss that here please)....
3. I decided to get a AKA Viking. Well the viking was going to be fast, yet I got it and it didnt work too well for me...
4. So I decided to go back to something totally reliable so I got an Tippmann A-5

Well here I am with an A-5, and I must say that it is NOT for me. First off, I am totally against mil-sim (I have nothing against you if you like it, its just not for me). Secondly Its a bit too heavy for me, and I dont like the offset/cyclone hopper. Third and most importantly I want my air on gun! So I have been doing some searching on alot of the forums and I hear alot about the FEP (First Encounter Paintball) Quest. Alot of people seem to like it, and enjoy using it. Well thats great and all but will it fit what I am looking for:

(These are all the characteristics that I want in a gun)
* Walkable (hey its an electro so thats taken care of)
* Decent speed (shooting is fun, and I am a "volume over accuracy type of shooter")
* Woodsball capable (I believe that all guns can play well in the woods, but some can stand it better than others)
* Not alot of upgrades needed to make it competivite (If/when I decide to jump in on a speedball game)
* Easy maintenance
* Gets alot of shots per tank (I want to get at least 1,000ish off of a 45/45...I like to play outlaw so I will only get one tank for the day)
* IS FREAKING RELIABLE!!! (I only get to play paintball a couple times with my friends--I go to college, and when I get to play with them is when I come home on the weekends...I dont want to sit and baby a gun while they play)

So, Is a quest what I am looking for? Does it fit these critirea?

Also I dont have a ton of money to spend on paintball at the moment, and another reason that draws my eyes to a quest is the fairly good price. I have found that quests generally sell in the 250ish range. Do you think that I could sell my A-5 for around 250?
Here are the ups on my A-5:
Good condition
Apex Barrel
X-7 Hopper
RT Trigger
CAR Stock

How much do you think that could get me?

Thanks for the help!
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:46 PM

LOL! You thought AGD's future looked grim, so you bought an AKA? At least AGD does something outside the PB industry, at least sort of, with the FN303 or whatever it is.

Anyways, per your request, I won't go into that, I just think its funny.

Dunno about the resale of A-5s, but I know it's not great. You might get lucky.

The FEP Quests are pretty nice. If efficiency is your thing, a poppet will be more efficient, do be aware of that. Spools can be efficient, but I have always seen poppets as being more efficient, as a generalization. There will be spools more efficient than some poppets of course. Anyways, I think that point is made.

As for reliability, I've not heard much either way for teh Quests. You might want to look at what's common at your fields though. If everyone is shooting a Proto and you have FEP, and it goes down, the Proto guys will just look at it all confused. If you have something similar, you can probably get better tech help ("oh I had that same problem a few months ago, do this..."), and get some O-rings or parts if you need them.

Just something to consider.

As always, see if you can try the marker first

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:17 AM

View Postaqua_scummm, on Mar 8 2008, 02:46 AM, said:

LOL! You thought AGD's future looked grim, so you bought an AKA? At least AGD does something outside the PB industry, at least sort of, with the FN303 or whatever it is.


Well I thought that AKA made regulators, and did other air/piping work. Anyways anyone else got any news or info about the quest?
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:21 AM

The older ones are great the new ones kinda dropped off in looks department.

I have never worked on one but I have played with and shot it and its a really smooth gun.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:58 AM

I have played at the field that produces the markers, Urban Quest. The tech dude said don't get an old model, due to reliability issues. The new ones are supposed to be much more reliable. I have shot a quest(old version), It shot pretty fast, with only a little recoil. It was very quiet. My only complaint was the gauge placement, it is right where your hand is, so not that comfortable.

Also, keep in mind that speedball guns used in speedball go through MUCH more stresses than a woodsball gun.
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

View PostBlitzen, on Mar 7 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

Inorderd to see where I am coming from here is a brief story of my maker history:

1. I started out with a Tippmann 98 Custom and soon decided that was too low endish and wanted to move on to something that was lighter, smaller, and had the same reliablity...
2. So I got a Aigun Designs Classic-Valved Automag. Well it was great, however since I was running Co2, and the fact that it was only a mech (and therefore was limited BPS wise) and their future production looked grim (lets not discuss that here please)....
3. I decided to get a AKA Viking. Well the viking was going to be fast, yet I got it and it didnt work too well for me...
4. So I decided to go back to something totally reliable so I got an Tippmann A-5

Well here I am with an A-5, and I must say that it is NOT for me. First off, I am totally against mil-sim (I have nothing against you if you like it, its just not for me). Secondly Its a bit too heavy for me, and I dont like the offset/cyclone hopper. Third and most importantly I want my air on gun! So I have been doing some searching on alot of the forums and I hear alot about the FEP (First Encounter Paintball) Quest. Alot of people seem to like it, and enjoy using it. Well thats great and all but will it fit what I am looking for:

(These are all the characteristics that I want in a gun)
* Walkable (hey its an electro so thats taken care of)
* Decent speed (shooting is fun, and I am a "volume over accuracy type of shooter")
* Woodsball capable (I believe that all guns can play well in the woods, but some can stand it better than others)
* Not alot of upgrades needed to make it competivite (If/when I decide to jump in on a speedball game)
* Easy maintenance
* Gets alot of shots per tank (I want to get at least 1,000ish off of a 45/45...I like to play outlaw so I will only get one tank for the day)
* IS FREAKING RELIABLE!!! (I only get to play paintball a couple times with my friends--I go to college, and when I get to play with them is when I come home on the weekends...I dont want to sit and baby a gun while they play)

So, Is a quest what I am looking for? Does it fit these critirea?

Also I dont have a ton of money to spend on paintball at the moment, and another reason that draws my eyes to a quest is the fairly good price. I have found that quests generally sell in the 250ish range. Do you think that I could sell my A-5 for around 250?
Here are the ups on my A-5:
Good condition
Apex Barrel
X-7 Hopper
RT Trigger
CAR Stock

How much do you think that could get me?

Thanks for the help!


Try one and see if you like it. As long as you take care of a marker you should never have a problem.
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