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#1 User is offline   cromanelli 

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:39 AM

Hello All,

I have a problem. I just got an A-5 and attempted to play with it on Saturday. Well needless to say I was breaking paint really bad. I purchased an Apex barrel and after about 20 shots I broke a ball in the barrell (I thought it was the barrels fault). I then switched over to the stock barrel and still I was breaking paint; and I'm not talking about one or two balls out of one hundred. I'm talking about breaking paint constantly. Finally I got a J+J cercramic and still the gun was breaking the paint. So my question is why was a brand new never used A-5 breaking paint non stop? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

Also: I was using Ramp balls, which I'm under the impression is good paint.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:35 AM

Well I just finished this kinda mystry on my A5.

if running hpa. The marker and cyclone become finicky at 1100 psi and under. Try CO2 and see if the problem is the same.

Check that the cyclone is working.

Even new a low battery will cause breaks.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:41 AM

We need to know a few things. Even under HPA, A5s should work with zero problems at 800psi or so, especially since most HPA tank manufacturers don't put their reg outputs higher than 800-900psi.

What is your setup? Are you completely stock, except for the barrel?
Did you put a stock on the marker? Did you put a reg on it?
What was the temperature when you were playing?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

How come you're asking about the stock? What does that affect?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:48 AM

Believe it or not, the stock has a lot to do with velocity and pressure. Some stocks have a deep pocket for the drive spring...deeper than the stock backplate. Some have it tighter. This affects the tension on the spring, which (more often than not) lessens the pressure to the marker, and thus the cyclone. The cyclone doesn't feed fast enough, the bolt may chop the ball.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:28 PM

Jack you say no problems @ 800 psi. maybe on semi - but when I'm ripping I get problems under 1100 psi.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:35 PM

With a high ROF, and you're having pressure problems, that's a shootdown and recharge problem. Your marker is not recharging fast enough.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:43 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the interest...I'm rocking HPA which is preset to 850 I believe. This is a complete stock setup except for the different barrels.
The temperature outside was about 58 degrees. All of the other folks with A-5 had no problems with their setups. In terms of the chopping I don't think it was a cyclone problem becuase I did not have any paint in my cyclone which leads me to believe it was feeding it fast enough.

It seemed like as soon as I broke the first ball all hell broke lose and every third or fourth ball would be a break. I was cleaning the barrels during games and in between games. I would get the barrel cleaned out in between games and then within the first ten shoots I would break a ball again and then I would break balls all game long. Very Frustrating considering I went with the A-5 for simplicities sake!
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:48 PM

Given that, I'd suggest trying another brand of paint. Bad paint quality will be bad, no matter what marker it's in.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:12 PM

that is just the thing...ramp is good paint

not to mention that the folks I was playing with were using ramp in their A-5's and shooting 7 BPS with no breaks.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:16 PM

did they have the same barrel?
I'm thinking paint to barrel size match...
... would ramp be to big for your barrel?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:37 PM

I still suggest trying another brand of paint. Probably a smaller one like Marballizers.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:07 PM

i have noproblems like that i use a a5 and hpa. works just fine.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

I think it's all down to the paint on this one.
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Post icon  Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:17 PM

the same happened to me a few days ago, but i was playing in cold weather with monster balls and the flatline,
not a very good combo

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