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#1 User is offline   ZIPP GUNN 

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Post icon  Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:49 PM

[font=Arial][size=3]Please help me out fellas?I have heard good reviews about the A-5, but should I really buy it? :comp:
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:54 PM

The A-5 is a solid gun for a beginner to get. There is a very good reason that so many players first marker is a Tippmann. It is pretty good right out of the box and you can customize and upgrade it quite a bit as you grow in the sport. Plus Tippmanns customer service is some of the best around.

You can also consider a Tippmann Model 98, same durability and reliability a a lower price.

You really cant go wrong with either one.

A good place to look for reviews on markers masks and other equipment is pbreview.com. They are reviews written by players so there isn't much bias in them.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:33 PM

It's an amazing gun. It may not be the best gun for you, but if you've done your research, and you've picked out this gun, then you will like it.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:36 PM

a-5 = love
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:41 PM

its a good starter gun its blow back so it less tempermental ,it has a good hopper from the start,and its very simple
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:46 PM

its good for woodsball, but wouldn't really recomend it for speedball, yes i've seen the tippinators
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:18 PM

the A-5 is a great woodsball marker to get, there is just a ton of upgrades you can get & its tough.
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:21 PM

View Postsnipa fo life, on Oct 6 2006, 08:46 PM, said:

its good for woodsball, but wouldn't really recomend it for speedball, yes i've seen the tippinators


I personally would use something else in speedball, but an A-5 works perfectly in speedball. Here's a video to prove it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIKfBQ8zaNo...FF&index=17

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 12:10 AM

get 2 and have some REAL fun...heh heh heh.... ;)


as long as you take care of it, it will take care of you.... and if you get one pay special attention to the amrker forums section for tips and ideas.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 04:59 AM

ok here it go and how the a-5 can adapt

u might like to play speedball: egrip and other triggers

u like to change positions often and fast: ealsy to change extras (ie. stock no stock ect)

has to handle harsh condisions: u can shoot this thing after u ran it over with a bigrig
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but if u get the others u cant change out stocks at a feild quickly

it is easy to maintain
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:40 AM

The A-5 is a tough, reliable, easily upgradable, inexpensive marker and a great choice for a new player.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:05 PM

BT-4 Assault works as well and is $40.00 cheaper than the Stock A5 and around $160.00 less if the A5 was modded to the Assault's standard mods. If you're looking for a MIL-SIM both the A5 and BT can give you what you want with some compromises. My team currently uses 5 A5 (different mods), 3 Ions, 1 Spyder, and 2 BT-4s. I use the BT-4s for long range cover fire and for sniping OPFOR positions. The A5's, unless they have the flatline, I found to be limited to 120 - 150' for effectivity. My team knows this and the roles are accepted because it is the fact that as team Captain I have to weigh out my firepower. And it was suggested by two of my A5 players that they wanted the BT-4s to take out long range heavy targets.

Don't get me wrong, I own a 98C, have used A5s and A5 team members, after they borrowed my BT want to know if they can "borrow" it again. The A5 is a good marker, but is very expensive and doesn't go for distance that well. It is a great short to midrange marker. The BT-4 can accept the same mods as the A5 and also can use MIL-Real gear. With an upper and lower picatinny rails, moveable vertical grip, front and rear mechanical sigts and 3 postion CAR stock as standard (these options over and above the A5 base) and I already paid $40.00 less than the stock A5. If money is no object, the A5 will serve you well.
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