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#31 User is offline   wargames 

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:25 AM

The Ion will out do the A-5 if you can get the Ion to work...Good luck with that.

The Ion is just not reliable enough to be compared with an A-5.

Sure, Ion shoots better, but the A-5 will always shoot.


It does seem like I'm rating on the Ion. I'm not, its good, I just have and heard about its problems. Its only a helpful warning.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:29 AM

DUDE!, this is the 5th thread ive seen you bring up and knock the Ion...there is nothing wrong with the ion...all you need to do is be able to take care of your marker and it will work for you...every time!
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:14 PM

I believe the ION is a better Marker, more silent and takes less compressed air, but I wouldn’t change my A5 for one because of the firing position. The front grip is just too close for me. I like the A5 ergonomics and the fact that I can dig a ditch whit it and it ill still shot.
My advice is, if you can, go to the field and test them both.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:23 PM

Both are overpriced, overrated, overhyped, average-at-best markers. Unless you're buying for feel, I can't understand why anybody would sink $500 into an A-5 when you can get a used '06 high-end for less. And, for the same reason, I can't understand why anybody would sink $500 into an Ion, period.

Both have their place. That place ends at the small end of $400.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:23 PM

Apples and Oranges. They both are capable of shooting paint just as accurately, just as quickly, and just as consistently. It's all a matter of how the marker feels, how easy it is for you to take apart, and how much work it takes to get you to the point where you're satisfied with your performance.

But personally I don't like either. I would never buy a marker with the intention of "upgrading" it later on. If you know you're going to do that you might as well get a nicer marker to begin with.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:19 PM

if youre spending that much upgrading just buuy a better gun a PMR is only $90 more than the ion you would do better with a different gun than the 2 and not upgrading it as much
pmr
new board
new trigger(hate the stock one)
l7 bolt
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far better than upd ion-unless its an i-bow

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:18 PM

Don't go with either, both guns were the worst decisions I ever made. My A5 was not durable, I had electronics problems, and much the same with my ion. I bought an Angel 1, and have never had problems with it, it is easier to maintain and is much more efficient and faster, for $100 less (assuming the ion is $500 and you get a used A1).

PMR will be bigger than the A1, and has more things to go wrong with it. A used high end will be better than an up'd mid to low end.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:59 PM

guys.... check the date of the original poster before adding your comments. In this case he posted in 07... I think hes gotten his answer and no longer needs our help decideing.


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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:02 PM

I don't think the money is the point. He just wants to know which one would be better on a preformance view.

This is the unanswerable question. Both guns have there elements, tippmann in the woods, and smart parts on the speedball field. It would be like a tiger fighting a shark.
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