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#1 User is offline   5N1P3R 

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Post icon  Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

Hey guys I have been trying to be that sniper role for a while now, but I just don't think it is me. So, I have realized, that I kind of just do whatever is needed during games, which falls under the category of sabres. I am selling all my gear right now to start over. I was thinking about getting this:

Tippmann A-5 Response trigger
Dogleg Air thru kit
Upgraded internals and cyclone
MP5SD shroud and MP5 Mag
Then an apex barrel

Does this sound like a good setup for sabre? Or just a good setup?

A lot of people have been telling me all about the X7 though. If you don't think I should stick with the A-5, what do you think I should put on the X7. Such as stocks, barrels, shrouds, internals, etc.

Let me know
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:47 PM

Don't worry about positions. Get the gun that you like. That A5 set up seems pretty nice. Don't go for the X7. Its an A5 for milsimers with a more expensive price tag.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:18 PM

View PostIron Eagle, on Oct 20 2008, 06:47 PM, said:

Don't worry about positions. Get the gun that you like. That A5 set up seems pretty nice. Don't go for the X7. Its an A5 for milsimers with a more expensive price tag.


I'm with this guy. I like the 5 setup you have. And the X7 is an A5 but more geared for milsim. Save yourself the trouble and the steep price tag and get your 5. This way you've saved a few bucks to purchase those add-ons.
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EDIT: For the record I use an A5 with R/T and airthru dogleg for my Sabre setup with a 98 R/T and dogleg as a back up...

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

View PostW00DSBALL 5N1P3R, on Oct 20 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

Hey guys I have been trying to be that sniper role for a while now, but I just don't think it is me. So, I have realized, that I kind of just do whatever is needed during games, which falls under the category of sabres. I am selling all my gear right now to start over. I was thinking about getting this:

Tippmann A-5 Response trigger
Dogleg Air thru kit
Upgraded internals and cyclone
MP5SD shroud and MP5 Mag
Then an apex barrel

Does this sound like a good setup for sabre? Or just a good setup?

A lot of people have been telling me all about the X7 though. If you don't think I should stick with the A-5, what do you think I should put on the X7. Such as stocks, barrels, shrouds, internals, etc.

Let me know



Sounds good, go for it. Mind you I own an X7 and i love it, but it boils down to this: Buy what you're really going to enjoy playing with...makes no sense getting something and then later kickin' yourself because you did.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:07 PM

If you're primary playing format is milsim then go for your proposed set up.

If you are a pragmatic player that participates in everything but Milsim drop the mp-5 magazine. It's useless weight that may interfere with propper positioning of the marker when going prone or shooting from other atypical positions. Just get the standard foregrip.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:19 PM

What do you currently own?

Don't buy anything new -- try playing with your setup, just trying to do different things. You'll find your niche soon enough.

Gear should not be position-focused, but rather individual-focused. For me, neither the A5 nor the X7 is a particularly great marker. For you, it could be perfect, or it could be somewhere in between the extremes.

It's hard to get "new toy syndrome" out of your system. Believe me, I know -- I have a horrible tendency for collecting markers (In 4 years I've managed to pick up 9 if you count a scenario launcher, 8 not counting it. This still doesn't count the ones which were bought/won but eventually didn't make the cut). However, the sooner you overcome this syndrome, the more money you'll save.

My recommendation for upgrading: don't unless you really see a need for it. Don't buy it because someone told you it was good (even though you don't experience the problem it supposedly solves). Buy the setup you see fit, having it evolve as you do as a player.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

personally i like the x7 a lot, i have used/own both.

either will work well, but i like being able to have the air through stock so easy to set up, and being able to move/change the body parts to easy
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:47 PM

View Postnewbz, on Oct 25 2008, 08:34 PM, said:

personally i like the x7 a lot, i have used/own both.

either will work well, but i like being able to have the air through stock so easy to set up, and being able to move/change the body parts to easy


you don't have to use macro line or anything if you use the air thru?
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:31 PM

Are you kidding me? The setup you have sounds amazing! Is the Dogleg any good? o.O
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:33 PM

View PostW00DSBALL 5N1P3R, on Oct 25 2008, 09:47 PM, said:

you don't have to use macro line or anything if you use the air thru?


Macroline is by far the most common method for using air through stocks, though steel hose could be used.

May I ask why you're asking about A5 vs X7 at the same time as trying to sell an A5? It makes far more sense to keep what you have. Tippmanns have horrible resale value, so once you have it, it's almost always better to keep it on hand unless you need cash for the new, better marker.

That said, an X7 isn't worth the cost. You don't always need new gear.
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:45 PM

I had an A-5 with RT and it was sweet. Never had any problems whatsoever(cept for it being a gas hog). Then I sold it for a sweet $200 to my friend and bought an X7 with Egrip. Reason? I'm a milsim freak. I LOVE my X7.(I take out my old a5 all the time)
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

that setup sounds solid...also just because your gonna play "sabre" doesnt mean you have to stick to a certain gun...just keep that in mind. But your A5 set-up seems good
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:06 PM

A5 hands down. U can mod it later much more easily for another role.

Example, u can make it a sniper gun, Hammer, Dagger, etc.

Plus, it is a lot more moddable.

Once uve bought ur X7 from the X7 Builder, only mods u can put on are sights, lights, lasers, etc.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

Well, if you have to go with a tippy, get the A5. Get HPA if you dont't already. And for the R/t trigger, I would say not to mess with it... just go to a e-grip, much better in my opinion. And you don't have to have a tippy to be considered a "sabre", just get whatever gun suits you best. Overall for a rather cheap gun in my opinion go with a Invert Mini, it's light fast and you can put a apex on it to give it some range.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

thanks for all the suggestion guys.

actually i just purchased the special ops a-5a2 sabre.

we will see where that takes me from there!
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