A5 vs. X7 views on which is better
Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:10 PM
Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:11 PM
I mention this only because the A5 and X7 are more or less the same internals (function on the same principle, but may not be exactly interchangable) as the BT-4, but made with less quality parts.
For the same cost, you could get something far better. If you're dead-set on one or the other, get the A5. The X7 is the A5 with a higher price tag and some extra rails.
I really don't enjoy using the BT much and it chops ALOT of paint. I have to squeegy it almost every hopper full of paint and it doesn't shoot straight worth crap. Me and about 6 other guys bought the BT when it first came out and I'm the last of the group to still be using it. I don't know if this is the case with every BT gun but it is with mine.
Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:43 PM
Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:17 AM
Chopping paint and terrible accuracy doesn't have anything to do with your marker that is operator error if ever I saw it.
Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:50 AM
Paint issues are a common problem when the seasons change and it gets cold out. It starts getting cold out and the paintballs start getting brittle.
Most all paintball markers are equally accurate as well. With a clean smooth barrel, consistent air source, and fresh paint all paintball markers shoot pretty similarly. There aren't really any special tricks despite what manufacturers advertise.
An A-5 or X-7 will be no more gentle on paint, and no more accurate, and no more consistent than what you currently have.
"Marketing hype in paintball?! The nerve of some people. After all, we paintballers would never throw our hard earned cash into the magic box of marketing hype."
Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:30 AM
On a slightly unrelated note, has something happened to Tippmann the past 1 1/2 - 2 years? I knid-of lost contact with recent paintball news. I heard something about their manufacturing mving to China. It just seems like most everyone hates tippmanns now. Maybe it's just a general shift in opinion but even SO custom A-5 inventory has been cut down to JUST the A-5a2. Anyways, if anything big did happen, would someone let me know?
This post has been edited by Stonewall: 14 November 2008 - 09:30 AM