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05 January 2011 - 09:21 AMYou might want to search around this and other forums, this conversion has happen several times already.
I hear allot of people have issues with the A5 eGrip, if stored near any dampness (basement/garage, forget about playing in the rain or snow) you may be out 80 buck, i have not had any issues with my BT (I hope i did not jinks myself).
then there is the ball feeding...the RipClip is way better (IMO) and does not turn into a blender in the winter.
Yeah durability in the outdoors in the winter is a major concern. I usually play outside in Chicago or Northern Ontario during the winter. I've heard that the RipClip is better than the cyclone feeder but I've never heard any real reasons why,
04 January 2011 - 05:48 PMThe BT-4 uses any hopper system. You seem to be set on the A5 or the BT-4. I have an A5, and i got my little brother a BT-4 for christmas. They are both very reliable markers and a virtually indestructible. However, as a blowback marker (the type of mechanism that makes the marker semi auto), they will never be as consistent, and thus accurate, as an electro.
If youre looking for something that can really throw paint that still has a mil-sim look, feel, and reliability, i would recommend looking into either the BT TM-7 or TM-15. They are an inline poppet, very similar to the Invert Mini. This style of gun has proven to be very reliable, and as the air is through grip, there is no macro-line to get in the way. The TM-7 is more SMG looking, while the TM-15 is more carbine style. Both will perform the same, but the TM-15 has a longer barrel stock. One guy i saw was using a stock TM-15, and he sniped like no one's business. Both markers, as electros, will have a select fire option that will allow you to shoot full auto. They both come with stocks and foregrips. Both wil require the purchase of a hopper, your best bet would be a force-fed.
You said this would be your first REAL paintball marker, so i would make the investment into an electro like one of the TMs. It may cost more money now, but the satisfaction later will be worth it. A good hopper would be the Invert Halo Too, a Halo B (on sale at ansgear.com, i recommend this), or an empire manga. Compressed air would also be your best bet (you might even be required to use compressed air for the TMs), and a 4500 psi carbon fiber tank would be a good investment, but is not necessary. a 3000 psi will give you less shots per fill, but will be cheaper up front. Since they both have stocks, a remote line might be a good idea as well.
Yeah, I looked into those but they're out of my price range.
Thanks for the advice though. I'm definitely buying a few air tanks. I don't have an air compressor but I'm lucky to have a scuba store nearby. Thanks for all the info and help.
04 January 2011 - 03:08 PMA5 with APE board is the better choice IMO. The technology is the same but the A5 is easier to take apart. Also there are better selections for the A5 stock. Both use the A5 barrel. As long as shooting 15 bps or less is ok then look at the A5.
Under 15 bps? I thought that it was guaranteed at least? O.o
Oh well, i'm cool with it either way.
I've just seen all these people on YouTube with the "24 bps" vids.
Oh btw do you know what feeder system the bt4 uses?
04 January 2011 - 08:09 AMI'm a strong believer in equal rights for everyone. That also means no compassion when on the field
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