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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 06, 2008 11:55 am

So I'm selling my current gun, a Spyder TL-R so's I can get myself a Tippmann A-5. Any of you used one? They seem pretty good to me. I'm trying to do it quickly because D-Day is in June and I want to get the A-5 before then.

So yea, anyone got any experience with the A-5?
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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Tue May 06, 2008 12:16 pm

I don't have one but I know it´s good choice :D
I was going to by a5 and I talked to many paintballers in finland and they said that it`s good and reliable. (didn't by one because all my money did go to car) :D
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 06, 2008 12:17 pm

Well sweet then. I've heard good things about it, and heard some things that will eventually need to be upgraded.

My TL-R was my first, just enough to figure out how I play. It did me good but it's high time I buy a better gun and mod it to perfection. I've already got so many things in mind.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Tue May 06, 2008 12:25 pm

I have a and ariakon sim-4 which has served me well. But I do have a couple tippmanns (not any a5s though) which have never let me down.

I have tried the a5 though and loved it, its by far one of the better paintball guns out there. I would but one except I already have 8 paintball guns (friends and family refuse to by them, so they just use mine) so it would be a little unneccasary, but i'd say go for it, i doubt you regret it.
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Tue May 06, 2008 12:26 pm

I have a 98 custom and since there’s practically no difference between the internal workings of the 98c and the A-5 I can confidently tell you that you’re not going to find much of anything better.

No far, you get to go to D-Day! That’s better than a 1000mile drive for me… :cry:

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 06, 2008 12:36 pm

Probably allies.

Well the A-5 has the Vortex feed system, so I won't have to worry about a motorized hopper, and the one I'm getting has a response trigger. Plus the A-5 looks cooler.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Tue May 06, 2008 12:38 pm

I have an X7 and no problems with it. You can't ask for a better loading mechanism than the cyclone. So go ahead with the A5. If you can swing it check out the B5 upgrade with an E-trigger. Those things are just fun! :D
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 06, 2008 12:41 pm

What's the B5? I'm getting the one with the response trigger because I wanted a bit faster firing rate, but didn't need an electronic board. I can't justify an electronic board for my playing style, so I'm just sticking with the response.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Tue May 06, 2008 12:47 pm

http://www.identitycrisispaintball.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2&zenid=ffb6b65553ea3e3853c26a66454d6afc

This is the B5. A little pricey but downright BEAUTIFUL. They are not a disappointment.[/code]
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue May 06, 2008 12:49 pm

Geez, that's more than a little pricey. Granted, it's pretty sweet, but that costs more than the A-5 to begin with. I'm gonna have to turn that one down.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Wed May 07, 2008 5:11 am

I have an A - 5 and I love it. It is a wonderful paintball marker and I have never had any problems with it. It is a little more complicated, as far as the working parts, compared to the Tippmann 98, but once you learn, it's pretty simple.

People have asked if I plan on getting an X - 7 (which is basically an upgraded version of the A - 5). I have no intentions on doing so, as my A - 5 is just fine (plus the X - 7 is a little pricey right now).

The stock barrel sucks, but you probably knew that anyway. The only other problem I have with it is the fact that I am left handed, which means the Cyclone gets (did before the Q - Loader) in the way.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Wed May 07, 2008 8:25 am

i have had mine since 2004 and love it, like hubb said a new barrel is recomended i would also suggest hpa as it will be more consistent than co2.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri May 09, 2008 8:13 pm

Hey, this was very helpful for me. I am going to join my church's paintball league and I was trying to pick between the 98C and the A-5, and I think that now I will go with the A-5.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Fri May 09, 2008 8:45 pm

Pretty much all Tippmann pbg's are worth the money. Probably the best pbg's on the market (for the price) are the A-5 and X-7. (I have an X-7 8))

I myself have/have owned a Spyder TL-R, Spyder ACS, Tippmann 98, Tippmann 98 Custom, Tippmann A-5 and the Tippmann X-7.

Those are the order's I have owned them and also the order I would put them in for best performance...So next to the X-7 would be the A-5...

So it's a very nice gun for all experience players because of its reliability and durability. Because of there durability, I would suggest finding a used one for a (much) cheaper price. Try ebay...i just typed it in and got about 80 different A-5's...

Anyway....it's a very good choice and an overall nice gun

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