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evalha07 Sunday, November 7th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months19 of 19 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Tippman A5 stock barrel
Marker Setup: Tippman A5 with Flatline and tactical harness.
Draxxus scorch, Big Ball
Strengths: INSANE RANGE. Good accuracy!!! COOL looks.
Weaknesses: None....maybe cost. A little picky.
Review: I got my flatline online for $100 bucks. That aint cheap, but it was worth it!!! The range on this baby is incredible. I was shooting with my marker turned up to right about 300fps and it was firing 90 yards with a FLAT trajectory. The problem was, that after 60 yards the balls would turn a random direction about 70 degrees. This was because the gun was turned up too high and I was using crappy paint!
IMPORTANT! You must use good balls with this barrel, and you must have your fps between 280 and 300 for it to shoot accurately. If this is done, it is perfect. With good paint and the gun shooting around 285 I was putting every round in a 2" diameter circle at 60 yards, without elevating the gun at all, and this was just messing around, I wasn't really trying hard to aim. Hitting people at 70 yards or even more isn't very hard to do during games. Truly amazing. And no, the balls don't slow down once they get downrange. Btw, the stock barrel is totally ineffective past 50 yards, and it is crappy that that range.
It is a little loud, but I thought the stock barrel was louder. What I did was take off the end of the shroud and fill the case around the barrel with spray expanding foam insulation. It comes in a spray can, you can get it a Lowe's. This cut the sound 33-50%. The performance was uneffected, since you are altering the barrel itself in no way.
It looks darn cool too...just like a Mp5 SD
It is heavy compared to most barrels, but if you are over age 8, you should be strong enough to handle it.
It takes some time to take of the barrel and clean it, but you can get thumbscrew kits online to make it easier. Since mine has yet to break a ball when I was using good paint, it hasn't been a problem. That right: at least 8000 rounds witout a break. Be sure to use Draxxus Scorch!! You can get it at Wal-Mart for 20$ a 1000.
Conclusion: Get it now!! You are wasting your A5 if you don't!!
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 at 9:12 pm PST

Review Comments
donny g Friday, April 14th, 2006 | 10:15 am PST
instead of a foam spay i tightly compressed a bunch of paper towels and after a while they turned to foam. dude you should try HPA with your gun, it will shoot that much better.
I use scorch too, but mostly cause im cheap.
im going to try Diablo Formula 13.

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