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Nwilson Monday, February 13th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
1 year6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 with a 14" smart parts progressive, JCS trigger/Egrip, tapco SAW stock, BSA Red dot mounted on Lapco Offset sight rail, Scepter grenade launcher, Opsgear SIG magazine, Allen paintball remote, Flurry Vest. Female Palmers Stab....

SPyder Imagine - 14" J&J Ceramic, Evo2, 20oz CO2

Spyder Agressor - Stock
Strengths: Mounts easily to my A-5, will make the first shot count.
Weaknesses: Difficult to keep clean
Review: The BSA mounted quickly and easily to my A-5 and and took only minutes to get calibrated. This has proven to be a very nice addition to my woodsball setup, being both functional and durable as well. Once setup, you will find that the horizontal accuracy is quite impressive in low/no wind situations. Contrary to what some have said you can "aim" a paintball. I have found this useful when the first shot needs to count. For example, when set up in a concealed location (ambush) the BSA makes it quite east to mark your targer on the first shot. I realize that if you are shooting 14 billion balls per second this is of no concern to you, but those of us that do not "spray and prey" have to actually aim! Once into a firefight I personally do not use the sight much as it is difficult to use while running,diving, ect... but for the times when you need that extra edge in accuracy you will find the Red Dot very useful. A-5 owners should note that you sill either need an offset sight rail or an offset hopper as Inow use or about 1/3 of the sights field of vision will be obscured. Also, be aware that this is a sight and not a scope as it does not magnify objects in view.

The only difficulties I have encountered are that is it hard to keep clean. A toothbrush orsimilar will be required to completely clean all the paint/dirt from the BSA.

Battery life and durability have been excellent. My BSA has been through the toughest scenario games and has held up perfectly. It is very easy on batteries as I have only changed the battery twice in 2 years.

Overall I have been quite pleased witht he performance of the BSA. It's a nice sight that is also easy on the pocketbook.
Conclusion: Woodsball players looking to add another tool to your arsenal, get one.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Ravenwulfe Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 | 11:02 am PST
Out of curiosity, have you found a way to make it more protected from having to clean it? I also want to know how well the offset sights work with it. It's a pretty good review here, I never had any questions other than those.
   

Nwilson Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 | 11:47 am PST
As far as keeping it clean, the only thing I do is keep the lens caps on when not playing. Otherwise, there's not alot you can do. Mine stays pretty dirty, but it has not harmed it at all. The offset sight worked alright, but it it is far more accurate when the sight is on top of the gun. So, I switched to an offset hopper in order to move the hopper out of the way and leave the sight mounted on top of my gun. Also, if you have neither, I would recommend the offset hopper mount as it is only around $15, about half what the lapco offset sight mount will cost you.
Last edited on Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 at 11:49 am PST
   

Ravenwulfe Monday, February 27th, 2006 | 4:29 am PST
I've actually never heard of an offset hopper, probably because I've never thought of it being a possiblity with the cyclone feed and all. I'm assuming the sight's pretty water resistant? Maybe if you run it under the tap and let it dry completely before replacing the batteries. Most electronics I've had to clean like that work just as well as they did after cleaning them like that.
   

Nwilson Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 | 11:25 am PST
The offset hopper adapter can be found here:

http://www.eastgatedesign.com/hopperadapter.html

As far as getting it wet, mine was rained on alot at Oklahoma DDAY, so it got pretty wet there and still works fine. I wouldn't run it under water to clean it though. A damp rag will do just fine.
Last edited on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 at 11:31 am PST
   

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