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Zombieatak Monday, May 1st, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Kingaman RVA (Built in)
Tippmann FVA

Marker Setup: A-5
Flatline
E-grip
X-Chamber
Strengths: Supposedly it is sturdy enough to mount a stock. I doubt it.
See below.
Weaknesses: See below.
Review: Where to start? My $25 would have been better spent if I had paid someone to poke me in the eye. Let me explain, I purchased this RVA so that I could fine tune my velocity and get the most out of my flatline whilst still being able to add a stock later. At first everything was great. The RVA looked solid enough and was extremely easy to install, which was lucky because the directions included were garbage. Just pull the two rear pins out, pop her in and replace the pins. I also got a Maddmann Spring kit (as was recommended).
I gassed up the marker and went to the back yard to test. I only got about 150 shots out of the marker before the holes that the pins go through on the RVA broke when the marker re-cocked after a shot. This caused the whole RVA, the hammerspring and the spring guide to fly out of the back of the marker and hit me in the eye. Upon finding all the parts that flew out, I removed the broken off tips of the RVA that were still held in by the rear strip pins. I found that the "heavy duty" plastic that had looked so durable before, was actually quite thin and porous, not very sturdy looking at all. I'm not sure how they expected this little thing to hold a stock when it breaks under minimal stress.
I don't know, perhaps the one that I got was defective.

I can't attest to how well it affects the velocity because it broke before I got an accurate chronograph reading.
Conclusion: I am Scoring this product a 3. The only reason that it isnt a 1 is because of the easy installation and the fact that the one I got may have been defective.
If the manufacturer had used all aluminum instead of plastic for the mounting pegs, then the RVA wouldn't have broken and the score would be much higher.

Rating:
3 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 at 7:40 am PST
 

Review Comments
dirtyA-5_77 Friday, January 12th, 2007 | 5:06 pm PST
You probably used the new bolt with the old RVA. That is somewhat both JCS's and your fault.
   

MisterMister Sunday, February 18th, 2007 | 11:18 pm PST
yup. there is a new and old style to go with the new and old style rear bolt (not sure what year Tippmann changed the bold design in the A-5. Call them.). Putting the wrong RVA on the wrong bolt will = the issues you had. This product doesnt deserve such a low score.
   

MisterMister Sunday, February 18th, 2007 | 11:19 pm PST
yup. there is a new and old style to go with the new and old style rear bolt (not sure what year Tippmann changed the bold design in the A-5. Call them.). Putting the wrong RVA on the wrong bolt will = the issues you had. This product doesnt deserve such a low score.
   

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