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Donster 125 Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5
Custom 98
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, SP 20" Tactical Barrel, Special Ops A5A2 Stock, Shorty Grip, Dagger Vest (Digicam), Marauder II Battle outfit (Digicam), Opsgear UMP gas-through mag, RIchochet R5 hopper, Lapco Offset sight rail, Armson Pro-Dot Max Duty Gunsight, Orange Howitzer Bolt, Vortex Mod,
BT-4 Expansion Chamber
Red dot sights if you want
the BT E-grip for full auto
Strengths: Accurate
A5 barrel threading
Comes stock with upgrades not found on other markers
Weaknesses: Air effecieny
Cant take a cyclone feed system
98 style tocks
Review: Well ive been paintballing for a while and have owned a 98 with flatline setup, then i moved on to my current a5, and love it. Two of my close friends have this gun. one of them have the BT-4 assault setup, while the other just has the BT-4 standard with E-grip. Another one of my close friends has an A-5 but with a BT-16 barrel (this guns stock barrel). Anway, they have had these guns since we all decided to buy our own markers. However, they dont post any reviews, so its up to me to do it. Please dont get me wrong though, i have experience with this gun as i always see it perform when i go paintballing with my freinds.

Durability: this gun is a definate workhorse! and has durability equal to that of any tippmann. however, remember, this isn't a "REAL" tippmann, the name of this manufacturer stems from the fact that ben tippmann is a nephew of the owner of the regular tippmann. ive seen this gun put through alot and keep shooting. definately scores well in my books!


Accuracy: the barrel that comes with this gun is very well made. not as accurate as say an all american or the tactical (in my opinion) but it is very good, esp. with a good paint/barrel match. in short, you wont be missing much unless you are a shoddy shot to begin with. Furthermore, you dont hafta replace it! thats the way all guns should come stock! The shot grouping is pretty tight. Unfortunately i have not conducted tests wiht this other than some snap shooting with my freinds. The barrel performed well, but not as well as mine :P


NOTE: my friend did say that in his backyard he hit a 6" target from about 20-30 feet away and hit it within 3 shots. this however was done without a mask and was made easier with the sights on the gun (which rock BTW)

Looks: This gun looks like pure awesomeness! yes i did just make that up, but its true. after an AR-15 sight mount that is made specifically for this type of sight rail (the M-16 one) and a mag. x-chamber, you are ready to roll! other stuff can be added on such as rails on the shroud so that you can add bypods and tac lights/lasers


Upgrades: this is the really cool part because the gun comes with a collapseable stock, M16 adjustable sight rail, high-quality barrel with front sight and an M-16 barrel shroud)! to top it all off, the gun comes stock with 7/8" picitanny rails, great for mounting accesories on both top AND bottom!


NOTE: I reccomed the BT-4 Egrip as it is extremely fast and easy to use. the only downside is the lack of select fire settings. only full auto and ramping (which doubles as single shot). THe plus to this is that while on ramping/single shot, if you need to lay down alot of paint, you can hit full auto and still be considered field legal. Furthermore, i give this (upgrades) a 4 because its these upgrades that make the marker perform so well (i.e.: accuracy via barrel, stability via stock).

Efficiency: i dont have any numbers for you guys, sorry, but all i can say is that my friend and i concluded that this marker eats air pretty quickly. Perhpas its just a lemon but perhaps not. im NOT saying that he fills up and gets 100 shots, but whenever we all fill up, he always runs out of air first, and we all shoot/play about the same. but its no biggie (we all use 20 oz CO2)


NOTE: To improve this, i recommed getting the BT-4 magazine expansion chamber to improve shot effeciency, consistentcy and to improve you cool factor by 3.5 lol. but really this would help with CO2 and looks totally awesome. only downside is its price. But hey, its paintball, either go big or go home.

Weight: Now my friend has yet to upgrade his gun, he says after xmas he will get the X-chamber and such but the one thing i keep stressing is a remote, and he has yet to get one. Now unlike the A5, which is made of sum sort of plastic-like metal (i dunno exactly, but i think its pretty light), this gun is all aluminum and metal (i might be wrong on the aluminum part) but it is metal. and thats good for durability, but after a game or two WITH a 20oz it can get really heavy let me tell you. i no cause i hear him complain all the time and then i complain when i hafta hold his gun for him while he ties his shoes and such. but again, no biggie. personally i dont get people who complain about their weight of their guns. mine by all standards is considered heavy (i think) and i dont mind. my attitude is, if you cant carry your gun, go lift some weights! but since weight is always a factor in this kinda stuff i thought i should mention it.

Accessories: This is again a no biggie, but you cant get the cyclone feed system put on this, which is what my freind wanted to do. my advice is just to get a faster hopper.

NOTE: i dont even consider these weaknesses. if its heavy, go build some muscle and if you want to shoot fasst without chopping, get a fast hopper such as a richochet
Conclusion: This is a fantastic marker for people who dont want to spend alot of money on a gun or upgradeing it, as it comes with many quality accessories stock! it is also a great gun for advanced players who DO want to upgrade it as it can be modifyed to become even better! great gun for woodsball and scenario play. I highly recommend it!

NOTE: i did not compare this to an A5 because these are differen't guns. however, if an A5 had the same add ons as this gun (i.e.: barrel, stock, x-chamber etc), i would say the a5 is better because is is more customizable and has tippmanns history of quality, performance etc etc. however, that is just my opinion.

Hope you all enjoy the review and i hope it was informative enough.
(P.S: i tried to organize it as best as i could)
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, March 25th, 2007 at 7:35 am PST

Review Comments
DeltaOne Monday, December 18th, 2006 | 10:31 am PST
Good Reveiw, I like the way you set it up, all reveiws should be like this!

Ravenwulfe Thursday, January 11th, 2007 | 2:25 pm PST
Like DeltaOne, I do enjoy the set up. It's easier to follow that my essay style reviews, for sure! It makes it nice to digest, as well.

I'm glad to hear it's a good product! I've bought BT stuff before, but I wasn't too impressed with the weak set screws on the stocks and barrels, but everything else was pretty well made. I think it's pretty cool that they sell their products with the upgrades already on them. Once again, nicely written. =)

AmbushOrigin Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | 2:47 pm PST
have you seen the new hopper system by BT? looks kinda like a cyclone and bolts right on but has Halo internals in it. So you have a gun mounted force fed loader system. That and the new eframe really makes the Bt markers even better.

Evil_Wayz Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 | 4:57 pm PST
Originally posted by AmbushOrigin
have you seen the new hopper system by BT? looks kinda like a cyclone and bolts right on but has Halo internals in it. So you have a gun mounted force fed loader system. That and the new eframe really makes the Bt markers even better.

It's called the Rip-Clip and they are teasing us by giving us a price but they haven't released it yet!!!

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