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KRASHARPSHOOTER Friday, March 28th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Standard Rail
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
Special Ops Dogleg Air-Thru Stock Kit
Special Ops 12" C-Series Barrel w/APEX tip
Special Ops Hopper Offset - Special Ops Flattop Rail
NcSTAR D4B Tactical 4-Reticle Red Dot Sight
Opsgear Remote Hose with Check Valve
Blackcell MOLLE Pod Pack - Blackcell 2+1 Pod Holder (x2)
Opsgear CO2/Compressed Air Tank Pouch
JT Pro Shield Spectra Mask
Strengths: Low Profile
Sturdy Construction
Weaknesses: You must remove the front sight and cyclone to install.
Review: This is yet another great product from Tippmann/Special Ops that has been missing for quite awhile. The Flattop Rail allows A-5 owners to mount any optics on their marker. I am using this rail to mount my NcSTAR Red Dot sight on my A-5. The quality of this rail is very nice because the entire rail is made of metal. The installation is very straight forward; just remove the Cyclone and front sight, slide the Flattop Rail on top the 3/8 inch rail and tighten the three set screws down. You will probably want to purchase either Tippmann's X7 Hopper or a Hopper Offset of some sort, so that your optics won't interfere with the A-5's standard hopper. I am using the Tippmann/Special Ops A-5 Stovepipe Hopper Offset, and have been having good results with it.

This rail is necessary if you want to mount a sight that requires the use of a picatinny rail. The NcSTAR Red Dot sight, which is what I use, requires the picatinny slots for the front screw to tighten the sight to the rail. If you're mounting a sight like the ADCO Sure Shot on an A-5 this rail isn't necessary. I had my ADCO Sure Shot mounted on my A-5 without this rail.
Conclusion: This rail is the best rail out there. You will not be disappointed. I give it 9 out of 10 because of the trick installation.
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at 12:13 pm PST

Review Comments
celorwin Sunday, April 13th, 2008 | 8:06 pm PST
this probably seems like a stupid question but can you put the cyclone feed system back on once you put the rails on

KRASHARPSHOOTER Monday, April 14th, 2008 | 4:19 am PST
Yes! Once the rail has been slipped on the top you can reinstall the Cyclone.

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