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Fran221187 Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 Custom, JT Tac 5, Ariakon acp 2.0, Psycho Ballistics Silver Bullet
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 16in Barrel with M4 muzzle break, Bush Master M16/AR15 Piccatinny rail, Leapers Egronomic ForeGrip, Leapers Raised Picatinny Scope Riser Mount, 1x 42 red dot sight. Remote Line, Ar15 collapsible stock raised cheek pad
Recommended
Upgrades:
Ops Gear 16 or 18 In barrel, Bush Master M16/AR15 Piccatinny rail, Leapers Egronomic ForeGrip, Leapers Raised Picatinny Scope Riser Mount, 1x 42 red dot sight. Remote Line
Strengths: Accuracy , Compact for CQC.
Weaknesses: None, doesnt weigh as much as a real M16
Review: AB is a great gun reminds me a lot of my M16 , pretty accurate , not that many upgrades but is still pretty damn good. Havent had one jam or chopped paintball , so far nothing bad with the Marker. Like I said before not that many upgrades but will take almost anything a standard M16 or AR15 would use. Also e trigger upgrade would be nice
Conclusion: Great gun, Awesome for scenario, Must buy!
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
jss2590 Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 | 12:51 am PST
Dispute:
A5 threads are not compatible, with the Alpha. Also Never get a barrel over 16 inches, It greatly reduces accuracy, and distance.. 14-16inchs is a good paintball sniper barrel. I recommend the BT APEX barrel the M-16 14inch is great choice.
   

Buttercup Monday, November 3rd, 2008 | 9:48 pm PST
BS.

14-16 is max efficiency from a marker IF IT'S NOT PORTED (otherwise, you might as well just saw it off after the first set of ports) because that's about as far as the Co2 behind the ball will expand. In other words, it takes less gas to reach a 300 fps muzzle velocity.

Incidentally, this is the same reason the M4 Carbine lacks the stopping power of the M16 assault rifle, despite firing the same round, and being virtually the same gun: the barrel is shorter, which decreases muzzle velocity to the point that the round does not shatter on impact, but simply goes through-and-through. Same projectile, same amount of power, same receiver, but shorter barrel = different result.

The extra length can be useful on an air field because you can tuck in further, but is fairly superfluous in the woods (DER! I'M A SNIPER!), but will not give you much practical improvement in accuracy, if any.

While unnecessary, a barrel longer than 16 inches will not hurt your accuracy or range. This claim is based on the myth that barrel friction significantly slows a paintball. In fact, it's a virtually negligible factor.
   

sledgehammer Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 | 9:03 am PST
I fully agree with buttercup, tom kaye from airgun designs did extensive reserch on barrel lenth back in the day and he came to this conclusion... enything longer then ten inches ported is not nessisery. But hey i still think 14 inches is good, no more
   

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