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caseman68 Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: TIPPMANN A-5
416 Shroud
Dogleg Stock
Vortex Mod
Lightening Rod
Squishy Paddles
Palmer Pursuit QEV
Rampage Board
Rampage Pro Double Trigger
Battle stikxx 14" barrel
Lapco Big Shot Barrel w/ Apex tip

Recommended
Paintballs:
none yet.
Strengths: Big distance. Wicked drop shot.
Weaknesses: Takes time to master various settings and trick shots.
Review: I purchased the barrel and apex tip as a combo online. It arrived with o'rings so that was nice after reading everyones review about not receiving o'rings when they purchaced theirs.

This barrel is heavy duty and even though it weighs a little more than other barrels its size its weight is not a big deal. The distance I had with this barrel/tip was surprising.

My first use was playing woods ball. We were playing a scenario game that we play every weekend. The start of this game is always very routine and the opposing team casually walks to set up position behind barricades outside our fort. They casually walk because normally they are out of range. To their surprise and mine I started to take them out and how funny it was to see them all go from walking to diving and scrambling for cover. The rest of the day I was the guy my team mates would call for if they spotted an opponent closing in on our position and it was beyond the distance of their guns. I have to admit that having the distance was nice but it can be frusterating when you surprise people with a barrage of paint from a long distance and it hits them but none of it breaks. This happened occasionally. Where I play is field paint only so havn't had a chance to try a variety of paint yet.

The drop shot is wicked but i havn't had been able to master it yet. I had the ball dropping almost straight down. I think this will be great if you have someone behind cover or in a small fort with out a roof. The biggest problem is getting the right distance and haveing the time to figure out the angle and apex tip setting. I am sure it can be done but one needs the area and time to practice. So far all my practice has been on a field during games where I am taking fire.

The only thing about the tip that does annoy me is after you rotate the tip left, right or to the bottom and want to return it back to the top for normal trajectory you just have to eyball it. So if you are off your shots are slighly to the right or left. It would be great it it clicked when it got into position or if there was a line down the top of the apex and barrel that showed that it was perfectly alligned. I can't see playing a game where the shooter will be doing trick shots the entire time so they should make it easier to return to the top posistion. This is just me being picky.
Conclusion: Great barrel. I recommend to anyone who wants to add distance to their marker. I would also get one before everyone else does so you can enjoy having better range than your opponents.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
DeadCell205 Friday, February 13th, 2009 | 2:20 pm PST
did your barrel screw straight into your A5 because ,ine has just arrived and it seems too big
   

caseman68 Saturday, February 14th, 2009 | 7:51 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by DeadCell205
did your barrel screw straight into your A5 because ,ine has just arrived and it seems too big
My barrel screwed right in. No problems. You should check to make sure they sent you the right barrel. I had problems with one of the company's on Amazon that would occasionally mix up the A-5 with the 98 barrels.
   

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