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AccessTime Monday, October 6th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5, Dye Excel (long barrel - 16 inch?)
Strengths: Very high ROF. Uses the A-5 to it's full potential.
Weaknesses: Marginally effects accuracy, takes some getting used to. Many fields prohibit it.
Review: It's not true full-auto, but once you get used to it, it might as well be. You can easily get the very high rate of fire that the A-5 is capable of with this mod. And it is much less work than a double trigger. Since it's an A-5, it shouldn't ever miss a round or chop paint (as long as you keep your hopper full). I do find that it has a marginal effect on accuracy since it shakes the gun around a little more. But you can compensate for this since the A-5 will be putting out a steady stream of balls. On the downside, I am a conservative shooter who does not use a lot of paint. Before this mod I would use 1 hopper per two games, with the mod I use at least a hopper per game. But being able to hold your own against the angels and tricked out cockers on the field is definately a plus. It may not have the accuracy but it definately matches the high rate of fire. Finally I would think it is preferable to the E-trigger for the A-5 if you want something that seems reasonably reliable and runs off gas not batteries. The hose it adds on the side of the gun seems worrisome, but it has not given me any trouble yet.

If you have the standard velocity setup (the screw through the front of the valve that restricts air flow) this does not affect gas usage at all. It instead takes about 20feet/sec off the velocity since the excess air that flows out of the bolt is increased. So with it on you just need to twist out the standard velocity screw a little more. If you use some other means to control velocity (like an RVA) you may have to turn it up to use this which increases your air per shot.

Many fields are starting to restrict usage of this device since it is comparable to full-auto. I don't understand the logic since the rates of fire are actually only about the same as any electronic gun with a light trigger pull. But you should definately check with the local fields you play at, and be aware the rules can change just like that.
Conclusion: I'd recommend it, at least for careful / conservative shooters. If you are the type who likes to pop out, fire off about 6 shots, and then quickly resume cover, this is definately a help.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 at 4:31 pm PST
 

Review Comments
smrtsc29 Wednesday, January 28th, 2004 | 8:04 pm PST
do you really need a rt to pop out a fire 6 shots? i had a tippmann with out the rt and it worked just fine for that......................
   

Zach1219 Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 | 11:09 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by smrtsc29
do you really need a rt to pop out a fire 6 shots? i had a tippmann with out the rt and it worked just fine for that......................
well the regular stock a-5 shoots 8bps(thats wut it sez in the manual) thats what i ahve now but im hoping to get the r/t soon with the double trigger and compressed air
   

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