This RVA drops in place of your rear end cap and allows you to adjust your velocity with a simple twist. It has a locking screw that makes it tourney legal. Our rear velocity adjuster is the only one available that will allow you to achieve a safe velocity without cutting your drive spring. Adjusting your velocity by the hammer spring tension will increase your air efficiency and lower your recoil resulting in more shots per tank.
Adjustable from 180 fps - 340 fps+
- Lifetime Warranty
The Dead On Paintball Rear Velocity Adjuster is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Strong end cap, locks with a hex-key (allen wrench)
The back knob keeps turning free, even with lock screw in.
The end cap seems like its good. You can adjust the fps high or low, you dont need tools to adjust it (although to lock it down you need an allen wrench). The cap fits in like it should. The dial turns though, but doesnt affect the fps adjustment after the screw is locked in. You lose the end cap from tippmann (with the strap buckle, but I broke that off anyways). I would recommend this for your a-5, as with pretty much all dop stuff. I have pretty much all the stuff they produce & their products are exactly as they describe & work great.
Definitely recommend this piece, as opposed to the tool required one. The only thing you need is an allen wrench to lock the cap in if you want to (not really a necessity). Makes the gun look better also.
Mediocre workmanship, does not hold a setting without set screw tightened
Supposedly, the Dead On Paintball RVA is a great upgrade for any tippman owner who wants to be able to adjust the velocity of his marker without the hassle of using an allen wrench. I agree, it is a great upgrade, but don't expect to dodge the wrench. The tension screw in this RVA will slowly unscrew as the gun is fired, due to the vibration and tension of the hammer spring. Thus, your velocity will be decreasing as you shoot. To keep your setting you have to tighten the set screw (tournament lock in proper PB slang) using an even smaller allen than the standard one. I have tried to put just a little tension on the set screw, still allowing the tension screw to be adjusted, but it still works it's way out. A little Teflon may do the trick, but I have yet to try that. Anyways, part of the problem is that the tolerance between the tension screw and the housing it screws into is not close enough. On mine it even wobbles slightly. I wake at night in a cold sweat from nightmares of it unscrewing completely and getting lost in the heat of battle, with total newbs flanking me. Okay, maybe not, but you get the picture. The housing swivels, which I guess is supposed to remedy this, but it doesn't work and only makes one handed adjustments more difficult. The design is okay, but DOP really needs to up the quality of workmanship in their products. That being said, it does do its job (more or less) and will help you conserve air, so it might be worth the stress.
Works okay and helps save air, but don't expect to be able to leave your allens at home. If you want to be able to adjust velocities in mid-game, get something from a more quality-oriented company.
Dm4 with halo-b victory board, crossfire 70-4500 low pressure nitro tank
looks cool, more convenient, no need for tools
makes your a-5 alot more convenient, although i no longer own my a-5. Theres really no need to lock in the screw in it. No need to mess with allenheads to adjust the velocity screw. also makes the gun look better. also convenient to be able to adjust your velocity from 180fps-340fps.
get it for alot more convenience.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 2nd, 2004 at 3:49 pm PST
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It make it a lot easier to adjust your velocity.
This is a good product to get if you are tired of using the allen wrench. I would recommended this product for anybody with a tippmann. It takes only seconds to put this product on your gun. It is easy to adjust your velocity and, it has a set screw so it doesn't change your velocity wile you play.
If you are tired of using the allen wrench this is the rote to go.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at 12:44 pm PST
Just the standard velocity screw, unless you count the RVA on a spyder
Tippy a5 w/ proto one piece barrel, 20 oz co2
Saves on air.
Still need allen wrench.
Screw comes undone.
Dont believe the hype, you STILL need an allen wrench to lock the screw in. If you don't use it, it will just come back out, and turn your velocity down. Also, the whole thing rotates whether tightened or not, and sticks out too far. it may save a little on air, but why buy it for 20 bucks if you still have to bring the tools?
the guy who runs the PB shop i go to said to ditch this thing. He's had tons of people return them after trying them. A tippmann's not a spyder, so don't waste 20 bucks! Save up for something really useful like a barrel or egrip
i use an empire timmy. i used to use a a-5 with e-grip and rear velocity ajuster
Easy to assemble
Quick velocity change
Can easily fall apart
Makes things easier. The main problem is that it fell apart once when i was playing woods ball and i had to dig through the leaves and such crap to find the back screw and the spring. The thing is that while firing since its a screw the kick can cause it to unscrew. So you have to watch it.
Don't buy it. It is to easy for it to fall apart or start lowering the velocity.
No tools for velocity adjustment
Doesn't loose setting easily
An RVA is a must for you Tippmann owners. Not having to use tools is a nice convenience. This one has it all: It doesn't lose its setting very easily. It has a tournament lock screw. It's not too expensive. It also spices up the look of your gun. There's not much to complain about. I'm glad that I bought it and every Tippmann owner should have one if possible. It does the job without being fancy.
Edit: Use the locking screw! I almost lost parts out of my A-5 because the main screw backed out. Disappointing that the screw is sort of needed. The rating will have to drop because of this inconvenience.
Definitely buy one if you're tired of velocity adjusting with hex keys.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 4:10 pm PST
very easy instilation
the only downside to it is the back knob moving free but as it takes a couple games for it to move free so as long as you check it before every game you should be good. I definetly recomend it, it is a great end cap and very easy instilation.
if you have the money for it and you don't like the allen wrench velocity get it
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 17th, 2003 at 3:28 pm PST
A-5 -- 14" dye ironman boomstick -- dead on rear end adjuster -- dead on pro seal bolt(don't get this bolt. wait for a better one) -- e-grip
gives more fps adjustment quicker adjustment over stock set-screw in bolt
so far none-ill let you know
The reason I got this is because my sister wont play unless I turned my gun down more than is possible with the stock adjustment. So far I haven't had any problems with it. You do need to tighten the lock-down screw or it will work its way out dropping your fps even more; or even worse it could fall out and lose your drive spring and pin out of your marker. when I am not shooting my sister I like to open up the "bolt fps adjustment" and screw the adjuster out. this should make the gun more air efficient (just a theory so far. ill let you know when I am sure). also Im sure some of you have had to cut your spring when you bought upgrades on some guns. With this upgrade you will be able to lessen the tension on the spring without cutting anything. If I learn anything with more use I will come back and edit this review more. I bought one for mine and my brother-in law's A-5.
not a necessity in most cases. I just couldn't turn the gun down to 240 fps without it. Most people wont need to or want to. If it does help my air efficiency at 280 It will be totally worth it. I will hope for the best and give it a 10
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 at 6:33 pm PST