Tippmann Flatline Barrel
Dead On Paintball Grip Adapter Block
Dead On Paintball Pro-Style Drop Forward
Pro-Team Sniper FX Stock
BSA 30mm Red Dot Scope
PMI Pure Energy 20oz Aluminum C02 Tank
Hogue .45 Pullover Rubber Pistol Grip
Allen Paintball Products A-5 Sight Feeder
decent accuracy (so far...could get better with better paintballs)
This Flatline Barrel for the TIppann A-5 was absolutely great. It has a flat trajectory (hence the name), really durable (the shroud is made of metal, a way bigger improvement over the Custom 98 Flatline Barrel), looks like a silencer (but is quite loud), and the ease of installation (many times more simple than the Custom 98 Flatline). This is barrel is very reliable, in that I didn't break a single ball shooting over 500+ paintballs without a break (including rapid firing).
It's problem, is the accuracy. Maybe it was the cheapo paintballs I used, but it just didn't seem as accurate as the Custom 98 Flatline barrel. It has a pretty good clustering, but I think the Custom 98 Flatline has a much better grouping than the A-5 version.
If you have an A-5, definately get this barrel. It will add some weight to your marker, since the shroud is made of metal, but it'll be worth the extra weight when you can hit people with 3-5 shots, while everyone else fires off 20-40 shots trying to hit you.
It gets a 9 from me.
Tippman A-5 w/o RT
Remote Coil - 20oz CO2
Custom machined Front grip with front facing extension
Harris Bipod (mounted on extension)
Custom scope rail
Bushnell 3-9X40mm scope (With see thru caps, fixed 3x only, and foam wrapped)
Sue me... I'm a sniper and I don't want to a shoot off lot of balls with a R/T.
Decent paint (Big Ball works really well)
Cheap paint will break in the barrel
Accuracy * (See Review)
All I can say is that this is a much better flatline than the 98's.
Range: You want to watch the balls sail way out there? 200ft or more? You can do it easy with the flatline.
Accuracy: Here is the tricky thing. Accuracy is very good IF the flatline is perfectly upright when shooting. (AKA perfectly vertical shot). If you have the flatline tilted even a small bit you can see the curve imparted by the flatline barrel. (It is with this curve that you can, with lots of practice, shoot around corners slightly at distance). So from a perfect stance/setup you get great shots, but while moving/leaning/etc... your accuracy suffers and suffers more the further your target.
The flatline is great for us snipers with the time and ability to setup, but if you going to spend the money and like to run and duck I'd recommend saving up for a Dye Boomstick (Titanium all the way!).
Awesome Distance, Good accuracy, Looks awesome, Short
Heard inside can wear down, Timely to remove, Expensive, loud
The first second I shot this barrel I was amazed. I absolutely love it. I think it was worth every penny. I was shooting 200ft (measured) flat and accurate. At 100ft I was keeping groupings the size of a CD. The barrel looks great and works great.
-I have heard this barrel will loose its roughness on the inside after prolonged usage. This roughness gives the ball its backspin, without it the barrel is useless.
-This barrel must be always kept clean and dry. And Screws have to be loosened to remove it. No Field cleaning.
-I have heard only running water through the barrel and letting it air dry is the best way to clean. No squeegees. Takes awhile to dry and finish cleaning process.
-Only good, small bore paint can be used.
I recommend this barrel. It is short and can be used in every kind of game. It is very accurate even at far distances. Only use good quality small bore paint. Don't expect gods gift to man when you purchase it. Don't cry if you don't like it.
-Not hard to install
-Short, but yet fires far
-Pain to clean
Good barrel overall, i switch off between this and my 14", but I mostly use the flatline. Another good thing about it, is that it looks cool, almost looks like a silencer, but its anything but silent. It makes me wanna play back more, it just makes it so easy to pick people off when they are trying to lob balls at you and yours are going straight right into the bunker the player is at.
If you are reading this, its probably because you havent bought it yet, so go buy it now if your lookin for a good barrel for a back player
Evils, Marbilizers, or Diablos (Diablos must be in great condition however)
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The cost of the barrel system is up there, close to half of the actual gun's cost if you buy online. Don't expect the A-5 to shoot like an actual rifle, but an improvement in range is highly noticeable, and with the extra distance, long-range accuracy increases. At close range, the Flatline seems to shoot just like all other aftermarket barrels. If you have the money, definitely buy this barrel over other $100 barrels, such as the many pricey DYE barrels. This barrel no doubt is the best functioning for the A-5, since it uses backspin technology and is made by Tippmann and specifically for the A-5. It truly allows the A-5 to shoot at its maximum performance, but that doesn't mean it shoots like real guns.
Great improvement on shot range -- Small improvement on accuracy -- Shroud offers comfortable aiming and great to stabilize aiming -- Includes specialized barrel plug and squeegee -- Appearence and physical design makes the A-5 look very good.
Must remove barrel system to clean thoroughly--Louder than most other barrels (not too much of a negative factor though)--Expensive
A definite purchase for those who want to max out their markers performance. If you're thinking of buying a high-priced barrel like a BoomStick, buy the Flatline instead, you'll be happier with distance and accuracy. A little pricey and a bit hard to clean, but other than that, the Flatline is a complete Tippmann success. Rating is a high nine due to the process of installation (which is simple, but still needs some extra work) and no items are 100% perfect.
same a5 with armson 16 inch rifled barrel, all american 16 inch barrel
tippman A5 with flatline barrel, drop forward, remote line, and 20 oz co2
small to medium bore paint, diablo hellfire is great, zap europro (gold and black shell)
long accurate shots, compactness of barrel
barrel is wide, leaves you more exposed, cleaning a little more difficult
This is the best upgrade I believe you can put on your marker when you first get it. The stock barrel is only accurate to 60 ft (+/- 10 ft). I play recball, speedball, and tourneys, and this has been an excellent addition. I have as good if not better accuracy then I have gotten from armson and all american, with a shorter, faster barrel, am happy to say excellent movement on the field,can easily snipe out people on the other side of the field on the break...
Would recommend this to all A5 owners,,, an upgrade that is good as gold!!!!!
tippmann A-5 with RT, Flatline barrel, solid stock, remote
shoots amazingly far
Doesnt break alot of paint
not accurite but acurite enough
the barrel is good cause the length u can shoot u can hit people from across a big field which is good for snipers or anyone but it is expensive i was hesatint to buy it cause the price but it is worth the price i was happy that i bought it cause i get a lot more hits now that i have it
i would recommend buying this barrel if u have the money i am giving it a 9 because of the weight n the price
tippmann a-5, flatline barrel, and gta sniper barrel, double trigger/ tippmann 98 with sticky grip, and 14" system x barrel
evil, i heard big ball works good but i tried it and it sucks for me, i love evil
accurate, great distance, awesome look
if you hold your gun sideways it will shoot sideways, but oh well
i really like this barrel. i play both speedball and brush ball but mostly speedball. it is not only good for great distance but it is so accurate. the flat trajectory is great, now you can aim straight at someone and actually use the sights. This thing has also never chopped. i have only had it for about 3 weeks but i have shot about 7000 rounds threw it and it hasn't chopped once so throw your squeegies away!
if you only wanted to make one upgrade for your a-5 do this one. this barrel is so nice. don't 2even spend your time buying another barrel. i know this may be a lil spendy
(109$) but it is all worth it.
This is a barrel for the average paintballer this barrel helps get the "squatter" that pisses everyone off . You just need a shoe or their barrel sticking out from a tree or bunker. you would get them if your can aim correctly . This barrel adds a 100 feet to your shot with ease.
This is good alternative to a dye boomstick . The Flatline shoots farther than the boomstick
and looks cooler too . If your the paintballer that is doesn't like to put together things get a Flatline Go for it best barrel out there for A5 owners every where!!!!