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.
- No locking ability
- Moves while playing
- No way to tell how much you have adjusted
This is intended to be an easy way to control your FPS while on/off the field, but honestly, how hard is it to turn an allen wrench? I bought this around the same time i first bought my A-5, and had to take it off because it had started to send my paintballs in an erratic curving flightpath. I couldnt hit Rosie O'Donnell if i wanted too.
Save your $20 and carry an Allen Wrench. It's a lot more reliable, and face it, not much harder.
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
32* expansion chamber
rear thumb adjuster
empire tank cover
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
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
If you want to decrease your spring tension, this is the thing to get.
It will not increase your tension any more than the stock back plate will.
It will help you decrease you spring tension but not increase it any more than the stock end plate will. It is simple to install. Yes the stupid thing spins, even with the locking screw tightened. So does the strap clip on the stock back plate for the same reason. With the locking screw tightened, the back knob can spin all day and it won't change your velocity so who cares? It was obviously made to do that so if you bump it in a game, you won't accidentally change your FPS.
Useless to me. Might help you. I can't imagine anyone having a problem with an A-5 running that hot that you would need it. It's still a gas hog.
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
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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.