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Old 10-28-2012, 09:28 PM #1
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A5 upgrades?

Im thinking about buying an A5 for woodsball and I really dont care about up's that enhance speed, but rather for consistancy and accuracy so what do you think?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:50 PM #2
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Buy a good barrel and run HPA.

Done.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:31 AM #3
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No reg or anything like that?
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:02 AM #4
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Not needed with hpa...the output pressure is consistent (as long as you buy a tank with a decent reg on it...NINJA). Get a decent barrel...the stock one sucks. Don't waste your money with aftermarket front or rear bolts or power tubes for that matter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:24 AM #5
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Cool I just happen to have a ninja tank
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 AM #6
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Well, I don't know about a reg... I have an A5 with a Ninja tank, and the spread is acceptable (to me) only for 30-40 feet or so. Beyond that it's a shoot-n-pray; I heard a reg (or a stab, if you listen to Palmers) would improve that, though I don't yet have one, so can't be sure.

For A5 in woodsball setting, it might be a good idea to get a remote. Less weight in your hands helps to be more consistent.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:52 AM #7
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You need a barrel other than stock. The stock barrel is basically a threaded door stop. A palmers stabilizer is for co2...you don't need one for hpa.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:31 PM #8
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TechT Zero Kick Bolt might be worth it, if you have the money for it. Reduces kick, allows for great accuracy. Put one of the new ones in my A-5 and have had no problems and it works great.

And as all others have said a better barrel is key, and HPA will help as well.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:40 PM #9
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As stated above a good barrel and a HPA tank with a good reg is all you need. I know J&J makes some great barrels and so does Custom Products (CP). With the J&J you are limited to one bore size, but with the CP line you can choose the bore size that would be best for you. If you shoot whatever is on sale you may want to look into getting two one piece barrels of different bores or a barrel kit. Also if HPA fills are not readily available you may want to look into getting a regulator designed for CO2, such as the Palmer's Stabilizer.

Tonycon is mostly right about the Stabilizer. While it is mostly intended for CO2, you can use it for HPA applications. The only reason you would want a secondary regulator on a Tippmann running HPA is if you are running a custom set up involving a Low Pressure Kit or other custom set ups where pressures under 750 psi are desired.

I wouldn't worry about aftermarket bolts, hammers, or power tubes. Same goes for most aftermarket cyclone parts. The only thing I would do is wait until the ratchet breaks and then replace it with a metal one.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:11 PM #10
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JJ makes a pretty decent barrel kit as well.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:44 AM #11
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TechT Zero Kick Bolt might be worth it, if you have the money for it. Reduces kick, allows for great accuracy.
According to multiple comments all across the Net, Zero Kick Hammer should be installed with a new spring, because 90% of ZKH setups will not work with stock spring.

IMO, ZKH doesn't do much for accuracy, unless a player can't hold the marker steady because of the kick. For anyone who handled real weapons, this is never an issue.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:09 PM #12
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The ZKH is really picky and unnecessary.

If you are going to spend money on a lighter hammer, I would buy Englers light hammer. His is just a stock hammer milled out so it doesnt need adjusting like TechTs.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:02 AM #13
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. For anyone who handled real weapons, this is never an issue.
QFT! I always get a giggle when people complain about kick...fire a 12ga and let me know what you think after that!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:24 AM #14
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I personally dont see the complaint behind kick. The kick of a paintball gun is only a small fraction of even just a standard 9mm.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:50 PM #15
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:41 AM #16
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JJ makes a pretty decent barrel kit as well.
Yes they do. I own an Edge kit and swear by it. Keep in mind kits cost a lot more than a single barrel. The up side is you have different barrel bores to choose from as opposed to the one bore of a single barrel.

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For anyone who handled real weapons, this is never an issue.
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QFT! I always get a giggle when people complain about kick...fire a 12ga and let me know what you think after that!
Another one for some nice kick is a .300 Win-mag, but it is a little more forgiving than a 12ga if your don't have it shouldered right.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:54 PM #17
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While I appreciate the comments that a real fire arm kicks more, I would assume that if you're shooting for a long time heavier kick will eventually cause more fatigue in a shooter than than lighter kick. I can only imagine running around shooting a 12ga over several hours...
I don't have a lot of real fire arm experience though and my paintball marker of choice is an autococker. So kick is relative to what you're used to.



I will echo the JJ kit. Had one years ago and really liked it. One of the best bang for the buck kits and liked how they shot. Only downside is I manage to permanently scar myself while pulling a tight squeegee through one of the sizers. Definitely a case of user error. Took a good chunk out of the tip of my thumb though.
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According to multiple comments all across the Net, Zero Kick Hammer should be installed with a new spring, because 90% of ZKH setups will not work with stock spring.

IMO, ZKH doesn't do much for accuracy, unless a player can't hold the marker steady because of the kick. For anyone who handled real weapons, this is never an issue.
Yeah i didnt want to spend the money, just in-case it didnt work, so i made my own. Polished the internals and Bolt, with my H.E. Trigger this thing is almost night and day! I use HPA, it dosnt seem to labor at all, and seems to have a faster feed rate..I like it!! Before
I started the weight was 153.5 grams, after i was done 92.0 grams.


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And im also using the stock Spring, with no issues..My Delron in-sert is also an 1/8" shorter to give the spring more tension.Not the Spring! So hope it works out
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The only upgrade you should buy is a jj barrel(best), or a lapco(expensive). Always run with HPA and buy a stock, a remote and a harness or a vest. Ready to go!
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The only upgrade you should buy is a jj barrel(best), or a lapco(expensive). Always run with HPA and buy a stock, a remote and a harness or a vest. Ready to go!
this will get the job done.

this is the same setup i am currently using.
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