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    Posted: 07 July 2004 at 7:19am
red dot from walmart and sand down the front screw on the scope then it will mount right on the gun you don't need a rail. with flatline you put the dot on any target that is a good starting point. with flatline they know that they are getting shot at.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2004 at 12:38am
It depends on the field some allow it and some dont.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 10:12pm
 I dunno. I never used it on a field, but I use it for rec play in the field.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 9:04pm
I thought you were not allowed to use those in paintball.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 9:03pm
 You can get a real lazer sight that is made by Daisy (i think). It is like $20 and shoots a lazer a good distance. It uses a touch pad to acctivate it. Get that if you want something (IMO). I used on and it was so much easier to use.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 8:55pm
 And yet you at least hit him. Regular Tippmann sights are hard to adjust for certain distances. It still helps on accuracy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 8:15pm
yea i just bought a red dot kinda sucks doesnt help at all tryed shooting my friend for fun i shot at his feet and stuff when i was aiming at his chest
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 8:11pm
neither.i wouldnt waste my money on one.its not necessary.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 6:48pm
40mm Tasco Red Dot sight and some sort of sight rail so you can fit
it onto your gun. Whatever you do though, don't get a normal sight
because the distance that your scope can see, is not nearly as close
to what your gun can shoot so you will end up firinh short almost all
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 4:56pm
Thx you guys for the feedback.  But what is an aperture?(By the way, Red dot sight it is!)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 10:32am
Originally posted by Large Unit Large Unit wrote:

A scope is a bad idea, the paintballs probebly wont even land on screen for a 4x one..And a red dot is kinda preference, I had one at first and it was ok, definatly better for aiming, but after I played a couple games without it I realized its much easier to just point and shoot. Go to wal mart and buy a cheap brass eagle one for $9, use it a few games and play a few without it, if you like it you can buy a nicer one if not it was only $9.



That's what the red dot sight is supposed to help you do...point and shoot. I set up my dot sight like an assault rifle...put 2 raised sights (ASR-1 and Full Boar Sight Rail) and then mounted the scope on that. Now, all I have to do is raise up my A-5 and my dot sight is eye level, no head movements required.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 10:01am

A scope is a bad idea, the paintballs probebly wont even land on screen for a 4x one..

And a red dot is kinda preference, I had one at first and it was ok, definatly better for aiming, but after I played a couple games without it I realized its much easier to just point and shoot. Go to wal mart and buy a cheap brass eagle one for $9, use it a few games and play a few without it, if you like it you can buy a nicer one if not it was only $9.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 9:33am
I have a 30mm BSA dot sight with a 3/8" dovetail mount. I highly recommend that dot sight.

Avoid scopes, they are really only good to spot targets and not to aim with. If you do decide to get a scope, get a 1.5x magnification, anymore and you'll be seeing too far.

They are very simple to install. Screw them in to the 3/8" dovetail mount that is molded into your 98c, 98c flatline, or A-5.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 9:12am

Installation is easy.  Don't bother sending it to anyone.  You need any scope with a 3/8" dovetail mount to just screw it onto the bore sight rail of the A5.  If you find a scope that you really like but has a weaver sight rail system, you can either get a rail adapter (at any hunting store) or buy new mounts for the scope. 

As for the type of sight, if you're adamant with woodsball, then you'll want a sight that's easy to see in the shade.  You should also account for the times when your goggles will be dirty, foggy, or just plain splattered.  The easier it is to see in the dark, the more useful it will be in all situations on the field.  A single lens red-dot is suggested.  The larger the aperture, the better.  I do not suggest a barrel shaped scope that you have to look through two or more lenses.  This will take more time to look through and lead you to tunnel vision on the field.  The only exception might be the Adco Square Shooter. 

Also, don't forget about the A5's infamous hopper.  It will disturb your field of view and restrict the size of the scope that you can fit onto the top of the sight rail.  And don't even think about taking off the hopper without taking the sight off first.  The rotation direction of the A5 hopper takes it right through where your sight will be.  You can get an offset rail to compensate for this, but it will also stick out from your marker and make it that much easier to bang it up when you're carrying it to and from the field.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 9:09am
Sorry I can't recommend a specific type, but from all I have heard and seen, if you have to get something, get a red dot sight, not a scope. The scope will give you tunnel vision and people will walk right up to you. Also, you will be looking further than your balls can shoot.
Hopefully someone with some red dot experience will have some suggestions for you,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2004 at 8:58am

Hey everybody!

  I have a Tippmann A-5 with a flatline and E-grip.  I was thinking of getting either a scope or a red dot sight for it.  I am interested in woods play and scenario play, not speedball.  And what types of scope/red dot sights do u guys recommend?  And is installation easy or do I have to send it in to Tippmann?


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