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thanks guys,  yeah i did a search and checkde over the barrel threading already,    now off to find some co2
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Very informative post. Answered a few questions I had regarding my new 98. I have played a fair amount of times, but finally got off of my cheap a.. and bought my own equipment.

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Well done Mack, very informative and answered quite a few questions that i had. Ive just bought an A5 and will be going down the Mil-sim path, as im ex military and it allows me to live the glory days, so to speak.
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I'm just getting started in paintball and this article you wrote was extremely helpful. Answered alot of questions I had that I couldn't find answers to. Thanks for spending the time to write it.
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fantastic, loads of info for all. great job done.
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that's a really helpful post  
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Kind of new player, hopefully buying a gun, i am for sure bookmarking this page. Excellent Post.

I will refer this to all of my friends giving the author full credit.

Thanks a lot, VERY HELPFUL!
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Robotech has an awesome paintball101 website

 

http://www.b17queenofthesky.com/paintball/guides/paintball10 1.html

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Well, I read most of it and will be back to finish it over time.

I'm new hear and a new A5 owner. I have been a beginner woods-baller for about a year but only recently purchased the A5.

I'm into the mechanical side of things as I am a MX bike mechanic (suspension mostly) and am really enjoying learning about my new gun.

Thanks VERY MUCH for taking the time to create this post-IT ROCKS!!!

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Hey great job answerd a couple of needed questions. Thanx

 

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"Make sure the buffer o-ring is reinstalled around the spring and spring guide."

Does this apply to the new A-5, which has a different end cap?  I haven't even really tried to remove my end cap or the buffer, and I think they don't really come apart.  Besides this, I generally use a stock.  I think that I tend toward the mil-sim look.  Maybe you can understood, since you've already carried around an M16 for quite a while longer than I did.
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wow that is a lot to typenice job
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Originally posted by keet keet wrote:

"Make sure the buffer o-ring is reinstalled around the spring and spring guide."

Does this apply to the new A-5, which has a different end cap? 

The end cap with the integral buffer does not require this o-ring.  However, my A5 came from the factory with this o-ring even though it is not shown on the schematic for the older A5s either.  I have continued to use an o-ring in this location and have never had a problem. 

I haven't even really tried to remove my end cap or the buffer, and I think they don't really come apart. 

I can't tell from the schematic if they do or not either.  The older end-caps had a c-clip you could remove for disassembly, but it is unnecessary to do so.  You can remove the o-ring with a pick (or bent paper clip) and slide a new one on without taking the end-cap apart.

Besides this, I generally use a stock.

If the stock does not have a built in buffer system, I highly recommend tossing an o-ring around the drive spring to act as a shock absorber for the rear bolt.  I have seen stock mounting points and A5 shells fail from the constant hammering of the rear bolt.

 I think that I tend toward the mil-sim look.  Maybe you can understood, since you've already carried around an M16 for quite a while longer than I did.

It took me a while to get used to using the tank as a stock as well.  Now I use the tank on some markers and aftermarket stocks on the others.,

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Confusedim really new and confused i want to buy a mrker but a cheap 1 im trying for under 100$ any advice?
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advice would be to not spend under a hundred dollars. most markers brand new under 100 are crap. try to find a 98 custom package with a mask and a tank. 
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I'm a relativly new paintballer but this guide has helped me make some solid decisons and has clarifyed some gray area's for me. Thanks.
 
 
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Hey, I wanted to buy a new marker and had a few questions.
 
First i have trouble on deciding between the x7 egrip or the x7 phenom
I know they are pretty similar for upgrades but i still cant decide
can someone please tell me some differences and which would be better for me
im looking for range, versitility and easily upgradible
I also realized the x7 has 2 more rails than the phenom.
I also wanted to know if the flatline barrel is worth it.
So in the end, which is truly more worth it and why
THE X7 or THE X7 PHENOM
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Phenom. It has the E-grip in it. It is also the newest model. The flatline is worth it if you play in the woods. Without question. 
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I'm asking myself something... If I lubricate the inside of my gun's barrel, will it reduces the friction between the ball and the metal of the barrel and make the ball go further?

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no. and the reason the flatline works is because the top is SLIGHTLY gripped and the bottom is SLIGHTLY lubed (if i'm not mistaken) which gives it more backspin, giving it the extra distance.
 
unless your a smith or handy with tools i wouldn't recommend trying to fiddle around with the barrel too much. the lube isn't going to do much.
 
if you have a tippmann you might want to look into a flatline system, they can be pretty cheap on ebay. the only thing is they can be picky with paint. or you could look into an APEX barrel
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