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merlin83221
05-11-2007, 01:44 AM
I was just thinking it would be great to get a paintball gun with my 5.7 this fall. Well i think i found a pretty good woodsball one. Will be fun to snipe someone with it.
http://www.xtremez.com/paintball/product_information.asp?number=GNT98TK&variation=&aitem=&mitem=&back=yes&dept=296

What do you think?
And do you guys own any paintball guns, what are they if you do?

f3rr37
05-11-2007, 02:19 AM
nice paintball gun. I don't own one, just played a few times with a couple of friends, never really got into it. I've been thinking about getting into airsoft, but the lack of funds right now is stopping that.

Medula Oblongata
05-11-2007, 03:41 AM
Never fired a paintball gun.. ever. I've also never fired an airsoft gun.. Come to think of it, I've never even fired a black powder gun, although I've made really high quality BP for years (pyrotechnics).

wetwrks
05-11-2007, 03:01 PM
As a semi-pro player I would say that any Tippmann is a good dependable gun. But I will warn you that the 98s have had problems with their finish. It tends to bubble and peel. I would recommend either the A-5 or X-7. They are both good guns and are highly customiseable. Try the Tippmann website:

http://www.tippmann.com/product_guide/

Personally I have had 3 of their guns: a model 98, a SL-2, and a Tippmann FA. Got rid of the model 98 soon after buying it.

I typically play using an Automag.

http://www.airgun.com/

abpt1
05-11-2007, 04:51 PM
As a semi-pro player I would say that any Tippmann is a good dependable gun. But I will warn you that the 98s have had problems with their finish. It tends to bubble and peel. I would recommend either the A-5 or X-7. They are both good guns and are highly customiseable. Try the Tippmann website:

http://www.tippmann.com/product_guide/

Personally I have had 3 of their guns: a model 98, a SL-2, and a Tippmann FA. Got rid of the model 98 soon after buying it.

I typically play using an Automag.

http://www.airgun.com/


+1

I have AN angel "overpriced " I played for 8 years now last year I got my son a mid grade spider for his first marker After i shot my kids a few times i could have kicked my self for getting a high end one my first was a tippman 98 it was a good marker....but a kinda a bitch to run and shoot with there are some really great markers out there for not a whole lot more do a lot of looking first.....and go out and play with a rented one to get the feel and then you can do the old that gun looks sweet can i pop off one or two :D thats what i did i found paint ball guys are in two classes really cool or really not the really not are in there own group and most likly will not talk to you till you get wacked :eek: but for the most part everyone is cool.....once you get to know them

Poseidon5
05-11-2007, 05:53 PM
i have a 1999 shocker Turbo S/F haven't used it in years, just sits in the closet. but when i played, i had loads of fun :D

HeavyArms
05-11-2007, 07:57 PM
I had a Tippmann A-5 with G36 kit and remote tank and DYE barrel, aimpoint red dot and Yukon nightvision X3 scope. I used a smaller hopper for tactical games. I have played for fun for the last 15 yrs and have honestly never been hit dead on. always a rebound or splatter shot..even when horsing around and shooting each other ive never been hit..LMAO. I gotten some good shots on others. I love the 24 hr games they host here and would sit for hrs in one spot sniping in the dark. once i had over 130 hits and never moved..haha NV scope is your friend if they let you use them on the field. My daughter liked to play too but would be upset when she got hit. she learned to stick with me and call out shots and watch my back. the SOCOM Navy SEALs video game was a good teaching tool for us to work together without talking....................Hal

Roland L
05-12-2007, 12:25 PM
Another vote here for what Wetwrks said.

I'm a woodsball player, and belong to a group that goes somewhat infrequently. We have tons of National Forest near where I live, and there are between 12 to 50 that play every weekend from the local towns.

Most players have either Tippmanns or other low maitenance markers. There are a few high end Angles and Tricked out Autocockers, but they make up less than 15% of the players.

I've owned Tippy's for years, and have 2 98's and I play with a customized A-5. Woodsball favors range, so Flatlines are great as long as you get good sized paint for them, otherwise they suck.

Have fun shopping around, but be careful you can easily spend as much or more on Paintball as you can on your 5.7. Sometimes it takes years to accumilate all that stuff, but it tends to happen :D

merlin83221
05-12-2007, 01:41 PM
i am debating on an a5 or a x7

oh and i just got the job to work in a cannery for alaska, so i should have $3k coming home. so this fall i can buy the 5-7, paintball gun, hunting rifle, and upgrade my computer alittle bit and still have money left over. so yep i need to be allitle conservitive but not to great.

oh i was looking at the guns and the options i would want to get is a reflex sight, a colapisble stock, and the vertical m16 handle for the x7 if i got it. minus the handle for the x7 if i got the a5 it already has it. i am debating on whether to go n2 or Co2 since i might know a few people that might have a commpresser that can fill a n2 bottle i will want to check on that. if that is the case using n2 will be very very cheap.

is it really that great to get the flatline barrel, i would really only care about having it so i would have to worry about branches as much. oh and is the defalt trigger pretty fast firing semi or is the response trigger that needed.

wetwrks
05-12-2007, 04:26 PM
Reguarding the flatline barrel: it adds about 10 - 15 yards in range and accuracy. It gives the ball a backspin that helps keep it in the air longer. BUT you have to use good paint. Match it to the barrel and make sure it is a tight fit. No dimples. (They can also be turned on their side and you can hook a ball around a bunker or corner because of that backspin)

And the trigger, well that is one of the down sides of Tippmann. They are not the speedball type of gun. It will shoot fast, but not like a cocker, automag, or other top end gun. Even a spider will shoot faster. But with the spider it is hit or miss for reliability.

Oh, and as for stock, keep in mind that with a facemask on, any stock that follows the body of the gun strait back will interfere with aiming. You need a stock that either comes off the bottom of the handle or drops significantly from the body height.

http://www.a5builder.com/#

Most of the stocks shown on the A-5 builder will not work well as when you go to aim you end up with the mask being bumped by the stock and you have a VERY dangerous cituation where the mask can come off or be pushed out of place. Your eyes are worth way more than a nifty stock.

Play safe!

merlin83221
05-12-2007, 07:39 PM
so what would be a good cheap red dot reflex sight and what should i get to be able to mount it. thanks for any info.

Roland L
05-13-2007, 10:08 AM
Well for cheap redots, I don't remember the brand, BSA I think. The local Walmart had some 30mm optic redots for like $8.00. That way if it gets trashed it's not a great loss.

There are others like Adco Sureshot, I've had 2 of them, but their bases tend to break with minimal impact (like getting jumbled in the paintball bag, not from paintball hits)

I don't know much about the X-7, but the A-5 has tons of aftermarket rails and such for it. You should be able to pick a sight that fits your budget, then find a mount to fit it. Better mounts for the A-5 run 30-50 bucks, and include some offset scope points (if you don't have the hopper offset, or aren't playing with tac caps) the sight will interfere with the stock hopper on a stock A-5 most of the time.

Good luck up in Alaska at the Cannery.