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Old 02-16-2009, 09:11 PM
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Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5? Now with Poll!

Everyone knows that the A-5 is a noisy beast, and there are those who embrace it completely (the *Loud and Proud* group), but who on here DOESN'T like the A-5 being so loud? I'm one of then, and while I haven't really done too much to make my marker quieter just yet I am interested in doing so.

I've discovered that Carbon Fiber barrels are GREAT noise reducers, and I remember reading somewhere that the Low Pressure Kit reduces noise as well, are there any other mods that people have done to quiet their A-5?

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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

Low Pressure Kit
Ported barrel
HPA
Silencer (not a fake one)
Lower velocity (instead of 300fps, try 280fps)
Avoid metal powertubes/front bolts
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

I'm in the camp that believes any noise reduction is irrelevant as there's no combination of mods one can apply that will be sufficient enough to not give away your position. Now, w/ that said, the following post (as well as the contents of the thread) might point you towards the answer(s) you're looking for: My A5 is So Loud...
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

Is it bad that one of the things that attracted me to the A-5 is the loudness?
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

I started the L&P group, but built a A5 to be as quite as possible. (Shh!) been waiting for a SBD group to start so I could join.
I have spent the most time with this gun (other then an Angel) tweaking it to be quite.
A barrel is a good place to start, but there is a lot else...

I have been looking for a stiffi barrel to replace the J&J. I capped the custom cut J&J to keep the ports 'sealed' inside the shroud. I also used a rufus dog bolt. and p-tube. I padded the rear bolt with felt, also the valve face. their is also a cushion on the stock plug so there will not be any 'thwack' sound there. I also filled up the inside of the SO shroud with poly fill to soften the report. when i fire a paintball, I can hear the QEP valve 'pfft' since the marker is so quiet. Quieter then a DM7 or Ion!

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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

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Is it bad that one of the things that attracted me to the A-5 is the loudness?

Of course not! It sounds like you're Loud and Proud so I'd suggest joining their group as well as checking out their thread for ideas to make your marker LOUDER. Anywho, back to the Silent But Deadly group...

Smallpackage, your post reminded me of someone's How-To on making the A-5 quieter, and I managed to find it HERE. A5G36C has some good info on quieting your marker in there, so I'd recommend those interested in joining the SBD group to check out that thread. BTW your marker is dead sexy...
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

The best thing you can do to make your gun as quiet as possible is to only shoot once. If you can do that, the OpForce will not know were the sound came from. The human ear needs to hear a sound multiple times to locate the exact position.

Of course there are multiple ways to help quiet your gun so that it is even harder to hear were your shot came from. Here are a couple thing that I have done so that mine is quieter.

#1. Polish your internals. This seems to have reduced the noise emission of my A-5 the most.

#2. Use a heavily ported barrel. Stiffi's, C-Series, and Hammerhead barrels have a large amount of porting on the barrel. This helps reduce the amount of noise that is projected towards the OpForce by projecting more of it to the side, or behind(in the case of the Hammerhead).

#3. Use HPA. CO2 creates an echo chamber since it is filled with liquid and actually makes a louder shot signature than HPA.

#4. Line your Hopper with Tek-liner or something similar. This will let you sneak around the woods very quietly.

#5. A sight will help you be able to take just one shot. As I explained earlier. This is the best way to quiet your marker.

I'll definitely join the SBD Group!!!
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

Sign me up for the SBD group... Easier to take a confused few out than just one with a thunderclap of glory!
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Re: Mods/Upgrades to Quiet the A-5?

You have a good point about only taking one shot KRA, though the one problem with that is that paintball is inherently inaccurate so you usually HAVE to take more than one shot. The First Strike rounds however might solve that issue in the future.

On a side note, Lowin I like your use of the fancy brackets, I think we'll start using that for our group!

EDIT: At the same time I posted this KRA suggested that we add ~~ around SBD, so we'll put it to a vote!
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The reason I suggested ~Silent But Deadly~ over {Silent But Deadly} was because HeDsHoTz has the groups { Selous Scouts } & { Refs Inc } already using those brackets.
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