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Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Aliginge posted:

I'd say go and upgrade the URX, it looks loving beastly now so with a barrel extension and the accuracy to back up the looks....

This seems like a more worthwhile investment, yeah. I once took a VSR-10 to its limits, and then realized I had a problem with commitment. It was sad, so in a trade I acquired that CA25.

I feel like I owe it to the gun to upgrade it. First, tightbore, next, the world.

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Carecat
Apr 27, 2004



Buglord

Tactical Boner posted:

What kind of reticule does that G&P Acog have? All the cheaper clones have that really bad reticule and horrible eye relief, so I just got a G&P Aimpoint.

Not my picture



The eye relief is poor, about two inches. I don't have anything else to compare it to but it's why I have mine mounted so far back. Seems this is pretty accurate to the real one. The actual image is pristine and when you get it in the sweet spot it's fantastic.

This wouldn't be a problem if the G&P Doctor sight was good, it's not. It's shockingly bad for a $96 sight, you can get decent replica EOTECHs for $20 less.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Anyone know if there is some way to correct/alter the impact point of a BB?

I don't mean zeroing sights, but correcting the slight always low-and-to-the-left thing my M4 has going on. It's consistent, I'd just like it to go a little to the right and up a bit.

Would this be the kind of thing that'll get sorted out if I get a decent tightbore or is there some way to fix it?

GC_ChrisReeves fucked around with this message at 13:26 on Jul 24, 2009

Pretty Little Rainbow
Dec 27, 2005

by T. Finn


Aliginge posted:

Anyone know if there is some way to correct/alter the impact point of a BB?

I don't mean zeroing sights, but correcting the slight always low-and-to-the-left thing my M4 has going on. It's consistent, I'd just like it to go a little to the right and up a bit.

Would this be the kind of thing that'll get sorted out if I get a decent tightbore or is there some way to fix it?

You'll have to figure out whats causing it, either one of your sights is canted in some way or your barrel isn't sitting properly or is damaged etc.

SLoW
Nov 14, 2006

You're a ducky!


kersonan posted:

Armed with some spray silicone, and a rag or two, tear it down and give it a good clean out. I've had similar things happen with my GBB Hicapa and all it wanted was some lovin.

I took it apart last night, cleaned all the parts (except the seals) with gun cleaner and then lubed it up, put it back together, and it works SIGNIFICANTLY better now. All I need to do now is paint it, any one have advice?

Crunkjuice
Apr 4, 2007

That could've gotten in my eye!
*launches teargas at unarmed protestors*

I THINK OAKLAND PD'S USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WAS JUSTIFIED!


SLoW posted:

I took it apart last night, cleaned all the parts (except the seals) with gun cleaner and then lubed it up, put it back together, and it works SIGNIFICANTLY better now. All I need to do now is paint it, any one have advice?

Dissasemble so you only paint the parts you want. Do multiple light coats versus one or two thick coats. Let it COMPLETELY dry between coats.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Buy at least two cans if you're going with Krylon. That stuff does not go very far at all. :|

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Carecat posted:

This wouldn't be a problem if the G&P Doctor sight was good, it's not. It's shockingly bad for a $96 sight, you can get decent replica EOTECHs for $20 less.

Please point me in the direction of this. I've never seen one less than $50.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Baba The Ox posted:

Please point me in the direction of this. I've never seen one less than $50.
I don't think Carecat has either, he meant you can get replica eotechs for $20 less than a $96 sight.

Meanwhile, the eotech I showed on the previous page is one of these, I even put a review on the site: http://www.ebairsoft.com/fully-adjustable-ghost-scope-p-1157.html

Carecat
Apr 27, 2004



Buglord

Indeed. I have one from Dragonred Airsoft, they are really nice.

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

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Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Aliginge posted:

I don't think Carecat has either, he meant you can get replica eotechs for $20 less than a $96 sight.

Meanwhile, the eotech I showed on the previous page is one of these, I even put a review on the site: http://www.ebairsoft.com/fully-adjustable-ghost-scope-p-1157.html

I read a bit too quick sometimes. My bad.

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

SLoW posted:

I took it apart last night, cleaned all the parts (except the seals) with gun cleaner and then lubed it up, put it back together, and it works SIGNIFICANTLY better now. All I need to do now is paint it, any one have advice?

Like mentioned before, spray a light coat, let it dry, then sand it with a fine grit sand paper. Repeat a few times and you will have yourself a solid coating. If you want to go all out you first sand the actual surface and use a primer before actual painting.

In conclusion, sand between coats.

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

So with all things considered (platform-wise), I'm going to sell my CA-25 URX and my CA33E, as well as my MP5K. Both of the CAs are extremely nice weapons, but I want to stay with a AR platform.

I'll make an SA-Mart thread tonight, and send them to Airsoft Retreat's classifieds if all else fails.

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

Baba The Ox posted:

So with all things considered (platform-wise), I'm going to sell my CA-25 URX and my CA33E, as well as my MP5K. Both of the CAs are extremely nice weapons, but I want to stay with a AR platform.

I'll make an SA-Mart thread tonight, and send them to Airsoft Retreat's classifieds if all else fails.

I always preferred the G36 series over the the ARs... what type of AR are you going to rock, the one you already own or another one?

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

BULBASAUR posted:

I always preferred the G36 series over the the ARs... what type of AR are you going to rock, the one you already own or another one?

I'm probably gonna try to snag a KWA M16 if all goes according to plan. I'd honestly like to knock my collection down to just it and my SCAR, that I hold so dear.

Forti
May 5, 2009



Given my earlier confusion, over importing to the UK, I thought I'd bring this to light after wandering through the Arnies Airsoft forums.

Bear in mind this is two years old, but as posted:

'Finally had a phone call from a nice lady at HMRC regarding the proceedure to import RIFs.
As has been stated before, they are aware of the implications of the VCR act, and that airsofters are exempt.
If a gun is stopped, they will write to you requesting confirmation that you are eligable to import.
The letter will contain the information you have to provide in order to satisfy them that you are covered by the defence.

Simple as that, although she did say the items should be properly declared as airsoft guns on the customs declaration, but that's filled out by the retailer although you are ultimately responsible for it, so there shouldn't be a problem with the continued use of "Toy" because they are toys, and that's their duty catagory.

So expect minor delays in getting your guns, and an increased chance of having to pay duty of course, as if they've stopped your gun because it's a RIF, then they're aware of it's costs so will deal with it appropriately.

Can we now stop the "seize your gun and destroy it" and "It'll be the end of imports" scaremongering please? '


Seems reasonable, the hard part would be relying on recieving a letter about it.

If I had any money at all I would be tempted to test this, but that will have to wait. Can anyone confirm?

Arnies thread for refernce:

http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=124558

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Forti posted:

Importing information...

How is the situation with importing FROM the UK? Is that any more difficult than buying from EbayBanned or Redwolf?

Someone posted a sweet revolver from Landwarrior in the other thread, and I am dying to have that thing.

EDIT: Also, I just ordered one of those knock-off EOTECHs from EbayBanned, and it said I would have my item in 2-5 "working" days. No way in hell, right?

Baba The Ox fucked around with this message at 02:24 on Jul 27, 2009

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

That was forti.

Now to look for some viable options for cheapo guns. I get the feeling that, while the prices for guns on Ebaybanned look a little higher to begin with, the other HK-based sites are probably going to end up putting MASSIVE delivery charges on top (which Ebaybanned doesn't do) which effectively double the cost of the gun.


EDIT: Just ran a 34 JG G18C GBB through the works at KHMountain, seems delivery turns out to a modest 14, way less than I was expecting. 48 delivered (+ random charges) is way cheaper than the British websites would charge excluding delivery.

Baba The Ox posted:

EDIT: Also, I just ordered one of those knock-off EOTECHs from EbayBanned, and it said I would have my item in 2-5 "working" days. No way in hell, right?

They were'nt that bad, it came in about a week, whereas I ordered some mags from KHMountain at the same time and they STILL haven't arrived.

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Aliginge posted:

That was forti.

It all makes sense. I will remain wildly jealous of his sidearm.

kersonan
Feb 11, 2007


"They weren't that bad, it came in about a week, whereas I ordered some mags from KHMountain at the same time and they STILL haven't arrived."

Watch those cheap clone Eotech's a lot of them loose their dot when you take them outside into bright sunlight, if yours does it you might find fitting the covers and using them as little shades might help.

EBB have really lifted their game of late, tracking numbers that actually work, order status being updated on the site etc etc

KHmountain continue to suck, if only their prices weren't so drat good........

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

kersonan posted:

"They weren't that bad, it came in about a week, whereas I ordered some mags from KHMountain at the same time and they STILL haven't arrived."

Watch those cheap clone Eotech's a lot of them loose their dot when you take them outside into bright sunlight, if yours does it you might find fitting the covers and using them as little shades might help.

EBB have really lifted their game of late, tracking numbers that actually work, order status being updated on the site etc etc

KHmountain continue to suck, if only their prices weren't so drat good........

Thanks for the heads up - I mostly played in wooded, shaded areas so I'm hoping I don't fall victim to this.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Baba The Ox posted:

Thanks for the heads up - I mostly played in wooded, shaded areas so I'm hoping I don't fall victim to this.

Did you order the 551? If so it's true that the red dot is fairly dim, but the green dot is highly visible in most circumstances except when you, say, look into the sun.

Forti
May 5, 2009



Baba The Ox posted:

Someone posted a sweet revolver from Landwarrior in the other thread, and I am dying to have that thing.

Aliginge posted:

That was forti.

Oh hey guys whats up are we posting pictures on this page?





I'm tempted to get an Eotech for this.

Actual content that could be rated above horribly smug:

I'm sure importing from the UK to say, the US, would be much more of an issue with US customs. I don't think HMRC care what goes out of the country.
The biggest problem I can see is the lack of an orange tip or changeable flashhider on this, so there's no way it would get through US customs. Maybe if you asked they'd spray the end orange, but then it would look horrible.
Fake Edit: Disregard that, they're out of stock


Also, agreeing with Aliginefag on delivery prices from mysterious asian shops. Ebaybanned just give you a lump sum to pay, KHmountain hide shipping costs from you for as long as possible. I put in an order for me and a friend, a couple of internal barrels, a plastic grenade and a green day laser, and the shipping alone was an extra 30 foisted on us right at the end. He thought I was swindling him
Also it took about two weeks to arrive pretty much wrapped up in a binbag, while the G36 scope rail I got off my favourite ebay shop took about three days.

I think it was the KHM ebay shop, actually. Huh.
Shame, as there's some really cheap guns going over there.

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Aliginge posted:

Did you order the 551? If so it's true that the red dot is fairly dim, but the green dot is highly visible in most circumstances except when you, say, look into the sun.

Yeah, that's the one. I don't think I'll be shooting down the sun anytime soon, but no promises fellas.

Aliginge posted:

Here I am, I'm Forti. I'm going to rub dirty salt in all of your open wounds, not once, but twice. I also took a big piss in your 'excited about Wesson revolver' cheerios.

I'm so sad. :/

Forti
May 5, 2009



Baba The Ox posted:

I'm so sad. :/

I'm sorry baby I didn't mean that. We can work this out

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

Forti posted:

I'm sorry baby I didn't mean that. We can work this out

Unless you work for Customs, we're going to have a rough road ahead.

EDIT: Also, just sucked it up and ordered a KWA M16, battle rifle style. Ouch, my aching wallet. (It could've went to a nice Wesson revolver...)

Baba The Ox fucked around with this message at 13:41 on Jul 27, 2009

Naked Bear
Apr 15, 2007

Boners was recorded before a studio audience that was alive!


Oh, baby, here we go. I'm ordering an AGM M4 GBB from EbayBanned. Exciting!

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

I shipped something to the UK a few weeks ago and it seemed to clear customs just fine as long as I declared it as a toy and it had all the right orange markings.

As for HK dealrs, you have to look at it this way- sometimes there are amazing deals and often the prices are lower than here in the states. In this case, if you factor in shipping, the price is usually about the same. If you can get free shipping or are looking for a rare item, then your choice is made for you.

As for ebaybanned... check out ehobbyasia. If I need something cheap and Chinese I tend to browse both to find out who has the lower price. Both have reasonable shipping charges but ehobby gives you discounts (if you sign in you get something like a 10% discount)

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Forti posted:

I'm tempted to get an Eotech for this.

I have a 2-6x32 scope that will go perfectly on that. Although I don't want to lend you my eotech...








...unless you let me shoot BRRROOOOTHERRRRRR captain with it.

AirborneNinja
Jul 27, 2009



Even if you dont play in the southwest, Airsoft Arizona is a pretty good site, lots of good information.

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

Just installed a MOFSET into my RS SVD. Can't wait to see how it shoots tomorrow with .30g

Baba The Ox
Feb 7, 2004

Don't be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!

BULBASAUR posted:

Just installed a MOFSET into my RS SVD. Can't wait to see how it shoots tomorrow with .30g

Report back on this for sure. That might be a "down the road" investment considering how sweet these are. I ended up "pulling the trigger" (LOL GUN PUN) on that KWA M16BR. Let's hope it's not a bad one.

Hixson
Mar 27, 2009



Just received my ACM Masada today!

Forti
May 5, 2009



Hixson posted:

Just received my ACM Masada today!

Needs more info and pictures and everything else.

Hixson
Mar 27, 2009



Forti posted:

Needs more info and pictures and everything else.

Well, I havn't done much tinkering with it yet. It's the tan version, and I slapped my gaurder acog on it, looks pretty drat good.

I'll hold off on test firing it until I charge up my lipo. I'll have pics up tonight

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

Masada SVD porn tonight on Showtime

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Hixson posted:

Just received my ACM Masada today!

Ah, the first of the rush before everyone sees the ACR in MW2 and buys one.

picz anyway.


EDIT: As an aside, painting a gun for the first time is way loving easier than re-painting it. The krylon paint bubbled like gently caress and I had to sandpaper and recoat several bits of my gun before it started looking right.

GC_ChrisReeves fucked around with this message at 00:59 on Jul 31, 2009

BULBASAUR
Apr 6, 2009






Soiled Meat

My cross post from Arnies:

Well, I took it out today and started to chronograph the thing: 495fps, 490fps, 475fps, 450fps, 430fps, 400fps.... and within 20 shots it went down to about 230 with .20g. My double feeding hasn't gone away either. It shoots many times worse than before I worked on it. I am not very happy

Just with the new hop I had no double feeding and it shot great. Now with the new spring and MOSFET I have it again (but not as often as when it was stock) and it shoots like poo poo. I lubed the barrel a day ago which may have contributed, but even though I don't remember what type of spring I used there is simply no way that it should be shooting less than 300. Something is wacky.

Perhaps the spring is a 390fps spring and does not slam the piston forward hard enough to have the bore up work properly... and the lack or resistance contributes to the double feeds. The motor gets quite hot after about 300 shots (RS recommends you let it cool down after 500).

On the plus side the hop up system is excellent because of how easy it is to make micro adjustments. The consistency of the shots is also very good considering that it does not have a precision barrel inside of it. I think the MOFSET and .30g bbs helped.

This isn't my first attempt at a 500fps DMR. I just hope this doesn't turn into another money sink of a project



At least it looks good (still need to finish the little pad under the stock)






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Pretty Little Rainbow
Dec 27, 2005

by T. Finn


Interesting that your scope only goes to 750 meters for chevrons.

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