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  1. Hatchet


    As usual, built one (TM and old CA body made of lead or something), never used it much, sold it, slightly regretted it. Standard. Pictures on the H&K thread. For me the length of pull was always just not quite right and I didn't fancy putting an M4 stock on it. I think it could make a decent base for a DMR though as a change from the usual. I'm sure LCT could build one fairly easily, but I'd rather see their MP5 first.
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    Tokyo Marui at 59th All Japan Hobby Show 2019

    That's a serious amount of cash, but it looks like a well built and interesting piece. It would be handy to get a transcript - youtube auto translate only hints at so much. Looks like: A motor in grip gearbox An outer barrel that removes the inner barrel at the same time, but apparently doesn't affect accuracy by doing that. Sound activated box mag which the dummy aluminium bullets retract back into with some kind of safety feature. Also looks like the rounds feed from the bottom. A mode to put it into to fire without feeding rounds. Safety features to prevent firing when the barrel is removed or the top cover is open. Comes with carry case, bipod, etc. May release additional box mags separately later. That was about all I managed to glean from that.
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    Who’s MP5is the nicest?

    Agreed. Whilst it's nice to see them on youtube, there's a lot of "this gun is great" and no actual disassembly, looking at the gearbox, reporting on proprietary parts, etc. Would be useful to know if it uses it's own custom mosfet setup or if a Gate/Spectre is a drop in (or HPA) and so on. Despite the annoyance of small mag capacity and limited battery size in the sliding stock I am always on the lookout for more MP5 options. I blame every 80's action movie ever for this.
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    VFC MP7 AEG looks closer and closer

    That disassembly looks pretty horrific....
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    Marui news for the "TM Festival" next week

    The "thrill of in-combat reloading" can be a bit subjective. Given the cost (£85 - £120) and difficulty in changing box mags (especially if you have them wired to the gun's battery), a lot of people only run one. In which case, reloading is generally just fiddling around trying to pour bb's in, which isn't as fun or involved as mag changes on the NG recoils. Still, if it's easy to reload it might be ok. The battery may be less of an issue if it's possible to rewire to the rear.
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    Marui news for the "TM Festival" next week

    Interested in the MK46, but a 1000 round mag and a stick battery seem like odd choices for a support gun.
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    There are a few more things I could do to this (like removing the last of the paint from the charging handle, swapping the pistol grip, some slightly higher scope mounts and actually installing the front sight), but it's pretty much done.
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    H&K Picture Thread

    The LCT ones look good and it'll be interesting to see some of the reviews. I suspect if they branch out then MP5 is the next most likely candidate, but we can always hope for an HK53/33. It would at least get rid of one of the large worries which is the body snapping at the front tabs. At least with a G3 you can run a PDI internal reinforcement core. That said, one of the nice things about my HK53 is how light it is, which makes a welcome change after running heavier guns for a while. I also really like the look of a K, but I could see it being quite a challenge to make... Not mine, found on http://imgur.com/gallery/oNIae I've seen a few done in similar ways and I'm tempted. But perhaps I'll get some game time with the current one first...
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    H&K Picture Thread

    7.62 is a lot easier. - See http://arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/194389-hk-picture-thread/?view=findpost&p=2695399 The large proportion of this build was spent getting the rear endplate to fit and then the stock attached to it. Really, it would have been a lot simpler just to pick up a CA33 rear stock and convert that. The downside of the relative rarity of these models (33/53) is the lack of spare or option parts, let alone cheap second hand spares. Such oddly designed guns (different receivers for the 33 and 53, different handguard mounting to every other MP5 out there, M4 style hop but MP5 lower, but G3 rear end rather than MP5...)
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    H&K Picture Thread

    So, finally got this project finished. Far more work than I might have hoped for but I have learnt some things for next time(!).
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    Think they're M2x4mm with a countersunk head.
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    I used them around mid December. No problems at all, free downgrade to 328fps (chrono certificate included in box), free shipping was very fast given the time of year (maybe a week?). Also had a technical query that was answered promptly. I provided UKARA number and it's probably a good idea. Can't hurt at any rate. No import charges due to EU.
  13. Just checking back in. How did the E&L AK install go? I had an attempt at doing mine but although the nozzle alignment looked better I still wasn't getting the results. Did you go with the default hop rubber/chamber? Any sequence to refitting gearbox (as there is with the M4's)?
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Definitely sounds like it. By "overrated" I meant a decent power supply is certainly required, but there was the usual trend of "You must have at least 1000w" going on last time I was looking. The power calculator linked seems to generate a bit more sensible numbers though.
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Power tends to be massively overrated. I've got a rather clunky old setup running nvidia 480gtx, 1 ssd, 1 HDD, optical disk drive, water cooling and some lights and I have a 520w Corsair PSU in it. The PC, monitor, speakers and a NAS, are on a UPS and currently pulling 97w combined as I type... Yes, this goes up when everything spins up, but not that much. I don't think I've seen above about 250w on it.

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