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    TAGinn ML36 Grenade Launcher

    Now that HPA standalone one has peaked my interest... but what's the bet it'll be more expensive than their current Tag 15...
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    Initial impressions of the Tokyo Marui HK417

    Funnily enough, that's why I said GBB 417.. The only EBB comparison I have will be with my APS ASR 110 EBB but even that feels like it puts out more felt recoil than the TM... If there is a reliable way of measuring the recoil I would be interested to know though as this has got me interested. The only objective method I've used for determining recoil is the grouping during a 5 shot rapid between the GBB, TM and a bog standard AEG - but even that has human factors all over it (I was getting a similar group size between a normal AEG and TM) RE: Trademarks, that's something new to me as every (production) 417 I've seen (bar the civilian MRs) have trademarks on both the LHS and RHS. Then again, I should also point out that the VFC trademarks isn't accurate either.
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    Initial impressions of the Tokyo Marui HK417

    I'll throw in my 2 pence worth, but be warned, mine hasn't been remotely as positive as some of the others! The local site has one of those electronic MET targets with the timer and despite hitting each one, it still took significantly longer with the TM than with a pistol or a stock rifle (not the most scientific of tests, but I know I'm can shoot!) The recoil was pretty much non-existent. I genuinely don't see what all the rage about the recoil is about. A stock VFC 417 and WE M4 puts out significantly more (the look on people's faces when I let them shoot the GBB 417 compared with the TM417 says it all). The buffer tube is loose(which seems to be a common issue). The charging handle latch has fallen off already... and I don't even knock my rifle around - considering I mainly use it as a honesty rifle whilst marshalling. The trademarks are only on 1 side of the rifle as well which was disappointing. I'd like to say it's just my one, but it's the same few complaints from others as well, as I know at least 1 other person with a 417 at my local site who's sold it after 1 game!
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    aegcartasia - any experiences?

    Yup I have, only once though. Ordered a few bits off them and a few weeks later it arrived... Turns out they didn't have 1 of my items in stock and took it upon themselves to send the package anyway. I had to complain to them to get my refund for the missing items....
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    The (correct) HK417 sling plate has finally been posted out today! Been looking for those PITA for ages. Can't wait until the rest of my 417 GBB parts are complete and I can get it engraved!
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    VFC HK417 GBBR

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, trying to get hold of a real steel buffer in the UK might be a bit difficult! Re: adding weight to the stock, I won't bother with it in that case. Just got to wait and see how the new buffer will improve the 417's recoil I guess! On a side note, Badabing:- It was actually because of your Youtube videos on the 417 that made me decide to buy it rather than wait for a WE one (if they ever get round to it!)
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    VFC HK417 GBBR

    Hi everyone, I've recently acquired one of these 417s myself. Is anyone else's 417 giving off a twang after each shot (like a loose spring vibrating)? Judging by all the Youtube videos I have watched so far, everyone else's 417 sounds rather snappy! On a side note, if I were to increase the weight of the stock ie: by filling the slots for batteries with a metal bolt/ washers, or clay.... do you think it will increase the felt recoil even more? Long story short, I intend to make this kick like a mule (as a battle rifle should!) as at the moment it doesn't even compare to my WE M4 with recoil kit! I already have a hephaestus heavy steel buffer on the way and I've already brought the 140% buffer springs, but it would be nice if I could really make the 417 stand out from my other GBBs in the recoil department! Thanks!
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    What music are you currently listening to?

    Greatest day - Take that. Sad? Probably!
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    What music are you currently listening to?

    I'm Outta Time - Oasis.

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