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  1. yeah, sorry Anakchan.... It is SOPMOD related, because I want it for my SOCOM (my bad). Just in the process of upgrading my barrel. Was going for a Prometheus barrel, just was wondering over the hop rubber. Not being an AEG user normally (boltie for me), I'm a little out of date on all this. I'd heard the Shark was pretty good, then I see everyone raving about the Firefly one, so was just after some feedback on it.
  2. righty guys.... what is making this Firefly hop up set so good, say over a Madbull Shark one? Mabull bucking (with nub), £11 Firefly set (bucking and nub) £25. Is it really worth that much more? before I go buying one.
  3. Yeah, it's smaller than a 9.6v Mini Battery, so is just a direct replacement. Oh, fully agree. Wasn't having a go. I just think for a cost/effectiveness package, running a LiPo seems to be much better than the standard SOPMOD special battery arrangement.
  4. I'm with Isamu on this one. My LiPo installed SOCOM has been in the field now a few times with astounding results. And the batteries 7.4v 2200mah, for two of them cost about the same as one SOPMOD special battery. Doesn't make any sense to me. My advice to everyone would be to either sort out their rifles to front wiring, or to ditch the special connector in the SOPMOD stock and wire it to Deans for LiPo installation. The performance on mine is superb. ROF is much better than on a 9.6v mini NiMh (but not insane) and one battery has easily lasted a full days skirmishing. I am fe
  5. From what I can see the bolt stop mechanism on the gearbox side of things is pretty infallible. It is literally a lever that does an 'on/off' thing. I'd bet money on the problem lying with your magazines and they are not feeding properly. Hence they are not stopping with what appears to be the last round. I had this with mine. Gave my mags a bit of a clean and lube and they all feed fine now (and incidentally it did mess with my hop a bit) and bolt stop function is flawless. To make sure it is the mags and not the catch, get a mag that works, and just run it through a few times
  6. Got my Li-Po's (7.4v 2200mah jobbies) for my SOCOM finally. I'm pleased.... the ROF is better than using my 9.6v NiMh (but not insanely so), snappier trigger response and gives a little more room in the foregrip. I'm also pleased that I didn't turn my garage into ground zero when I charged them up. BONUS! Just got to change the connectors over to deans and wait for the 'Fet. Can well recommend this little tweak.
  7. Just whipped off my stock tube. I see what you mean about clearing the gearbox. That's a bad deal. But the recoil unit will fit in a real steel stock tube. If a RS stock, fits over the tube, and the recoil unit is inside the same tube... stands to reason that it should. Not that it matters, that step is the critical part. So yeah. new parts ahoy. Or stop.... dremel time! Edit. Oh, got my springs by the way. Cheers bud. Proper Job.
  8. Barrel lengths... well there are only really three that are of any importance (in my opinion). Commando/Standard M4/Standard M16. This should cover a number of options. M733/M933/CAR15/M4 and all it's variants/M16 and all those DMR's And if the outer barrel was threaded (for the flash hider), then the extra lengths could just be added as straight extensions (being threaded with male/female ends respectively). This then gives the owner the option to swap out the fore ends for what ever they desire. Something to consider about the sling swivels.... We know the stock tube i
  9. Hell, the lack of aftermarket parts has never really bothered me. I'd say 90% of the guns I've owned have had almost zero aftermarket support! Star AW338, DSR-1, Marushin Garand, Ruger Mk1, the list goes on..... Going into it with your eyes open is a better way to look at it. I've made some BAD choices in my time, the Star AW338 and the WE GBBR M4 probably being the worst. Yes they are beautiful guns don't get me wrong and are well put together but they don't fire for poop and that's a real shame. And without the aftermarket support, that situation is not likely to improve.
  10. well, I've had a reply from Extreme Fire about their mosfet installation. So all looking good so far. should be no problems with the cut-off.
  11. I think the systema 3 round burst is part of the onboard programming. It comes as standard on M4's but is a really nice feature which I would like to replicate. (then I can laugh at my mate who has the systema in that I've got a rifle that cost half as much as his. Does everything his does (stops on empty/3 round burst/quick spring change) and has recoil to boot!..... ho ho ho!)
  12. Now I've already posed this question to Richard in a PM, but thought I'd ask it here just because it's quite an interesting question. I'm considering getting a 3-round burst MOSFET for my SOCOM (because that's pretty sweet, love the function on Systema's). So firstly...... 1: Does anyone already have this set-up, and if so, any issues? My poser is this. You stick in a 3-round burst jobby. You fire a burst and the gun fires maybe 1 or 2 rounds then the mag is empty. The cut off engages and the rifle goes 'dead' with the empty mag. At this point the 'FET has
  13. Here's a quick snap of mine. And I think this is the one I bought (it was ages ago) http://www.wgcshop.com/wgc2008/main/product_detail1.php?search_From=category&item=WA-PT-AR17&search=special&rs=Sling%20Swivels&catid=14&cat=208 Like I said... didn't take long to mod. Only had to take about 1-1.5mm of material out just to get it over that step. Works a treat.
  14. I think in terms of parts, you'd probably be quite surprised as to how many parts actually fit. Yes, it's a shame that some of the major components are missing suitable alternatives (outer barrels, receivers etc). But for the most part things like RIS, Stocks, Grips and other little add on parts do go on without too much fuss. I've got a set of WE handguards and they fit, with less wobble! Pity you then can't fit any battery in though (uber thin Li-Po possibly). You only have to look at the pics in this thread to see the variation of parts that people have stuck on their gats. Me,
  15. BB's left in the mag and they can get stuck half way down the channel without even coming into contact with the bolt stop mechanism parts. It happened whether I filled the mag, or just had one or a few BB's in. A little (and I'm talking the tiniest squirt here) lube seems to have done the trick for now, but it has transferred to my hop because it's being a little wild. Hopefully running it through will clear this. I understand perfectly why they have done what they have done. The channel in the mag allows the BB's to double stack (hence fit more in for a given space) and is probabl
  16. Hi Richard... I've had one of them apart, and back together. Still the same. This was all part of my elimination process to see what was going wrong. I actually like the mags, nice and simple and easy to work on. My own opinion is that the design is a little flawed (not much, but a bit). The nub should be shaped to follow the rail (like a pistol mag follower) rather than being allowed to skew over to one side. I've yet to go and check my next theory (family is back so no time now), and that is to remove the nub completely and just let the BB's sit on the spring head (the 'pivot
  17. Hola, Just got my baby and sweet she is too. Just a standard Socom Carbine so no frills. Replaced the Stock for a Magpul PTS (no issue there), replaced the sling plate. I had to mod mine. The real steel ones won't fit without modification because the stock tube is ever so slightly bigger in diameter on the Marui. Nothing 5 mins with the dremel didn't sort out. Modded the barrel so I can get a 9.6v in, although I will be going to Li-Po and Mosfet in the near future. Overall, really pleased with this. Might upgrade the spring dunno yet. Now my issue is thus. My m
  18. Isamu = Legend mate! Rewiring..... no drama. Hmmm do I crank up the credit card right away.... hoopla.
  19. righty.... after reading through the whole of this thread, and speaking to a few well trusted individuals, I am now convinced that this new M4 is the way to go. I've been disappointed with all this GBBR shennanigans. And I've yet to find an AEG that tickles my mojo (like my original Marui M4 did back when I first started), so hopefully this will be a full circle experience. Now... my question is thus: Anyone know of a UK supplier that has the M4 Carbine (not one of these silly SOPMOD versions will all the bling on) in stock? I'm going for a good old fashioned M7
  20. The Chef


    Well, here's my little baby... not quite finished yet. Got to find a small barrel extension, got to whip off the front sight, possibly a bipod and then tweak the hell out of the innards for that real DMR goodness. I think I'm going to take off the RIS cover on the scope too... think it makes it look too blocky. Based around a Jin Peng Sig 556.
  21. Fail indeed. I thought I was looking at the wrong pictures... needs more... and more....
  22. No idea, I know some warning points do disappear (I know mine have..... yes I've been a bad boy, but I'm not telling you what for) I do think there needs to be some permanent record, purely for evidential purposes. It shouldn't be a damning report to be relied on, but it shows a pattern of history, or indeed the change in a pattern of history, that can then be used to formulate the correct response. Maybe a secret moderator sub section called the SH.ONE.T List or some such other wheeze. Whereby persons brought to our notice are entered on there for future re-education. bu
  23. Blimey, this is running thick and fast, so I'm going to have to read and write at the same time (sheesh, my poor little mind). Righty then. Couldn't agree more with misfit on this. Personally, I go one further and try not to address any personalisation to any admonishment. Partly because it negates anything like this situation arising, and partly because I know how infuriating it is to be nice to someone who is incredibly p!$$ed at you! Hey it works for me. But seriously, the more professional, and less personal a response then the less likelihood of combustion. I'm
  24. I couldn't agree more, and this should apply to everyone who inhabits the place. Me included (but feel free to grant me total immunity if it makes you feel better!) Anyway, off to pick my Mac up, this vista based pile of donkey droppings of a Laptop is driving me batshit by the minute! Edit.... ignore that... They've just called to say it's not ready yet. So if you hear some loud banging noises, don't panic it's just my head on the keyboard!
  25. It was no way intended to be a glass half full avoidance. I was merely pointing out that you can do 'A LOT WORSE' elsewhere. Like all things, we as people have the option to vote with our feet, hence why I personally do not inhabit another certain forum. It is not a perfect world by any means and the addage of 'if you don't like it, go elsewhere' is a rather bad bastardisation of the individuals ability to choose a course of action for themselves. I am well aware that it's taken as a very negative comment, but the meaning of it is certainly very valid. Dude.... this is a British
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