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The Chef

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  1. Crimson... I think you might get a bit of a biased view seeing as this topic is dedicated to the WE. I've not had my hands on the WA/G&P, but my WE is certainly pushing my buttons. Its got a lovely build quality, yes there are a few issues but these seem to be minor and easily fixed and are being addressed by WE on subsequent releases. Being full metal (Am I right in saying the WA has a plastic body?), its very solid and a lovely weight to carry about. The breakdown and operation of are pretty sublime. Certainly much better than any AEG I've handled, including the System
  2. aaarrrgh..... Mein Gott!! I'm itching like I've got a dose of the clap for this new barrel and the CO2 stuff to come out! My mate has just got his and he's gone all quiet! I can just hear faint fwap fwap noises coming through the internet ether! I have to say, I am really impressed with the feedback and attention to this thread that WETTI has undertaken. I don't think I've ever seen any other manufacturer so receptive to customer feedback and a willingness to address any issue. Certainly beats the debacle that was the G&G L85! Hopefully, this will be one in the eye
  3. SomeGirls... I'm with Dan on this one. All day when using mine, when I got to a relatively safe area I'd whip the mag out and refill it with Beebs. When you've only got 30 in a mag, you want to know that on your next push you've got a full 30 in there rather than getting the 'click' after a few rounds. I'd covet those 30 rounds like they were ambrosia...
  4. SmokenGhosts/Tengar No, they do not. There is no pre-hop tube to catch a number of BB's in, the loading tube feeds straight from the top of the mag the same as it does for a pistol. So a Beeb will remain inside the chamber if you change mag before its empty. Whether it stays in the barrel and doesn't roll out the front depends on how much your hop is on. Mine has yet to have a 'roll out'.
  5. oh righty.... makes sense. cheers for that. I missed that little second picture.
  6. Having used mine exclusively for the weekend skirmish the Version 1 hop definitely needs to be changed. Despite cleaning, realigning etc, I still found my hop to be ultra aggressive and always hooking to the right. Getting the new barrel/hop combo available as a replacement item would be a good idea in my opinion. Hopefully it will eliminate the large majority of the hop related issues. Personally, seeing some form of VSR based barrel conversion would be a dream (might not be possible though). Also, to tighten up the shot to shot consistency the CO2 mags are definite must. I'm not
  7. So do we know of any release date on the TS Custom steel nozzles and new barrel/hop sets yet? Say's coming soon on their webby. Also, I shall assume that the Steel nozzles are going to come in at 'UBER FPS' setting rather than a more UK skirmish friendly 300-350fps. and if that is the case, do you think that the brass power reduction part No.42 will be compatible with it?
  8. well, used mine for the first time today in a skirmish. I managed to hit bugger all really compared to my usual standard (the hop is still wild and I don't have a decent selection of ammo to try, limited to 0.2's and 0.36's at the mo).... BUT.. I had an absolute hoot. I don't know what it is, but this thing is just a blast to use. Its a real shocker getting used to 30rnd real caps, certainly makes you think about your shots and keep a count of your ammo. Blowback is just excellent. Really enjoyed using it. Now all I need to do is make it shoot straight and I'll be a happy m
  9. Hoot. Well, like everything new it has its issues. Like all gas rifles its not as consistent as its spring counterpart. But, as for downright uber cool factor, it poops all over an AEG in a heartbeat. You have to go into a GBB rifle purchase with your eyes wide open. Expect it to break, expect it to not be as consistent as the AEG you are used to, expect to have to devote time love and attention to it. If you can live with these points then you will love it. The whole recoil system and the realistic breakdown and operation over an AEG is just sublime. The build quality on
  10. Ho ho ho!! just got mine through the post today. TQM, you get a massive thumbs up on the customer service front from the carrot cruncher daaahhhn saaafff. Initial impression... WHOOP WHOOP! can't wait to tweak it and getting it running sweet. Need to get more gas.. Couple of quick niggles I can see. The mag empty lock back is not fully functioning, works sometimes..... and the hop is screwing the Beebs quite severely to the right. Time for me to get over to the Wiki and give it a thorough strip down. Not sure anyone else had this problem, but my G&P Acog was
  11. Well, finally got mine coming tomorrow. After a stack of running about with 'its delayed...' I switched shops. Got in touch with Mark at Tactical Quartermaster who had some in stock (despite showing out of stock), and its in the post. TOP MARKS for TQM. Friendly, helpful and quick as a flash. Just for anyone in the UK, he still had a couple in stock, and one AFC version with an M203 strapped underneath. I'll have my own review up in the next few days.
  12. Well, if you think about it logically (and I say this from my experience with Tanaka Gas Rifles), there are many variables within a gas system to allow you to fine tune your stick to your particular requirement. I'm not sure about across the globe, but I don't think many places skirmish with fall auto over 500fps (I might be wrong...). So if WE provide nozzles for the power regions of 350 and 500 and the after market sources like TS (for example) provide nozzles for the power regions of 328, 375, 415 and 460 for instance, you can then use different gases to tune that up or down.
  13. I'm sure there are a million different variations on power levels that we all require. I think its a bit unfair to ask the manufacturer to accomodate them all. I'm sure the after market parts suppliers will get around to making a new nozzle part that will suit the myriad of peoples power needs. Just remember, "you can't please everyone, all of the time". I think the 350 and 500 brackets are more than acceptable from a manufacturer, with maybe 3 or 4 variables from after market sources. We have to remember, this is still very new to the market.
  14. bugger.... the one blasted Tap that I don't have!! 14x1mm what kind of bleeding thread is that! Thanks for the link IBICO, just bought some... oh well, adds to the collection.
  15. hmmm, any idea what that is.... I'm assuming its going to be Metric Fine ie 14x1.25, but you know what assuming does....
  16. Tech question guys... The 14mm thread on the WE, what pitch is it? I know its +14mm, but is the pitch fine/coarse... 1.25, 1.5 or 2mm?? Need to know so I can tap out my silencer to suit.
  17. Nice to see support is growing for this little baby. I'm sure the people that need to know are taking note of the points of failure of this gun and are remedying the situation in a timely fashion. Looking good there WE, keep it up.
  18. Well, W.E. makes it... maybe they outsource with AFC but I cant confirm that. They do have a website... I'm trying to find it, but it currently eludes me. I'm sure someone will post the link though.
  19. Having looked at Otto's pics, the bit looks pretty small (less than 50mm overall) and has to go through that 90 degree bend pretty sharpish. I don't think there is much of a way around this. Using a better quality steel and then annealing (heating up) the metal after it has been bent should relieve some of the stress that gets put into the metal by the bending process. This should reduce the likelihood that it will split in that area again. Also, putting some small drill holes in the corners will disipate any forces exerted there. We used this technique on Aluminium panels when
  20. Looking at this part 59... surely its not beyond the wit of man to get a bit of sheet steel the same thickness, mark out the correct shape and then bend it 90 degrees to suit. If you're feeling really flash, you could even do it out of stainless (bit of a bugger to bend though). I really hope I'm not getting myself into a world of hurt with this, mine is on its way as we speak. At least we can look at it as a point of failure and try to counter it as soon as possible. Aftermarket parts anyone!!!
  21. Bloomin' heck, don't put too much pressure on the guy! Just a few pics and a quick run down of the common faults and mods to rectify will do just fine!
  22. Hey Marky... seeing as you need so little of the Krytox stuff, and there are so few of us in the UK that are going to have this... Maybe we should have a WE M4 Krytox owners club and just send the bottle between us as and when we need it! When I get mine, I'll trawl this thread again for the common probs and then go through the strip down process. It looks like the main one is that part *38 coming adrift, which in turn knacks the O ring. Priority number one me'thinks.
  23. Well I believe my M4 will be arriving within the next couple of weeks or so. So to all those users who have experienced problems. I can second the call for a quick run-down guide of the potential problems and the solutions for them. OTTO, I place this squarely upon your shoulders... wink wink! Do you think its worthwhile giving a complete strip down prior to usage and tightening, modifying, everything before going bananas with it?
  24. I can only relate the CO2 issue to my own experiences. I currently use a TM Hi-Capa 4.3 with CO2 magazines. I have to say... Fantastic. It doesn't suffer any real noticeable cool-down effects even on rapid shooting and easily lasts 4-5 mags worth of rounds. This is compared to noticeable cool-down and maybe only 2-3 mags worth on a charge of propane in a standard magazine. One thing I have found that is peculiar to the CO2 mags (in the hi-capa) is that whilst they last a long time, they dont hold the CO2 over time, so if you leave the mag with a bulb in for a day or two, it will have
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