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Boyi HK416 Review

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well.. after receiving my 416 in the post the other week, im not too pleased. The externals are nice and i quite like the gray body, but the internals is where the problems start to begin, first of all the hop-up doesnt give the best range possible and the dial was also loose on mine, the gearbox locked up on its first skirmish causing me to have to disassemble the whole gun (bad shimming i suspect), and the motor is sooo loud and whiney (even adjusted properly). So yeh not to pleased with Kalash/Dboys, now im going to have to buy the M16A4 :P

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Just as a heads up:

 

Don't try to fit a Systema mechbox in. Been trying to fiddle with one for a couple of hours now and it's clear that the shell doesn't sit flush in the body, causing air leak and a non working safety position. :)

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Another heads-up if you´re looking for some pmags for Dboys HK416: had to modify my STAR pmags because they didn´t fit deep enough. So I had to sand off (or in fact carve with knife) plastic a bit on the front end to get it fit nicely. Here´s the result:

 

hk416014.jpg

 

Also, this is how it looks like, just a quick configuration:

 

hk416012.jpg

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Now that I´ve looked more into it, the reason for pmags not fitting on HK416 is simply because they aren´t supposed to fit (deeper magwell, I guess). But that doesn´t bother me since pmags look quite nice on 416 :P

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Yea, it really is very nice externally compared to the usual Chinese guns. I've turned a few heads too while mentioning that it's a Dboys. :P

 

Just as a report, mine is doing fine now after a few months. I had a few problems with hop rubbers after stupidly taking the Systema rubber out, but otherwise it's fine. An amazement is that the externals are in superb condition, the paint for instance has held on A LOT better than CA paint I have horrid experience with.

 

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My 416's piston broke after maybe 10000 shots. The first tooth broke off and jammed the gearbox. Since I had no spares lying around, I took the piston from a brand new Dboys scar-l. Ten shots and the first tooth came off on that one as well. So yeah, I wouldn't really say these gearboxes are as good as all the other brands.

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What would be the first things to improve internally including hopup and innerbarrel. Ive read something that the piston is weak or something, so i have thought to get CA piston with Systema piston head with bearings. Im bit low-budget guy, but i still can get some money, but takes some time still. Ive had thought too Hurricane kind of full tune up kit for the gun including Piston head with bearings, cylinder, cylinder end, spring guide with bearings and M100 spring and for the piston still CA reinforced piston. Im getting anyway new bearings for the gun no matter what FTK ill buy.

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My 416's piston broke after maybe 10000 shots. The first tooth broke off and jammed the gearbox. Since I had no spares lying around, I took the piston from a brand new Dboys scar-l. Ten shots and the first tooth came off on that one as well. So yeah, I wouldn't really say these gearboxes are as good as all the other brands.

You are so unlucky.

 

Both my Dboys AK are running fine after who knows how many rounds... (I ran atleast 15 bags of bb through one of them) without breakage of stock internals... the only thing that broke was one of the aftermarket 7mm bearings I put into it and now it just ran 4000 rounds on stock nylon bushings (emergency in-field repair).

 

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that AK are blessed by motherland.

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What would be the first things to improve internally including hopup and innerbarrel. Ive read something that the piston is weak or something, so i have thought to get CA piston with Systema piston head with bearings. Im bit low-budget guy, but i still can get some money, but takes some time still. Ive had thought too Hurricane kind of full tune up kit for the gun including Piston head with bearings, cylinder, cylinder end, spring guide with bearings and M100 spring and for the piston still CA reinforced piston. Im getting anyway new bearings for the gun no matter what FTK ill buy.

 

Bringing this up back again, because didnt get any answers at first time.

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Bringing this up back again, because didnt get any answers at first time.

 

What I ended up doing to mine:

 

1) ELEMENT red hop-up unit

2) ELEMENT H nub (white)

3) Prometheus Purple soft hop rubber

4) 6.03mm 363mm Tightbore inner barrel

5) Rewired to buffer tube with a MOSFET unit I built

6) ELEMENT M4 airnozzle

7) ELEMENT Ver 2 Cylinder head

8) ELEMENT Piston head with bearing

9) ELEMENT Piston

10) M100 spring

11) ELEMENT bearing V2 spring guide

12) 7mm Bearings

13) EG1000 motor

 

Which made it all very, very nice. I regret selling it. :(

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