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The 'What have you just bought' Thread

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I'm not a fan of Foliage Green either to be honest, as you say it looks too grey and washed out. Sometimes if you fully deck out a gun with the FG stuff it looks good if the intention is more to create something urban styled or just for use on the range, but it's not very good camo for softing.

 

Personally I went for it because I'm really not a fan of the grip-pods. For longer range RS shooting then I'm sure it's really useful, but in airsoft there's not really much of a need for a bi-pod on an assault rifle in my experience, and I find the big square portion at the top makes it awfully uncomfortable for a thumb-break grip technique. Not so bad if you go with the old style broom handle and grip it completely vertically, but that's not something I'm a fan of. The RVG is really light, strong, compact, comfortable to use in various configurations, very much un-complicated and cheap considering the quality, so it makes sense to me.

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2 x Prometheus & 1 x Systema Gearsets

 

Burst Wizard Mosfet

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Ascu v2 MOSFET from Matlock combat supplies (never heard of them do nervous) shs high torque motor and at some point tonight il end up spunking another £70 odd quid at fire support who I love deeply for some internals for my dmr

 

EDIT: £70.19 to be exact

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Ascu v2 MOSFET from Matlock combat supplies (never heard of them do nervous) shs high torque motor and at some point tonight il end up spunking another £70 odd quid at fire support who I love deeply for some internals for my dmr

 

EDIT: £70.19 to be exact

The bloke who runs the airsoft shop @Matlock Combat Games, Mitch, sometimes comes to Skirmish Airsoft - he seems like a good bloke.

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Thanks mate. Made me feel at ease now. Saw them on LWA but sold out the day before I got paid. So eBay came to the rescue (they have an eBay store)

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Picked up my (well it's like officially my dads...I'm only 14) Classic Army MP5K PDW today around 10 o'clock in the mornin.

:)

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Just placed an order with PDI:

- PDI Type 96 Fluted outer barrel

- PDI Type 96 AI Flash hider 1

- PDI Type 96 6.05x495mm inner barrel

- PDI Type 96 Hop Chamber

- PDI Type 96 Barrel spacers

Total cost: £308.18.

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Looking forward to the photos Liam. I hope you're getting that sexual 338 style muzzle break as well?

 

I just ordered the Guarder M4 RIS from Fire-Support, it was cheaper than the Ares version and I've heard good things about Guarder, so yah.

Also ordered a 455mm M4 tightbore, it's a Madbull, it's made of aluminium and it's a 6.01mm, so I shall be testing to see if the jamming rumours are true.

My only worry is that it'll be too long.

The outer barrel it's going in is roughly 16.5 inches, which is about 41.5ish cm... I'm hoping that a combination of the hop sitting back in the receiver and the flash hider extending the barrel by a cm or so will help to hide it. Otherwise I'm bollocked.

Got some more Madbull blue rubbers too, can't have too many of those.

 

From G1098 I ordered another LLM01, for the L119 build and partially as an excuse to get a newer one for my L85 so that the pressure switch will actually work lol.

Also ordered some proper Oakley gloves, in large. So I hope they fit me.

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I'll be photographing it as I go. And yep, that's the one I've ordered :).

 

Need to get myself some OD Krylon, although I may order a new L96 in OD if funds allow.

 

I'm sure I've seen a 420mm 6.01 barrel somewhere before, other than the PDI one on their website.

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More arrived last night. Some kanzel bearings (these better be good for the price of them) some super shooter 18:1 cnc gears which look amazing and really heavy, some Teflon grease, guarder shim set and a super shooter red aluminium bearing piston head. So at least if it ends up firing like a turd il still have a fancy looking gearbox that no one can see lol

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More arrived last night. Some kanzel bearings (these better be good for the price of them) some super shooter 18:1 cnc gears which look amazing and really heavy, some Teflon grease, guarder shim set and a super shooter red aluminium bearing piston head. So at least if it ends up firing like a turd il still have a fancy looking gearbox that no one can see lol

Yeah, I've ordered some Kanzen 7mm bearings too from WGC = $19. Where did you go/how much? I went with Teflon grease my last HK order too and would have gone for CNC gears (hadn't decided on make) but just got some 2nd hand Prometheus and Systema. What made you choose Guarder shims? I chose SHS because some of them are copper, although I've since also ordered some Systema shims because I need more thickness from them in 2 gearboxes (because I was ordering something more expensive and that shop didn't do SHS ones so I got Systema because they're supposed to be the dog's - we shall see).

 

I'm asking this because I think this thread could be a lot more useful if we pick each others' brains...

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Agree with the above. People ought to talk briefly about why they ordered what they did and what other options were on the table at the time of ordering. Why go for that when you could've gone for this etc etc.

 

Unless it's just like...

 

Well actually I guess there's a debate to be had about every purchase.

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In Greece atm, but will be picking up a .338 the first week I'm back in the UK :D

I would write why but they're so awesome they dont need a description.

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The Ares spring one? Or the gay-ass, hideous VFC/ASG thing?

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Also just ordered a helmet rubber for when I get the MTP cover for it off Ian.

 

I hope a medium cover will fit over a large helmet... Is there a lot of difference in size of the outside? I thought it might just be the head fitting part that changed size.

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Is there a lot of difference in size of the outside?

 

Just three-four foot difference. Should fit to be honest. :)

 

 

 

Not bought yet, but will tomorrow (I get paid :D), the rest of my L96 upgrade parts.

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For those interested I've done a quick little review on the gear set which im very pleased with in the accerories review section. The guarder shims because of the sizing and I hear they are very consistent. The Teflon grease I use because quite a few people have said its thicker than normal gear grease so has a better chance of staying on your gears instead of spraying your gearbox with it after a few shots. That and Teflon is supposed to be hard wearing and slippy. Bearings were £15 quid from fire support. They have about 7 different kanzen bearings. I wanted the fancy ceramic ones but they were out of stock. Why copper for the shims btw?

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Also just ordered a helmet rubber for when I get the MTP cover for it off Ian.

 

I hope a medium cover will fit over a large helmet... Is there a lot of difference in size of the outside? I thought it might just be the head fitting part that changed size.

 

That's probably not going to fit to be honest.

 

I mean it may vary on individual kit but stores have given me a medium MTP cover that doesn't even fit a medium helmet because the cover is cut for a Mk7 and I've got a Mk6a.

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Well the rubber ought to at least fit everything from a Mk VI to a Mk VII in any size, so I'll just have to wait and see.

 

To be fair, I need the Mk VII for the loadout to be authentic anyway, so if it doesn't fit I'll just buy a MK VII in medium and then I'll be sorted.

... Well, my helmet will be sorted.

 

Might have to wait until payday though...

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Dammit.. was just talking about covers on another forum and got that stuck in my head. Shows what happens when you don't actually read things properly before replying.

 

Ignore me, I've just been playing batman games for too long today.

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I have just finished up my loadout of the swiss army! all m83 alpenflage including cap helmet with helmet cover everything!

 

However i bought a PASGT helmet and although it fits well it looks MASSIVE when i wear it a bit like the darth vader guy in the movie space balls....

 

Are they sposed to look large???

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@Wo1f: I wanted copper shims because it's softer than steel so if it rubs against the harder metal, it will get "filed down" by the micro-crystaline structure of the metal it rubs against which ought to leave a very flat and low friction interface between them. Ideally I would like 12 copper shims so that both sides of whatever thickness of shimming is needed for each side of each gear would be copper, but I'll just have to make do with 10 for now and, as you say, thick Teflon grease.

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This lot just arrived at my door:

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PDI fluted outer barrel

PDI L96 tightbore

PDI AI flash hider 1

PDI L96 hop chamber

 

Happy as it somehow skipped all customs charges, despite the full price being on the package, 33391 Yen + 2800 Yen shipping..

 

 

Having problems already - the outer barrel simply refuses to screw into the bolt housing.

The threads on the original and the PDI barrels are exactly the same, but it does 6 and a half turns then stops. Literally ripping my hard apart trying to screw it in.

 

Anyone got any tips? Anything I add, like lube or whatever?

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some 4mm x 16mm hex bolts 1 for my new AK fire selector, another to replace one that dropped out of the stock of my L1A1 SLR and spares.

4mm washers.

4mm shakeproof star washers.

Hi Viz ultra reflective white tape to make helmet bands.

Another pair of '95 pattern DPM combat kecks - my old ones have a repair that's getting close to done.

100mm x 190mm field dressing - you just never know and it was really cheap.

Prometheus 110 spring - to give me more options with my AK + it was cheap.

British Army 5 mag bandolier - I think there are times when I don't need to wear a vest but I still need to carry mags...

Motorola TLKR T4 radios - they're the cheapest I could find that have the minimum requirements for airsoft and a reasonable reputation.

2 x Large Flameless Ration Heaters - for NAE12 - These are massive so they should do more than just a 300g MRE, which, let's face it, isn't much of a scoff when you've been running around...

 

My Kanzen bearings arrived today too and, after a quick test in a spare gearbox, they seem really, I mean REALLY, good.

 

Also discovered that my parcel from UNCompany that I was expecting around now has been returned to sender, according to the HK post office tracking info, but then I also found a card from RM when I got in this evening saying I had a parcel that I had to pay £1.09 to get delivered, so maybe that's it...

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Fingers crossed a new TM M16 ;)

 

Sopmod base with M203 launcher ;)

 

pics to come soon!

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