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    AF-UK Starter

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    G&G PDW15 w Gate Titan v2
    TM SOPMOD NGRS with LVOA front rail, EDGI + rhopped, BTC Spectre
  • Loadouts
    General issue MTP Ubacs + trousers with WAS recon plate carrier

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  1. Encore

    How hard is it to replace Barrel?

    Okay, so there are two types of barrel in an Airsoft gun. The outer barrel and the inner barrel. Both are relatively easy to change. You don't have to change the length of the inner barrel if you don't want to/outside your budget for now but it's recommended. Especially if there is a large difference in size between your current barrel length and new barrel length. An inch or so difference, I'd say doesn't matter too much, any more and you'll have potential performance issues if your BB is being propelled with enough air to get it out of a X length barrel but your barrel is X+Y in length now. Ideally you want to have the air cylinder have enough air volume inside it to be able to completely displace all the air in your inner barrel. This means the BB is being pushed along the inner barrel for its entire length instead of only partially before having to rely on its down momentum to over come air resistance. If you do change the inner barrel be sure to make sure your air/piston cylinder is ported to match your new inner barrel length for proper air voluming. The outer barrel is the barrel that you can actually see when you look at a Airsoft gun. Changing this is straight forward. You simply remove your front rail and slide the outer barrel forward and then just slide the replacement in its place. Most airsoft guns (especially m4's) use the same style of outer barrel so any replacement should just slide in with the short guide rails lining up with the receiver guide slots. The inner barrel is easy to change but has extra steps involved. To change the inner barrel, remove the upper receiver from the lower, then slide the hopunit with attached inner barrel out the back. Set the hopunit to zero hop (crucial to avoid tearing hop rubber). You can tell when you've got zero hop when you look down the inner barrel and can see no protrusion into the channel from the hop rubber. On the hop unit you'll see a little c clamp/clip on the under side of the tube the inner barrel is in. Pop this clip off and slowly slide your inner barrel out. The hop rubber will most likely come off with the barrel. If it doesn't, gently pull it out after you've removed the inner barrel. Place the hop rubber on your new barrel (hop rubbers have a little ridge of rubber that's designed to fit in a small channel on the inner barrel to ensure the hop rubber is correctly rotated on the barrel). Slide the inner barrel into the hop chamber again and clip the c clip/clamp back into place. Insert the hop unit back into the reciver. Viola, you've just changed your outer and inner barrels to go with your new front rail. Hope this helps!
  2. Hi AFUKers (😂), Does any have any experience with battle axe PMAG midcaps? I'm trying to find some deceptive PMAG clones but all the ones that seems to have YouTube reviews are either rubbish or sold out (everywhere) Cheers!
  3. How many rounds can you get out of one of the buffer tubes style tanks?
  4. Encore

    Large Events in the UK

    Best strategy would be to develop a field over time. Buy/rent land and build a good quality skirmish site and get good marshals to help build a good reputation. Then as finances allow, grow and expand the size of the site. I'd do it so each expansion was its own stand alone game field. E.G you could play a skirmish game on that one field and it's still be a good he field. But do so that when you combine all the fields into one big site. It's flows and plays well as a whole. The advantage doing to this was would be you could have a small core team of marshals on staff to run skirmish days every weekend and you'd just rotate between game fields each day/weekend. Then for big events were you use multiple or even all the game sites. You can hire in marshals and game leads for just those events instead of having them on staff all year round. Would help keep finances reasonable since you can charge more for the large events (100+) for help pay for the extra staff etc and then the rest of the time. Your just a normal skirmish site with average skirmish prices (£20-30 per game day) with lots of game fields to choose from.
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    Large Events in the UK

    Depends. How often would the games be running over the course of a year and how long would a "game session" last? Multiday Weekender? I'd pay around what NAE costs depending now just how big the AO was and how good it was. Multiday game over 3 days and some nights 100+ easily. If it's once a year then I could pay more provided I had ample notice for game dates to plan and save around. Running every weekend as a continuous on going game scenario? £30-40 would be reasonable and affordable enough that I'd play more than once a few months. At that price range I'd personally go twice a month at least. With more disposalable income in the future, time allowing I'd be down most weekends. For something like that, I suspect the key point would be hitting a critical mass of players to make the game site financially viable.
  6. Encore

    Large Events in the UK

    That'd be the dream!
  7. Encore

    Large Events in the UK

    Aye. I heard of it but I want something more local because I'm a poor student and I've got no clue with how to travel with Airsoft rifles and frankly with my complexion, I wouldn't really want to try either. It'd be one misunderstanding from turning into a shit show, sadly.
  8. Encore

    Large Events in the UK

    Having been to NAE this year. I can agree with the above sentiment. 2000+ players for a 175 acre site is actually too many. Objectives were mostly trench warfare with little movement for most the day. It wasn't so much skill that won a team an objective as much as it was how many players from each team at the objective decided to go else where or do something else and thus led to a numbers disadvantage/advantage. Don't get me wrong, it's lots of fun but you don't go to NAE to "win" as you might at a skirmish game or more likely at a milsim. I for one would be more interested in smaller games (average skirmish day to a few hundred players like a popular milsim perhaps) at unique and interesting sites/AO's. Airsoft at an abandoned/closed airport or at a powerplant site etc. The dream would be to find a billionaire and get them into the hobby, have them buy a sizeable private island and build small villages and maybe a small town on it. Nobody's using Guernsey right? 😂
  9. Encore

    Mesh googles/glasses

    @ExArmy91 I'd advice caution with mesh goggles. While you can control the quality of your goggles to ensure they will take BB impacts etc you can not control what kind of ammo other people use. If someone firing cheap bb's hit your goggles and the BB shatters, the fragments may well pass through the holes and into your eye. I was at a game last weekend and watched several bb's shatter against my eye pro. Hell even one of my bb's shattered when fired at a derelict van chassis. I was using asg blaster 0.2g bb's. Their not geoffs but there not some trashy no name brand either. By your user name, I'm going to guess you make have some army issue blastic glasses lying around? ESS ICE or sawfly revisions? They are more than adequate for Airsoft and being an open lens design defog near instantly once you start moving. Another recommendation I can make is a dye i4 or i5 paintball mask. Regularly used in Airsoft and safe to do so (lens are sufficiently highly impact rated). More importantly, they do no fog at all. Their dual pane lens design and use of a inner thermal lens prevents all fogging issues. Hope this helps.
  10. Encore

    Help with Warrior Chest Rig Sizing

    Happy to help! I'm going to assume you're gonna want to get some pouches for attach to the front for holding mags. Instead of paying £15-20 for some Airsoft brand mag pouches with molle/PALS attachment straps, look up SA80 quick release mag pouches on eBay. They are the mag pouches used by our armed forces and can be had for ~£3 a pouch. They'll hold M4 mags no problem and are milspec in construction so will last ages in normal Airsoft usage.
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    Hard Rifle Cases

    I have a nuprol large hardcase with the eggshell design foam inserts. Highly recommend it. Makes transports no much easier than taking it in a large bag etc. Gives good protection to the RIFs too. Most importantly it's adds to your tacticool look when you place one on a table and open it to get your RIFs. 😎 I can fit two RIFs in mine. A WE MSK with the normal length barrel and a G&G pdw15 along with my px4 pistol and all 3 pistol mags.
  12. Encore

    Help with Warrior Chest Rig Sizing

    I've got a recon plate in medium and I've got a 36-37 inch chest measurement and I'd say it's fairly accurate. I can loosen mine up to be completely loose and adjust to be a comfortable but tight fit.
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    Help with Warrior Chest Rig Sizing

    You need the medium size recon plate carrier. The below sizing information is taken from the retail page at UK tactical. The official UK warrior seller I believe. Size Medium: Will fit up to a size 45" (114cm) chest. Size Large: Will fit Chest sizes 45" (114cm) to 52" (132cm)
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    My favourite eBay ad ATM.... 😂

    All they have going for them is the fact the look like some really Gucci looking real steal mags. They were well built and fed really well. But bare in mind this is from back when airsofting as a hobby was in its infancy. They were first high quality reliable mag but today there are several mags that are in the same category so there not as special. Like I said you've got the PTS epm's, Kwa k120, vfc qrs etc that perform just as well.
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    My favourite eBay ad ATM.... 😂

    Just got this golden line from the guy: "Mate, they aren’t made anymore. New pmags aren’t great, seen these going at 50 quid a pop. Perhaps research what you’re looking to buy." That's in reply to me saying: "£25 a mag? Brand new PTS epms are £20 a mag and just as good. You're gonna have a hard time shifting them at that price. Best of luck though."