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  • Birthday 09/03/1985

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  • Guns
    G&G GC16 Predator
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    Dogtag, Holmbush
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    Male
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    Crawley, West Sussex

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  1. Yeah ill be Dogtag this Sunday for the morning half at least. Bit of a billy no mates so i just squeeze on any bench i can find room. -LiPo - My research before i bought the rifle suggested initial issues when running 11.1 LiPo but had since been resolved so went to surplusstore wanting LiPos but was told their warranty only covered the 9.6 NiHms so been running them for the duration of the warranty. Has now passed so will look into LiPos. -Heavier Ammo - Site chronos all guns on .2s and i stuck with those for a while but recently switched to .25s and much happier with them. Will certainly look into .28s -Hop - Thanks forgot about hop and should probably look into that near top of the todo list. I dont imagine it makes a huge increase to FPS but could tip over the limit if done after the other upgrades. https://www.ak2m4.co.uk/internal-parts/hop-up-buckings-nubs/laylax-prometheus-bucking-purple Thanks for the info
  2. Ive been in airsoft about 6 months now. Got my UKARA and my first RIF a G&G GC16 Predator and pretty much sorted my external upgrades (with a far off plan to write Plisken on the side and give it a snake skin paint job, paint the fangs white, the suppressor red and stick googly eyes on it) But now im happy with the externals im looking at internal upgrades. Ive searched through the forum and while theres lots of helpful stuff there not much for the Predator specifically so thought id start this and update as I go. What im aiming for? As stock theres very little I can fault, running on 9.6 NiMh the rifle is pretty accurate with a good ROF and ok range and haven't had any problems. My local site Dogtag have a 350 fps limit for ARs. So far the chronos on the rifle have been averaging around 310fps on 0.20s. Im happy with ROF (I stick to semi most the time anyway) so my main aim is to get the FPS/range close to the site limit and any quality of life improvements I can make while im at. What upgrades? So ive done lots of research and found some useful videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWykDYLErqk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb3ZxO4CcGs&t=767s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmdFJFjpPdQ&t=1527s and as I understand the Predator should already have stock a 6.03 barrel and M100 spring (correct me if im wrong). So theres little need for a barrel upgrade and would make little difference. While a spring upgrade would increase the FPS as I understand it the first thing should be to improve the compression. From what ive found the stock piston is polymer and doesn't always have a great airseal and is the first thing that needs upgrading along with other little compression improvements. So upgrades list: 1. Grease where needed (I think this is the right stuff https://www.ak2m4.co.uk/internal-parts/grease/super-lube-synthetic-grease-10ml-syringe) 2. Make sure the hop up is snug in the receiver. 3. Check piston compression and if necessary replace piston and piston head (https://www.ak2m4.co.uk/internal-parts/pistons/ra-15-tooth-piston https://www.ak2m4.co.uk/internal-parts/pistons-heads/ra-piston-head-double-oring-aluminium) 4. If piston compression is ok look into an M110 spring. 5. Gearbox shimming. Questions? So my questions for those with more knowledge (I think that's pretty much everyone) Am I right about the stock barrel and spring? I think these are correct replacement piston and head but correct me if im wrong? If I upgrade the spring im assuming this would put more stress on the gears and motor. Would these need upgrading or can the stock handle it? Im currently running the rifle on 9.6 NiMh but want to upgrade to 11.1 LiPos at some point. I understand this can increase ROF but would it make a difference to FPS and should be looked at before any internal upgrades.?
  3. Brilliant. Thanks for the suggestions. Bit of heat as suggested and managed to get the grub out and protector off. Suppressor fitted and all's good.
  4. Havent heated ill give that a try cheers
  5. Got a mock suppressor for my G&G GC16 Predator but can't get the thread protector off the end of the barrel. There's a tiny locking screw on the protector I can't unscrew. I've tried some balloon rubber between the Allen key and the screw but had no joy. Next I'm going to try gluing the Allen key in the screw. If that doesn't work I may have to resort to drilling the screw out. Does anyone have any suggestions before this drastic step?
  6. My first RIF G&G GC16 Predator. Skirmished a few times and so far very happy with it. Plan to add a mock suppressor once I figure out what will fit with the rail and maybe a snake skin paint job in the far future.
  7. Emailed the store to check and they replied. 'Hi thanks for the email we do advise to use the 9.6 battery with the gun that you purchased it puts less stress on the gear box and parts otherwise if you do use the 11.1 it does have a habbitt of recking the piston and gears. We will always try to recommend the correct items as when we used to use 11.1 in the G&G guns These would 50 % of the time cause issues as I said previously' As before guess I'll stick with 9.6v for the 3 month warranty and maybe switch to 11.1v later
  8. Do like the green. May look into a snake skin camo pattern for it in future and call it Plisken As long as it works im happy to stick to the 9.6v for now for the warranty and switch to 11.1v LiPo in three months
  9. My UKARA came through and i dropped into SurplusStore and got my first RIF -G&G GC16 Predator https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/g-g-gc16-predator-hunter-green.html -Midcap Mag https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/bb-guns/bb-gun-accessories/airsoft-magazines/electric-gun-magazines/electric-rifle-magazines/nuprol-m4-mid-cap-mag-30-140rd.html - Two x 9.6v 1600mah NIMH https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-9-6-1600-mah-nunchuck-crane-stock-type.html (I asked about the previous MOSFET/ETU issues and they said these are now resolved but i also asked about 11.1v LiPo and they said they they would tear up the internals and voids the 3 month warranty so as long as it works happy to stick with the 9.6v NiMh for now) -Charger https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/bulldog-nimh-battery-charger.html Also got off Amazon -Beileshi 551 Holographic Sight https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LXAI68A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 So far very happy with it. Tried a few test shots and trigger response is great. Im not very trigger happy using single fire most the time so see me switching to the triple shot over the full auto.
  10. So my UKARA came through and i dropped into SurplusStore and got -G&G GC16 Predator https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/g-g-gc16-predator-hunter-green.html -Midcap Mag https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/bb-guns/bb-gun-accessories/airsoft-magazines/electric-gun-magazines/electric-rifle-magazines/nuprol-m4-mid-cap-mag-30-140rd.html - Two x 9.6v 1600mah NIMH https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-9-6-1600-mah-nunchuck-crane-stock-type.html (I asked about the previous MOSFET/ETU issues and they said these are now resolved but i also asked about 11.1v LiPo and they said they they would tear up the internals and voids the 3 month warranty so as long as it works happy to stick with the 9.6v NiMh for now) -Charger https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/bulldog-nimh-battery-charger.html Also got off Amazon -Beileshi 551 Holographic Sight https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LXAI68A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 So far very happy with it. Tried a few test shots and trigger response is great. Im not very trigger happy using single fire most the time so see me switching to the triple shot over the full auto.
  11. Thanks for the sight advice. Was aiming for 556 as low profile and eventually want to put a flip to side magnifier behind it but since bout half the price on amazon a 551 will do for now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beileshi-Holographic-Anblick-Bereich-Helligkeit/dp/B01LXAI68A/ref=sr_1_3?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1552659123&sr=8-3&keywords=holo+sight+airsoft&refinements=p_76%3A419158031 Any advice on suppressor diameter?
  12. I have found them maybe 10-20 quid cheaper on Patrolbase and others. But at least for my first RIF happy go somewhere local and spend a little more so i got somewhere to take it back if there are any problems
  13. Thanks for the info guys. Got my third day at Dogtag, Holbush this Sunday and see about my UKARA. Once UKARA comes through (dont know how long it takes to process) will head for nearby www.surplusstore.co.uk Shopping list: GC16 Predator https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/g-g-gc16-predator-hunter-green.html 2x 11.1 Lipo https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-11-1v-1450mah-30c-crane.html 1x Charger (Site has a charger and batt bundle option with the RIF so may just need the 1 spare Lipo) 1x Mid Cap Mag (Will get more in future but im not very trigger happy and there usually enough time to restock between rounds) https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/bb-guns/bb-gun-accessories/airsoft-magazines/electric-gun-magazines/electric-rifle-magazines/g-g-gr16-plastic-magazine-5798.html If budget allows: 556 Holosight (but if not ill be fine with Iron sights for now) https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-886-556-style-sight.html At some point id want to put a mock suppressor on the RIF but with barrel receded in the handguard cant slap just anything on it. Can anyone confirm what diameter suppressor would fit?
  14. Damn have on the same site but the 1450mah there are 30C https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-11-1v-1450mah-30c-stick.html https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-11-1v-1450mah-30c-crane.html Found these may do: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11-1V-800-to-2600mAh-Airsoft-LiPO-Battery-All-Sizes-Custom-Connector/121637306533?hash=item1c522600a5:m:ms0SkgaomtCN52QteA5f1Fw&frcectupt=true https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airsoft-11-1v-1450mAh-20c-Li-Po-Battery-Vapextech-LP210/220806966404?hash=item33691eec84:g:-PEAAMXQKAtRJfQ3
  15. Thanks guys thats good to hear so 11.1v Li Po less than 25C. Ive also seen stories about trouble fitting LiPo in tube with the mosfet. Can anyone confirm if either these will fit? https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-11-1v-2600mah-20c-crane.html https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/nuprol-11-1v-2600mah-nunchuck.html Full auto shouldnt be a problem for me as im not very trigger happy and tend to sit on semi so hopefully the mosfet will last.
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