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  1. Are full length MagPul PTS Masadas discontinued now?

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    2. jcheeseright

      jcheeseright

      same as any second hand gun, about 75% of what he paid for it.

    3. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      That's what I thought. He was hoping it'd be worth a bit more, with it being discontinued and in new condition :P.

    4. M_P

      M_P

      They're pretty common, like the vfc scars for example, they wont get any price increase from being discontinued.

  2. I know it's not airsoft related, but it'd really help me out if anyone who's at university and is 18+ could fill in this questionnaire for me! :)http://goo.gl/forms/3j8IKoMgvH

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Thank you :)

      They can put 0 in if it's paid by the government, a few people have done so, but I'll add that as a note under the question to clear up confusion.

      If I leave it optional, people will skip it for the sake of skipping it. I had a draft one with a lot more optional questions, and so many people just skipped them out of laziness.

    3. DX115FALCON

      DX115FALCON

      I entered N/A for it.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Okay, that's fine :), I need to go through all of the answers to that question anyway and convert them to the same format and to GBP :P

  3. Just found out that I can "write" on my laptop screen and it will convert it to text for me! Quite liking this feature!!

  4. Anyone recommend any horror films, that don't focus on gore, and that aren't the same as every other horror film ever made?

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    2. jay83

      jay83

      Lol insidious! sorry im tired son had me up all night

    3. padraigthesniper

      padraigthesniper

      The thing, the original not the remake best horror film ever. Great story and acting definitely recommend.

    4. DEDSEC

      DEDSEC

      The Human Centipede

  5. I don't suppose anyone is selling an internally broken/internal-less M16, that is compatible with G&P parts?

  6. Anyone know if/how it's possible to get a G36 stock onto an M4/M16?

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    2. Bottledtorment

      Bottledtorment

      Just a thought but what about dremmelling out a channel for the tube in the Stock and slipping it onto that?

      (May sound dumb but just an idea)

       

    3. Airsoft_Mr B

      Airsoft_Mr B

      I think the diameter of the tube would be wider than the stock, but I don't know. You wouldn't be able to fold it either if it was slipped over the buffer tube.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      I'm not worried about it folding, just want it the look. Needs to be somewhat functional though, don't want it falling off or snapping whenever I shoulder the rifle.

  7. Anyone know of any airsoft 80s or 90s sight, either red-dot or up to 4x zoom, to stick on top of an M4, either carry handle mounted, or mounted onto a rail on a carry handle?

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    2. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      I had a google about and around 93' an Aimpoint 3000 or Aimpoint comp would have been in use with Delta if thats any good to you. There is an Aimpoint 3000 up on ebay atm http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aimpoint-3000-red-dot-gun-sight-/191122721431?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item2c7fcd4a97 Will need a paint job!

    3. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      an aimpoint 5000 would also do the job!

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Thanks, I had a look around, and I believe the sight in the picture I linked above is an Aimpoint Electronic Mk III, or at least it's very similar. May get that one, although I haven't even got the gun yet, not 100% decided.

  8. What radios require a licence to be used?

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      That's what I thought, thank you

    3. Airsoft_Mr B

      Airsoft_Mr B

      I second that, you need it to he a PMR 446 radio or else you need a business licence or something.

    4. geoffreym

      geoffreym

      PMR 446 frequencies, and it has to be 0.5 watts or under.

  9. Anyone know if a G&P M16A1 lower receiver will fit onto any G&P upper receivers other than the old-style M16 ones?

    1. M_P

      M_P

      I'd expect they should, I think that's what some people do for l119a1s as some had the old style colt markings on their lowers- better get conformation from elsewhere as well though

    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      That's what I thought, want confirmation though as I've read somewhere that the older style receivers are thinner, so was thinking it either wouldn't fit or that the upper would wobble on the lower.

  10. What are some CQB or Bullpup rifles that use standard M4/M16 magazines, but aren't just another M4?

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    2. GiantKiwi

      GiantKiwi

      Seeing as a mate has absolutely no issue using Lonex Flash Mags in his PDR, ^ Talking out if his backside.

    3. EvilMonkee

      EvilMonkee

      Real Sword Type 97 or 97B. Awesome rifles

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Well, I go out for a day and come back to 11 notifications...

       

      Evil, do they use standard STANAG mags in airsoft?

  11. What are VFC guns like? Specifically their M4/M16 range, in comparison to G&P? I've read comparisons on American forums, all saying VFC are better, but then, they say G&P gears, pistons and motors need replacing, I've had mine for 2½ years without even opening the gearbox. (I may have asked this question before, can't remember.)

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    2. Unrustle_Thine_Jimmies

      Unrustle_Thine_Jimmies

      In my experience? Excellent externals. Really well cast and machined aluminium used throughout on most of their stuff,steel in as much places as possible. But gearboxes have a lot to be desired. Gears not particularly strong,any ACM set will out perform them. Pistons are weak and horrible. Gearbox shells look nice but not too strong. In fact,any of the plastics used by VFC in internals seem to suck balls.

       

      I see them,along with G&P and a few other outfits as bodykits you dump up...

    3. M_P

      M_P

      Forgot to say, the hops have a habit of resetting themselves when you release the bolt cover too.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      That's not too much of a worry, I have spare hop units too. I basically have a full spare set of M4 internals. Any idea if there are any cheaper HK416s with decent externals but crappy internals that I can just swap out?

  12. Well, MS Office stopped working, ended up having to reinstall Windows. Brilliant.

  13. Just realised I've had my M16 for almost 2 and a half years and I've never taken it apart further than splitting the receiver to clean the barrel or for transport. Trigger response has recently become noticeably sluggish, may be time to take the gearbox apart soon...

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Yeah G&P, still shoots consistently, has lost no FPS at all, rate of fire is the same on the same battery which I got at same time as the gun. Only thing is the trigger response.

    3. Unrustle_Thine_Jimmies

      Unrustle_Thine_Jimmies

      Probably a build of carbon/arcing on the contacts and old grease getting gummed up.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Yeah should think so gun's had a lot of use, especially on semi-auto and short bursts. I think it's done pretty well for over 2 years with stock parts still.

  14. Seeing pictures of people's AKs recently has made me kinda want one...

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    2. two_zero

      two_zero

      welcome to the club!

    3. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      You're not the only one Liam, I've completely gone off western weaponry recently, as far as I now find m4's physically sickening :s

    4. Airsoft_Mr B

      Airsoft_Mr B

      They're very cool and fun to use. My dad (Oh wait this is his account not mine :|) got a CYMA AK47 when it was 120 quid at Patrol Base (should've been 190+) IT'S A BEAST! The blowback is superb too, great piece of kit.

  15. I think it's time to replace the M16 with something a little more CQB-friendly... So, G&P M4 Sentry, or G&P SR16 URX Short? Or someone throw other ideas for CQB weapons, that take M4/M16 mags at me please.

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    2. M_P

      M_P

      Of those two I'd go sentry, however I quite like the look of the viper and autobot.

    3. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      I quite like the Viper, but can't see why it's over £100 more expensive than the Sentry.

       

      What weapons other than M4s are good for CQB and use STANAG mags?

    4. Lozart

      Lozart

      SCAR L CQC, FN2000, SA80.. I think Redwolf or AisoftGI did a thing about this on Youtube.

       

  16. Looking for a rifle bag for next weekend, anyone got any recommendations? It needs to have enough room for a standard length M16, so about 1m, also, cheaper the better.

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Ed, what bag do you currently have? And would I be okay walking from my accommodation to the coach (about 1 mile) with something like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deluxe-black-rifle-case-gun-slip-bag-padded-pocket-shooting-tactical-air-carbine-/200906673302?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item2ec6f88c96#shId

       

    3. nookey

      nookey

      how about 29.00 including shipping

    4. Airsoft-Ed

      Airsoft-Ed

      That'd be totally fine, yeah. I've actually forgotten what the bag I have is called or who makes it, but it cost me £70 at The Airsoft Arms fair a couple of years ago. It's on the way out actually, lots of ripped seams on it.

  17. LiPo vs LiFe batteries, what's the difference?

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Yeah that's a good idea, will make one now

    3. Airsoft-Ed

      Airsoft-Ed

      Basically. LiFes are for cool people.

    4. Airsoft-Ed

      Airsoft-Ed

      Complicatedly, you'll be needing the most you can utilise for 500fps.

  18. Made a topic last night, it's got 0 views still. Basically asking which parts would be better to put in a 500 FPS AEG, full set of Lonex internals or a full set of Guarder internals. So, a few quick responses to this status with which to choose and why would be nice :).

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      My local site at home (FFZ) allows 500 FPS DMRs, and so does Skirmish Airsoft Nottingham (which is near Uni). I'll keep the stock spring and get a 400 FPS spring, so I have it all covered. It's just deciding on which brand internals to get.

    3. NickM

      NickM

      Fair play, might I suggest, ( sorry if this breaks any forum rule) try the Longrange AEG's section on airsoft sniper forum. The guys on there seem to have some pretty sweet setups and have tried most of the combinations available. Also because they are very results driven they tend to base their recommendations on hard evidence and testing.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Pretty certain it doesn't break forum rules. I haven't made a topic on there myself, but I've read a lot on there, and there's already a topic asking the exact same question, which is where I got recommendations for Guarder parts from. I then took that recommendation to see what /r/airsoft on Reddit thought, and they mostly suggested Lonex instead of Guarder.

  19. Bored of cheese toasties and jam toasties. In desperate need of ideas. So, AF-UK, toastie suggestions. Go!

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    2. jcheeseright

      jcheeseright

      cheese and apple... I'm not joking.

    3. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      I will try that. I've done banana, custard and honey, which was nice, and I've done banana, apple and honey, which was also nice.

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      I'm going to try literally everything suggested, as long as I like the suggested items, e.g. I won't be trying ham or bacon with anything.

  20. Still wanting to get myself a DMR, thinking about a G&P M14, VFC HK417, or VFC Scar H SSR. Any recommendations as to which to get, or which ones to avoid, and why?

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Okay thanks, I'll have a look and price up upgrades for all three. Pretty certain the M14 will turn out cheapest though, it's about £200 cheaper to start with.

    3. M_P

      M_P

      and with a ver7 gearbox, it's likely to last longer than the others- assuming the Scar is also a version 2

    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Looked up the Scar, yeah it's a V2. Will get the M14, the VFC's propriety gearbox would annoy me too much trying to find parts, and the V2 gearboxes aren't really strong enough to withstand 500 FPS reliably.

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    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Yeah, there were a few of them on there like that! Also, the title of this from Airsoft World made me laugh: http://www.airsoftworld.net/tokyo-marui-p90tr-high-cycle.html

    3. Henry Wisdom

      Henry Wisdom

      I suppose when you get to Airsoft World's level and start socialising with their buyers on sites such as Facebook you can be a little more informal like that. But the fact they can't even spell *Forest... -_-

    4. M_P

      M_P

      actionhobbies are always doing stuff like this, not surprised :P I've never really seen them as a proper airsoft retailer for some reason anyway- this gives me a reason :D

  21. Hmm... To take the guns with me to Uni on the first day, or wait a few weeks and then go home and get them...?

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    2. ScoobySnacks

      ScoobySnacks

      Liam, you really need to check your tenancy agreement carefully. I know when I was at uni, guns and any other weapons, including replicas and imitations, were totally banned from halls of residence and any other uni buildings/sites. In addition, the tenancy agreements for "headed tenancy" properties banned any type of wepaon in the houses. If you take them along, you might well find you have nowhere to keep them! Where abouts are you going to uni?

       

    3. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Yeah, I've checked that Scooby, doesn't mention it in there. I won't take them first day, as won't be airsofting for few weeks anyway, so will talk to whoever at my accommodation and see what they say. If they say no, then I'll just have to go home every few weekends to airsoft :P

    4. jcheeseright

      jcheeseright

      Just make sure it's stored in an appropriate bag/box and kept out of sight. No one has the right to search your room/open your bags without either due cause or a warrant to do so. So no problem as long as no one knows it's there.

       

      Obviously this it teaching grandma how to suck eggs as you've been at this a long time, but there's no harm in reminding someone of their rights!

  22. Would be nice if there was more than 1 populated Project Reality server with a playable ping...

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    2. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      Other way round I got myself confused, drakeling's good at 2 in the morning, NWA good at this time of night.

    3. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Okay, thanks. Got work tomorrow, so won't be playing at 2am. Although last day Saturday, so I can play all night every night next week :P

    4. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      Oh god, I went through a phase of doing that. Things got so dire I had to resort to playing co-op but I had some good games tbh

  23. Well, back from France, to be honest, I didn't miss the Internet at all...

    1. Airsoft-Ed

      Airsoft-Ed

      Only enough to mention how you didn't miss it...

       

      Learn to lie better, noob! :P

    2. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      Well, I didn't miss it much. Back home and rather bored already.

  24. Well that's enough Internet for today...

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    2. TeddyBhoy

      TeddyBhoy

      What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    3. adam bussey
    4. Liam Porter

      Liam Porter

      I do apologise. I have also now allowed myself back on the internet.

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