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Blunty

Opinions on next purchase please

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Hi all.

So i started out with a nuprol DPD (started cheap!) which was eventually refunded due to an issue. Since then i took a gamble and placed an order with gunfire which got me a spartac m4 (even cheaper right?!) Using a red dot and magnifier And a we 1911 (gg).

The theory being that i could learn the insides and out of the m4 and not feel bad about money spent. This has worked out well really, i have also gained a g and g that is now a stubby with a red dot and it's been fun so far.

Both boxes i have opened and shimmed, tried some springs, different buckings hops and the usual. 

Sorry for the waffle...so i am thinking about the next purchase and i know there are loads of threads about but here goes...DMR...potentially.

I want to try something different from m4 and you see loads of them on site. So i haved eyed this up..

https://gun-fire.co.uk/product-eng-1152219192-SW-20BM-carbine-replica-tan.html

Something about that front end that i really like. And at roughly 400fps, if i lock it to single shot, i am set at my regular site. I don't know much about internals on them and the page is locked in polish so a bit stuck.

Now if the advice steers me away from DMR for that one, i may just power it down and use it as is.

So are the upgrade paths looking similar as any other m4/dmr build? Or am i in a dream world thinking that this would be a good purchase?

Thanks in advance.

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Those AUG phantoms...

IMO

You would be better served with an Aug A2, with a suppressor. It's cheaper and doesn't have the excess weight. It still has a 509mm inner barrel, and the gearbox and externals other than the front are identical. The A2 model saves you £70.

https://gun-fire.co.uk/product-eng-1152215955-SW-020B-Carbine-Replica-Olive-Drab.html

And with the money saved you can add some mags and get a decent inner barrel and hop rubber.

Converting to semi only is as simple as a couple of layers of tape on the secondary contacts. It can be done in 5 minutes if you know the platform.

If the kit looked like an AUG Hbar with the correct bipod then it would be a better buy, but the Phantom kit for me at least it just doesn't push the right buttons.



 

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Thanks for advice, really helpful.

I guess i was blinded by the scope and bipod and thinking it was a great package but you are right, money saved could go to better parts.

Will get googling about the switch tip too.

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, Blunty said:

I guess i was blinded by the scope and bipod and thinking it was a great package


It happens more than you would think.

The scope isn't great for airsoft, 3-9x means most of it's range is useless. The scope you want is a 1.25-1.5 to 4x. With illumination. There are loads of china clones out there atm that are very good value for airsoft. The reason you want the 1.25/1.5 range is you can use the scope like a red dot sight, then if the situation needs it you can zoom in a touch to check out a target. Anything over 4x in airsoft is pointless our ranges are not that long, and we're hitting man sized targets rather than static target cards.

That 3-9x40 scope with mounts is at most a £25 part.

A cheap 1.5-4x30 scope will be about £60, but will be far easier to use, It will be bigger and heavier, and look like total overkill on an aug. It will however be much more usable.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pinty-3-9x40-Reticle-Crosshair-Hunting/dp/B01MZ2JM5R/ref=sr_1_1?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1531684619&sr=1-1&keywords=3-9x+scope

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spike-Tactical-1-5-4X30BE-Tri-Illuminated-Cantilever/dp/B016KSA56E/ref=pd_day0_hl_200_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B016KSA56E&pd_rd_r=87f7eb06-886b-11e8-915b-ad4d0e8dff36&pd_rd_w=GqTjc&pd_rd_wg=TNJxW&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=5912880959572961824&pf_rd_r=710NDG41XDNFA4V5D9VS&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=710NDG41XDNFA4V5D9VS

 


The bipod again is just a cheap one. You can pick up the same model for £15 without having to look for deals. As for using one, you'd need a bigger heavier gun before it made sense. And even then most of the time you will be shooting from standing so it's just extra weight. I personally have never seen the need for them.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WELQUIC-Hunting-Adjustable-Lightweight-Adapter/dp/B076JBNQXY/ref=lp_454847031_1_5?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1531684448&sr=1-5


If you want to cheap out then don't bother with a scope at all, Get a 1x red dot sight instead. You won't miss the zoom function most of the time. For £20 on amazon you have a whole selection of china clones that are perfect for airsoft, and cheap enough that they can be thrown away when you break them.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DN99378/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07DN99378&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=2784349025056798016&pf_rd_r=9M3D2YFF6KCEBMZ3X1D6&pd_rd_wg=nhHXE&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=Ikace&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=fe702328-886b-11e8-bcad-21bcac3ae2ea

 


 

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Thanks for the detailed reply. I got used to using the 3x magnifier on it's own so can see what you mean about having just enough zoom.

Looks like i have even more googling to do now!

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