View Full Version : Upgrading gun
07-31-2003, 12:04 PM
First of all, I would like to get my gun upgraded to 400 fps from someone at lonestar airsoft. Also, I was wondering how hard it would be to install a 6.04 acurate barrel? Also, what are the advantages to having an acurate barrel?
07-31-2003, 01:20 PM
1. Contact Obsidian or Agrovale politely request if they have the bandwidth to support upgrading your gun.
2. It can be very easy depending on what AEG you have. Or it can be very easy, combined with tearing apart virtually the whole gun to do it. In other words, it is easy to do, but the time required to do it will vary based on what AEG you have. Just be careful not to lose the little rubber hopup piece that actually creates the "bump" in the hop bucking.
3. Accurate barrels won't make your gun some wonderous super-accurate tool, but WILL make your groups more consistent over a longer range, which in turn therefore increases your effective range slightly. You can also get a fairly small FPS benefit from using a tightbore. Without having run an actual controlled experiment to verify groupings while using a tightbore, I will refrain from passing on any info in that regard as to not mislead you.
07-31-2003, 01:51 PM
Ya what wolv said...
Also what kind of gun do you own? You can easily get your gun to 400 with a m120 and bushings. It's really not all that hard to upgrade your gun yourself, you just have to be careful and remember where stuff went. I reccomend doing the upgrade yourself if you think you could do it, as you will learn something.
07-31-2003, 03:07 PM
Chris, good points.
<-Upgrade info can be found in the Upgrade FAQ under Airsoft FAQ on the left-side menu.
07-31-2003, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by cclark1985
You can easily get your gun to 400 with a m120 and bushings.
METAL bushings, right? :D
07-31-2003, 04:56 PM
Das whut I meant!
07-31-2003, 05:26 PM
thanks for the help, I think I will get someone to do it for me just because I am afraid to screw things up.
07-31-2003, 05:31 PM
Most likely a wise decision moose, I'm sure Jason or Barry (agro or obsidian) will be more than happy to help.
07-31-2003, 05:47 PM
Like Chris said, you can learn something. If it's not too much trouble, watch whoever does it for you so you can learn to disassemble/reassemble your gun in the future.
08-05-2003, 05:43 PM
I had the same problem, and decided to go for it when upgrading my SG1.
Worked fine until I had an electrical problem, which is being fixed now...I hope. :rolleyes:
08-05-2003, 10:24 PM
how easy/hard is it to install a new barrel on a TM M16A2?
Easy... just pop open the recvier and slide it in. That's if the hop up is on the other barrel. If not you have to move that on to the other barrel.
08-08-2003, 09:35 PM
how about on an ak47. Is it hard to install a tightbore barrel in this gun?
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