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Old 01-08-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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L96 Upgrades - Total Tech Newbie Seeking Advice

Hey all, as the title suggests, I'm a total newbie when it comes to taking guns apart and adding/swapping/modifying bits, so some tech support in plain English would be much appreciated.

Having been to a few games now, and having had a play with a few other peoples' guns, it's become apparent that sniping is something I enjoy a lot (especially when combined with a lightweight AEG as a backup so that I can still run and gun).
A little while back, I acquired a Mauser SR96, which I *think* is a Well clone, for cheap, since it was non-functional. I managed to get it apart, and it turned out that the plastic trigger box was fairly well knackered, so I bought a Well all-metal replacement, and managed to install that. It's currently operational, and chrono'd yesterday at 477 with .2s.

However, I'd like to get it shooting further and more accurately. A simple google search revealed the wonderful world of upgraded springers, but the tech language and jargon are a little bit intimidating and frequently confusing. Good people of the forum, can you help? What needs replacing? What bits do I buy? How does an idiot like me go about installing said bits?

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:53 AM   #2
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Start out with a good barrel group. So that's the hopup chamber, inner barrel, bucking, nub and barrel spacers. That, combined with high quality heavy bb's should get you the range you need.

If it's a type 96 then I would recommend an AA type 96 chamber, madbull steel bull barrel (6.03x407mm or so, this is an AEG barrel) and a maple leaf AEG bucking + maole leaf nub/tensioner. A 60 degree bucking is probably your best bet.

As for bb's, look into geoffs
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:19 AM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply.
That gives me a parts list to work from, which is fantastic. How easy is the installation process (usually) for this? Is it very much a drop in/drop out job, or is there much cut and shut?
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That process shouldn't be difficult, it's a pretty straightforward assembly. In addition to the plain parts, make sure you make yourself some good barrel spacers to support the barrel, and seal every connection between the parts with dental floss or teflon tape to maximize your air seal.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:23 PM   #5
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I Agree with reliku. I would also get an action army hop up chamber, madbull steel barrel, and maple leaf 60 degree bucking with maple leaf nub. For barrel spacers, you could make your own out of electrical tape instead of spending 15-20$. With this set up, you could get a good amount of range. Your effective range could be around 200-220 ft. If you use .36 bbs, I would get the madbull 455mm steel barrel and for .40 bbs I would get the madbull steel 407mm inner barrel. Also if you want a tad more of fps, put a few washers on your spring guide but make sure they fit into the base of your piston. Another thing you could do is put teflon tape on the threads of the cylinder head to help airseal.
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:00 PM   #6
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Another vote for the AA hop up, but I'm a fan of a flat hop and eraser nub. Personal preference again but my choice is the Prometheus EG barrels. And I second making your own barrel spacers rather than buying them, but use painters masking tape rather than electrical tape as its more stable and doesn't stretch. Using a shorter barrel in the full length outer is no problem and actually creates a free suppressor.
You're a bit limited to the maximum weight BB you can use by the cylinder volume. There's nothing you can do to change that, but the barrel lengths mentioned above will help. Use decent ammo!
The standard piston and spring actually work OK with a little work to improve the air seal. I can talk you through that if you want.
Also you really need to open the gun up and clean out all the standard lubrication and replace it with the correct quantities of decent grease in the right places.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:35 AM   #7
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Cheers, I'd appreciate it.
A thought on barrel spacers. Would lagging the gap between the spacers with foam cut to be flush with the outer barrel do anything? I've got a ton lying around that's going to be used to fill the stock, and I know I'm going to have loads left.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:14 AM   #8
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Barrel spacers need to be solid and concentric with the barrel to keep things straight. Foam lacks the rigidity.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:59 AM   #9
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Yeah, my thought was to have a couple of solid tape spacers that provide the rigidity, then foam down the length of the barrel between them. Or would it just be wasted effort?
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #10
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Well, I suppose it's somewhere to stick your spare foam! But it won't actually have any function.
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