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Ares AST-01 Advice

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Hello, I wanted some advice with the AST-01. I have heard mostly negative things about the AS-01, though have decided to get an AST because I want to snipe to have fun, and don't really care if it isn't the best performing rifle on the field. (Though I do want it to be good.) I am aiming for around 460-500 fps, if I can get it there. I plan on getting a new body pin, bucking, barrel, and cylinder to begin with. Ares makes a new "large" cylinder for the AS series ([CPSB-007]Upgraded C.P.S.B. for AS Series - Large) that comes with spring, guide, and piston included, and haven't heard anything about it online. My question was then what are some good bucking's that would work, what barrel's would be good, and if it is realistic to shoot for 500 fps (pun intended). was also wondering if I could get a shorter barrel but keep the long outer barrel or if that would cause problems. Thanks! (P.S., if anyone has a good guide for DIY mods like barrel spacers and where I would need teflon tape that would be appreciated.) Thanks!
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Since you are going to get a shorter barrel, having an enlarged cylinder becomes useless (the NEMO has been designed to work with the long 500+ mm barrel)
Barrel length depends on bb weight. Lighter bb's need longer barrels and heavier bb's need shorter barrels. So there is no set barrel length for the nemo kit. If someone has quotes 500mm, that could have been the highest fps they could get with 0.2gm bb's.
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What is the ratio with the nemo kit and a 500mm inner barrel?

These are the ratios I go off:
0.32gm bb = 2.36:1
0.36gm bb = 2.51:1
0.4gm bb = 2.67:1
0.43gm bb = 2.92:1
0.45gm bb = 3.13:1
0.48gm bb = 3.42:1
Here is a comparison. VSR10s are about 36k cubic millimetres and a L96 is about 31k cubic millimetres.

The Bore Up you are mentioning has 27469k Cubic Millimetres. With a 300 x 6.01mm barrel with ratio would be 3.23:1. This is would mean that with a 0.45gm bb, the bb should exit the barrel with all the compressed gas being used up just as it exits. So the best efficiency. This issues is the cylinder is so small that you need a very big spring to get the power needed to shoot a long way.
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Maybe. I have always wondered why the L96 could take longer barrels. The ratios are not too different though. So I just normally stick to the VSR cylinder to barrel ratio. Though the striker cylinder being so much shorter could mean that the ratio could be way off if stroke length is a major factor.
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