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Ares AW.338 (CNC) and PDI Upgrades?

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Evening Gents,

So, as I found out, none of these companies have contact numbers. Lovely. Anyways, company reps will tell me buy their stuff, that's not what I need. I need the guys who run the guns to tell me what I need.

Bought this gun, no going back, its comfort level is unparalleled. Out of the box it's bloody fantastic if anything the range is a lil short and in canada it's gotta be only 380. Field limits are 500. Brought it into the shop after a few months. They tell me theyve got the sear and the spring and that should be enough. I'll take their word as theyve not done me wrong yet. Turns out the sear they have didn't fit and damned if I'm gonna even try firing that gun with big spring in it without the structure being reinforced.

So, not entirely trusting the shop to find the right parts I decided to take this into my own hands. I stumble across PDI's webside and their drop in trigger kit along with the raven kit for the cylinder. Both look good, the sear looks appropriate in size and it's made for this rifle so my logic being is that it would fit. I am completely fine with tossing money at this to make it run as smooth as is humanly possible. (There are no words to describe how much I love this thing). So basically, I need someone just to double check what I've got:

Raven (PDI) Cylinder Full Set for ARES AW338 Series(Clearance) - Buy airsoft Accessories online from RedWolf Airsoft

PDI V Trigger + Piston End Set for Ares AW338 - Buy airsoft Accessories online from RedWolf Airsoft

and, what spring, because I know I'm supposed to use a "fat dia" spring. but from what Ive read you need to use a 13mm Inner Dia spring, but the piston hole is 13mm, which means its a lil over 13mm but still an OD 13mm spring would be more appropriate. (Ref: X-FIRE PDI official distributor )

Thanks for reading my longwinded ridiculousness and thanks even more if you can help a brother out.

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Just wondering, why not get them all from instead of redwolf? They should also have the 13mm spring.

I used a different upgrade route (with missing pieces and around 2 hours of dremmeling), this was before PDI have their drop in v-trigger upgrade for AW338. But I'm also curious as to how the PDI performs because I can't find any reviews on it yet.

Also, in case you missed it, the upgrade set that you choose is only good for 1 joule according to If you plan to go 500 fps (2 joules), best to get the metal piston.
If you can get past the language issue, as far as I know, buying off is cheaper.

And if I were to buy the PDI's set, those 2 links above would be my choice. They don't have an exact 500 fps spring on the list, but, I read somewhere you can just email them and get a custom order for it.

Here's the link to the original spring:
X-FIRE PDI official distributor
Did you mean CO2 cylinder (and not CO2 mag)? Been reading negative reviews on it though (from consistency problem to damaging the rest of the internals).
The green gas magazine and CO2 magazine works on the gas version of the Ares AW 338 (I think their product codes are MSR001-MSR003). While I thought this thread is mainly on the spring upgrades version of the AW 338 (MSR006-MSR008). So, I think I'm missing something.
PDI's internal upgrades that you chose are specific to the spring version. If you plan on upgrading, you can get their inner barrel to get better accuracy and grouping.
You can only buy the inner barrel. :)
V-Trigger is also part of the spring upgrade package.
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