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So I've just started into my new spotter role and I have a few questions. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

1. As I am working as a spotter I would like to make my M4 as quiet as possible so I don't give my or my shooters position away if I have to take a shot. I believe a silencer is probably a good place to start, but I have seen many different brands and types and I'm unsure as to their effectivness.

2.Also is there something I should do in regards to getting a new inner barrel? i.e one that will improve accuracy(not range)/sound suppression. With my current setup it is extremely hard to hit someone with one shot.

3. Stability of my weapon can also be an issue at times. I am considering buying a foregrip attatchment with a built in bipod to make for better stable shooting. If anyone has experience with using one could you please let me know if you thought it was useful.

Thanks! :tup:
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1. Suppressors won't do much since most of the noise from an AEG is the gearbox/motor, where it might make some difference it won't do to much.
Here's a link to a thread that modified a silencer to help muffle the sound from shooting but for a springer. If you want less noise for every shot you need to open up the gearbox and reshim, add a sorbopad, and level your motor height perfectly to lower the whining from the motor.

2. Get a MadBull V2 M4 (363mm) barrel, absolute dream. A new bucking would help but that's a topic I'm not good at for AEGs. Also there's no barrel that will shoot quieter than another.

3. As for the Bipod/Foregrip they're nice but in my experience the bipod part is a little more wobbly then a normal bipod but since your a spotter I think the combo would be nice.
 

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I actually disagree with the answers... :p

1. Suppressors do work, if you put the right stuff in them. Some use foam and seems pleased with the results. All suppressors i've had have been working. They all muffle the sound. Not by making it lower, but it changes the pitch of the noise causing it to not travel as far as the higher pitched noise.
What i do to make them work properly is to take out the original foam and put in an old AEG-spring with burlap wrapped around it. Quite simple, to be honest. Just cut a sheet of burlap and wrap it around the spring, then put the spring back into the suppressor. Works like a charm.

2. Don't start with installing a new barrel. I'd clean the barrel like a nutcase and perhaps get a new bucking and/or nub.

3. IMO a bipod is not necessary, mostly for posing. I do recommend you to get a grip if you feel it's more comfortable and easier to hold the rifle.

You'll still have the noise from the gearbox, but that sound doesn't travel as far as the slamming sound from the barrel, which you muffle with a properly configured suppressor.


Just my thoughts on the matter.
 

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Just by configuring a suppressor won't muffle the sound from a GB, IMO I've never heard a modified suppressor muffle sound from an AEG. Where I do agree it will distort some of the sound (link I provided) it won't silence the GB like re-shimming, adding a sorbopad, and leveling the motor. As for the barrel I read it as he was looking for a new barrel if not I 100% agree with cleaning the stock barrel, even polish it. Even if the barrel noise get's muffled I'm sure there's plenty of people that can still pinpoint the sound of a GB (if he's trying to hide), so overall I highly suggested opening up the GB.
 

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As already stated a suppressor with the correct baffels will reduce the muzzle report quite noticably.


Also wrapping the gun in a gun rag will reduce the overall sound aswell.


As for the gearbox there is other ways to help reduce the noise, and that is to speed things up so the noise happens for a shorter time. Trouble is they are going to cost. The way to do this..... High speed motor, hair trigger mod and an 11.1 Lipo :yup:

Other things to try.... contraversialy, reduce the fps and use a softer spring!! Wrap your hand grip in rubberised tape, don't use a vented grip bottom, seal all gaps in the gearbox, vent (dish) your cylinder head nozzle as much as possible, crown the head of your piston either convex or concave, as both these mods will deduce the amount of piston 'slap' you will get (be warned though, both these mods together will reduce the fps a small amount as you will nolonger be getting the full compression from the system), obviously sorbo or some other rubberised buffer on the cylinder/piston head, use 'heavy engineering grease' in the gearbox (you will loose abit of GB speed, but not alot especialy when it warms up, and dont use it on the Oring on the piston), fit an airbrake. (This is THE most effective way to deaden sound from an AEG, but it will kill your fps by about 50fps to be its most effective. its also wise to only use them on semi only guns due to the required settling time required by the brake), make sure the cylinder volume is matched to the barrel volume by about 1.5 to 1 (this is slightly under what I would normaly recomend but it will still power a .28 if your hop is up to scratch), use heavier ammo (like .28s)....


Those all definatly work, I know cuz I had them all fitted to my MK12 SPR a few years ago, and you could only just here the motor spin when it was held in a gloved hand :tup:
 

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Oh yeah, i agree with that. A suppressor will not muffle the sound of the GB, never said it would either. ;)
It'll change the pitch of the sound that comes out of the barrel. It'll still be loud, but not as loud and it won't travel as far as the unmuffled sound would. Also, with a suppressor, you get rid of that metallic slamming you often get with a normal flash hider installed.

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Ok, i'll probably start with a suppressor and a foregrip and see how that works and then consider some Internal work after that. Thanks for the ideas guys!
 
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