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R hop or flat hop mod..

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Has anyone here done the flat hop before? Please tell me something more about it.

I want to install an R hop in my M28 but there is no freaking way I wanna take apart my rifle about 20 times. I just dont wanna,lol.. So the next best option is either R hop my Sr25 cause the hopup is much easier to get to.. then when its perfect, take the barrel back out and put it in my M28? Would it be the same setting or would the different hopup and bucking make things different?

Also, since I just dont wanna fool with an R hop so much, would the flat hop just be the way to go?

I guess its safe to admit I am getting lazy in my old age,haha.. The R hop just seems like too much work! I dont wanna fiddle with it that much. I'm already getting 250ft or so with the stock bucking and excelent accuracy since I shimmed the hopup arm and did the Tdc.. Or should I not even bother since its already a pretty awesome rifle?
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No videos, it's just the nature of the beast. Like Luluk described, you have to push the bucking into the barrel. This causes excessive wear on the bucking, and while it will last for a time, and work well, eventually, it will tear, and you'll need to replace it. There are other reasons, but that's the biggest issue in my book.
What I did to get around that was use the old stock bucking. since with an R-hop you would want to replace it with a harder one for air seal purposes, just cut up the stock one, then you have no need to worry about wearing down your bucking
I am willing give the R-hop a test on my AEG, but prices for a pair is bit steep consider how much work I need to put in to get them working. It would be great since they are molded, to have a notch already in them to save the sanding work.
I know someone who sells the same thing but 6 patches for $8.50! Jonezys services. He is a good friend of mine and his patches are no different except the color. I got some and then somehow lost the baggie,hahaha.. I was thinking about getting more and then trying to set it up in my Sr, then when its right, install the barrel into my M28 and then do the Sr again but leave that one in. Still unsure right now.
I saw a few videos on YouTube that shows what is involve with the sanding. These things are molded and really should have the notches already them.

If you are sanding it down by hand, the notches are not going to be level or consistent across the top and when the hop is applied it won't be even.

Question is, why don't HS and other mold a complete bucking with the patch integrated into it?
The reason the REAPS doesn't work is because ever barrel is different, and to have it fit every single barrel, it really has to be hand-fitted.
I have a UTG L96 and i upgraded the spring to 500 fps, a 6.03 mm barrel, hop up and new hop up bucking and got good range like 200 ft but my range is slowly decreasing and right now my max range is 180 ft, i think i could be warning down the hop up nubs with the stronger spring but i'm not shier and wondered if an R hop or flat bucking would fix my problem.

open to any suggestions to increase my range
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