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After I managed to get some break-in with my L96, I noticed on the front of the hopup (PDI), a Ring of eaten paint from the cylinder head. I'm only assuming that the spacing between the hopup and the cylinder head is off.

I tightened the fluted barrel as much as it will go, Guess I have to back it up 1 full turn or is it not doing harm and its just breaking in the placement?

I'm only asking such A question, because I'm not that knowledgeable with the L-96. I'm hoping that this gun will be my primary, and my vsr will get a vacation lol
 

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I had a similar problem and just switched to my old receiver with the PDI barrel. My problem caused the bolt to be impossible to draw back. Best of luck, PDI's receivers and barrels are total shit and their customer service is worse. I believe you can loosen the barrel and secure it in position with the screw included, but PDI doesn't show you how (of course).
 

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yea I know what you mean with the Pull back!

I have a solution, get some silicon spray and spray alittle bit on the outside of the cylinder. It works out Nice now (still a bit rough). I think the whole reason behind the tight fit is PDI milled out the pieces to fit the PDI cylinder. Even with my zero trigger, it was a tight fit.

They also give you 2 screws. From the pictures they provide, they show one of the stock screws being way too long, and you have to change it out with the screw they provide. I actually took the time to switch it out, and its not even long enough lol So I changed it back.. Looking closer at the picture, its not A maurzen L96.. It looks like a different brand.

The other screw, its hard to tell.. There picture kinda shows the scope Rail screw being too long???? But I think its to secure the barrel.

I already e-mailed PDI like a month ago. I got a response after 3 weeks. They said all there English speaking workers left, and there down to 1 person. Sooner or later we'll have to use Pictures so they understand us lol

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It doesn't work with the PDI receiver? I have the stock receiver and fluted barrel with no problems. I assume that if you screw the barrel in all the way it gets tight as hell? That sucks a lot, I'm glad I never got the receiver.

I have a ring on mine, but its vital that the cylinder sits right up on the back of the chamber, thats why they make the Laylax cylinder head with longer nozzles, so the nozzle can fit snug inside the bucking.

I would use white lithium grease, it will last longer than silicone, good luck guys.
 

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Again, sorry for the late replies. I did use white lithium grease (It's what I use on the inside of the receiver/outside of the cylinder, with silicone for almost every other part). Still no luck, though. I'm thinking if I rotated it out one turn that might work, with the issue being that it's too close to the PDI hop up. In any case, it's still the matter of clearances.

And caliber, I believe I know what you're talking about with the screws....mine are still in the plastic, but I think I could get this working if I wanted to. The issue is one of your two screws for the stock slots directly into the threaded area where the receiver and barrel attach, to secure it: the shorter screw PDI gives you is probably to stop the problems we're having. I'm afraid I stripped the threads on the receiver, but I emailed PDI and they said that their parts aren't supposed to line up perfectly and that it turning 1/4 too far was normal. So...when I was screwing it in the toughness I felt was due to the clearances rather than me creating new threads. Phew.

Lastly...mine works perfectly with the normal receiver as well, although I didn't get the fluted barrel because a) it was out of stock, b) I'm on a budget, and c) the normal one is stronger anyway...for all those rough falls. I still would have done it just for the looks if PDI had had it though


Sorry for the essay, just putting all the information I have up for show, so you all know about the difficulties that are probable with PDI outers. Caliber...how did you swap out the screw that secures the stock to the reciever?
 

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Don;t worry about the reply. I'm always looking out on the forums.

The stock is in 2 pieces. If you look at each side, theres small allens with washer spacers all around the rifle. I just took off 90% of em (when I Reached up to the Bipod adapter I stopped) , I gently held the 2 halves apart, grabbed the old screw out, and replaced it. The reason why I didn't take it fully apart, is because I wasn't sure if there was any small pieces that could fly out and loose or not find out where the hell they go.

About the Hop up, I'm making "spacers" to get the alignment right. What I like about the vsr, you can actually see the cylinder head alignment to the hop up. I just wish maruzen did something similar.
 

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The alignment between the cylinder head and the bucking is crucial on the vsr. Theres a step up on the cylinder head which hased to get within a fraction of a 1/16 in order to provide the most out of your airflow. I suspose the L96 would be different with the PDI hop up. Nice to use an AEG bucking.
 
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