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Ok guys lets see if anyone has one of these.

Am looking at getting one after I sell one of my rifles. The major difference between the two is one is a V2 gearbox and one is a v3. Now this means nothing to me, so please help me out here.

I am not planning on doing any type of internal upgrades, except for the barrel and bucking.

They are both at an ok FPS just looking for extreme accuracy.

So what have you guys heard, used or done with this rifle.

And of course pics always help
 

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That is what I thought as well Dutton, but damn those rifles are sexy as hell.

I was looking over on E hoby asia and found them there. They seem the same. If one was the V2 and one a V3, which one be the best for the most accurate DMR? Not trying for 500fps, planning on around 400fps and extreme accuracy. And of course as much range as I can.

Here are the rifles I am looking at ......

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/aeg/star-hong-kong/star-sl8-airsoft-aeg.html
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/aeg/star-hong-kong/star-sl9-airsoft-aeg.html
 

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Their site is wrong, I can assure you the SL9 also uses a V3 gearbox. To answer your question anyways though, V3 are an overall better design. Their motors are fixed, as opposed to V2s (except the new Masada), which are all free floating for lack of a better term. They also have better wiring harness, and are less prone to cracking.
 

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Hey Woogie.

I bought a Star SL8 (the grey one) a month ago. I'm still in the process of writing up a formal review. But I have posted a quick bare bone review of the gun in my thread: Advice SL8 in the Other's section of the forum.

In summary:

0) There are no more SL9's anywhere in Hong Kong (scratch that. Classic Army still has them).

1) Don't expect a great external finish as its grey and the color isn't evenly distributed on the entire gun. The material also scratches pretty easily. You also see the mold injection points.
Oh.. they also put a hole at the front of the foregrip, right on top of the hole where you put the out barrel through - I still don't quite get why.. maybe to look through as the entire foregrip doesn't have any holes?

2) make sure you have a battery that fits in the foregrip. I still haven't bought a battery to fit it, but I think any LiPO or stick type NiMH will fit. A normal 8.4v nimh paired arranged pack WILL NOT FIT

3) Replace the hop up sleeve and nub - the first game I went to, the BBs were flying upwards even when there's no hop. It could be due to the little lever thing that keeps the BB down. You might also find that you have to wrap some telfon tape around the sleeve as the hop up chamber is abit big.

4) Be really really really really x 100000 careful when taking out the foregrip. 1st, unscrew the outer barrel (btw, DO NOT SCREW IT ON TOO TIGHTLY), then take it off. The piece that holds the front part of the inner barrel and which the outer barrel screws on to, is attached to the mock gas chamber bya thin piece of pot metal. Mine broke off quite easily and I had to superglue the part back on (so far so good, fingers crossed)

5) The gun is really silent stock! I think its the amount of grease they have in the gear box.. its good grease though


6) There's no fuse. You plug the battery directly to the gearbox wiring.

7) I originally planned to put the battery inside the rear stock, but there's alot of drilling, and not much room in the stock if you're planning to adjust the back with those steps that length or shorten it.

8) Great looking gun. It does use a V3 gearbox.

9) The balance on the gun is pretty good. I can hold the grip with both hands and not feel any imbalance (i.e. not front heavy).

If you're planning to get it from Ehobby, get it now. They only had 2 left when I went to check on them (note: I live in Hong Kong, I actually went to their showroom and asked to see all their SL8s.) I hope you'll get the better looking one of the two.

Oh, if I sound excited/angry etc about this gun, its because I really enjoy tinkering with it. There's so much space to do things. I'm in the process of adding some memoryfoam and such to further minimize noise coming from the gun. 2 screws an the entire gearbox/stock comes right off!
 

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Sweet thanks man...

Yeah I was planning on painting it anyway, don't I always though.

I know how well ballenced the real rifle is so it is nice to hear that this one is as well.

When you get your review up post a link.

I will get one as soon as I sell one of my rifles :( That may be next week or in 3 months, who knows. If they are gone by then I will find something.

Thanks man.
 

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Woogie,

I slightly modified my comments above.

I also want to add that with stock internals, my gun wouldn't even break the bottom of a Coke can with .25g BBs. So you're looking at less than 1.2J.. closer to 1J I would say.

This is mosty likely due to an air leak between the sleeve and the hop up chamber. I think a systema sleeve with fix it as its thicker than the stock sleeve. It could also be the air nozzle as its shorter than the normal G36 nozzles (again, compared it when I went to Ehobby - its shorter than a SHS nozzle)
 

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Thanks chiba you have shed alot of insight on the rifle


Yeah I loved the one I had, even though it was a BE rifle. Still liked it and still have the shell of it to be honest.

Heck if 1J is all it is shooting, around about 340fps, as long as the accuracy is great that is a fine fps.
 

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yeah, I was going to link you to chibas thread. there was a really good discussion on this rifle there. but yes. I have a G36 and I love it and am in the middle of making it a DMR. but depending on what you are planning to do internally to the SL8/9, vindi and i have both been having feeding issues with our v3 G36 boxes. I am planning to address this better once I get the new gears and piston that I literally just ordered to replace the CA garbage that blew itself to pieces last night....
 

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Bob, just want to let you know that its normal for the JG hop up chamber doesn't actually touch the gearbox (I stopped using my Prowin chamber and switched back). That may be the reason why its misfeeding if you're using other chambers in a JG gun).


Anyways, back to the topic~ accuracy ... its pretty consistent stock when I was shooting mid-range (just eyed it) ... before the BB would curve up like a rocket launch. I hope I fixed that with replacing the nub and sleeve.
 
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