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Explosive Airsoft Weekend!

What a weekend it was! Today we want to recap what we got up to at HALO MILL - Proving Grounds. We hope it might just wet your pewing appetite to visit the next game day.

Our last game day was held on the 4th of November, there may have been a few fireworks going off through the late afternoon too...

The event was massive last year, but we knew this year was going to get even more hyped by players, so we had to deliver a few more bangs.

Recap on the days scoring:
Well, what can we say from today but thanks to everyone who came to operation treason and made it one to remember. We have never seen so many objectives so bitterly fought over and great sportsmanship from both side, we also hope you all enjoyed the final display on the bridge.

The day was won by the non-banded team with 759 to the blue teams 750 it was a close game all day and from all our staff we thank you for your efforts in making these events what they are.

What's coming next?:

Christmas special! It will be Proving Grounds last game day for 2018, so if you are keen to experience woodland like never before, and face a few hundred enemy targets then get clicking here to find out more and book a spot or two.


New RAVEN Pistol options

The family of RAVEN Airsoft 6mm Pistols is getting larger, with a range of new colouring of their popular G-Series Style Pistols, and 1911 Range of Pistols. If you've been wanting to get your Pistol in Tan to match your Rig or Loadout, well now's your chance.

For those of you who haven't checked out the RAVEN range of pistols yet, the RAVEN series has been developed by NUPROL as a more affordable alternative to existing pistols but with no compromise on quality and finish. The pistols feature all the same great features other brands, but are more readily available, and more importantly, have more magazines available. The RAVEN Pistols are also compatible with WE parts and Magazines, allowing for a wider choice of aftermarket parts.

The RAVEN G-Series of pistols is now available in two new colours: Tan and Dual Tone Silver / Black.


RAVEN G-Series Pistol - Tan

RAVEN G-Series Pistol - Silver / Black

The RAVEN MEU 1911 Range of pistols is now available in two new colours as well: Tan and Dual Tone Silver / Black.


RAVEN MEU 1911 Pistol - Tan

RAVEN MEU 1911 Pistol - Silver / Black

Don't forget, the Pistols are also compatible with Parts and Accessories from the WE Range, so all the NUPROL Holsters will also fit.

Again, if you want to see all of the new RAVEN Pistol Range, please feel free to check out our New Product Section for our newest offerings for the RAVEN Pistol Series.

Hope this helps ?
– Patrol Base Jonny


What magazines are compatible?

Visitor
What magazines to i put in me nuprol raven pistol?

PatrolBase Jonny
Hey there! The RAVEN Range of pistols are compatible not only with their own magazines, but the entire line of WE Magazines as well, this means you can use all the Green Gas, Co2 and even the Extended Magazines. Hope this helps 🙂


UPGRADE TIME! – SSG 69 Precision Barrel

Finally in stock to boost your power, range and accuracy!

For a long time we have been personally waiting for this part to complete our upgrade! The ASG - SSG 69 Precision Inner Barrel (Click Here to buy now). You may have seen our previous blog posts on upgrading the ASG - SSG 69, if not then click the links below:

Part 1 - Crazy Super Light Sniper Rifle
Part 2 - Go Camo! - Sniper Update
Part 3 - Make it silent! DIY Suppressor

Why are we doing this?

So, the standard barrels are quite poor. But for a sub £90 sniper rifle you can't expect alot. Out of the box these rifles shoot very well and in our of our previous blog posts we have listed some the upgrades we have carried out, but here is a full list of current upgrades:

# High powered spring
# Weighted piston
# Inner barrel spaces
# AEG barrel chopped to fit to standard hop unit

Below you can see the rifles current FPS with the above listed work:

Since doing these updates, we went a little too far with the AEG inner barrel and then found out ASG actually provided a purpose made SSG69 Precision Inner Barrel. So what do we expect to get from this upgrade?

# An FPS increase as you can only go so far with a spring upgrade on stock sears, spring guide and other cylinder components
# Tighter grouping down range

On top of fitting the upgraded tight-bore, we are also installing a fresh hop-up rubber for peace of mind.

First things first:

Upon opening the packaging we noticed this is a standard looking brass barrel and could do with a clean before initial use. Why? From storage the oils used in production have settled a little but collected dust and super small dirt, so give it a quick clean before assembly! Below is a photo of what you can expect upon receiving your item:

This barrel is a definite upgrade over the super cheap lightweight standard silver one. It wasn't even silver, a mucky grey. Once again what do you really expect for a sub £90 sniper rifle? This upgraded barrel also has the perfect cut outs for this one of a king hop-up unit so we expect everything to line up perfectly unlike our "bodged" efforts before of the AEG chopped up goodness...

Below shows the clean pre-cuts for aligning the barrel upon assembly:

Prepare to shave...:

One thing we have encountered is the new tight-bore precision inner barrel is slightly wider than a standard inner barrel. Today was our first time we have had to do this as usually it is a drop in barrel, but we have to do some shaving of the walls on the inside of the hop-up unit as circled below. We knew we had to do this because the hop unit wouldn't fully close tight upon re-assembly.

The first image shows a before and the last an after, we simply used a dremel to take away the edges:

Another little mod we did was slightly share the hop-up rubber guiding line slightly for an easier drop into the hop-up unit. There are no photos of this, as once you re-build you unit you will know straight away what we mean.

The results:

Excellent! The results are shown below:

# Cut up AEG barrel = 130mps / 426fps
# ASG - SSG 69 Precision Inner barrel 6.03 x 465mm = 164mps / 538

The above results were with a 0.20g BB, we of course need to do a final test with the ammo we intend to use to avoid creep issues. From a quick test, we were hot still with a 0.43g BB, we we now need to cut the spring to compensate.

Want your own upgrade? Get the ASG - SSG 69 Precision Inner Barrel (Click Here to buy now).

What's next?:

We need to reduce the FPS minutely and then go testing down range! We will produce a short video and create a future blog on this soon 🙂


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