It's that time of year again...
Panic nationwide, but do not fear! We are open late this coming Thursday and as normal this coming Saturday the 23rd. For our full breakdown of festive opening hours check out the list below:
Open as normal up to the 23rd of December: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 24th: Closed
Monday 25th: Closed
Tuesday 26th: Closed
Wednesday 27th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 28th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 29th: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 30th: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday 31st: Closed
Monday 1st of January 2018: Closed
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm
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:
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.
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).
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 🙂
Today, we bring you one of the most silent suppressors we have ever made! It was easy.
What have we used?
You either want your rifle as loud as possible, as quiet as possible... or you aren't bothered at all. But most of us prefer a silent AEG, GBB gun or sniper rifle. Well, we have just made the most functional Airsoft Suppressor we have ever had our hands on.
What have we used? We started off with an "ASG - HUSH XL Suppressor - Black". This suppressor is a 14mm CCW fitment so will fit most AEG and GBB rifles out there. It also comes with an adaptor to fit the following sniper rifles:
For the purpose of this blog, we have installed it onto an ASG - STEYR SSG 69 Sniper Rifle.
The insides of the suppressor have been packed out with just ordinary foam you can find in a rifle or pistol hard case or even from music shops that are used to line guitar cases.
How did we do it?:
The suppressor has a long white internal tube but it is solid with a surrounding void and then the actual suppressor can. You can see in the image below exactly what we mean:
The first step is to drill as many holes as possible into this white tube, we recommend you try to hold it in a vice to do this. Please be careful as drill bits can slip! We used our in-store pillar drill in our workshop for this. You could dremmel in some slots instead but ideally make your holes as small as possible to avoid your foam packing squeezing through and catching your BBs. You can see the image below of how we have drilled out the internal spacer:
Now... RAM IT! Cram the empty space full of foam. We had a spare piece of foam knocking about:
We then cut it into thin slices so we could pack it out:
Simply cram the foam in, the tube spacer slots into the end cap, so keep it pressed in firm with one finger whilst pushing the foam in. We used an old inner barrel to help push the foam in, it was a little tricky as the foam may split:
Now add foam all around to keep the tube straight:
Once done, check there is no foam poking through your pre-drilled hole:
Now, all you have to do is screw on the end cap, keep the spacer tube straight and job done! Screw it onto your rifle and enjoy your DIY mods.
See/hear the difference for yourself:
If you want to see/hear the difference this has made on our own rifle, "Click Here" to be directed to our Instagram page to see our comparison video.
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