After hanging out on the darkside for awhile I've been brought back to the AEG side of things for one reason.
Found this king arms spr at a local store and ended up loving it. I've wanted to build a SPR properly for some time now but GBBRs are not the proper tool for that job(as much as I love them) So I've decided this is going to be the center of the build. Sadly I've been so far away from AEGs and while I've done what research I can manage outside of working I figure asking you guys certainly couldn't hurt.( besides you all want to see SPR pics anyway, don't lie.)
So far the hop-up is taking care of except for solidly mounting it to the gun. I've worked on the rather picky WA hop-up so I've got a decent idea of what I'm going to do with that(And going to try a few things as well.) One thing I did notice in comparison to the WA hop is that it has quite a bit of movement to it. I can jab my finger in there and rotate the unit around a bit. That may not affect accuracy that much BUT I'm going to be working with a lower FPS for a short time( I'm not a certified DM at my local field yet.) so every little bit is going to help.
The gearbox is where I'd like some opinion. Because I've had luck with them in the past I think I'm going to go with a Guarder FTK for this build. I like guarder's quality and the ftk is a nice easy package. There are some many new companies making gearbox parts that I can't make heads or tails of any of it. If anyone is willing to perhaps spec out a set of internals for me I'd appreciate that, than I can see how it all compares. I'm also all for trying something for the community if there's a new product you guys may be curious in that looks like it will fit the bill. After all a DMR build is going to be alot of trial and error! I'd also like to ask for suggestions on motors. My initial thought was to go with a systema magnum(I think that's the torque one.) But I've seen alot of companies come out with much cheaper alternatives that claim to have similar performance. Anybody had any luck with the cheaper alternatives?
Mosfets. These were not common when I swapped over to GBBs really, least not as common as they are now. I get the concept, and seeing as how I need to use a lipo(funny story later about that.) It'd be a wise idea anyway. It seems that one can make one fairly easily and there are a few companies that make them, so of which have reviews here that I've read. I guess what I really want to know is what do I NEED in a mosfet? I'm looking for semi-only and looking to get rid of the anti reversal latch( I'd be happy to get rid of gearbox locks thanks.) But I honestly don't know what I'm looking for so I can't do that part of the research. Can't research what I want if I don't know what I want, you know?
About the rifle itself. I'm more than willing to post pictures of any part you'd like to see. I haven't seen too much info on these floating around. The build quality is excellent. Everything is very solid and it certainly looks the part. Out of the box it does not perform the part sadly. I haven't chrono'd it but mine isn't much stronger than my diablo which shoots at 350, I'd guess 360-370 is about right. The only problem I've had thus far outside of the rather bland performance was the battery. I already knew that the PRS was a tricky stock to get a battery in but rather stupidly my rifle was supplied with a battery that had no change of fitting! It came with a nunchuck which the smaller rifle uses. The manual does state that it is supposed to use a small lipo(although it is not equipped with deans, something else I will be changing.) Other than that I'm overall happy with my purchase. My hop-up related pieces should be here today sometime. I haven't yet ordered anything for internals just because I don't feel quite prepared yet. As soon as I get a few opinions from you lot I'll start ordering inner bits.
Before I forget. The externals of the build are mostly done. I'm just going to swap out the bipod(hopefully with a vltor unit.) Find a scope I actually like along with a offset red dot and that will be it. Anyone who doesn't have a surefire barrel extension should get one already, they rock!
Edit: UPS dropped off some parts from asgi today. I ordered one of their barrels to try out along with various buckings( because we all know how that game goes.) and to my surprise the barrel doesn't have a cut in it! Not sure what they expect people to do with it without the hop cuts. I'll email them and see if this was intentional or defect. Thus the testing begins.