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Smitty

Airsoft Questions

Yes, I may be taking up airsoft.  My brother is looking into getting a gun, and a lot of his friends have some, so I figure why not.  As long as I can play.  Don't worry though, I may be getting them into paintball.  Anyway, I was wondering a few things about some of the airsoft guns I'm finding.  Some of the M16, M4, ect. guns have gernade launchers.  How do these work?  And I also was wondering just what "Hop-up" is.  Any help is appreaciated.  Thanks.
abr5

Don't know about the grenade launcher thing but I am pretty sure that the hop up is a little piece of robber or something on the top of the barrel and puts backspin on the ball, making it go farther (think flatline)
Smitty

Some guns say adjustable hop-up too.   Thinking
abr5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airsoft_pellets#Tracers
near the bottom
g36 monkey

yea the hop up give it backspin
the adjustability moves the little rubber piece
my old gun had one.

i ended up giving all my airsoft stuff to my friend, because i liked paintball way better  Laughing
Smitty

Well I was wondering too if there is a difference in BB sizes.  Some say 6mm and some say .12g.
abr5

6mm is the standard size. and its usually 12g vs 20g. 20g are of course heavier, so they fly straighter and will go farther
Smitty

Yeah I felt stupid after thinking about it.  Grams and millimeters are different units.  Wow...
Smitty

Does anyone know if www.hobbytron.com is a reliable site?
g36 monkey

i couldnt tell you about that website.
RoboCop

After looking at that website, it rejuvenated the want for a nitro rc car. They have a subaru impreza that gets 73.4 mph. I wonder if I could race my friend's 350z real car for a short distance and win.
g36 monkey

haha
that would be awesome

but your messin with 300 horsepower with a 350z lol

well, off the fly wheel, advertised 300
its actually like 230 to the ground
i saw a few dynoed   Laughing

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