Definitely……metal! Hop-ups are one of several internal AEG parts that take the most stress during firing, plastic hop-up are generally just a bad idea. In fact, the only guns that tend use plastic hop-ups are lower end AEGs, like Echo1, JG, CYMA, etc. etc.
EDIT: UrbanMarine, your right. Higher-end gun like TM generally use high quality materials, but MOST bands that use plastic hop-ups are of extremely low quality.
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The guys I am going to start playing with play alot dusk/night games and all use tracers. Only thing is my m4 has a plastic body. And I kinda don't want to modify my body to install this. And madbull always comes out with good quality stuff. Anyone have experience with this?
IDK what to think? I have been told that plastic is better because it can expand and contract much better than metal. But in a hop up i dont want air to escape so i could only assume that metal is better? I have this same question my self.
as a general guideline I always replace stock plastic hops....I've found that high quality plastic ones generally perform better than metal ones.
plastic is also easier to work with as it can flex (to a certain degree) to accomodate different guns. I always use plastic hop ups when I'm replacing one for a friend I find they seal easier and hold seal longer. Now my gun has a metal unit but that's because I have the time to reseal every game.
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