Does Hop up = range?

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Yousef, May 3, 2018.

  1. Yousef

    Yousef New Member

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    I'm upgrading my G&G CM16 Raider L and will buy a Prometheus 6.03 tight bore barrel. I've heard that hop ups made by G&G are pretty good, and I was wondering if I changed my hop up to a Prometheus hop up unit specifically made for G&G guns, would it improve range? I might also change the bucking to a Prometheus soft bucking. Also, if someone could check out all these parts and tell me whether they would work well together, I would gladly appreciate it. Thanks everyone!

    Barrel:
    https://www.evike.com/products/24385/
    Hop Up:
    https://www.evike.com/products/82409/
    Bucking:
    https://www.evike.com/products/31081/#pagetabs
     
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  2. link0

    link0 Well-Known Member

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    The bucking is way more important than your hop up unit or your barrel, and also way cheaper. I'd start there. TruHop or Maple Leaf bucking.
     
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  3. cetane

    cetane Well-Known Member

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    The g&g green bucking is excellent. If it’s not worn out or damaged, don’t change it.

    The nylon grey with green wheels is a good unit as well. You won’t gain much by changing it.

    That barrel you linked is good.
     
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  4. Yousef

    Yousef New Member

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    Ok thanks for the help. I really do appreciate it. Saved me some money and time :D
     
  5. Splode

    Splode Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget to flat hop the bucking.
     
  6. Honeybadgerz17

    Honeybadgerz17 Well-Known Member

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  7. Yousef

    Yousef New Member

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    I always read and hear about flat hop and r hop, but can't figure out what either mean due to the constant arguements I read. Could someone leave a simple explanation? Thanks.
     
  8. Airborne101

    Airborne101 Well-Known Member

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    Flat hop is the process of flipping the hop up packing inside out and sanding off the nub that protrudes into the barrel. Then you flip the packing back around and install it on the barrel. You get a longer length of contact with the bb, providing better hop up.

    The R-hop is a small patch that fits into the barrel window. It is concave in shape and conforms to the bb's curve. Because it conforms to the bb's curve, you get an increase contact with the bb, again providing better hop. The R-hop requires that you "flat hop" the packing by removing the nub as described above.

    A well installed/tuned R-hop patch will provide better range/accuracy over a well tuned flat hop packing. Both will give you increased range over a stock packing and particularly excel when using heavier bbs.
     
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  9. Yousef

    Yousef New Member

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    Thank you my sir. Heres a cookie for the explanation
     

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