Need help/info with setting up HPA and what platform to base it on.

Discussion in 'Sniper Rifles' started by TacticalChef, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. TacticalChef

    TacticalChef Member

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    So here's my situation:
    I read the thread about the WE M14 EBR someone was going to set up for HPA and thought this would be a great mod to my m14. I currently use it a a DMR of sorts, I recently acquired an RA Tech bucking for it and after i install it this seemed like a logical move, as more fps+more consistent fps+no cooldown+hopefully more range seems like a good deal. i was hoping someone has maybe gone down this path before me and could let me know what I'd be getting into, with regards to the WE M14 specifically.

    I have also been looking into a KJW m700 and doing the same thing, tapping the mags, making a sniper platform. i was considering this because, as much as i love the M14, it's heavy. I have been torn about replacing it for a while now. Any thoughts guys?

    And last but most definitely not least, I would love any sort of info on HPA setups you guys have. I know a bit from reading around and have some compressed gas/liquid handing experience from my paintball days, but any insights/common mistakes or things you learned doing your setup are appreciated.
     
  2. Archer627

    Archer627 Active Member

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    Well, one overlooked thing is often the compactness and weight of the rig. I suggest against HPA rigging an m14 EBR as they are heavy. Lol. I'd rather grab an NPAS and all the RA tech internal upgrades.

    Go with a KJW m700. They're fun little project guns.
     

  3. TacticalChef

    TacticalChef Member

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    I usually run with a can of propane in my dump pouch so it's not that much more weight for a remote line is it? I'm looking into getting a VN era m14 stock for $25, it's about 2# lighter.

    what sorts of things would i look into replacing/ upgrading on the KJW? and I hear people throw around the word tuning like their guns are full of knobs and switches. what does that really mean?