VFC bad parts?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by RyantheChimp, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. RyantheChimp

    RyantheChimp New Member

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    So I have a VFC 416 and I'm wondering if there are any "bad" parts in it. My tech said not to anything to it until something breaks but I remember hearing something about some generic bad parts in it. What do you guys think? I already have a tight ore barrel and the hop up is proprietary
     
  2. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're not trying to change performance in a specific and directed way, leave things stock until they break. Even if there are known weak points in the gun, there's a chance that your gun won't suffer from that problem and you'll have wasted money replacing perfectly good parts.
     

  3. Star_folder

    Star_folder New Member

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    I've had quite a few VFCs who's pistons where bad. Not sure if it was just a bad batch or what, but it's something to think about. I think it would be a good idea to just leave it until something breaks though. VFCs are some of the more solid guns on the market right now.
     
  4. alex

    alex New Member

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    just had the bevel shed two teeth (contacting spur) on an m130 SS build (7.4v). around 50k rounds. no damage to spur. but i replaced them with a JG set. (400fps/20rps)
     
  5. RyantheChimp

    RyantheChimp New Member

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    Thanks guys (20 characters)
     
  6. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    Don't touch e internals until they break. The only part that is bad is the piston but that's because its the only part that isn't vfc quality. It is a cheap plastic piston instead of a polycarb.
    If you use a 11.1 15c or a 7.4 lipo you should be good
     
  7. alex

    alex New Member

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    internals are like women's breast, very hard to resist...
     
  8. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    I want to sig that so bad. But I should not.
     
  9. Star_folder

    Star_folder New Member

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    Fine, then I will, because that's just Gold!
     
  10. Axis

    Axis New Member Supporting Member

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    Don't worry about it. Most guns break at some point in their "lifetime", so I wouldn't be stressed about it. Just enjoy your gun until that time comes around, then take it to someone to get it fixed.