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L85, a journey... By Airsoft Ed. :P


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I've ordered everything I need now apart from a lipo battery, charger and the ACOG mount.

Got mags, barrel, ris, ris adaptor, grip pod all on the way, obviously I've already got the gun.

I must've played my cards a bit crap though, as I just looked over my spending spreadsheet and so far it's come to about 640, I didn't even have to buy an ACOG and I haven't ordered the mount yet! FML.

I guess I hadn't included the mags in my original plan, or the barrel and together they came to about 130ish, so I guess it must be those parts that are to blame.

But damn... Donations for the Ed fund, anyone?

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Mags arrived this morning, grip pod just showed up, it's actually quite sturdy considering it was 20, though it rattles quite a lot when the bi-pod is out.

Typically it has arrived before the rails <_< I knew that would happen.

Also, just deciding whether or not to get the updated flash hider and it struck me that I don't even know why it's been updated... Surely it can't have any serious operational advantages over the old one, right? I mean, it's a flash hider, they're not really needed anyway.

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Three posts in a row... Maybe 4 actually, sorry Dev.

Anyways, I've got everything aesthetic for my L85 now apart from the rail mount I'm after.

So it almost looks 100% awesome, still I refuse to upload photos until it's completely finished.

But, the barrel I've got doesn't fit :( does anyone know if Patrol Base do weapon/gear/kit/part swaps? I want to exchange it for some batteries and a regular tightbore.

I've already PM'd Dave btw lol.

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But, the barrel I've got doesn't fit :( does anyone know if Patrol Base do weapon/gear/kit/part swaps? I want to exchange it for some batteries and a regular tightbore.


Is this the L96 barrel, maybe because one is a L96 and one is a L85?

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Yes Nick <_<

It does actually go in, it's just too tight to work, the gun jams almost every shot. I think the barrel retention mechanism squeezes it a bit too much as the outside diameter is slightly wider than standard brass AEG barrels.

It's also seriously ruddy heavy. It made my L85 noticeably heavier.

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can you not just get a tightbore for a L85?

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That's what I'm going to do now lol, but I wanted a twist barrel and the L96 ones are the only ones that seem to exist and even then, only on Fire Support.
All other twist barrels have disappeared off the face of the earth.

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fair enough, I would just get a tightbore!

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I'm off to Patrol Base tomorrow to get some stuff so I'll pick one up there.

The best thing about getting a regular tight bore and owning an M16, an L85 and an M14 is that any barrel you buy has three times the value to you, as it can be used in any of them =D

But which bore should I get? I'm thinking either 6.01 or 6.03. 01 because I think it'll be the best because, well, because that's the logical best and 03 because for some reason everyone thinks they're the best...

Tbh I think the barrel bore debate thing is largely down psychological factors, I doubt many people have actually tried the same gun using more than one bore size. I know I haven't. So a lot of people are probably just spreading rumours. I've got to decide what to believe sharpish though, I only have until tomorrow...

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We tried an 01 and 03 in my brothers mp5 (both madbull)
It has always been a crap gun- hardly skirmishable, but the 03 seemed better out of both (same length btw)
The 6.01 had a higher fps output but it still had terrible range but accuracy increased a little. The 6.03 made it accurate enough- range wasnt very good still but the gun became vaguely usable

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Hmm ok, that's reassuring, was it a visible improvement or did you measure it somehow?

Does anyone know what the stock barrel is in the ICS L85? I mean, range and accuracy are more than decent right out of the box, I might not need to buy a tight bore if the standard is already .03 or something, for example.

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