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Old January 14th, 2013, 20:05   #10
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Originally Posted by Bellerophon View Post
"Prommy" here stands for Prometheus, a maker of high end upgrade parts.

The first thing to note about your gun is that its innards are ultimately cloned from the Maruzen APS2, so it doesn't matter that it's been called a "Shadow Ops L69" or anything else, you can just search for APS2 upgrades on this forum or other websites. Most airsoft spring snipers are internally either based off the Maruzen APS2 or the Tokyo Marui VSR-10. Keep in mind that APS2 is only the internal system and while internal parts for the APS2 will be compatible with your gun, external parts might not be.
With this in mind, I can more clearly answer your question. To upgrade your gun's accuracy, the most important parts are (roughly in order of importance) the hop up rubber (needs to be a hard type rubber if you're shooting ~2J or ~450 FPS with .20s), the hop up chamber (the PDI hop up chamber is good, and it lets you use AEG barrels and hop up rubbers), the inner barrel (6.03mm is considered about ideal), and the air/loading nozzle. Though these aren't really an upgrade part, probably the best thing you can buy to improve your accuracy is to use high quality heavyweight BBs, with weights of 0.3g or higher. Note that while it's tempting to install a stronger spring to increase your FPS, doing that won't have a significant effect on your accuracy but it will tear your trigger assembly apart, plus it'll make it hard to find a field that will let you use it.
Search around, try to learn as much as you can about upgrading spring sniper rifles in general and APS2/Type 96's in specific. Depressingly, it will probably take a lot of time and money to get a significant improvement, in the end you might end up replacing basically everything in your gun. Welcome to upgrading!
+1 to everything said here. I upgraded my aps2 system all the way, except for a new trigger assembly, piston cylinder, and spring guide is still stock. I started with the pdi aps2 hop up and mad bull tb barrel. The pdi hop up took a lot to get working right. (difficult to install all the little springs included etc) but DEFFINITELY worth the time and money. Also put a hard type rubber in it, this made a huge difference. Barrel spacers is another cheap easy upgrade that helps, as decreasing barrel vibration is important. I also put a lightweight teflon piston in, and a better piston head. if you cant afford the piston right now, (which I highly reccommend) at least put a better piston head in it. Airsoft sells pretty much everything you need. Hope this helps
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