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Old November 13th, 2008, 13:35   #1
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getting ready for winter

I have few questions about airsoft in winter, one, do I need to get any special batteries or internals, and second, Im looking for some winter camo and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good places or site were I can get winter camo?

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Old November 13th, 2008, 13:52   #2
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You definately want a gun thats winter friendly, if you're putting a high FPS AEG + winter do not mix well because you will crack your mechbox. Battery charge degrades a lot faster in the cold so get a high mAh battery.

Think in terms of reducing stress on your mechbox, M100 springs, proper lube, silent headset/dampening devices.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 13:58   #3
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You are not to far from Army Issue.He has winter whites for I think he said
30 bucks.A stock AEG will do fine with a decent batt. It wouldn't hurt to
give it a relube before the cold weather really sets in.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 14:03   #4
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Heres the link to his sales thread,I think I'm sure you can see it?.

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=69348
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Old November 13th, 2008, 14:08   #5
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Well I first would like to say Thanks for the replys but I have another question, would a D-boys M4-A1 stock form be ok for winter?

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Old November 13th, 2008, 14:11   #6
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Basically all guns run a risk of breaking in the winter time when temps drop below zero.

Running stock just helps minimize your chances of cracking a mechbox from the piston impact everytime you shoot. Try not to run full auto on your shots and typically your okay to -10 or -15, if your running mini batteries get a few spares as they will drain considerably faster in the cold, and keep your spares under your gear close to your body for warmth.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 14:16   #7
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Basically all guns run a risk of breaking in the winter time when temps drop below zero.

Running stock just helps minimize your chances of cracking a mechbox from the piston impact everytime you shoot. Try not to run full auto on your shots and typically your okay to -10 or -15, if your running mini batteries get a few spares as they will drain considerably faster in the cold, and keep your spares under your gear close to your body for warmth.
so Im pritty much ok for winter playing as long as I dont shoot like crazy.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 14:23   #8
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This first review is a Jing GongM16A4

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=62290

Second one about a Kracken AK47

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=49923

Third a DBoys AKS 74

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=62242


Forth is a DBoys M4A1

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=70533


This should get you going on the reading end to help you,also go through
the review section at this link and get a feel for what others think.

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/forumdi...=17&order=desc
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Old November 13th, 2008, 21:41   #9
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+1 for getting whites from Army Issue. Just toss on everything you need to keep warm in the winter (fleece, goretex, etc..) and then pull the whites on overtop and you're good to go. FFO overtop obviously
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Old November 13th, 2008, 21:57   #10
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NiCd tend to do a lot better in the cold than NiMh, but a high mAh NiMh pack is fine (3000+) Plastic parts can break more easily, snapped M4 grips, broken plastic hopup units, etc.

I played in -36'C two winters ago (NOT recommended) and my spring M24 was useless as the hopup rubber was solid. My 390fps G36 with 4200mAh battery was fine, fired around 1500rnds that day all on full auto. Cheap classic army pistons will have a much higher rate of stripping as they are made of a brittle plastic to start with. I see an AK in your sig, probably one of the best winter guns. Large battery, solid ver.3 mechbox, the grip is supported by metal underneath (the motor mount), only issue might be the hopup but then thats only when its really cold. M14, so long as its a TM or TM clone, should also do fine in very cold temperatures. G&G and CA M14's can have the stock snap off where you hold the gun. That same day I played in -36'C one guy shattered a G&P tappet plate (the old crappy ones), one guy had massive hopup problems (rubber got hard when it got cold), and one guy snapped a TM MP5k plastic body.

I read on the PTW forums, apparently brass barrels, since they have a higher expansion/contraction rate than stainless steel barrels with temperature fluxuation, sometimes can jam for no reason when using less than absolute top quality BB's (like TM, BB Bastard, etc.) This effect was run into when players got custom DOFF barrels and where playing in the Swedish winter. That is also apparently why they don't make brass barrels tighter than 6.04, go stainless or go home.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 22:17   #11
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I'm considering just running my shotgun for winter games.. not sure how the hopup's will hold up but it'll be better than bothering with batteries.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 22:23   #12
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As far as BDU's go, it's better to have a set that incorporates a bit of grey and black, pure white actually stands out because the grey and black can look like rocks/gravel. Something with a bit more white than urban camo, but if you think urban camo you're on the right track.

As far as batteries go, I've heard people breaking their guns when it's too cold, stripping shit, general damage.

If you put your batteries in an external LAM unit or something and insulate it with something they might last a bit longer and not freeze. Or if it can fit insulate your battery and put it where you normally would.

Seasons over for me though. Plus I've got finals so I don't think I'll ever play in the winter (maybe a Vancouver winter....)
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Old November 13th, 2008, 22:52   #13
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No upgraded Gen2 gearbox for winter game. They break in half from the cold and stress of stronger springs.

Small batteries don't last long, so having another one stored close to your body, like inside your winter coat is good to have.

If you have a stock gun and a large batterie, you will enjoy your day and outlast most upgraded guns.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 03:22   #14
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V3 gearboxes are supposed to hold up in cold conditions... which are like AK-47's...

but v2... is risky
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Old November 14th, 2008, 15:41   #15
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Thanks for the links double tapper, I'll actully probably just use my kraken for the winter because its a little cheeper to replace than my D-boys M4-A1 and about the winter camo... do you know were they would sell winter camo that is insulated (a cout and snow pance) insted of having to wear tones of shirts underneth?

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