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Old January 17th, 2009, 17:45   #1
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I just bought an Aftermath Kraken to upgrade as my first airsoft rifle and it came without an instruction manual. I've looked all over the net and can't find an online version. I know some people here have krakens, so can anyone take some time to photocopy their manual (or at least the most important pages)? It would be greatly appreciated
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Old January 17th, 2009, 17:51   #2
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What the hell? It came without a manual? But like m102404 said, its the exact same as a TM AK47.... see if you can procure a TM AK manual... that would probably help.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 17:57   #3
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Thanks for the info guys, mechbox.com had exactly what I needed.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 02:06   #4
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Your not missing much not having the manual. Bad spelling (loses something in the translation from chinese into english), Small pictures, hard to see.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 19:04   #5
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also since you are upgrading it and I assume making it better (and not downgrading it) I recommend getting a TM AK hopup unit and a normal AEG inner barrel. Aftermath does not use normal parts for these two.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 20:09   #6
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You might want to replace some of the internals but there not 100% TM compatible like before because of the large demand for these there a perfect enrty level like the broa and easily upgradable

EDIT: such as the air nozzle piston and maybe downgrade the spring so there kind of cheap internals will lasdt longer

its pretty much hit or miss.. well thats my $0.02 anyways
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Old January 18th, 2009, 20:16   #7
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You might want to replace some of the internals but there not 100% TM compatible like before because of the large demand for these there a perfect enrty level like the broa and easily upgradable

EDIT: such as the air nozzle piston and maybe downgrade the spring so there kind of cheap internals will lasdt longer

its pretty much hit or miss.. well thats my $0.02 anyways
Why is it all newbs equate "perfect entry level" with "cheap" and not "quality that won't break after 500 rounds".
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Old January 19th, 2009, 00:52   #8
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See... To me a perfect "Entry level" gun is a gun that'll serve you well and will still function the same 2 years down the line as the day you bought it..
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Old January 19th, 2009, 01:37   #9
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I don't see Aftermath guns being good entry-level guns in their stock form. They're too hit or miss. There are those that have put tens out thousands of rounds through stock Krakens and haven't had any issue. Others have them break out of the package. That's horrible for someone's first gun when they have no idea how to repair it and don't have access to a gun doc.

But Krakens aren't totally useless guns either. As an upgrade platform for project guns, they're ideal guns. They're an affordable platform to start with, and for a few hundred bucks, you can have an all-metal and wood AK with quality internals for cheaper than a new Tokyo Marui and that will perform every bit as well and be more powerful.

With a proper reshimming and greasing out of the box (just like most would recommend with even a higher end gun), they can be a dependable backup / loaner gun too. As long as you know how to do your own repairs, the parts that are likely to fail in a Kraken are fairly cheap (air nozzle, tappet plate, piston), making it cheap to maintain.

A good entry level gun would be one that like Amos said, that can perform consistently and dependably for a long period of time. Now that being said, it's really more about the number of rounds you put through it than time. Some people put a lot of rounds through their guns while others only fire them at games. And while some Krakens do fall in that category, most don't
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... you can have an all-metal and wood AK with quality internals for cheaper than a new Tokyo Marui and that will perform every bit as well and be more powerful.

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This statement isn't 100% true, many krakens have very bad tolerance issues that make upgrade parts (I find cylinder heads to be the most common) a huge pain in the ass the fit properly... More often than not you need to bring out the dremal... and as soon as you modify an upgrade part, it'll never work as good as if it was put into something that it was meant to be (eg. A TM shell)
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Old January 19th, 2009, 12:37   #11
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Guys I was just giving my opinion there, when yuor a noob you just want to try out the sport buy something not too expensive but still able to kind of keep up on the field and see if you A LEAST like the game before buying a TM or w-e you want it was just an opinion
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Old January 19th, 2009, 12:49   #12
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I just bought an Aftermath Kraken to upgrade as my first airsoft rifle and it came without an instruction manual. I've looked all over the net and can't find an online version. I know some people here have krakens, so can anyone take some time to photocopy their manual (or at least the most important pages)? It would be greatly appreciated
Getting back on track here, in the Doctors Corner, there is a whole list of links to various site which have manuals. One of those links is to the ASC tech center, where many users sent copies of their manuals for ASC board members to use. Here's the link to the TM AK47 manual. Enjoy.

TM AK47 Manual
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Old January 19th, 2009, 12:51   #13
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Guys I was just giving my opinion there, when yuor a noob you just want to try out the sport buy something not too expensive but still able to kind of keep up on the field and see if you A LEAST like the game before buying a TM or w-e you want it was just an opinion
If that's the case you should rent or borrow a good gun, not buy a crappy one.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 12:57   #14
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Your not missing much not having the manual. Bad spelling (loses something in the translation from chinese into english), Small pictures, hard to see.
Sounds like the Bible to me. Great story book, makes fuck all sense!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 13:44   #15
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Guys I was just giving my opinion there, when yuor a noob you just want to try out the sport buy something not too expensive but still able to kind of keep up on the field and see if you A LEAST like the game before buying a TM or w-e you want it was just an opinion
I agree with Styrak. A noob won't have much fun "trying out the game" when the go to the field and their gun explodes after 5 rounds.

At least with renting a gun you cna be pretty sure it will work.
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