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Old October 13th, 2009, 21:11   #31
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The parts for a decent AEG would cost me around $100, then the body. Or I could go with a pneunemic, which would cost me sub 50 dollars. idk, will the Kraken REALLY break as quickly as everybody says? and I don't really have a job....... So I can't really save for a G&G very efficiently.
...what?

You mean buy a cheap drop in mechbox and somehow fabricate a body, hop-up system, barrel, mags and a battery system?

Sorry, I'm not following you.

As for the kraken, it seems to be very hit and miss.

I have heard of some going for 100 000 rounds with no issues; and i have heard of some breaking within the first 100.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 21:13   #32
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The parts for a decent AEG would cost me around $100, then the body. Or I could go with a pneunemic, which would cost me sub 50 dollars.
No, a decent AEG is going to cost you $150 for the mechbox alone.

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idk, will the Kraken REALLY break as quickly as everybody says? and I don't really have a job....... So I can't really save for a G&G very efficiently.
No, the kraken really isn't that bad. We're just all elitist assholes who, despite being involved in airsoft far longer than you, actually know jack shit about airsoft.

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Airsoft is expensive. A "normal" line AEG's costs $500-$600. A "top of the line" one costs over $1,000. The cheapest I'd ever buy is a JG, and they run around $350.

You know what.. I don't care. Go waist your money. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 21:08   #33
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$30 will literally get you nothing. Literally.
Itll get a bag of BBs
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Old October 14th, 2009, 21:09   #34
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Itll get a bag of BBs
Good point.

Original post edited :P

READ THE POST BELOW THIS ONE. IT IS 100% CORRECt!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 21:11   #35
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Not a $30 gun ;p, $30 difference.

Should I just ditch Aftermath and make my own?
If you think $30 is a big difference then you should stay away from airsoft altogether till your 18 and have a job.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 23:16   #36
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Itll get a bag of BBs
more like around couple thousand bastards...

Anyway, the Kraken by itself, is around the crappy-decent part. so my suggestion for you is to buy the Kraken, upgrade the internals, new piston,tapper,cylinder,shim the mech box
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Old October 15th, 2009, 13:29   #37
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more like around couple thousand bastards...

Anyway, the Kraken by itself, is around the crappy-decent part. so my suggestion for you is to buy the Kraken, upgrade the internals, new piston,tapper,cylinder,shim the mech box
Couple thousand (2000-2500) = 1 bag.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 18:47   #38
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My krakens lasted a lot of BBs. Ive never opened it to clean it either. Have had it for a year, FINALLY cleaned the barrel yesturday. Ohhh yeaaa.

Like what has probably been said, Krakens can be lemons. They can last for a couple months, or a couple years. All depends on if your lucky. :P Raise your luck by +5.

Is there any verification that the internals of the kurz are plastic? I'd imagine they'd be the same as the kraken internals, and the kraken has metal internals.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 21:20   #39
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The reason the Kurz is so much cheaper than the regular Kraken is because.....



it has plastic internals.

Nothing a $75 drop-in V3 mechbox won't fix. PM for info :P

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Old October 15th, 2009, 21:22   #40
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But is there any verification on that? Like, does anyone have a kurz and have pictures of the internals?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 21:24   #41
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I looked inside the box this morning :P.

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Old October 15th, 2009, 21:34   #42
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Pics or it didnt happen.

jk

Damn. Plastic gears = fail.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 22:06   #43
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It appears that the mechbox is metal, but everything else is plastic.
@jeff, You know I'll be interested in your v3 mechbox when I come onto the forms screaming and ranting about the mechbox.
And, looking at your kurz, what is plastic that is metal in the kraken?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 22:19   #44
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So, the mechbox is metal but the gears and such are plastic?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 22:19   #45
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Who cares. It's crap. Don't buy it.
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