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Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 29th, 2020, 23:59
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
With the Covid-19 situation resulting in a lot of...

With the Covid-19 situation resulting in a lot of extra free time, I decided to fully rebuild my MK46 gearbox and do some more work on the externals... Figured if I get that effective range up I can...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 6th, 2020, 00:06
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
New year... New parts! I decided to change...

New year... New parts!

I decided to change up a couple things on my MK46... the madbull barrel has had some light scratches on the inside since day one (arrived this way) and with a boxing week...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 18th, 2019, 00:01
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Two updates in a little over a week! Another...

Two updates in a little over a week!

Another big one... Had a big game this past weekend (what a blast) so last week I broke out the MG to do some final checks/testing. During the testing, I...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 8th, 2019, 23:46
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
A few updates... Had our first warm game in...

A few updates...

Had our first warm game in May (lots of April snow on the first game) and the MK46 performed beautifully, despite running down all my batteries. So in early June we had a tech day...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 31st, 2018, 00:51
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Hey - updates on which part specifically?

Hey - updates on which part specifically?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2018, 14:22
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
You bet. 1500 round 1st, then 2400 round box for...

You bet. 1500 round 1st, then 2400 round box for the 2nd and 3rd pic. The cut yellow and black wires in the 2nd and 3rd pic went to the motor.

https://image.ibb.co/imLFmK/IMG_7183.jpg...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2018, 14:08
Replies: 4
Views: 2,564
Posted By Magwell
The thought process behind it is that barrel...

The thought process behind it is that barrel volume should be proportional to cylinder volume if I remember right. The reason for this is that, in theory, the piston is not at it's forward/resting...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2018, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 3,181
Posted By Magwell
+1 for filing down the piston. If you want to do...

+1 for filing down the piston. If you want to do anything to the rails, take some 1000 grit sandpaper to it just to remove any burs or minor high spots. Beyond that I wouldn't touch the rails though....
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2018, 13:56
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Another update, and more box mag fun... As I...

Another update, and more box mag fun...

As I might have indicated earlier in this thread, I also have an A&K MK43 Mod 0 (M60-E4), and despite some serious reliability issues that had to be...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2018, 13:32
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Thanks ThunderCactus. Yep this set up operates...

Thanks ThunderCactus. Yep this set up operates everything on the pull of a trigger; gearbox, box mag motor, and tracer activate simultaneously. I like the feed tube idea, maybe cutting/splicing with...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 20th, 2018, 00:30
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Another Box Mag mod here.. I've been toying...

Another Box Mag mod here..

I've been toying with the idea of some kind of self-contained tracer set up after testing my suppressor style tracer in 2017 on this MG. The tracer i have is a lower end...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 22nd, 2018, 15:48
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Update: Image hosting rectified, pictures should...

Update: Image hosting rectified, pictures should be visible again.

Had our first game of the season yesterday, the MG performed fantastically. Chronoed at 333 FPS W/ 0.30g bbs (345 FPS w/0.28 /...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 22nd, 2017, 01:38
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Another gearbox post... Over the summer I...

Another gearbox post...

Over the summer I was at a couple games where the FPS would spike at the chrono, and in some cases nearly too high to be allowed to play. While my chrono was reading a...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 15th, 2017, 15:29
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Parts arrived last week! I ordered the G&P...

Parts arrived last week!

I ordered the G&P barrel heat cover for a few reasons...
A. It comes with the heat cover and pin
B. It was about the same price, and in some cases cheaper, than ordering...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 2nd, 2017, 15:04
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Happy new year all, another update... While...

Happy new year all, another update...

While looking at ways to reduce the weight of the 249 for the 2017 season I decided on two items with additional items to potentially come.

1. Removal of...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 13th, 2016, 12:04
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Yes, but if your battery pack does not max out...

Yes, but if your battery pack does not max out the motor, voltage being constant, amperage will be the controlling factor for RMP, no?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 8th, 2016, 22:29
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Another update... I forgot to consider the bump...

Another update... I forgot to consider the bump in amperage due to Mah, so the batteries I initially ordered threw my RoF back to a whopping 24 RPS lol.

Using some logic and the equation for Watts...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 16th, 2016, 01:11
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Thanks for the contribution, some great info...

Thanks for the contribution, some great info there!

I'm running 14:1 Siegtek gears, 16 GA silver wire with a fet, and the stock motor (so no idea on the rated RPM). Agreed, everything needs to be...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 14th, 2016, 14:42
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Another update, small one... I've decided to...

Another update, small one...

I've decided to difinitively reduce my ROF, 22.5 RPS is too high for my liking, and this recent jump to 24.5 with the small box mag is way too high.

So after doing...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 13th, 2016, 16:37
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Time for another update... Picture intensive! ...

Time for another update... Picture intensive!

Been pretty busy this summer, so Airsoft has taken a bit of a back seat but I finally got around to getting back to work on this gun. Ordered an A&K...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications June 8th, 2016, 23:33
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Gamed it a week and a half ago with the new...

Gamed it a week and a half ago with the new gears, and used it at a team practice last weekend.

So far the gears are performing beautifully, but with that solved I discovered a couple other...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 25th, 2016, 00:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,173
Posted By Magwell
Mosfet + re wire. read my post, I use a...

Mosfet + re wire.

read my post, I use a 2200mah brick hidden in a P mag. Not for everyone though. Scroll about halfway down for the battery stuff.

As for the switch rating, it will have the...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 25th, 2016, 00:36
Replies: 8
Views: 3,224
Posted By Magwell
Out of stock:...

Out of stock: https://mach1airsoft.com/product/upper-gearbox-shell/

Can buy a full stock upper for a little more though: https://mach1airsoft.com/product/standard-gearbox-assembled/

Assuming...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 25th, 2016, 00:33
Replies: 3
Views: 2,848
Posted By Magwell
Here is what I did to fix the sag on mine:...

Here is what I did to fix the sag on mine: http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showpost.php?p=1942420&postcount=24

Full thread: http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=168879
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 25th, 2016, 00:09
Replies: 8
Views: 3,621
Posted By Magwell
Lol +1 to what EOD Steve & Cliffradical said....

Lol +1 to what EOD Steve & Cliffradical said. Check out my build threads for my CA MK46 (M249 SOPMOD) and A&K MK 43 Mod 0 (Modern M60). Both gearboxes are nearly identical, honestly just read it,...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 24th, 2016, 23:47
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Siegetek 14.09:1 gears arrived last week... Team...

Siegetek 14.09:1 gears arrived last week... Team had a tech day on Saturday so I pulled apart my gearbox and dropped in the new gears + reshimmed and relubed everything.

The air seal was improved...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 9th, 2016, 23:56
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Ok, update... Finally got a chance to game...

Ok, update...

Finally got a chance to game this gun over the past two weekends. The first game was A LOT of patrolling, not much shooting. Pretty unique though creeping around for a change, and...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 19th, 2016, 00:16
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Ok, fairly large update: Fixing the Hop...

Ok, fairly large update:

Fixing the Hop Up.... While the stock hop up seems to work ok, it's plagued with some unique design flaws:

1. O ring - the O Ring is needed to keep the hop up wheel...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 3rd, 2016, 19:10
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
I received a few PM's about the wiring set up on...

I received a few PM's about the wiring set up on the box mags so the following is a short DIY on what I have done. Note that this wiring system runs the box mag in tandem with the gearbox so it has...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 6th, 2016, 22:02
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
With the temp hitting +11 yesterday, I went out...

With the temp hitting +11 yesterday, I went out to our teams practice field with some team mates and we ranged several guns.

With the stock barrel and hop up, my MK46 was able to consistently hit...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 9th, 2016, 01:50
Replies: 517
Views: 479,294
Posted By Magwell
Thanks for the reply. Last service was...

Thanks for the reply.

Last service was January 3, hadn't been used since then. During the service I did notice that the retaining screw had loosened up allowing the bolt head to pivot. Lock tight...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 8th, 2016, 04:14
Replies: 517
Views: 479,294
Posted By Magwell
I have no experience with the Apache, but I'm...

I have no experience with the Apache, but I'm very happy with my VFC MP5. I have a V2, and I've put a few upgrade parts into it which have made the gun just that much better. No where near what some...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 7th, 2016, 15:14
Replies: 517
Views: 479,294
Posted By Magwell
Hey gents, Last night I was playing at our...

Hey gents,

Last night I was playing at our local indoor field, probably about four solid hours of play before my MP5 went down. It would fire only the first shot after inserting a magazine and...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 24th, 2016, 22:03
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Finally got a chance to replace the bearings for...

Finally got a chance to replace the bearings for bushings. There was virtually no damage to the gearbox or gears since it was caught relatively early. If you do nothing else to your gearbox, replace...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 16th, 2016, 16:30
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Picked up one of the MAG brand 100 round style...

Picked up one of the MAG brand 100 round style box/pouch magazines.

Modeled after the Real Steel 100 round bags, they are advertised to hold 2500 (100 rounds more than the A&K large style boxes). ...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 29th, 2015, 20:33
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Small update.. I took apart the gun again to...

Small update..

I took apart the gun again to fix the wobble on the grip and trigger assembly which wobbles back and forth independant of the receiver. The issue seems to be with the front of the...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 20th, 2015, 16:27
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Small update... Our team had a tech day...

Small update...

Our team had a tech day yesterday giving me an opportunity to try some other springs.

With a Modify 120 spring she shoots 410 FPS (no hop) at 22 RPS. I took the Gate MERF 3.2...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 9th, 2015, 00:43
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
So finally got a chance to weigh it... A&K...

So finally got a chance to weigh it...

A&K MK43-Mod 0 w/ Eotech XPS3-0 replica weighs in at 14.7 lbs. (no box, battery, etc, literally the MG and an optic)

The CA MK46 with battery, box mag,...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 6th, 2015, 17:41
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Thanks for the contribution Drake :) ...

Thanks for the contribution Drake :)

Magwells MK 46 upgrades:

The goals for this project, and reasons I picked the CA over other brands are:

1. Reliability: Reliability is foremost over FPS,...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 5th, 2015, 14:59
Replies: 39
Views: 37,092
Posted By Magwell
Magwells Classic Army MK46 / M249 Guide

Ladies, Gents,

Some of you may have read through what I'll call my build thread of my A&K Mk43 Mod 0 (M60-E4) The A&K and Classic Army gearboxes are nearly identical, it's worth a look for some...
Forum: Doctor's Corner October 14th, 2015, 12:22
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
A few updates... 1. The new gearbox was...

A few updates...

1. The new gearbox was performing superbly until I started getting some weird ROF issues. Turned out the Lonex motor was toast. Popped the A&K motor that came with it back in, and...
Forum: Doctor's Corner June 26th, 2015, 03:19
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Thanks Steve! And yes I think that is what I...

Thanks Steve!

And yes I think that is what I will ultimately end up doing. Bushings throughout for reliability and simplicity.
Forum: Doctor's Corner June 25th, 2015, 12:52
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Ok, time for an update. Brought my beast out...

Ok, time for an update.

Brought my beast out to a season opener in May with 100+ players. It performed beautifully. I'm very happy to say that the firepig scared the living sh*t out of Op-For on...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 12th, 2015, 21:54
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
So while I had the gun apart for the gearbox and...

So while I had the gun apart for the gearbox and just some maintenance on other items, I though, hey why not paint it... lol. Krylon Khaki, Olive Drab, and Brown - all from the camo series of paint. ...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 11th, 2015, 15:40
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Update: New gears! New parts arrived....

Update:

New gears!

New parts arrived. Based on some maths, these gears will be 12.5% faster than the 18:1 stock gears. This means that with my settings at 90% ROF previously, I should take it...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 11th, 2015, 14:48
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Agreed on the 7.62 rounds. Update: Box...

Agreed on the 7.62 rounds.

Update:

Box Mag Modification

Before we can do anything to the box, we need to find the flaws in the feeding system.

After investigating, the box mag 'fabic' is...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 9th, 2015, 02:02
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
That could be it. I was looking at the A&K VN...

That could be it. I was looking at the A&K VN model on Saturday when another guy brought his out to the game. There are some distinct differences, this might be one. Or maybe my 7.62 rounds were not...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 6th, 2015, 13:36
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Update: Gamed the M60 for the first time on...

Update:

Gamed the M60 for the first time on Saturday - fired about 9000-10,000 bbs and it worked beautifully until I sheared 4 teeth off the spur gear!
...
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 21st, 2015, 11:57
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Cool, I would be interested in seeing how it...

Cool, I would be interested in seeing how it works. Post the pics and info here, keep it in one place for future users.

And what ID is the barrel? 6.03? Also - what FPS is yours shooting with 0.2g...
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 15th, 2015, 18:30
Replies: 31
Views: 21,844
Posted By Magwell
Update... I destroyed my piston. How?...

Update...

I destroyed my piston.

How? Well my ROF was too high (for the spring in the conditions), it was cold out and the aluminium cylinder shrunk. The motor turned the gears faster than the...
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