best semi auto airsoft rifle?

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Is Polarstar worth the money?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 pm

Polarstar is the best choice for compressed airsoft rifles
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Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 pm

I have always wanted a gas powered airsoft rifle because compressed air is just so much better that the mechanical power of AEGs.
Polarstar finally made something available that is similar to what I want but sooo expensive :(
I may invest in a Polarstar later but for now are there any other cheaper brands of Co2/HPA semi-auto rifles I should look into?

Also are there any airsoft rifles here I could attempt to make?
I have a kobalt regulator and would like to fit the system into the body of an AEG so I could used its mags, barrel, and hop-up.

I care more about accuracy and range over looks and firing speed and have some experience with airsoft parts and simple air cannons.


Suggestions appreciated, Thanks
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:43 am

Have a look.

With a short barrel, small chamber and 120 psi I was pushing 0.25g BBs at almost 600 fps. For skirmishing you need much less, so in a rifle setup with a longer barrel you can get away with a much smaller chamber, making it more compact and economical with gas.

The tricky part would be integrating it into an existing airsoft barrel and magazine setup, what I would do is replace the nozzle with a blow forward bolt.

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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:41 pm

Yeah that second image would work great but what parts could I use to make it?
I am pretty limited on tools and usually just use my hands, a drill, and a handsaw.

Thanks for the suggestion
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Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:23 pm

ThatGuy wrote:I am pretty limited on tools and usually just use my hands, a drill, and a handsaw.
a couple of threads to read through:

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/full-au ... 10217.html

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/6mm-sem ... 10075.html
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Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:29 am

Where would I get the metal pipes or something to use in their place?
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Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:31 am

Most model and hobby shops carry brass and aluminium tubing is small diameters, and usually they are conveniently telescopic. If you not you can buy them online.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Tue May 19, 2020 8:23 am

Have you checked out mancraft hpa engines.
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