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Lots of good guys here with years of experience working on and upgrading their KWA guns. Some will have different opinions and approaches to the same goal. Listen to everyone and do what you think is best.
- Work within your skill level.
- Build toward your performance goals, don't chase them.
- Less is more, when first upgrading a KWA gun.
KWA's are great performers out of the box and great for upgrading in my experience.
- You will be greatly surprised just how well your gun can perform with some simple changes that have nothing to do with going into the Gearbox.
- For $30-$40 you can get your gun to shoot distances and hit a target with precision accuracy.
Where to Start:
Bucking / Inner Barrel / Quality Heavy Ammo/ Hop-up mods.
Drop in a high quality after-market bucking.
I suggest(in order):
- Lonex 70 Degree
- G&G Green
- Prommy Purple
You can't go wrong with any of these.
My experience with the Lonex 70 Degree Bucking amazes me by what it can do.
- Inner Barrel:
Your stock inner barrel is good.
Before changing it, see what it can do.
You may discover there is no immediate need to change it.
If/when you go with an after-market inner barrel, I suggest a 455mm/6.03tbb inner barrel. You will simply shoot farther and more accurate with a quality 455mm inner barrel vs a 509mm of any brand.
Having said that, again, see what you can do with your stock inner barrel.
Note: Thoroughly clean your inner barrels for optimum performance.
- Quality Heavy Ammo:
This is a difference maker that will separate your gun from the rest.
Shoot nothing less than .30's. I prefer KWA brand for this weight. They are very good. You will find, though, that to be consistently accurate at long range, you need a minimum of .36. Trust me, it matters.
- Hop-up mods:
You will find that 50% of your guns shooting performance is Hop-up related.
So, no matter what you have in your gearbox, you will need to focus on this at some point. Much better to do this first, Gearbox second.
Al of these are definitely worth doing and will improve your guns shooting performance......mainly at long range.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to get an upgrade in performance.
You can do a full tune-up and the rest if you want, but is not necessary at first.
I can promise you that your gun will out shoot 80% of the guns on any airsoft field with the recommendations above.
Edited by vanevery, 13 September 2013 - 01:15 PM.