Jump to content


kwa sr10 question

kwa sr10 question

  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 bradybunches

bradybunches

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Country:

Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:10 PM

i just purchased the sr10 and i noticed my hopup was inneffective. I know i should clean it but my mom doesnt want me to take it apart. If i shoot 5000 rounds into the gun without cleaing it, will this problem go away?

#2 tales

tales

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 490 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brooklyn NY
  • Interests:Fishing, RC cars, Building Motion Picture sets
  • Country:

Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

Have you tried cleaning the barrel? Have you ever removed a barrel?
After 5000 rounds its time to clean the gun again.

#3 bradybunches

bradybunches

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Country:

Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:56 PM

View Posttales, on 07 December 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

Have you tried cleaning the barrel? Have you ever removed a barrel?
After 5000 rounds its time to clean the gun again.

ive removed a barrel and i havnt tried cleaning it. would shooting 5000 rounds fix the hopup problem?

#4 Chuck S

Chuck S

    Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,252 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:24 AM

You should remove the hopup unit and clean the bucking with a dilute solution of dish washing (not dishwasher) detergent and warm water.  Dry completely before reassembling.  There are several small parts in the hopup unit including a lil' nub.  Study the diagram and locate a video before you take it apart.

-- Chuck

#5 vanevery

vanevery

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 981 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:06 AM

Check out the reply to your other sr10 thread.

#6 gcw360

gcw360

    Supreme Guru

  • Super Moderator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11,496 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Interests:Airsoft (Especially repair and customizing), Fly Fishing, Fossils (Especially Dino), Snakes, Photography
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postbradybunches, on 07 December 2013 - 11:10 PM, said:

i just purchased the sr10 and i noticed my hopup was inneffective. I know i should clean it but my mom doesnt want me to take it apart. If i shoot 5000 rounds into the gun without cleaing it, will this problem go away?
Hi BB.  I understand where your mom is coming from.  However, there is general maintenance required to keep the gun performing properly and if you did nothing else, cleaning the barrel and bucking is one of them.  In fact, it's the most common and important standard maintenance step IMO.  While you can remove the hop-up unit I can safely say that you can maintain the gun without doing so.  In fact I have put tens of thousands of rounds though my guns without removing the hop-up unit.

Here is a thread that gives you everything you need to know, well almost, about cleaning the barrel.

See here:http://www.kwausa.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8178

Now, here's where I will save you the trouble of removing the hop-up unit
  • Be sure the hop-up is completely off

  • When you run the cleaning rod with a cloth patch (NO PAPER TOWELS!!! They can scratch the inner barrel) through the inner barrel be sure to enter from the end opposite the hop-up and stop short of entering the hop-up unit.  This help to avoid damage to the bucking.  Also, running the rod all the way though can dislodge the nub if you are not careful.  Remember, you do not need a large patch and it rod should easily go down the barrel.  If you are forcing it you will cause issues with the bucking and hop-up unit

  • Next, Fully turn on the hop-up

  • Taking a clean Q-Tip gently swab the hop-up bucking teeth which you can see protruding into the barrel.  You should see grease and dirt on the Q-Tip

  • Continue swabbing until clean

  • Retest your gun.  I like to turn the hop-up on and run a few bursts of full auto and then switch to semi.  It helps to heat the bucking and gain friction

  • If you are still not getting hop-up there could be issues with the nub being dislodged or slightly too long to engage properly through the hop-up window.  This would require disassembly it fix

  • That said, there may still be grease on the bucking.  If that is the case you can put a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip and re-swab.  After this, swab with clean water and then a dry Q-Tip to remove the alcohol.  Note: This is for extreme cases and frankly I have never needed to resort to using alcohol
Hope this helps and keep us posted.

#7 tales

tales

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 490 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brooklyn NY
  • Interests:Fishing, RC cars, Building Motion Picture sets
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

View Postbradybunches, on 07 December 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

ive removed a barrel and i havnt tried cleaning it. would shooting 5000 rounds fix the hopup problem?

Hold it up to a light & check if the nub is moving the hop up bucking up & down by turning the hop up wheel.

Edited by tales, 08 December 2013 - 11:05 AM.


#8 gcw360

gcw360

    Supreme Guru

  • Super Moderator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11,496 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Interests:Airsoft (Especially repair and customizing), Fly Fishing, Fossils (Especially Dino), Snakes, Photography
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

View Posttales, on 08 December 2013 - 10:57 AM, said:

Hold it up to a light & check if the nub is moving the hop up bucking up & down by turning the hop up wheel.
Good point.

#9 Rain Man

Rain Man

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Airsoft (obviously). Gaming. Baseball. Fantasy Football. Skiing
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

I would definitely suggest popping the gun open and cleaning the barrel and hop up. Its a very simple operation to perform. I can see why your mom is worried about you taking it apart, as you must be careful when disassembling any kind of airsoft gun.

#10 aaps59

aaps59

    Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,149 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York City
  • Interests:Airsoft, photography, cars, computers.
  • Country:

Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

Please let us know what solution worked for you!

#11 Rain Man

Rain Man

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 109 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Airsoft (obviously). Gaming. Baseball. Fantasy Football. Skiing
  • Country:

Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:59 PM

View Postaaps59, on 08 December 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Please let us know what solution worked for you!
Oh sorry about that! I washed the bucking in warm soapy water for 4-5 hours. After that i took it out, used a q-tip, and dried it out. It works great now.

#12 gcw360

gcw360

    Supreme Guru

  • Super Moderator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11,496 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Interests:Airsoft (Especially repair and customizing), Fly Fishing, Fossils (Especially Dino), Snakes, Photography
  • Country:

Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:30 PM

View PostRain Man, on 09 December 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

Oh sorry about that! I washed the bucking in warm soapy water for 4-5 hours. After that i took it out, used a q-tip, and dried it out. It works great now.
Perfect.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users