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Old 04-24-2017, 09:33 AM
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Default Any airsoft people left?

Just curious, haven't been around for a while. Don't see many threads about it as I did about 5 years ago.
Anyone still plinking or is it all TV remote controllers now?
Old 04-24-2017, 09:38 AM
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You bet old chap.............love the whole shell simulation thing, especially as we can now build barrel recoil into our airsoft guns - looks great!!!

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:58 AM
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I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm not only still playing with airsoft, now I'm looking at paintballs for my new 1/6 scale tank.
Old 04-24-2017, 12:39 PM
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Being a fairly new single tank owner I mostly use my tank to chase squirrels away from the bird feeders in the back yard; lots of fun. Airsoft is the only way to go for me.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:37 PM
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Good to hear guys. Feeling the itch to pull the tanks out of dry dock now that the weather is getting better. I've been 3D printing the heck out of everything so I might design a new gun. Never had that possibility back when I was building them. Recoil sounds really interesting and is something I always lacked. Anyone have any good vids or pics inside the turrets?
Old 04-24-2017, 05:08 PM
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Taigen has so decent pictures and Vids as well as Gary Hoff.
Old 04-24-2017, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Der alte Fritz View Post
Being a fairly new single tank owner I mostly use my tank to chase squirrels away from the bird feeders in the back yard; lots of fun. Airsoft is the only way to go for me.
Reinhard
Agreed - I have the most fun with airsoft. IR tanks mostly sit on shelf. Love taking the tanks into the woods with a few cans and roaming about. I have a Taigen T34 Airsoft at work which I pull out once a week to mess with my co-workers and students - everyone gets a kick out of it.
Old 04-25-2017, 02:06 AM
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I still keep mine airsoft. I just shoot at everything except other tanks so that I don't knock off the details.

A better gun would be awesome! Taigen has made some improvements, but still room for improvement in their reliability and consistency.
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I don't have any of mine setup for it right now, but I want to keep one. No place to shoot them right now though either.

Nice to see you back
Old 04-26-2017, 06:39 AM
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All my tanks are Heng Long, and all they sell anymore are airsoft tanks.

They are not as fun as I envisioned them being before I got into this. I had originally envisioned tank battles but they are so powerful they blow pieces off the tanks!

Steve
Old 04-26-2017, 07:20 AM
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I always liked airsoft better than the iR fake battling!

Old 04-26-2017, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by shenlonco View Post
I always liked airsoft better than the iR fake battling!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGPpX8VQRbg
Of course I knew you would still be out there!
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Flamethrower tank anyone?
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Someone in the UK did it. They have a vid of the D-Day landing and it has the croc in it.
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Yea, if you don't have any other operators around IR isn't going to cut it. I think Erik from Imex has said that for them airsoft sales still greatly outnumber IR sales.
Old 04-26-2017, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB View Post
Yea, if you don't have any other operators around IR isn't going to cut it. I think Erik from Imex has said that for them airsoft sales still greatly outnumber IR sales.
I was thinking that as well. Seems funny you don't see many threads about airsoft mods and such. So many people get into this hobby with the thought of shooting pellets to simulate tanks. I have no particular point here just a curious observation.

Perry
Old 04-27-2017, 01:18 AM
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I agree with you Perry about the lack of advancement in "Airsoft" Tanks,
Heng Long stopped making "IR" Tanks some years ago and only sell "Airsoft" but they always advertise their products as TOYS.
It is bad for sales if a toy Tank blows lumps off of Children which might explain the relative lack of velocity emanating from a Tiger 1 Barrel,
Heng Long and indeed all the other well known brands sell world wide and many countries have very restrictive laws governing "Shooting",
Indeed the UKs restriction on muzzle velocity of all "Air Weapons"might explain the popularity of "Cricket" where you can lawfully throw a ball in excess of 100 mph.
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