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Author:  JockThePilot [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:20 am ]
Post subject:  Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

Hi All,

I’m planning to do some upgrading to my Snow Wolf/Matrix pulse rifle. I’ve been reading through the board for awhile - loving seeing all the great upgrades people have done! - but there’s still a few things I have questions about/would love to know what the current “state of the art” is.

1) It looks like PVB’s assembly guide is offline. Is there anywhere else that is a reliable one stop shop for how to disassemble/reassemble the rifle?
2) I want to replace the grenade. Are Spat’s the way to go, or is there another option? (Specifically I’m looking for somewhere with a better cost to ship to Canada.)
3) Does anyone offer a replacement for the front triangle, with a built in loop to hook the sling onto? (And also, how functional are the slings once attached? Can they carry the weight of the rifle or is it mostly aesthetic?)

Thanks!

Jock

Author:  Moosh89 [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:18 am ]
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State of the Bad Ass Art:

Member "Matsuo" does the metal stock and barrel vent/triangles with sling loops, he is the best person to get metal parts from

Speaking of slings, you can contact member "Noble" and sneak into his current sling run. Excellent screen accurate quality. I'm in for my 3rd sling!

Spat has really nice grenades that can be buffed to shine like metal, and his shipping is reasonable. He also offers BDUs and non-metal armour. I'm personally itching for a set of BDUs from him myself.

Member "Armourer" offers Franchi SPAS handgaurd/slide combos but check with "SGM. Baldwin" on Canadian import laws regarding real parts, I haven't pursued this myself, yet.

Once you have a few more posts the "Base PX" subforum will be open to you, thats where you find item runs, and parts for sale/trade :delta:

All pricing/sales talk should be done in the PX. "PVB" is around here somewhere, you can probobly PM him regarding the guide.

Author:  JockThePilot [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:30 am ]
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Thanks Moosh!

I've actually been in touch with Matsuo already. He does the full barrel vent/triangle part, but I was hoping to find JUST the front triangle. I'm happy with the rest of the barrel vent... (I'm not going for 100% screen accuracy, and I figure the less stuff I replace the better. I'm on a bit of a budget...)

I'll drop Noble a line about the sling.

I agree that Spat's shipping isn't unreasonable, it's just that old $16 shipping for a $7 item conundrum. Gets me thinking things like, "hey, I should order a dozen, and a set of armor while I'm at it" that leads to things adding up fast. That said, I'll probably end up going with one of his.

As for the other parts, I don't think I'm going to modify that extensively. I basically just plan to repaint, replace the grenade, and add a sling (for now...)

Thanks!

Jock

Author:  Moosh89 [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:48 am ]
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Gotcha, I ran into that issue today on eBay... item was $12 CAD, shipping was $30! Tried to work it out with the seller, no luck.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'm excited to see your build progress, This side of the forum is a little slower paced than the Ready Line. It will be nice to see you bring more traffic this way

Author:  Rob [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

JockThePilot wrote:
Does anyone offer a replacement for the front triangle, with a built in loop to hook the sling onto?

SD Studios sells replacement parts on eBay. They have a replacement triangle for $28. Search for "ALIENS Pulse Rifle Steel Barrel Support Triangle" there. They also sell grenades, I have one and it's good quality.

Author:  stimpy [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:54 am ]
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Hi welcome to the forum. I will also recommend sd studios. As mentiond he sells barrel vents and triangles on ebay a well as other parts.
One thing i will mention is that the light gate for the ammo counter is contained in the snow wolfs triangle. So if you change it you will lose that function! That might not bother you though but its something i wanted to keep on mine when building it

Author:  JockThePilot [ Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

Moosh89 wrote:
Gotcha, I ran into that issue today on eBay... item was $12 CAD, shipping was $30! Tried to work it out with the seller, no luck.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'm excited to see your build progress, This side of the forum is a little slower paced than the Ready Line. It will be nice to see you bring more traffic this way


You've been tons of help! I appreciate the warm welcome... (and the commiseration about the hassle of shipping to Canada.)

Rob wrote:
SD Studios sells replacement parts on eBay. They have a replacement triangle for $28. Search for "ALIENS Pulse Rifle Steel Barrel Support Triangle" there. They also sell grenades, I have one and it's good quality.


That sounds great! I will look into his stuff right now. Thanks for the tip! This forum membership has paid for itself already... ;)

stimpy wrote:
the light gate for the ammo counter is contained in the snow wolfs triangle. So if you change it you will lose that function! That might not bother you though but its something i wanted to keep on mine when building it


I had read that somewhere, but I appreciate the heads up. I don't plan on putting a lot of BBs through mine, so losing the countdown function isn't the end of the world for me. (At some point I may actually upgrade to the kind that counts down automatically when you pull the trigger.)

Author:  shelby [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

If your not going for completely screen accurate and are happy about losing the counter, you can drill out the triangle you already have fitted. I have done this on mine and it was really easy to do with a dremel and vice and looks pretty good when done.

Author:  Noble [ Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 am ]
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The existing barrel is more like a thompson (correct diameter)

SD studio barrel is way too small.

Also, the barrel vent and triangle were always one piece. (all variations)

SD is a mix of aluminum and steel in 2 pieces.



Currently no one is offering accurate stocks and vents.

Personally, I would keep the existing barrel before going with an SD.

Author:  JockThePilot [ Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

Hmmmm... I think I will stick with my existing barrel and vent setup, at least for now. That was I can just clip the sling to the vent (like on the Hicks gun) and not worry about replacing too many parts.

Would the vent be good for bearing the weight of the sling, or is it best for it to be a cosmetic thing only?

Author:  stimpy [ Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:49 am ]
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The snow wolf can handle a sling attached to the vent an stock no problem!

Author:  JockThePilot [ Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another New Guy Upgrading his Pulse Rifle...

stimpy wrote:
The snow wolf can handle a sling attached to the vent an stock no problem!


Sweet! Good to know!

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