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watsit20
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Hi Guys,

I just thought I would make a post regarding this, hopefully someone out there might have done this or have a few thoughts.

So I have had the ICS M1 for some time now and while it has served me well, I would like to make it better. So my question to you all is, what would be the best parts to upgrade on it internally to get the best out of it?

I must admit, I am bit of a newbie when it comes to touching the insides of guns so any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/09/2015 11:58 am
Kendo
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Simple upgrades are often the most effective I've found. Improving the hop and barrel are two easy - and relatively cheap and painless - improvements you can make, without having to dig into the guts of the gearbox. :)

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Posted : 02/09/2015 7:28 pm
Granger
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A good hop bucking and tightbore barrel are the easiest things to upgrade and will make the biggest difference to range and accuracy.

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 02/09/2015 8:28 pm
watsit20
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I have been looking at a couple of tightbore barrels for the Garand.

As for the hop up, are there any particular brands that should be avoided or any that stand out as good contenders?

I've also been looking at springs. Seeing as it is semi auto only, I could bump this up a bit and use a M140 spring. I think right now on my chrono it is hitting around the 330/340 mark with .25g BBs

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Topic starter Posted : 03/09/2015 11:55 am
Granger
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I've always got good results out of guarder clear hop buckings, it might be worth getting a h nub too.

As for springs I'd say to leave it as it is, 330fps with 0.25g bb's is pretty good really. Ww2 games don't often let you go over 350 fps and some will go up to 370 so there's not too much point in increasing fps.

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Ralph

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Posted : 03/09/2015 2:54 pm
Pete_59
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If you're getting 340fps with .25s I think that translates to about 380fps with .20s, keep in mind that most WW2 games I've been to this would mean that you would be a subject to a minimum engagement range.



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Posted : 03/09/2015 7:04 pm
SCVNGR
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First step would be remove the base plates and trim the magazines so the actually fit in the cartridge belt.

Second would be diddling with the "Go Far" parts.

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Posted : 07/09/2015 12:34 am
watsit20
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First step would be remove the base plates and trim the magazines so the actually fit in the cartridge belt.

Have you done this? I'm not keen on doing that, and besides, they fit nice and snug into my bandolier anyway :)

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Topic starter Posted : 07/09/2015 4:23 pm
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