My question is if you go lipo in the buffer tube can you still put in a mosfet?
I was able to stuff a burst wizard in my buffer tube behind my battery. It was extremely tight and I had to have my stock fully extended at all times. Personally I always keep my stock fully extended so it didn't bother me. If you have a habit of collapsing the stock or can't use it fully extended then I don't think you can fit a mosfet. If you can find one that is about an inch and a half or less it should fit, but it will be tight. That is also assuming the lipo you are using has the same dimensions I listed earlier.
Post by Master_Oki_Akai on Mar 20, 2011 15:34:15 GMT -5
Ok so I'm seeing that there's no way to get this set up this particular way without grinding out something. That's fine. I just have to compare prices on buffer tubes. I'm not finding details on MilSpec vs Consumer type versions. Maybe those don't actually matter that much in airsoft and I'm making a bigger deal out of it than it actually is.
But my next concrete step I think should be to get a tube-fit LiPo battery. It'll probably tear my M16's current internals apart, but that's not a big deal.
Here is a nice article about the difference between the buffer tube sizes.
Most AEG's use a milspec buffer tubes. I think ARES uses a commercial spec. I don't know of any other AEG with a commercial tube. It really doesn't matter which one you get as long as the stock you get matches it. I would suggest a milspec tube because it is the more common size and it will make fitting other stocks easier.
You should only have to grind the washer to make everything fit. Every M4 I've worked on has had the cut out in the body for rear wiring a full stock. All you are doing is running it into a tube instead of a full stock. The routing is all the same, just the battery space is different.