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    Posted: 20 June 2006 at 10:26am

I want to do the Superlight 98 mod which is basically screwing a bunch of holes in the trigger frame to make the gun lighter.

I was wondering what I could use to screw through the steel frame of the 98 custom?  I was going to use a drill and some drill bits (couldn't find them right now so I figured I'd stop wasting my time looking for them if they wren't going to work anyway. 

So would the drill bits work if they were about 3/4 inch big or would they break or not go through the steel?

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the 98 isnt made out of steel, just make sure you dont drill through anything important
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Ya so drill bits would be able to screw through it then?
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what does this mod do?
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Did you read the first post that is in this thread.  I said right in that first thread "is basically screwing a bunch of holes in the trigger frame to make the gun lighter"  Hence the name for the mod is "Superlight 98 Mod".



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sinisterNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2006 at 11:44am
I guess drill bits would work, but I think it'll look retarded with a bunch of holes in the triggerframe. 98s arent that heavy, suck it up.
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Who will see the holes anyway?? NO ONE!! There are grips that go on the trigger frame and therefore no one will see why my 98 custom is lighter than others!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rossy11223 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2006 at 1:32pm
I doubt drilling a few holes would create a noticeable change in the weight of the gun. I suppose drill bits would work though.
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okay thanks
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Yeah really,  if you want it to be light  get a remote or one of the small 50 round hoppers,  or both.
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I have a R5 ricochet hopper for my cyclone feed and I like it a lot hold 220 balls hardly gets hit keeps up with my fast shooting during speedball so I don't think I am going to get a tac cap.

I just like doing things to make my gun better or more customized/modded.  I just think I'd like it better lighter.

I use it for speedball and woodsball and a long day of paintball especially speedball when you are trying to move quick or snap shoot well the gun seems a little heavy -- well it's not that bad (it is half a pound lighter than an A-5) but I just want it even lighter.

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You can always do some milling to the recievers.  Not only taking off the rear sight and lettering, but removing the upper part of the receiver where the linkage arm is, and removing the lower part of the receiver where the VA hose runs into the valve. 

BTW, I hope you have a Dremel or fine toothed file around to smooth out your receiver after your done drilling holes.  Be sure and plan out what exactly your going to be removing and what your going to be keeping.

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The hammer makes up a good chunk of the weight in the back of the gun.   Do the lightened hammer mod instead.
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wouldn't this mod just make the gun really front-heavy?

i have a cyclone, R/T, and expansion chamber on my gun. i've never had a problem with it being too heavy, even with the cyclone filled, and CO2 hooked up to the ASA. try lifting weights.

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Go ahead try it, but IMO It's not really worth it.


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don't take out too many holes, your fame will break off...
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   You can drill holes, although I'd just cut a large square/rectangle out, as I did. Trace a line where the grips go, and cut out any part inside your lines. Or drill holes inside the line (make sure your drill bits are sharp, or they will slide around or you, making it harder to get your holes started. Not to mention it will take longer to drill.). And if you take off enough material, it will be lighter to the point where you can notice it.
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Originally posted by Styro Folme Styro Folme wrote:

don't take out too many holes, your fame will break off...


heh....

The 98 is light as heck, what are you complaining about :P
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If you can't carry around a gun for awile you might buy some dumbbells instead and lift those for awile then go lift your marker and see how light your gun is then.
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Originally posted by barn_user barn_user wrote:

If you can't carry around a gun for awile you might buy some dumbbells instead and lift those for awile then go lift your marker and see how light your gun is then.
i might try that... 
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