Echo1 Red Star LMG Full Metal / Real Wood AK RPK Airsoft AEG w/ Bipod

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Model: AEG-E1-JP51
Location: A3-103 WO8-19 L1-T6 L2-T3 L2-T6 L2-T7
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12 Customer Reviews

by Daniel W. on 08/02/2014
"I've had one of these for a few months now, and have made a few observations about this particular RPK.

First, on initial chrono, bone stock, my Redstar was running 410 FPS with .20g bbs. The stock 9.6v battery is more than sufficient to run the gun, however if you plan on buying an upgraded battery you'll need to get yourself a PEQ box battery, due to the weird shape of the stock/battery compartment.

The stock hopup chamber is metal, and the stock bucking/nub combo is OK. You can definitely reach out and touch someone with this rifle. That being said, it's not terribly consistent in the groupings.

I recently upgraded my Redstar with a Madbull Fishbone bucking and Madbull 500mm tightbore. This has bumped the FPS considerably into the 450 FPS range, from around 440 to 455 FPS, in addition to making this thing a tack driver. I've read online that it's possible to run up to a 590mm tightbore in this weapon without having to use a boreup kit, however I am unsure of this personally.

OK, so now on to the cons of this weapon;
In my first real OP with the gun, I managed to break the front sight, lose the rear leaf sight, and break the front sight post sleeve that goes around the outer barrel. Those parts are made of pot metal, not a decent steel like the rest of the weapon. However this is mitigated by the gun having the ability to use an AK side rail mount, though the optic will sit quite high off the receiver.

The front end is a bit wobbly after use, most likely because unlike regular AKs, there's just one pin through the trunion holding the front end and receiver together. It's not really a pain to take apart, and it make accessing the inner barrel and hopup almost a breeze.

TLDR;

Pros:
Lightweight
Come with a 9.6v battery from the factory.
Easy to disassemble and upgrade the inner barrel and get into the gearbox.
Drum mag makes this gun beast.

Cons:
Doesn't seem to like using regular AK mags until you've broken it in.
Stock and front end may start to wobble on you a bit.
Factory barrel and hop bucking/nub doesn't give the best groupings.
Front sight assembly is pot metal, and will probably crack/break. (This can be fixed with creative use of JB Weld and hope)
by scott A. on 04/30/2014
"so ive had mine for about halve a year now, it worked fantastically until about a month ago, the metal that is used for the sight isnt very good and my sight split in halve around the barrel and it is very difficult to find a new one, now the charging handle looks like its going to come off. but the major down side to having the front sight broken id that you cant use your bipod without it. although if you think about it its not to terrible because you have a long barreled ak!:D besides that the range and FPS are really nice and the quality for the most part is really nice!
by Joshua S. on 05/06/2013
"The Echo 1 RPK is a beast of a BB gun. This is a versatile LMG or assault rifle, and easy fits both styles of player. The accuracy, fps and distance this gun has fresh out of the box is quite pleasing to an experienced airsofter. You will not regret buying this fine piece that Echo 1 has produced. It is lighter than your average LMG and the hook points are perfectly placed. This would get three thumbs up if possible. Oh yeah and I forgot to mention you can use a decent amount of AK type magazines for this gun as well! With that said the only con I would say is that the lever for the semi, auto and safety has the nut loosening from time to time, so keep tabs on that and you shouldn't have an issue at all.

Echo1 Red Star LMG Full Metal / Real Wood AK RPK Airsoft AEG w/ Bipod
The Echo1 Red Star LMG is a Light weight machine gun type Airsoft AEG rifle with full metal receiver, real wood furniture, a whopping 800 round extra long hi-cap magazine, 400 FPS high performance metal gearbox, integrated bipod, amazing range and much more!

Inner Barrel Length: 500 mm
Thread Direction: 14mm negative.
Battery: Large (not included)
BB: 6mm. Matrix or compatible high grade 0.20g or heavier bbs recommended.
Motor: Short Type
Gearbox: Ver.3 AK Gearbox.
Magazine Capacity: 800 round AK Hi-Cap magazine included.
Muzzle Velocity: 400~420 FPS
Range: 70~100 feet
Manufacturer: Echo1
Hopup: Yes
Firing Mode: Full Auto, Semi Auto and Safety.

Features:
  • Real wood stock and grips
  • Integrated on-barrel metal folding bi-pod
  • 800 round hicap magazine included.
  • Full automatic select fire.
  • Metal receiver
  • Metal outer barrel
  • Reinforced metal gearbox
  • Steel bushings
  • Ultra-Torque motor.
  • Great accuracy and range.

  • This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 September, 2010.

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