"Issues but very nice.. I ordered the cyma for $50 cheaper and was sent the ECHO 1!
First issue bi-pod broke out of box, had to send back and wait 2 weeks. Got it back and its a dream to be modded! also the stock battery is dead, gave me flashing red on both my chargers.
The battery stock is VERY SMALL!
I bought Tenergy 9.6V 1600mAh that are flat batteries and they work ONLY if you use a shotgun/rifle recoil pad you can get these at any store that sell guns for $20 or online. Just slip the cover over the buttstock (remove the plate) and it works, tuck in the wires!
shoots to 150 feet on .25 but you can shoot higher and hit a bit father. Out of the box it was 410 but on a fully charged battery I was hitting 415-420 almost couldn't play! Break this gun in with a few 1000's bbs.
I can only recommend .25 or .23,.. .25 are dead on at 100 feet, not moved by wind. .23 are nice too, they only change the fps by 20 on this gun I noticed they shot at 385-395 compared to 405-418.
.20 just fly all over at 100 feet ++ not recommend to use those.
Recommend upgraded barrel 6.03, stock barrel doesn't even come all the way to the end, you can go father if you want or not depends on what you like.
I never messed with the hop-up, I was hitting people through twigs and leafs on .25. Maybe upgrade the hop-up also for a monster gun. Probably need to change the spring to lower the fps so its legal for your field if you upgrade the barrel and hop-up.
Magazines that have worked for me, stock magazine is nice but so hard to carry and CANNOT be used with bi-pod easy, you have to lift the gun up no fun.
King arms no wind micap worked I have a few of these, and the MAG micap brownish color here on evike worked nicely. I bought a matrix hicap 600 round magazine but it jammed in my mag well do not use that on this gun.
This gun just eats ammo, everyone looks at you and says nice gun, you can support us. Find some nice hi-caps that work and use .23-.25 and go to town! Compared to my M4, i ran through 3 mid-caps in 10 minutes. Its because you have the longer range and go for hits. Only buy a few mid-caps for this, you will want hi-caps after you start going through ammo and so much reloading, with the weight of the gun and the filling up of your dump pouch.
"Got it and not even less than an hour, started having issues. My front sight popped off due to a loose flash hider, The second is that my bipod just popped off for not reason but one of the main things is that it's made out of pot metal ( the Worst kind)
"First off, I'll summarize. 4 out of 5 stars. Nice externals, very nice internals. Effective hop-up, good range & accuracy. Grand in scale.
Now, the outside is nice; featuring steel receivers, trigger, trigger guard, mag release, bipod and gas block. The handguard and buttstock are wood. The piece that connects the receiver and stock together is nice, beefier than most. While it isn't made of steel, it is decently thick and has supports. However, the bottom screw hole on my exact gun was stripped out, so the stock is wobbly as the screw will not tighten all the way. This does not effect performance.
The upper half of the handguard is a little loose, but this doesn't effect performance either; it just rattles a bit.
The barrel itself is aluminum, and the front sight & flash hider are a cheap pot metal. The front sight was already missing a small piece, and both the hider and sight are loose. (I expect them to shatter completely sometime soon)
The internals are pleasant. It has a high-torque motor for quick fire rates if you like that sort of thing. The hopup is very effective, with small adjustments making big changes in range/accuracy. The hopup is metal, as well. I can't seem to remember the mm of the gearbox.
The accuracy is nice up to 100ft, but the grouping at such a range isn't terribly consistent.
Also, my shipping label listed this as 6.5lbs, and my own scale listed it at 9.5lbs.
But it you were to ask me, I would say that it is even heavier. I really do not recommend this for small people or children. I, myself, am small in stature and it is a tad tiring wielding it.
Now for the real meat of the review, the things I don't like:
Front sight and flash hider are made with dirt-cheap metal. They will break quickly.
The charging handle has a small arm on the bottom to keep in on track. It in fact does not do its job, comes off the track, and makes the movement of the bolt... not-so smooth. But it does not interfere with usage, just kinda makes it grind and scrape.
The battery goes in the stock. The isn't much room at all. Either use an 8.4v brick, or a peq battery because, with the rather rigid wires, it isn't the easiest to fit either inside. Or use woodworking tools and carve yourself some more space!
The battery cover attaches with two screws. Quick battery changes ain't in your future.
This gun is heavy as sin.
The big ol' banana mag gets in the way when using the bipod. It's fine while you are firing, but if you try to rest the gun down, the mag gets in the way and the whole gun tilts.
By hey, at least you look like a baller holding this with a cigar hanging from your mouth.
So that's what I have to say about this piece. You may take my review with a grain of salt; I haven't game-tested this yet, so I have no idea how it stands to abuse.
Thanks for reading, though.