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
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14 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 Nicholas K. on 03/16/2014
"This RPK looks mean. It shoots hard and will keep the enemy suppressed. Echo 1's LMG has decent range and accuracy. The inner barrel is only 509mm although there is room for much more. The Madbull blue bucking that Echo 1 installs seems to tear easily. Mine lasted only a few hundred rounds. The receiver and barrel are high quality metal. Unfortunately the rest of the metal is garbage. First, my front site literally crumbled just from the force of the bi-pod being extended. As soon as Echo1 sent me a new one I noticed that the front sling loop and rear site block had also cracked. Echo1 sent me those parts. I finally got this thing out to skirmish and the front site again broke.

PRO's

410 FPS out of the box
Decent accuracy
Light weight for a LMG.
Realistic

CON's

Pot metal all over.
Hop up bucking is garbage.
Cost's too much for something I can't skirmish(because it breaks)

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

Inner Barrel Length: 500 mm
Thread Direction: 14mm negative.
Battery: Large
BB: 6mm. Matrix or compatible high grade 0.20g or heavier bbs recommended.
Motor: Short Type
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 September, 2010.

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