"Great project gun!
I've been waiting a couple months to write a review so I could get a more detailed and accurate account of this rifle's features.
-TONS of aftermarket parts. You can upgrade anything you need without worrying about not finding what you want
-Realistic weight, recoil, overall feel of what you want in a training rifle/GBB
-Accuracy has good POTENTIAL. As always, upgrades will be needed, but stock performance exceeds expectations
-Stock FPS over 400. If this is a problem, Tokyo Marui sells affordable NPAS systems to lower it for field regulations
Stuff I had to work out (notice how it's not BAD STUFF):
MAGS will leak at first, and be difficult to load. Solved by lubing all the O-Rings and internals with silicone oil and buying a decent speed loader.
BOLT CATCH doesn't always work. HAven't found DIY mods for this, but there are very good replacement STEEL parts to fix this dysfunctionality
MAGS also will wobble inside magwell. Just take electrical tape and wrap once around the perimeter of the mag where it seats inside the magwell and that will stop it (also prevents them from accidentally sliding out).
FRONT SIGHT POST?GAS BLOCK needs some attention. Make sure the screw underneath is tightened or else it will wobble. IF the handguard begins to wobble, make sure the delta ring is tight (the wrench looking tool included in the box is designed to fix this).
HOP UP is a bit tricky to adjust. If you're creative, you can stick an allen wrench down the chamber through the breech and do it that way, otherwise you will have to disassemble the front end of the rifle to remove the inner barrel and hop up completely.
Overall, this gun isn't perfect, which is expected. But it's extremely easy to work with, and I would recommend buying because of all the tech videos out there to help you if something breaks (which something will) along with parts to fix it. Remember, it will take an equal mix of DIY mods and pre-made upgrade parts to make it shoot well. "Relatively good gun, not much to complain about with it.
From the standpoint of someone using it as a training weapon and for pest control and fun on the weekends.
Pros: realistic weight, realistic feel and operation, decent recoil strength, relatively accurate out the box, good FPS for medium to longer distance engagement,
Cons: does not accept some real steel parts such as magpul MOE hand guards and magpul enhanced trigger guards. However they can be sanded and cut to fit correctly.
this isn't really a con for me but could be for some other people, but because it has realistic weight it can tire you out quickly,
In addition some people may find it annoying that they can only use expensive mid caps with this gun forcing you to buy a lot of them and reload constantly.
However this can be a pro if you're using it for training purposes as I am.
I might suggest not doing tac reloads due solely to the fact that the mags are 30-40 bucks.
Now into my general thoughts on the gun.
I would only suggest this gun to someone looking to build a dmr or sniper style gun that is about as realistic as it gets before needing to have a background check.
This is due purely to it's sheer length and weight.
I despise playing CQB with this gun because of that.
However if you feel like playing the role of an armorer periodically you can go ahead and buy a collapsable butt stock and buffer tube and simply swap the full length out for the collapsable and run it with that.
However that doesn't fix the problem of the 20" barrel. Which is still a bit much for CQB.
So realistically you should keep this on the open fields and in a medium to longer distance engagements.
Now this could just be a problem I had with my gun and the mags but the bolt catch doesn't seems to always work correctly so you should probably count your shots and check the mag when you get to
Around 30 shots so you aren't wasting gas.
I haven't noticed much shake or looseness yet, however just as you might expect on a lower end AR-15 there is a little play between the receivers, and on the hand guard.
Other than that she's solid.
The barrel is standard brass and I'd guess it's about 6.03 or larger.
So I'd suggest getting an angel custom 6.01 inner for it.
However the only one evike has in stock is the 500mm and that's about 9 mm shorter than the stock and may cause some alignment issues.
I'll measure the inner portion of the outer barrel this week and add another post to let you all know if that will work or not.
I suspect it would but it would suck to spend 50$ on a new barrel to find out it's not gonna work.
One other thing to mention is about slings,
Now some of you might be thinking it's impossible or stupid to run a one point on a gun this long and let me tell you from personal experience you're wrong.
It's actually pretty bad ass.
Some of you may think it's not possible to run a one point but you can.
If you get the real Steel G&P one point kit, and a dremal or a file, you can simply file down the notch on the sling adapter and file down the protrusion on the but stock so it sits flush.
And it actually works pretty well.
I do however suggest setting up the one point sling in a way that it routs trough your plate carrier or chest rig so you don't have the whole weight of the gun hanging on your neck.
Also so you can rig it a little higher up.
Side note make sure
When you reload that you SLAP the mag to make sure it's set in the mag well.
They tend to miss the mag catch and will fall out.
Same as with real steel.
All in all this is a wicked gun and I would suggest it to anyone who is interested in doing real steel training for less money, pest control of small critters for a lot of money(red rider is cheaper and more power full for this job), or wants to bring as much realism into their airsoft game as possible. "This gun has worked fine for me so far, though I've only had it for a couple months. I've probably fired 500-1000 shots out of it and have had very few issues. The only problem I've had recently was that the hop-up was back-channeling pressure and causing the weapon to double feed, but I fixed this with a quick adjustment. The bolt stop only stopped last shot for the first couple weeks, but I guess its no big deal.
-Metal (albeit handgaurds and grip)
-Mags are expensive
-Bolt finish wears quick
-Bolt stop malfunctions
Overall, this gun is a great middle of the road GBBR with the capability to use gas or CO2 mags and has a nice heavy feel. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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WE Open Bolt Full Metal M16-A3 Airsoft Gas Blowback GBB Rifle Features: Latest generation of WE Gas Blowback Technology featuring an "Open Bolt" design Gas efficient with high velocity, accuracy and range. New GBB system with higher tolerance for cold magazines and weather Co2 powered magazine available. Realistic hard kick recoil blowback. Railed Upper Receiver w/ Detachable Carry Handle Adjustable Front and Rear Sights Retractable LE Telescopic Stock Working Bolt-catch Full Metal Receiver, Barrel Assembly, and Stock Tube Nylon Handguard, M16 Full Stock, and Serrated AR Type Pistol Grip Integrated Front and rear sling swivel. Fully Automatic / Semi Automatic select fire. 100% Factory direct part support. Authentic M16 A3 type extended hand guard. Long barrel for superb accuracy and range. Length: 1000mm Weight: 3800g Inner Barrel: 509mm Magazine Capacity: 32rd Open Bolt WE GBB Magazine Muzzle Velocity: 410~480 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs and Green Gas) Thread Direction: 14mm Negative Gas Type: Green Gas, Red Gas, Propane Adapter Fire Modes: Semi / Full-Auto, Safety Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Manufacturer: WE-Tech
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