"I'm a huge World War Two nutt and this gun is possibly the coolest thing ever. So far in games it keeps everyones heads down.
-great rate of fire
-huge drum mag capacity
-scares the crap out of people, even just looking at it
-drum mag is a little difficult to change
-muzzle is funnel-like and allows dirt to enter barrel easily
-hard to find replacement parts
Overall a great gun of LMG and suppressing fire. I just wish they made spare parts for it. I also suggest to buy butterfly batteries to fit in the stock.
"AGM Matrix MG42
Just got my MG42 a few days ago and was very impressed with it!
The gun came very well packaged and all parts were accounted for.
It's true what they say about the gun being heavy but that's no problem.
I plan on using the gun as its intended, as a support weapon. After trying multiple small type batteries I had to use a nunchuck battery to get the proper fit. There's a tiny bit of wobble in the butt stock but it's not enough to cause a problem. The non-functioning charging handle has a little wobble in it so I plan to leave it off during scenarios. I had no issues with the feeding of bb's with the drum mag, just read instructions. After firing about 1500 rounds and adjusting the hop up I had no jams and the gun fires perfectly. I suggest cleaning the barrel prior to use to get the excess oil buildup out of there to get the best performance out of the gun. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this gun for anyone that plans on being a squad gunner.
Very realistic looking
Very well made for the money (in my opinion)
Gun preforms perfect for me
Very well packaged
Slight wobble in but stock
Charging handle, some wobble
Some small batteries don't fit
"A lot of the reviews on here seem to be pretty vague, so I'll try to put more into it.
Class: Support gun
Role: Suppressing fire, Area Denial, Intimidation
The Matrix MG-42 is exactly as you would expect it to be. It is heavy, it is awesome, and it can lay down some serious fire when it works correctly (which is often when you get used to it.) This weapon is heavy and meant for locking down an area, so don't buy it expecting to be Rambo, or expecting to be able to clear rooms with it as you will only "die" tired.
My biggest complaint about this MG so far is the initial build. My gun's rear sight came locked in a flip down position due to poor tolerance, and I have to take the sight apart every time I want to flip it up, so I leave it in a "Flip up" position. The Bipod was cross threaded when it came in the box, naturally the first time I tried to use it the threads broke, and now I'm down a bipod. As other people have stated, the charging handle doesn't stay in, since it's only aesthetic I just leave mine out. Unlike other users I didn't have a problem with "Wobbly stock," but even if I did it wouldn't matter since the stock is meant to hold your battery anyway.
The gun is hard to use at first, a lot of people are complaining about locked up gear box, and feeding issues, but I can tell you it's most likely user error. I had those issues myself, and it only took me a couple matches to get it perfect.
The way the gun works is the Box Mag is connected to the gun so that it can time the rounds with the firing of the gun, however it only activates with a full trigger pull (You can pull the trigger halfway to activate the gun but not the box mag). Now if you just hold down the trigger too long the mag will feed too many rounds and cause a weapon jam, this means you have to play with the trigger to make sure you both have rounds, and that they don't over feed. It sounds complicated, but believe me it's easy to get used to.
The weapon is full auto only, and cannot be used to clear rooms. Sure the gun comes stock with 350 fps, but since you can't clear rooms anyway, and I wouldn't recommend constantly moving around with it, I would recommend increasing it to 400 fps (when the game allows) since you shouldn't be getting close with it anyway. There is currently no sling, and no sling mounts but the condor 3-point sling can be adapted for it.
Ultimately, the MG-42 is a great and cheap alternative to the other MG-42's out there, but since I haven't tried the other support gun's out there, I can't say how it compares.
If you buy the gun, make sure to take a close look at all of the parts. Use it a little bit, and make sure everything was built correctly. Once you get past that, it really is an amazing gun.
Great Support weapon (when you get used to it)
High Ammo count
Cheap (in comparison)
Heavy/bulky (it's a stationary gun, what did you expect?)
No sling mounts