"It looks, feels, and shoots like a very high quality rifle. The Digital Woodland camo pattern was flawless, which was the deciding *COOL* factor for me in selecting this specific gun out of the 200+ other m4 variants available in the USA - EVIKE - MORE DIGITAL WOODLAND EVERYTHING PLEASE! The water xfer Digital Woodland pattern has held up shockingly well against abrasive tree bark and heavy woodland environment. The few little scratches that I have acquired show up as a dark tan color from the undercoat primer paint job for the digital woodland water xfer. I have always run a lipo 7.4v 1000mah 20-40c Turnigy Nano-Tech battery from Hobbyking ($7.33) and I soldered deans connectors. Battery fits well but there is very little extra room in the buffer tube for a larger capacity battery. I also fit a 11.1v battery in there but it was tight and I could only collapse the stock 95%. I have never run out of battery (7.4v) in a full day of using the gun in small group matches (3-4hr, 6+ matches, 1000+rounds fired) it always seems to be around 55% battery life when I get it on the charger at the end of the day. The Gun shoots .20bb's@365fps but they are not accurate enough with the light weight, I run .25@345fps for normal days and .28@310fps on windy days. It has a very middle of the road rate of fire using 7.4v lipo, perfect for me not too crazy fast and not chug chug slow. I put a 11.1v lipo 1000mah in it an it kicked the rpm up into buzz gun status. Trigger pull is good, and Mid range accuracy is superb. It works best as a mid range rifle but you can also use to reach out just a tiny little bit farther than other aegs in its same class. The gun is constructed entirely out of quality aluminum, aside from the rear plastic adjustable stock, and plastic hand grip. The threaded barrel outer is full length steel, and inner barrel is shinny quality 6.03 brass. Internals are of good quality, it has a full metal gear box with washer shimmed* metal 1/18 gears. Piston head and Piston are plastic with 1 metal tooth, cylinder head is plastic with a brass air nozzle tube, plastic air nozzle does not have a rubber oring.
IT IS THE ONLY DIGITAL WOODLAND PATTERN RIFLE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE, WHY?!?!
Shoots well right out of the box with no upgrades needed aside from a good red dot scope / optics
Perfect weight @ 5.5lbs
Stock motor is a beast so far
Lipo ready/it seems like it needs lipo to perform well but I never tried nicad on it
High quality fit and finish
Wear resistant water xfer paint job
Hopup and bucking works beter than most aftermarket* (see cons)
Charging lever pulls back and allows easy usefull hopup adjustment
No fuse wiring for bigger batteries
16 gauge wire for good power flow with bigger batteries
"Keymod handrail" slightly limits your selection of accessories unless you mount a standard rail onto the keymod rail.
Rear wired into buffer tube so very little room for bigger batteries and mosfet
Came with no instructions!? and a rebox it seemed? I got the last one before they went out of stock for 3+ months, so who knows.
Mag opening in gun seems slightly too big, all the high cap mags had excess slop, but mid caps fit better but not perfect
Seems picky with what mags will work, mags must feed gun quickly to prevent ocasional dry fire round
Gun needs to be fully disassembled to get to gearbox
Hopup rubber micro cracked after +-3000rds causing slight inaccuracy 1 out of 5rds, replaced with Maple Leaf AST 75*
I got a lot of trigger arcing corroding the trigger contacts with my 7.4v lipo, so I installed a trigger wired mosfet
I orderd Dytac digital woodland highcaps and midcaps from tiger111 in HKong, they fit well enough, but I had to mess with them some...
Dytac brand and parts are only available very limited through Evike but mostly from stores in Hong Kong
There is not a lot of internet information/support on it in the forums or on evike
New Gun Owner Tip:
To get battery in/out of the stock buffer tube, pull down hard* on the bolt that holds stock adjuster lever, then slide it backwards and off
If you just have to upgrade you should upgrade these items in this general order:
Hopup rubber (stock Dytac "H" nub is awesome), I used Maple Leaf AST 75* with success
Trigger wired mosfet - There is not much room in buffer tube with battery, so you may not be able to collapse stock all the way
Silent Piston Head with bearing, Metal tooth Piston, Cylinder Head, Cylinder, Air Nozzle with o'ring, rear Spring guide with bearing, gear shims