"Lesson Learned- Do not write a review until I've put gun through paces-
Upon disassembly, found a screw which should never have been installed. It is clearly sub-par, oval head with offset drive. I was lucky to get it out without stripping. Located on the selector lever.
Next, discovered that the CYMA gearbox has a weird slant on the front RHS. Does not appear to have a function other than weakening the gearbox there due to lack of material.
After I split the halves, noticed that there were metal shavings around the spring guide. Discovered why- the spur gear is oval! Did not catch this until after I disassembled everything and cleaned the box. The gears have perfect mesh- 50% of the time. Then they bind up, Due to the spur being out of round.
Checked the stock shimming- worthless. Bevel had 0.3 mm of play, spur had 0.4 mm of play, and sector had 0.6 mm of play!
Air seal of the piston head is non-existent. LHS cylinder head nub strangely oversize. Tappet plate is super flexible. Hop-up bucking is ridiculously difficult to get to. Stock bushings are crap- several gearbox holes too big, allowing the bushings to rotate.
3* b/c for a $110 gun, it at least lasted 5000 rds with an 11.1 1300 MaH 25C.
Stock ROF 16 RPS, after low resistance wire and deans - 18.1 RPS.
Cannot find an option for a micro switch to replace trigger contacts.
In summary- if you want to rock a stock gun that shoots ~ 370 w/ 0.20s, and don't intend on ever upgrading, this is the gun for you!
However, for us mechanics, this gun can be a nightmare. It takes as much work to get to the gearbox as it does to properly rebuild the gearbox. "I don't even know where to begin. I love this gun! I know people who have bought $200-$300 guns such as M4's and this rifle can out perform them easily on many occasions, especially if you are a experienced airsoft player. Sure I may have had 1 or 2 MINOR problems at some point, but in all honesty, those problems fixed them selves in like 2 seconds, so that's not even a problem/con.
Great Range (Even with .20 bb's!)
You can make it work in CQB
Great Battery Life
Decent battery compartment
Durable and Reliable
Good mag capacity
Not the best for CQB but I have made it work in CQB combat MANY times, so not that big of a con really.
None really, just buy a decent battery and smart charger to go with because the original battery and charger are not very good.
Overall this gun is probably one of, if not the best gun for its price out there. It has performed well for me and I have no complaints about it at all. Like I said earlier, this gun can easily out perform a $200-$300 gun, especially with the right person behind the trigger. The way I see it this gun has all the things you could ask for in a gun, and I would recommend it to anyone from a beginner to a veteran airsoft player "Gun came almost ready- motor adjustment set screw was loose in the stock, so the motor made a hellish grinding noise until I installed and set it. Otherwise, very good gun. Definitely the short barreled socom version, not full length. Plastic stock if definitely plastic, but is assembled very well.
This is better than most $150 guns I've held.
Very realistic, from bolt hold open to disassembly-even a real m14 sling fits. Also, it has a slot for stripper clips. Not used, but very cool.
I would buy this again. If I paid $200 I wouldn't even bat an eye.
Would love to have a squad where everyone has one.
4 *s because it came with the screw backed ALL the way out. But it's a 5* gun.
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CYMA Socom-16 M14 Full Size Airsoft AEG - OD Green (Add Micro Red / Green Dot Sight)
The CYMA M14 series rifle are by far the most popular M14 platform widely used by Airsoft simulators, war-gamers, and collectors all around the world. Started off with a Tokyo Marui compatible system, the CYMA M14 is engineered to output higher FPS right out of the box with the capability of taking high power inputs like a 7.4 or 11.1V lipoly battery, and to satisfy the advanced players with the compatibility of after-market upgrades parts. Being among the world's biggest Airsoft manufacture, every CYMA M14 is manufactured under high quality control standards to ensure best value. Externally, where it should be metal, is, and this 1:1 scale m14 replica is as nice as it gets! The Tokyo Marui system also ensures that you get affordable magazines!
M14, is an American selective fire automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition. It gradually replaced the M1 Garand in U.S. Army service by 1961 and in U.S. Marine Corps service by 1965. It was the standard issue infantry rifle for U.S. military personnel in the contiguous United States, Europe, and South Korea from 1959 until it was replaced by the M16 rifle in 1970. The M14 was used for U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps basic and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s.
The M14 was the last American "battle rifle" (weapons that fire full-power rifle ammunition, such as the 7.62×51mm) issued in quantity to U.S. military personnel. The rifle remains in limited service in all branches of the U.S. military as an accurized competition weapon, a ceremonial weapon by honor guards, color guards, drill teams, and ceremonial guards, and sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle. The M14 serves as the basis for the M21 and M25 sniper rifles.
Features: Heavy duty polymer stock Full metal barrel assembly and bolt receiver Full metal, fully upgradeable ver.7 gearbox Picatinny rail for optics Tokyo Marui compatible M14 type adjustable hopup Adjustable front & rear sight Movable charging handle and bolt cover Uses Marui / Matrix system mid-cap & hi-cap magazines Magazine:
470 Rounds / One included
Version 7. Marui M14 Type / Full Metal / Fully Upgradeable
9.6v 1600 mAh small type recommended (Battery & charger not included)
Gun, Magazine, Micro Red / Green Dot Optic
Things you may need to get started: – Required to power your AEG; use a high quality battery and charger for best results. Battery and Charger – Stay in the fight longer by bringing more ammo with you. Spare Magazines – High quality precision 6mm BB’s recommended; Use 0.20g – 0.25g BB’s for best results. BB’s – Basic cleaning and lubrication maintenance help keep your Airsoft AEG in top working order. Silicone Oil VIDEO
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