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"Excellent AEG, drop in a Madbull tightbore barrel and add a good scope for a deadly DMR under $300. Definetly recommend, I love Echo1. "Honestly, the Echo1 Barrett REC7 is not a good gun. The externals are pretty good, however the internals are very bad. I did not keep this gun stock for very long. I would say this rifle is pretty much on par or worse than a JG brand rifle.
Externals: The externals on this gun are decent, with the polymer receiver (they look alright, but feel a bit cheap), and the really nice aluminum RIS. The stock looks like it would hold a large battery, but it doesn't. It barely fits a 9.6 large type.
Internals: The internals of this gun are straight out bad for the price. First of all, the gearbox didn't even come shimmed. No wonder why it sounds loud and terrible when being fired. The cylinder head, piston head, and nozzle aren't good at all (not a good air seal at all, and made of cheap yellowish plastic). The gears are pretty good; on par with XYT/JG. The rest of the components are about the same quality as any other Chinese clone. The motor is decent, (has some good torque) but fairly screechy at the same time. The hop up is ok, but is a 2 piece so you won't be able to upgrade that without modifications.
Overall, your money is better spent elsewhere, especially for $230. That $230 will be missed. "This gun is so good that I honestly think they lied to me about the FPS. In a good way of course. It feels way more powerful than a 350-380 FPS gun. Definitely worth the money. "This rifle has been one of the best I have owned.
The stock motor is reliable but ultimately you will want to upgrade it. The gearbox is solid and the stock spring is not bad out of the box. Hop up is alright for being a 2 piece hopup unit, BUT i will say that you will want to replace the bucking. I put a G&P in it and made it 10x better.
My biggest peeve about the rifle is that the handguard is floating, which after a while may start to slouch at the front. I would recommend putting a mock gas block and give the hand guard some extra support on the front and make it look more milsim. "Ive had this gun for a couple of years now, and let me say, it is and excellent beginner to intermediate gun.
high quality plastic
shoots fast and hard with a 9.6v battery
ris was a litte off center with the receiver (very easy fix, just unscrew the rails and adjust it)
small battery compartment (I added a crane stock to fix the problem)
i didnt like the sights (personal preference, so I added magpul sights)
the barrel is only as long as the ris (its just an extension)
bad selector plate. Shoots full auto on semi and you can pull the trigger on safe
the rails are SHARP! (I just put electrical tape over half of them) "I have had this gun for almost a year now and it is a great gun. I wish it had a full metal body or a omega-x rail just like the real steel, but that's not to big of a problem. Im working turning it into a dmr with a 450 mm 6.03 inner barrel, a full cylinder, a shock abosorbing mushroom piston head.
good fps, It chronoed at 389 fps
nice metal ris
awesome trade marks
fair decent rof about 15-18 bps on a 9.6v battery
internals are pretty solid
The aoe was way off and my piston had fair bad wear on it after about a year CORRECT YOUR AOE
The motor is incredibly loud and obnoxious
The gears need to be shimmed
The battery that it came with isn't the best, I would recommend a 9.6v
consider re-greasing it
Overall I would recommend the gun to anyone planning on working on and upgrading an m4 style rifle internally its not bad at all, it just needs a tiny bit of work done to have it run at its full potential. "I have had this gun for about a year now and have had no problems with it! The first thing I did to this gun was upgrade to a large type battery. When I did this the battery wouldnt fit in the stock so I drilled a hole in the side of the stock and fed the plug through it. After that I put a madbull battery pouch on the side and thats where my battery chills now. This gave my gun a nice ROF. The first time I chronographed it shot 420-425 FPS. Now that its broken in it shoots 410-415 FPS.
Nice Sights (Flip Up)
Rails Are Sharp!
The front sight does not line up with the rear, this makes it less acurate. (the whole rail system does not line up either which means that if you put a fore grip in the bottom its a lttle side ways)
For the price i thought it should have had a little more metal on the gun.
The stock is a little wobbly
The orange tip is a pian to take off.
Overall its a good gun and i would give it a 4 out of 5. "I bought this gun about 2-3 years ago. It has done me extremly well and I do not regret purchasing it for the price. There are many upradable components about this gun. Enjoy it for a great price. "I've had this gun for nearly a year and it still runs amazingly. I have only needed to replace the battery. Its very comfortable and can be modified extremely easily. "i own this gun and it is thee best gun iv ever owned. its build is realy sturdy mostley metal. you can add SO MANY things to this gun i have a scope on mine because the thing fires so bang far for such a small compact gun! the gun is the perect size and works as a rifle and as a cqb weopon!
fps is amaizing
rate of fire
rackety sound wen shooting (its completely normal for this gun)
have to use high polished bb's
overall this is the best gun iv ever baught and iv owned sum 16 guns. "This is a very reliable gun. I bought an extra mag for it (believe me you will need it). It has a very high fps, and a very nice rpm. It is built very sturdy and will not let you down. Mine broke, and we e-mailed echo1 since my warranty was up, and they were very nice and sent me the parts i needed FOR FREE!! I would definitely look into buying this gun for your collection. I am the leader in the assault team within my team and have led my team to many victories wielding this beast of a gun!! I also bought a grenade launcher, but that isn't relevant to this review..just wanted to brag a bit :D
~very good fps
~Very sturdy and won't let you down
~very durable and can fit a 9.6v pretty easily
~mine broke...but that's just mine.
SWAT out "Hey I'm sorry to post a question on here, I've never done that... but does anyone know if the barrel is like the regular Echo M8A3 where the outer one can just screw off, and the inner is realistically around 300mm? I was debating buying this rifle and swapping the barrel with like a KX3 type flash hider. Saw a youtube review with one of those on the M8A3 so I was hoping this was pretty much the same. Displaying
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