Reviews: VFC Heckler & Koch HK417 Full Metal Elite Airsoft AEG Rifle - Long Version


7 Customer Reviews
Model: AEG-UREX-2279046
Location: A3-014 WN5-T3

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by Garret S. on 2014-11-11 12:04:27
"This is an absolute gun.
The H&K 417 is perfect for those looking for the Mid range to DMR range of play.
The only thing I can tell everyone that is getting into this is
KEEP HOP UP BUSHINGS ON STAND-BY. This thing is chewing through mine, but that is just the nature of the bushings and so on and so forth.

high ROF
easy battery storage
very quick access to gearbox and hopup (SO NICE)
excellent range
excellent FPS(mainly for field if you don't want to go change some springs)
tons upon tons of rail space.

it is a bit on the heavy side (im not 100% sure on this modle i own the 150c which was built by a different company.)
High cap mags feed better than the mid cap mags. (odd i know)
mags are a bit difficult to store in regular holsters.
This gun chews the bucking in your hopup.

I highly recommend this gun to a seasoned player, I do not recommend this to a tech. I cannot find a reason to upgrade anything in this gun besides the inner barrel and of course buckings. The internals are great and will last. keep it lubed and youll be able to play for days :)
by tmdk t. on 2014-01-07 11:49:42
"This was the second AEG I've bought. And it is the second best one I've had(The first being my Tokyo Marui RECCE carbine) And I have to say. This thing is worth every penny you pay for it. Even considering that its market down $70 compared to other sites that sell it. Performance is good, it's definitely lipo ready. Now let's get to the pros and cons.

Good ROF. Especially on am 11.1v (Thanks captain obvious)
Accurate up to and slightly past 120 feet. (using .2s)
Top of the line finish. As expected from VFC.
Solid. Absolutely no wobble whatsoever. Not even the butt stock.
Full travel mock bolt w/ bolt catch. Because it looks cool and feels natural when you rack it. Although it doesn't have any effect on the performance it's great.
Unique, it's an HK417. One of the few 7.62 AR designs on the market.

Large buttstock and buffer tube. This makes it nearly impossible to find a aftermarket buttstock replacent and buffer tube sling mount. (I used zip-ties instead). Amd the large stock is a little cumbersome. Even IF you are a large person.

That's about it. Great gun. It's literally a steal if you buy it here than from any other site or store.
by Chris H. on 2014-01-03 19:12:12
"This is my favorite gun no matter what I say but I'm gonna go deeper into the problems i ran into while getting this gun. Still its a perfect gun.

I got this gun and packaging is great, quality is great, metal is perfect, no feeding problems or internal problems blah blah blah five stars.

Please note if you are getting this gun that there is no compatibility with this gun. There are no specified mag pouches unless you get the really expensive blue force gear ones. The mags itself are really expensive. You cannot customize stocks because of the bigger buffer tube, and if you break this gun or want to upgrade, some parts are only made for the hk417's size so parts will be hard to find. You must get a molle vest to attach the mag pouches since no m4 mag pouch can hold it.

Please if you get this gun, get a G3 mag holder. Its cheap and probably can fit it. Condor makes a nice one. Overall, superb gun quality and parts but know the effects of getting such a unique gun.
by Mason T. on 2013-09-14 22:14:24
"Let me start off by just saying wow I love this thing. I have have several different airsoft aeg platforms over my time playing airsoft and this one just destroys them all. The 417 is a amazing rifle in the real world and this airsoft replica live's up to the real thing in every way is can. The rate of fire is insane, I had a M60E3 for a long time and this rifle puts it to shame and that is using the same size battery I used with the M60. I recommend this to anyone look for compact modern battle rifle for field use the magazine's are large but the 500 round high caps will do everything you need any more.
by edriann m. on 2013-07-16 17:10:44
"Let me start off by telling you this gun is great! The gun is very sturdy no wobble what so ever, and shoots very well. If you are looking for a good gun that will last you a long time check out this particular model.

- Good FPS
- Very sturdy
- Just a great gun.

- Big buffer tube.
- Magazines are way bigger then any other m4 mag.

I would recommend this to anyone !!!
by Casey M. on 2013-04-17 19:16:14
"The gun actually shoots around 430 but the reason they say it shoots 340 is because as you can see in the video above when they chronoed the gun they accidently set the bb to .25 which screwed up the chrono. Just thought you guys should know that.
by Ryan T. on 2012-12-22 17:21:04
"Let me start off by saying this is the best gun I've ever purchased. With VFC, you can never go wrong

-good range
-infested with HK trades
-functional bolt release
-good hop up unit
-rail system is monolithic, no wobble
-bigger buffer tube(can fit bigger batteries in stock)

-mag pouches are hard to find
-says shoots 350 out of box, shot 440 which is way too hot for my local field
-only sling mount is located on stock
-bigger buffer tube(cant equip after market stocks)

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