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Matrix 5000rd Super High Capacity Box Mag for M4 M16 Series Airsoft AEG
by Jacob V. Date Added: December 27, 2008
Previous claims about this thing's size a bit... high-flung. A computer monitor? I feel sorry for you if yours has an 8-inch screen. It is fairly big, but it's also a box mag. They don't make them all that small, and bearing that in mind I think the A&K is actually a fine specimen as long as you're a right-handed shooter. It puts most of its mass directly beneath and to the right side, and maintains a surprisingly sleek profile, even if it hangs lower than many other models. That, and it has one of the highest capacities for an airsoft box mag you will ever find, if not THE highest. As for looking like a fool, that's a matter of opinion. If you think someone coming up a hill with this looks dumb, then his aim is crappy or you're the dumb one because you shouldn't be worried about how your opponent looks while he's shooting at you, especially if it doesn't appear he'll be stopping any time soon.

Now, 5000 BBs makes a hefty addition to any AEG. If your gun is decent, you're probably using .20g BBs. If we assume you're carrying that exact amount of ammo in the drum, that's an extra 2 pounds and some change. With .25s, 2 and 3/4 pounds. Doesn't sound like much, but as a concentrated weight hanging under a 6-12 pound weapon (leaving room for materials and accessories) it's more than noticeable.

If you're looking for a box mag, my guess is that you're a rifleman looking to go light-support without buying an M249 and still retaining the option of converting back, which is a fair motive. Or, you're too lazy to change magazines. I was a bit of both when I bought the A&K box, to be perfectly honest, though more of the former. Either way, this is a good product.

However, be careful if you decide to get the electric version. When I did, it quit feeding half way through the first day of playing. The feed spring just crapped out, as if it had been over-wound continuously the entire time, and of course it hadn't been.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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