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Echo1 Special Operations Branch SOB-II Full Metal Airsoft AEG Rifle
[AEG-E1-SOB2]
$250.00 $199.99
by Andrew M. Date Added: Tuesday 11 December, 2012
I have owned this gun for around 2 months so I feel like I have gotten a good, unbiased amount of data for this gun.

Basic info:
- The gun comes shooting around 350 (0.2g) out of the box. It uses a ver 3 gearbox but a long type motor.

PROS:
- Build quality is very nice. Metal upper receiver, rails, buffer tube
- The straight magazine is a very nice touch and is a LOT easier to insert and take out of magazine pouches.
- Shoots reliably and accurate within 18in at about 80ft.
- Great for CQB
- ABLE TO REMOVE STOCK AND CHANGE TO A CAP SLING MOUNT WITHOUT BUYING EXTRA PARTS.
- Comes with rails so you don't have to buy a mount for optics
- Uses normal 14mm threads

CONS:
- The gun's balance is really terrible. Its really front heavy, especially for something that doesn't have a long barrel or suppressor. Even after removing the rails it is pretty heavy for a CQB gun.
- Not a lot of battery room. With the stick battery in there, its actually impossible to move the bolt back and fourth.
- The hopup lever re-adjusts itself after a while. Kind of hard to tighten the lever without damaging the plastic.
- THE FRONT RAILS ARE WOBBLY AND DESIGNED TERRIBLY. This is a big con for me. The front rails are only held in place by a single MP5 pin. Not only that but the pin also looks like a sling mount. The problem is you can't use it as a sling mount because there's a chance that your sling will pull the pin out, dropping your RIS somewhere.


Overall I give this product 4/5 stars because of its great performance but some design flaws.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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