SRC SM8 Airsoft AEG Rifle w/ Two Hi-Cap Mags - Black
Originally designed under the US Army's Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) program; the XM8 was a part of a complete weapon system which was then later separated from the program to be a stand alone weapon. The XM8 was a weapons concept the US Army was hoping to replace the standard M4 / M16 weapons platforms for the standard infantry rifle in favor of a much more modular and lightweight space age design. The goal was for a cheaper, lighter, and easier to maintain all-in-one weapons platform that can be easily re-configured into multiple variations to fill various roles on the battlefield from a short barreled PDW to a bipod equipped support weapon.
SRC now makes one of the best XM8 AEG's on the market with their new gen.2 Tokyo Marui type Version 3 reinforced gearbox. The new generation gearbox features 8mm bushings, reinforced steel gears, and a metal hop-up chamber. The rifle's receiver, front, and rear assembly are all constructed out of high impact reinforced polymers to cut down on weight and the adjustable stock helps keep a compact profile. The rifle itself has completely ambidextrous controls to cater to both left and right handed shooters. A 1.5x scope is integrated to the rifles upper receiver and carrying handle with a set of flip up back up iron sights.
- High impact reinforced polymer construction
- Metal outer barrel
- Flip-up front and rear sights
- Working built-in magnifying scope
- Heavy weight with great realism and details
- Reinforced gen. 2 version 3 metal gearbox
- Steel gear sets
- Steel 8mm bushings
- SRC ultra-torque motor
- Ported piston head
- Metal hop-up unit
- Extra magazine included
470 Rounds. The SM8 use all Standard AEG G36 Series Airsoft magazines and drum mags. (Two Included). Battery:
Small Type. Battery & Charger Not Included. Muzzle Velocity:
330~380 FPS (0.20g BB) Rate of Fire
600 RDS/M Firing Mode:
Full Automatic, Semi Automatic and Safety. Hopup:
Yes. Full Metal / Adjustable. BB:
High Grade 0.20g, 0.23g, 0.25g. Use high grade bbs only like Matrix and Marui brand. Dimensions:
820mm x 300mm Range:
70~120 feet Manufacture:
Marui Type Ver. III Gearbox (The SM8 use the same gearbox as the G36C Series and takes all G36 internal gearbox upgrade parts.) Metal bushing. Motor:
"I've had this gun for a couple months now, but am just now reviewing it since I finally used it in a game. Externally, the gun is very tough, even with a plastic body. Has a very solid feel and a nice heavy weight to it. The adjustable stock is a nice feature, but is pretty wobbly. (I keep it fully retracted anyways) Scope works nicely but also is very wobbly on the railing. It has fake knobs but is adjusted by using an allen wrench on the top and side of the scope. Battery space is a little tricky, but you get used to it. I use a G&P small 8.4 and it fits snug. Also thought I'd mention the safety switches are kind of loose on the gun. One has already came off and needs to be reattached. Internally, the gun is VERY nice with full metal hop-up and steel internals. As for performance, mine chronoed right around at 350 fps with .25g. With the hop-up properly adjusted, I was easily hitting targets at 100-150ft. I could hit farther, but accuracy does suffer. Now pros and cons list.
ENORMOUS flash hider (requires very small allen wrench to remove)
Loose safety switches
Limited battery space
In conclusion, I was very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this gun!
"just got my sm8 in the mail and the 9.6 battery i ordered with it doesn't fit at all in the battery compartment , but luckily i had a 8.4 battery laying around so i tryed that and it fit nicely so if your going to get an sm8 get an 8.4 battery so you aren't stuck with something that doesn't fit
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