"I love the M14 and wanted to use one in a reenactment group, and I thought this one would fit the bill for a reenactment/Airsoft use, I was right on the reenactment part, it looks beautiful, but what awaits is sad
Maybe I got a lemon but the gun would not stop firing full auto after the trigger was released, and the semi auto fired full auto bursts of 2-5 bbs, and after 2 days, the oprod broke and the charging handle does not go foreword, just stays in the back position. I didn't think it would fall apart on me this quickly for a gun that I only heard good things about "impressed is a good word to describe my feelings about this rifle.
it comes fully assembled so you get to experience it right from the box. nothing loose or wobbly. it's heavy (much more than i expected) especially for the synthetic stock. the factory battery fits easily behind the well-built butt plate, with room to spare. it actually needs some padding to keep it from clunking around. out of curiosity, i tried fitting a 7.2v 3000mAh battery from an RC car into the compartment. it fit like a glove (a tight one) and added some nice balance/weight to the rear. since the 7.2v racks the stock gearbox same as the 8.4v, i think i'll keep it there. i don't plan on needing a RoF faster than my finger.
the imitation wood stock looks pretty convincing but it does have some flex when you grip it and the seams are visible and uneven.
rear peep sight is adjustable up/down and left/right…and it's solid. the moving charging handle is a neat "plus" but kinda unnecessary. sure, it adds to the realism but it is 100% cosmetic—no internals are accessible under it. the spring holding the handle shut is fairly weak (i guess) because it allows the (rather heavy) assembly to slide back and forth as you run or when you quickly rest the butt on the ground.
using my uncalibrated eye-chrono, it shoots 0.25g BBs at around "fast". it also shoots them pretty accurately. i was testing batteries by plinking rocks (~2.5"x1.5") off the top of a fence. they were only 30' away but i was still impressed. i stayed impressed as i stretched the distance out to around 100' at a sheet of paper.
i'm very happy with this purchase. if you're on the fence, i say go for it! "Ive had this weapon for 5 years now and still running the same way it did out of the box! Ive used this gun every where from cqb to field to sniping and hasn't failed once on me. This gun is hands down the best m14 you can buy that has reliability and accuracy that goes hand to hand right of the box. Honestly i haven't even had to open up my gun over all these years, which is rare even in high $$$$ aegs. Soon I'm looking forward to putting a miracle barrel in just to tighten the pattern a little, but you really dont even need it.
Durable as a rock
Accurate as a $1000 aeg
Authentic look and feel
Rate of fire is true to the real steel
none what so ever!
Overall opinion: ......why are you still looking at the reviews? Go buy one to see yourself! It wont disappoint!!!
Also get a rail system over the bolt so you can use optics/scopes, because youll need them if youre sniping Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Echo1 Full Metal Airsoft M14 AEG Two Hi-Cap Magazine Package (Imitation Wood Stock) Echo1 AEGs are high quality AEGs with realistic finish, upgraded parts and great performance. Dimension:
440 Rounds metal hi-cap magazine included. (Uses all M14/SOC16 series AEG Magazine).
Metal bushing / Version 7 w/ Fully Reinforced internals.
Echo 1 High Performance Electric Motor
Full / Semi / Safety select fire.
AEG, Two Hicap Magazines, Battery, Charger, Manual.
8.4v Small type recommended (Wired to rear w/ large Tamiya. Battery & charger not included)
- Echo1 high strength reinforced gearbox. Lipoly Ready.
- 100% Marui Compatible / Takes all Marui compatible M14 upgrade parts and accessories.
- Extreme Accuracy and Long Range Performance.
- Full Metal Realistic Design Receiver with Imitation Wood Stock.
- TM Compatible M14 Type Adjustable Hopup.
- Full Metal Outer / Inner Barrel system.
- Adjustable Front & Rear Sight.
- Movable Cocking Lever and Bolt Cover
The Echo 1 M14 Series AEG is built to perform and impress with great range and power. 100% Tokyo Marui compatibility gearbox design has made this AEG very easy to upgrade, tune and accessorize. Aftermarket parts such as slings, scope mount, bipod, RIS are easy to find. If you are looking for a longer rifle and want something that has more range than the M4, the M14 is your rifle. It is a perfect long range type rifle with the ability to engage far beyond most AEGs. As with all Echo 1 products you won't be disappointed.
This AEG comes pre-upgraded with all Echo 1 factory reinforced parts, resulting in an amazing rifle ready to play out of the box. A complete TM-compatible reinforced gearbox retails for over $120. Echo 1 comes standard with the most common upgrades and is rated one of the best factory gearboxes by airsoft technicians. The performance is smooth and the rate of fire is good with excellent accuracy and long range sniping ability.
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