Features Compatible with AEG springs; QD power / fps change; Lots of upgrade and customization parts Metal receiver, bolt and barrel assembly, fluted outer barrel, metal 20mm top accessory rail for optics Direct feed 55 round magazine Ambidextrous magazine release; Loaded chamber indicator Adjustable hop up dial Trigger-guard safety lever Harris mount compatible Pistol grip hides hex keys needed for basic weapon breakdown or hop-up adjustment Safety drop test passed
Built on the ARES Striker series of Airsoft sniper rifles, the EMG Helios EV01 is a new take on the tried and true M40 styled chassis with modern creature comforts to enhance the shooter's experience. New with this rifle is a trigger guard safety bar, allowing the shooter to easily use it without ever taking their finger out of the trigger area, and an enhanced magazine release also within close reach of the trigger finger. The metal receiver houses AMOEBA's Compact Power Bolt, which provides the shooter with the same power they are used to with a much shorter bolt pull length.
Manufacturer: EMG Helios / ARES FPS Range: 415-420 Color: Dark Earth Specifications: Length:
High Power Spring
Gun, Magazine, Manual
The EMG vision is to manufacture products the world has never seen before; products we would put our name on, and products that hit the spot! "EMG" (Evike Manufacturing Group) was spawned from the realization that if you want something done exactly the way you want it, you need to do it yourself, and we did just that.
We took our 16 years of knowledge as the market's lead retailer, our network of 300+ superior manufacturers, to work with inspiring top innovators in the firearms industry. That combined with the vision to invest into the Airsoft industry, an industry we believe in, EMG was born. About ARES
Established in 2010, ARES has been producing excellent airsoft product, ranging from automatic electric guns (AEG), gas powered guns, spring power guns, grenade launchers, internal & external upgrade part, accessories, and even unique gun rack system. We aim to satisfy both avid airsoft players and gun collectors.ARES airsoft guns and products are distinguishably stand out from other competitors on the market, because of our simple and direct technical innovation which is designed and tested in-house by our R&D team. We hold very a high standard of quality, performance and realism on our airsoft guns and products.
(Write a review) "Really impressed with this rifle already and Iâ€™ve only had it for about a month. Best thing about it is how easy it is to find upgrades for it and the stock TDC hopup adjustment. The spring can be upgraded with any aeg spring and the bolt pull is really nice and smooth. If youâ€™re looking for a great rifle with easy to find upgrades, definitely look into this model. "If you wanted an Ares Striker, this is probably the best version to get for the price as it is comparable to the AST-01 with a new external body. It has all the features from the Striker series but all at a more affordable price that is less than the cheapest Striker at the time of writing. They have made the bolt handle one piece so it would not fall off like the previous versions, and the sling attachment points are available on both sides instead of only being on one side. The safety is also in a better position as it rests against the trigger guard when put into fire and won't interfere when pulling the bolt like other sniper rifles. However, a few gripes I have with this rifle is that the cap to get to the hex keys is a little hard to open as it is flush with the bottom of the grip and isn't tapered, and the front half of the body is difficult to remove compared to the other Striker sniper rifles. I hope Evike makes a video about this rifle with disassembly as it is essential to get to the internals to upgrade the rifle, and it feels like I am about to bend the polymer too much to remove it. Overall, it has all the merits of the AS02/AST-01 at an affordable price.
- One-piece bolt handle
- Sleek M40 look
- TDC hop-up
- Uses AEG springs
- Short pull for faster follow up shots
- Bolt opens every pull for added realism
- Blown up diagram of rifle included in the manual through a QR code included
- Many upgrade parts are available as it uses the Striker design
- Infamous Striker fire indicator is still present
- Front half of the body is hard to remove
- Plastic Hop-up unit (can be upgraded) "Literally an Ares Striker with different externals, but for less money. Thankfully, the loaded indicator is screwed in on this version. The added M14-style flick-forward to fire safety is nice, and also prevents the sear from engaging the piston when on safe. The mag release paddle is also nice, as you can you use your trigger finger to release the magazine, which would be otherwise cumbersome if only using one hand.
Regarding internals, it uses standard striker parts and can take the same upgrades, but uses an AS02 style trigger unit (so AS01 sears won't work). My trigger sear was also bone-dry out of the box, so it may be prudent to check that if you buy this. Also for some reason, the gun would make a weird scratching noise whenever I pulled the bolt back, and it turned out to be the lever that prevents you from firing with the bolt pulled back. I'm not sure why as all of the internal parts had a smooth finish, but I just ended up removing that lever and the noise went away.
Regarding externals, the polymer feels pretty sturdy. The front handguard has to be bent slightly down from the outer barrel then pulled forward to remove. Don't count on using the included allen wrenches for disassembly, because the little cap that holds them in is nigh on impossible to remove without something hard (like another allen wrench); I bent two of my fingernails trying to pry it open with just my fingers.
Overall, there's no reason not to go with this version of the striker if you were looking to buy one, as it has the same internals and same quality of externals, but is substantially cheaper than the other versions. Write a Review
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