For the past eternity, or so, I've been looking for a new gun and reading reviews. Ergonomically and externally, the VFC SCAR fits the bill for me, but I'm a bit confused by it's internal capabilities. From reviews I've read, I get very mixed signals on stock performance, ranging from LiPo capable badass' gun-of-choice to a pile of steaming bovine excrement. I know that a good number of you guys here on MiA own, or have owned, a VFC.
What I'd like a simple straight forward account of your experience with a stock VFC in a game, OP, Milsim, etc. Either way, bad or good, I plan on buying the SCAR. I just need to know if immediate upgrades will be necessary after buying the gun.
From what I've seen your everyday VFC will run on the hot side of things. Both of my friends were shooting around 420 fps right out of the box. Personally I run one as well but I went with polarstar internals instead.
Maybe someone else will chime in but from what I've seen VFC makes some pretty solid blasters both internally and externally. Hope this helps.
The 416 is different from the SCAR, and I've never been inside my 416's gearbox because I hate doing internal work and nothing has broken. So far, it's easily the best stock gun I've ever owned. It shoots very nicely, cycles smoothly, and the body is solid as a rock. I haven't had any problems with it so far.
You're also going to be dealing with the self-shimming gears and stiff-thin-brittle wiring. The gear ratio is somewhere around 14:1 so It's pretty speedy which may be why someone chewed a piston, along with the spring from the self shimming gears bouncing the gear around under load. The gearbox is a pain in the ass to extract/install due to the gears for the ambidextrous selector levers.