Post by UAD Airsoft on Jan 4, 2015 23:56:03 GMT -5
Hello everyone, I am currently looking at building an outdoor gun for when the MilSim season starts up again. I want something that has range, the ROF is not that important to me since I mostly stick with semi.
I would prefer a gun that accepts STANAG. The initial gun must be around $200 (excluding shipping), I will be upgrading the barrel, adding a mosfet, r hop and other upgrades).
Well I can't speak to the brands since my experience with g&p is limited to their first mid caps they released years back. I've still got them though and they are still going strong. I will say for that longer reach an m16a2 might just be the ticket. I sold my TM m16a2 years ago and that's one of the guns I wish I'd have kept. Nothing but a bone stock TM but that thing was a great shooting aeg. Honestly I'd say it was the best shooting out of the box I've owned and I've got quite a few TM guns in my collection still.
Either way despite the draw to the newer models I'm itching for an m14 myself along with bunches of these new guns that have come out. I'd go the m16a2 route myself. I may have to sell a few and go that route anyway
xaos - "298,000 yen for a complete gun. How much is that in real money?"
I've built a DMR out of a CYMA M14 EBR, as well as a CYMA Soc16. They pretty great to fit the DMR look, as they are, in real steel, a DMR platform. But you can build te performance out of any gun/platform.
But I personally prefer STANAG platforms as well. And I agree with Luke, my choice and suggestion would be the M16a2. Great barebones platform, G&P has great build quality, and plenty of aftermarket customization options due to it being an M4/M16 platform. Few suggestions with G&P internals though; swap the piston and piston head for almost anything else. They are known for having the "exploding piston head" due to its design. But really any after market/upgrade piston/piston head will do just great.
But as you were mainly asking what base platform might be a good pick, I won't go too deep into internal suggestions.
If you do decide to go the M16 route, I would highly recommend going with an M16A4. Internally, it'll be the exact same gun, but the A4 version has the removable flat top iron sight in case you ever decided to get optics, which you more than likely will considering your goal is to build a DMR.
Also, to evaluate a little bit on top of what t6e9a said, don't base your opinion on barrel length. It's possible to build pretty much any AEG out there into a DMR, regardless of barrel length. My TM P90 can easily reach just as far as my G&P'd SCAR, if not farther.
If it was me personally, I'd build something in a 7.62 platform, such as a Mk11 Mod 0, or a SCAR SSR. If they weren't so damned expensive, I'd definitely go with a 417 variant, though. Gotta factor in the mags as well, as they can be ridiculously more expensive than STANAG mags.