airsoftninja replied to your post: The Ol’ Captain just got back from his first Airsoft op of the year.
What make is your SCAR? I’m gonna guess ARES.
Nope, its a Dboys model. Yeah, I know…is a cheaper gun, but I really like the SCAR design and I’ve been wanting this gun for a while now. I didn’t know if I’d like it out in the field, so I stuck to my “Buy cheap and decent before buying expensive”.
I’ll do the brief of my review right now.
- The look of the gun
- The sturdy weight
- The flip sights allowed me to easily integrate a reddot
- DEAR GOD THE ACCURACY AND RANGE. To go off on this tangent for a while: I got a red dot, not the most expensive, but the Ol’ Captain has a kid on the way and a loving wife to support so he can’t go spending money all willy-nilly. After a bit of sighting in with some white .20gs so I could see the round as it exited the barrel, I noticed the most awesome thing ever: The rounds went in EXACTLY the same spot every-dang-time. I had a few random direction rounds, but that’s understandable when 90% of my shots were in the same spot every time. Seriously, wherever the red dot was pointing, it nailed every time…and with .2’s too.
I played with .25gs today (mostly because I had a canister of them I wanted to get rid of) and through winds, brush, and whatever else…the games went like this: See the target, place red dot, score a hit.
- The easy access battery compartment. its under the cheek rest and let’s you slip an 8.4 in no problem.
- The Rate of Fire on the 8.4 was amazingly excellent. It wasn’t as crazy as my buddy’s M4 with the 9.6, but damn close.
- The folding stock was good for moving around and getting the weapon pointed at off hand directions without shifting hands.
Now the bad stuff:
- The weight gets a little taxing after a while. You really start to feel the burn after about 2 hours of carrying it and are absolutely tired of it by the end of the day.
- The worst thing so far is probably an error with my gun alone, so I’ll be getting that fixed asap. The problem is that the gearbox sometimes stops working. Not like…stops stops but has a ‘gearbox jam’ where the firing hammer doesn’t reset. Its happened to me before game a week or so ago and I fixed it by dropping the motor height. Today, I did this once but it took so long I decided to fix it in a way truer to MILSIM: I hit it. Not hard, just a nudge. It worked fine. It did it a few more times, but nothing that ruined any shots or anything. Each time a gentle tap got it going again.
The problem, I think, has to do with the motor sitting to tightly so I’ve adjusted it JUST slightly high enough to keep it from squealing or not connecting. A few test-firings later and it’s working A-Okay.
- The magazine well was a little difficult to get the clips to stay in. Its been a problem for a little while. It didn’t bug me today since I never had to switch mags on the field, but I could see it being an issue when I switch to mid-cap mags in the near future.
All in all the gun is great. It looks amazing (I will be posting a lot of pictures and stuff later), sounds great, and fires straighter than you could dream on a .20g round (so you don’t lose that FPS that will give you that little bit extra umph). I’ll probably switch back to playing with .2s or get some white .25s because I like watching them to see where they land distance wise.
It was a great operation. We have all been out of practice, so we didn’t play too terribly much, but it was great. I can’t wait to get out there with my awesome SCAR and roll again.
Until next time, stay safe and keep softin’!