This week we have received a new Airsoft spring powered sniper rifle we have never had before, the Double Eagle - M50A.
Initially, we were not expecting great things from the rifle, the low price, the simplistic box design... But as soon as we opened it up and started to handle it, oh what a surprise.
In the box, you have the rifle itself, one magazine, butt plate extension pieces, a very basic sling and screw set to assemble the rifle's two parts together. So what shocked us? The weight and power! This is modelled directly off of the ASG - SSG 62 P2 quite clearly, but there are some slight upgrades.
The outer barrel is certainly a little more weight but it is not uncomfortable at all. The original SSG 62 P2 was too light, it was almost like handling a nerf gun sensation. The new Double Eagle - M50A was also firing 492fps consistently shot after shot whilst writing the original product description.
The rifle shares "VSR" like features too including an externally adjustable hop-up unit and a similar shaped trigger mechanism. This rifle makes a great budget entry-level option for those looking to experience the world of Airsoft sniping.
So what ammo should you use with this? Instantly do not go any lighter than a 0.36g BB, but we would recommend something heavier. You will be able to punch through foliage far easier, have a long straight flight, and your targets (enemies) will feel the hits more too. We have several options, but the top three are NUPROL - RZR 0.40g Precision BB x 1000, ASG - 0.40g Precision Ammunition 6mm BB x 1000 and the NUPROL - RZR 0.43g Precision BB x 1000.
But what about the usual issue with buying a new Airsoft gun... do we have spare magazines? Yes! Double Eagle - M50 26rnd magazines are available individually here. Alternatively, you can also purchase the ASG - Steyr SSG 69 P2 Magazine 2 pack.
Now onto the optics, we always advise spending a good amount on your glass as it can dramatically improve your sniping game. Where possible, go for a larger front glass, start off at 40mm. Anything smaller really is a waste of money. The larger the front glass, the more you can see. You can maintain aim on a target whilst reloading and seeing who may be approaching them to be mediced. The go-to budget yet excellent scope right now would have to be the NUPROL - 3-9x50 Scope which includes mounts too.
So what are you waiting for? Now's the time to get into backyard sniping or prep yourself for your next game day. Either enjoy it as it is straight out of the box with impressive power, range and consistency or have it as an affordable base to go to down with customising.
UPDATE! The special editions have all sold out, we have just received delivery of the goods and are being processed and deliveries will commence as of the 8th of June. Due to the high demand we are now waiting for a second production run from VORSK, this may be quite a wait due to the current global situation. HOWEVER! We have produced a bundle deal on the standard editions where you can buy two and save £40. Check out the bundle deals by scrolling down on the product page.
Check out the standard edition of the VORSK - VX-9 GBB Pistol here.
We expect the VX-9 to be shipping to your door from the 8th of June, you will have three variant options available to you. Choose between Chrome or Black, each pistol comes with a unique suppressor and stunning accented details all over the pistol. The third variant option is a special edition box set that includes two VX-9's in one box alongside 2x standard and 2x extended magazines.
Lets expand on the questions everyone wants answering, first of all the magazines. As already mentioned the special edition models come with 4 magazines in total (as you have 2 pistols), two of these magazines are extended 50rnd capacity. This pistol is compatible with Tokyo Marui and RAVEN MEU 1911 Gas and CO2 powered magazines.
Straight out of the box we have reports from the developers that you can expect 330fps roughly using NUPROL 2.0 Green gas. The suppressor also features an inner barrel extensions which will further improve your pistols accuracy and range plus a little FPS boost at the same time. You can also dismantle the suppressor/inner barrel extension unit so you can put your own foam inside there too! VORSK also plan on releasing their own dedicated foam filled suppressors at some point in the future, right now we have no date on those.
As with most VORSK pistols, the internals are Tokyo Marui compatible, however it cannot be guaranteed every upgrade part is 100% compatible without minor modifications. We always advise you shoot your Airsoft guns over 2 to 3 games to let them bed in, before you start chasing a couple of foot in extra range with upgrades.
Both pistols also have removable real wood grips, a potential special assassin option could be to replace them with integrated laser grips...
So, if you like what you see you can pre-order right now through our website here.
If you missed all the hype, we had our monthly late-night Thursday held on the 5th of March where you could have walked away with a brand new £424.99 Tokyo Marui - M4A1 SOCOM Carbine Next Gen Recoil AEG. Well, one lucky lad went and won it and we couldn't believe the results from the evening!
As with every late-night Thursday, we're still open from 9:30am but we close at 9pm. We do these events typically the first Thursday of every month. We always advertise what theme we're running with, the dates and also what competitions we will be running. The 5th of March saw you potentially walking away with one of the most prestigious rifles on the market.
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Tonight is the night to get in and enter our competition and check out the whole range of @tokyo_marui on our walls! It's a hard contest, only 4 out of 40+ people have managed to hit both targets. #patrolbase #airsoft #6mm #airsoftuk #airsoftnation #airsoftworld #milsim #military #guns #gear #pew #pewpew #m4 #mp5 #sniper #rifle #tactical #army #love #airsofter #airsoftobsessed #airsoftinternational #airsoftteam #airsoftphotography
The mission was to hit two targets, with only two shots. If you missed the first target, you were out! If you managed to hit both targets, your name and number were recorded and your name was put onto our scoreboard. At 8:30pm we then put every winning name into a hat and picked out one random number relevant to the order in which we had stuck your name on the board.
The number of girlfriends and partners who refused to enter, but then ended up actually hitting both targets was incredible! The number of boyfriends who were envious they couldn't hit both targets was humorous. However, we had to pick only one winner and that happened to be an 8-year-old!
He managed to hit both targets, but as per our terms and conditions, a responsible adult had to claim the goods. That just happened to be his uncle. His uncle entered the competition and didn't even hit a single target! So we think we all know how lucky he was... let's hope he treats his nephew to something extra special. Check out the video below re-capping exactly what happened on the night:
Be sure to keep an eye on our blogs and social media channels for our next late night Thursday. We know it's going to be held on the 2nd of April, but stay tuned for what you could be winning on the evening.
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