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.
Written by Karl, who has written a total of 202 posts.
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