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.
We promised it would be coming, and now it is here! Today we are showing off what some of the guys behind Airsoft Ranch run on their game days of Airsoft.
If you haven't seen our previous blog on "Airsoft Ranch pay us a visit?", then go check it out using the clickable link.
From their previous trip here where they filmed a review of the Taran Tactical - KW3 Combat Master Pistol, they also got together with our media team to do a little fashion shoot.
So, let's get to it, we're going to start with Kamil and what he chooses as his go-to gear on Airsoft game day. Kamil likes to run with an affordable setup but invests wisely in his primary. Let us start off with the gear.
Equipment and Clothes:
Now, let's get onto his two favourite rifles, firstly his primary. The KRYTAC - Trident CRB MKII with a few tasty upgrades and accessories:
As for his secondary, Kalim chooses to run his Tokyo Marui Glock17 Gen3.
Also joining Kamil on the catwalk was Ryan, a fellow team-member who loves his gear as seen in the pics.
Equipment and Clothes:
As for the guns, Ryan has spent some serious money! His beloved go-to is a Tokyo Marui - SCAR L fully upgraded. For those ultra CQB moments or when he's out of ammo for the SCAR, Ryan makes a quick change over to his RAVEN - EU17 GBB Pistol.
If you've enjoyed this read and want to check out other Feature Friday posts, just flick back in time through our blog posts to find more.
Airsoft Ranch who? For those who may not have seen the name floating on social media yet or even come across their website, Airsoft Ranch is a relatively new team of 10 people dedicated to site reviews, informational guides and a WIKI source for all things Airsoft in the UK.
Airsoft Ranch is only 11 months old and soon celebrating their 1st year of internet birth! The Ranch Team consists of a mixed bag of active Airsofters who can often be seen at Hardline Airsoft, Invasion Airsoft and Wolfgang when not touring the country trying out new locations.
We recently had a visit from three of the guys who took advantage of spending a full day checking out everything we had to offer and also partnered up with ourselves to produce their first YouTube video featuring the hugely popular Army Armament - Taran Tactical JW3 GBB Pistol.
Along with being film stars for the day, we also snapped a few photos of two of the players to show you what they run and gun with. We will be posting a Feature Friday blog dedicated to two of their members next week on the 22nd of November.
So let's get to it, Airsoft Ranch take it away with your review of the Army Armament - Taran Tactical JW3 GBB Pistol:
As mentioned in the video, they have produced a full write up a review of the pistol which can be found here on their official website.
If you like what you have seen in the video and Airsoft Ranch's official blog review and fancy your own JW3 pistol, then check it out here.
If you also fancy working with ourselves on any future news, video content and more then drop us an email to email@example.com
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