Originally Posted by Ragboy
thank you, thats reply should almost be stickied...
i'll start from the beginning, I want Two things out of my gun ACCURACY and durability... EVERYTHING ELSE is optional... even look and originality. so if someone tells me that i can get the same accuracy and durability from an armalite as from a nicely upgraded M14, than hot damn you just made my day...
i want an m14 because it seems ( and to some of my research) that the longer barrel and V4 mechbox give it the two things i want out of my gun out of the box.
Now dont get me wrong i intend on upgrading to get a tight bore and better pistons and so on and so forth. but what i'm looking for is the gun that will give me ACCURACY and DURABILITY while having to change the least amount of parts.
SO feel free to reassure my little newb mind and tell me that it is possible to get a less costly make and model than the m14 and still get a DM RIFLE capability ( as in not having to buy an m4 and turn into a bloody spr 3000$ later)
In airsoft, unless you get past 600mm long inner barrels and have a proper high quality hop up, matching nozzle, proper unported cylinder, etc. length doesn't matter! (that's what she said)
I have an Mp5 here that has more range and accuracy than my friend's TM M14 and it's about 1/5th the length and 25% of the weight and half the cost to build.
M14s are also hell to work on so unless you are experienced at gun work or know a gun doctor who is experienced with M14s, I do not recommend it. M14s are also heavy as hell.
If you buy that AGM, you'll have neither accuracy, nor durability (the AGM M14 body is strange plastic that feels like it's cheesy bakelite from the 60s).
If you are intent on being a DM, check with whatever group you are going to be playing with as to their DM/sniping rules. Some of them do not allow AR platforms (unless SPR) or guns that not permantely disabled from full-auto, etc.