Daiviet is the oh so knowledgeable one when it comes to SCARs. He was the one to help me decide which to buy.
I own the VFC SCAR-L. I highly suggest getting the Light version since it takes M4/M16 mags whereas the SCAR-H mags are harder to find and are not as abundant. Plus, I don't think Magpul PTS makes SCAR-H mags either, and they make the SEXIEST mags ever.
Daiviet owns the ARES SCAR-L. He wrote a very extensive review on it. Use the search function and do your reading. There are several interesting functions on it such as the quick switch spring.
I am very new to airsoft so I haven't had a chance to try out an ARES SCAR-L. However, since I do own a VFC SCAR-L, I can tell you this gun is a beauty. And yes, supposedly the VFC SCAR-L is the most accurate replica on the market. VFC takes great pride in their externals as well and this really shows. The internals have not failed me yet. Only time something broke was when I was being curiously stupid, ended up twisting my inner barrel VERY vigorously, and broke the hop up sleeve. Other than that, both internals and externals are awesome.
They can run LiPos but I would rather use NiMHs. It is not because I don't have enough knowledge to use LiPos (I've actually spent my last whole co-op work term working with all Li batteries extensively, all day every day) but because I do not want to stress my internals too much. I might switch to LFPs some day because I love the new tech, but we will have to see.
Also, it is VERY hard to scratch the externals. I've dropped it and dragged it up a rock-filled near-vertical hill while I was climbing it and no scratches whatsoever. Only scratches are on the bolt catch slide because I slide it back a lot to listen to the oh-so-satisfying click clack and adjust my hop-up from time to time.
Originally Posted by Chayce
I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.
I am not familiar with airsoft.
What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?