I have an Ares AW .338 "gas system", and so far I have been really happy with it. There are a few "quirks" to deal with, but nothing serious a little machining won't help.
- the bolt stop wears out easily, and is difficult to remove. (it is however a small piece that would be easy and cheap to have machined from steel)
- the gun shoots over 500 FPS with 0.20g BBs on propane, and does not lose enough FPS when running a heavier round. (it would be simple to Make a pressure control valve for it)
- this bastard is heavy for a sniper. (it's not really a con, as this gun is very realistic; but you almost "need" a bi-pod. The stand and shoot would be difficult)
- the cost of the magazines is high (like $70 or more)
ďREALITY IS LIKE A STONE. TO MANY ITíS HARD AND COLD, THEY CANíT HUG IT OR EAT IT, IT ONLY FRUSTERATES THEM AND DOESNíT DO THEM MUCH GOOD. TO OTHERS ITíS STRONG AND DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN BUILD WITH IT, BUILD UPON IT, OR WORK WITH IT, ALSO USE IT TO SMASH PEOPLE IN THE FACE.Ē