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Old March 28th, 2011, 21:01   #1
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ARES G36 - The best?

Out of all the G36s on the market currently (JG, CA, SRC, ARES, TM), would ARES be considered one of the best manufacturers?

I know it has some brand new features (like quick change spring and microswitch trigger).

But what about the rest of the gun internally and externally compared to a CA or TM?

Also, kinda off topic, but how would the ARES G36 stack up to the Dboys full steel AKS74U?

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Old March 28th, 2011, 22:10   #2
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ARES and CA are the best G36's out there.
Externally they're very similar (glass fiber, nice texture) and that's where the huge advantage is over TM/JG/etc. Even if the internals aren't good (which they are in both, I'm pretty sure) you can always replace them.

Replacing externals, like a receiver, is much more difficult.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:31   #3
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How about the Dboys? Even though they are completely different guns, how does the Dboys AKS74U compare to the ARES quality?
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:36   #4
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I was probably going to get an Ares G36K, until I decided to go instead for a GBBR.

The Ares has the advantage of being available in all popular versions: G36C, K, E, and RIS. The Ares G36s have a fairly nice 3.5X optical scope, with a realistic reticle, but the eye relief is very, very short. The scope has a short section of rail along the top, where you could mount an appropriately small red dot. Most other G36 airsoft guns lack that section of rail.

Beyond that, I'd have to say I agree with Styrak's assessment.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:43   #5
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I got the Ares G36c EBB I love it
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:55   #6
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Got my ares g36c last week. Gonna game it tomorrow to see how it performs.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:56   #7
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How about the Dboys? Even though they are completely different guns, how does the Dboys AKS74U compare to the ARES quality?
Full metal DBOYS AKS74U vs an plastic/fiber ARES G36?

You're comparing apples to oranges. You can't really do that.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 23:58   #8
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Full metal DBOYS AKS74U vs an plastic/fiber ARES G36?

You're comparing apples to oranges. You can't really do that.
What about performance wise? I can compare that right?
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Old March 29th, 2011, 00:26   #9
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Define "performance".

Also, you could Google search for reviews and do some research.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:09   #10
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Here is my take on it.
I own an Ares G36K .
The Ares has maybe the best externals, very solid feeling, realistic take down. Best part? Quick-change spring system! the thing is a beaut!
But be prepared for some frustration when u want to mess around with it (modding, upgrades etc,). Ares has a lot of proprietary parts and not all things may fit so sourcing parts might be difficult.

The g36 i got i have a strong feeling it was a lemon, wasnt working properly out of the box and had to go through a lot to get it shooting properly.

Would I recommend the Ares G36? Heck ya! given you dont get a lemon :P
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Old March 29th, 2011, 03:14   #11
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Same thing applies with with the CA. Excellent externals, outstanding internals. Mine hasn't caused me any problems.

The (new) ARES and CA G36s are basically equivalent, it's up to you whether you'd rather trade off battery life for electric blowback SFX. But then again, if you're a blowback whore, might as well get a WE G36.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 08:54   #12
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Define "performance".

Also, you could Google search for reviews and do some research.
Stock range and accuracy is my main concern. Durability in parts is another.

I've can't find many good reviews on the Dboys, mainly due to the fact that mostly inexperienced airsofters buy it. They don't go into detail on externals nor even touch the internals.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 22:30   #13
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Sorry for DP, but I have a question regarding the Dboys AKS74U. If upgraded, would that gun be able to compete with top of the line guns, such as the ARES g36 or RS Aks?
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Old March 30th, 2011, 22:44   #14
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If i were you i would just get the ARES, you will have far less problems, but again its like comparing apples to oranges.
The build quality (even for a "plastic" gun) is much better than the D-Boys.
The range of an ARES G36K is around 200 ft w/.25g, everything stock.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 22:59   #15
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I've already expressed my opinions about the Ares G36. If you want an AEG G36, that's the one I would buy.

The AK74 is a different animal all together. I have a CYMA AKS-74M (full length AK74, with a folding metal stock). I love this gun, and surely it's my favorite. It hits hard, has tremendous range, and is easy to live with. I've slayed a lot of bodies with my AK.

As I understand it, my CYMA is pretty much the same as the D-Boys.

The downside to these guns is some of the external parts are made of cheap and fragile pot metal. It's a good thing high quality Tokyo Marui parts fit my CYMA. Each time something has broken, I've replaced it with a TM part. My gun is now much better than when I first got it, but getting it to this point was not cheap. I would've been better off to buy a Marui or a VFC in the first place.

It's a tough message for new airsofters, but spending money on high quality guns is always better than buying a low-end gun and upgrading its parts as they break. Plus there'd be much less down time.
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