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Old March 29th, 2011, 19:43   #1
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Sig-551 Swat/VFC SOPMOD M4

Just as the title says, im thinking of getting a sig 551 swat(ICS) or SOPMOD M4(Vega Force), what are your thoughts on the gun's ? preferably people who have worked on them or have owned them at one point in time. However anything is welcome, i'd just like to know what you guys think about the comparison ?.

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SOPMOD: II

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Old March 29th, 2011, 19:52   #2
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i own a VFC Sopmod for a full season now almost bought the ICS heard stories about pieces falling off and overall the build quality did not seem as nice, my VFC has not had a single issue internaly or externaly... definitaly recomend it
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Old March 29th, 2011, 19:54   #3
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Thanks man, how do you find the accuracy on it?
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Old March 29th, 2011, 19:59   #4
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to be honest very good with 28 Bastards, good range good accuracy never even bothered with a tight bore, run a lipo on it too not an issue, a full season of rough play not even one external mark on the body
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:02   #5
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thanks for your time man ! also, stupid question but, would you have to buy a tight bore separately ? like buy a whole different barrel ? or do they come with them or with out them ?

Because a tighter bore would = better accuracy and range yes ? (i am probably wrong but yeah. xD)
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:05   #6
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i was going to pickup a tight bore seperatly but actualy gamed it first and then didnt bother,it would increase the accuracy but to be honest it isnt needed.

Ive ran this rifle thru rain snow mud its been dropped many times, same as mags ive used just about every brand with only one issue which was a damaged mag very well built rifle the only one i own thats not been upgraded at all
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:07   #7
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sweet man, thanks for your input seriously, also do you use any kind of optics with it ? or just iron sights.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:11   #8
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depends on the look im after ive ran Elcans Acogs Eotechs ive also swapped out stocks and front shrouds rifle is very versatile
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:23   #9
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go vfc. they are generally accepted as top notch guns. Very nice externals decent to good internals. Plus with sopmod you have lots of aftermarket potential.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 20:30   #10
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Thanks fi3re, you guys seem to be persuading me to the SOPMOD, it seems to have a lot of nice reviews as well.
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Yes it does did a lot of research before i bought very happy
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Old March 29th, 2011, 21:18   #12
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I have an ICS sig 551 and I'm very happy with it. Shoots accurately out of the box (put a TB barrel and you're laughing) and has a nice rate of fire. The overall fitment and quality of the gun is very nice and the hop up is very easy to adjust. It's a full metal gun but it doesn't weigh a lot only 6 lbs. My two biggest complaints with it are the swinging trigger guard is too easy to swing and can get annoying. I put a couple dabs of glue to stick it in place and I totally forgot about about it. The other issue are mags, it takes proprietary mags and ICS ones can be tough to find. That being said Tm and MAG brand mags will fit and feed perfectly with a small modification see thread > http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=117937 < The best thing about the Sig 55X other than the fact that it looks so damn cool are the mags. They will lock together (like the G36) so your loading time is virtually cut in half. The other cool thing is that the mags are clear, this lets you easily see how much ammo you have left. I love this gun I find it to be very comfortable to shoulder and nice to operate.

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Thanks for your feed back Kozzie! what about the aftermarket availability ? is is as vast as the SOPMOD ? or a bit more sparse ?
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lol kozzie I feel bad XD, not knocking the sig 551 just the vfc sopmod i've heard tonnes of good things about, dont know anything about the 551 internally.

agreed on the build quality, the sig 551 feels amazing in the hands, one solid gun. the reciever feels so nice and the selector switch is so clicky (good thing).

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I have an ICS sig 551 and I'm very happy with it. Shoots accurately out of the box and has a nice rate of fire. The overall fitment and quality of the gun is very nice and the hop up is very easy to adjust. It's a full metal gun but it doesn't weigh a lot only 6 lbs. My two biggest complaints with it are the swinging trigger guard is too easy to swing and can get annoying. I put a couple dabs of glue to stick it in place and I totally forgot about about it. The other issue are mags, it takes proprietary mags and ICS ones can be tough to find. That being said Tm and MAG brand mags will fit and feed perfectly with a small modification see thread > http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=117937 < The best thing about the Sig 55X other than the fact that it looks so damn cool are the mags. They will lock together so your loading time is virtually cut in half. The other cool thing is that the mags are clear, this lets you easily see how much ammo you have left.
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Thanks for your feed back Kozzie! what about the aftermarket availability ? is is as vast as the SOPMOD ? or a bit more sparse ?


the sopmod will have much more aftermarket ability. Not only is the ICS a slightly proprietary mechbox design (not a huge deal considering most of the mechbox internals are standard anyways) but an M4 is an M4. Anything can be swapped out with different after market parts ie ris, grips, stocks barrel etc. The sig has much more limited external upgrades.
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