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Old December 4th, 2011, 13:51   #1
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Are Velocity Arms Products Good Quality?

I'm newer to airsoft and I've been looking into guns like the VA36 and Velocity Arms BBs, before i get these items I want to know if this is a decent brand to be starting with?
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Old December 4th, 2011, 13:52   #2
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Dude! Do some research on this site....all answers are on here.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 14:23   #3
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Rule of thumb, for BB's go to the bastards!
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Old December 4th, 2011, 14:58   #4
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I've had luck with Matrix, Madbull, Airsoft Elite, and Excel BB's as well but if you have easy access to Bastards always go with them.

VA guns are alright. You can get better for the price but for a starter gun it's fairly good.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 21:01   #5
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VA rifles have been pretty decent starter guns, and have been mostly based on JG (Jing Gong).

As of the last couple months, VA has started to base some of their lineup on King Arms M4s, which are much higher end both externally and internally. This has in turn has caused their other rifles to go down in price.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 21:16   #6
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You can get much bang for the buck. Judging by the way you phrased the post, I'm guessing you're not exactly sure what type of gun you should get and are just basing what you are going to get on price. If this is the case, I recommend reading this thread as I found it to be particularly helpful when I was deciding on what gun to buy.
http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=58784

Let's also discuss the money involved with buying this gun.For what you will eventually end up paying for the VA36, $230 * 1.13 =$259.90 , add in about $70 for shipping and it'll bring you to $330, throw in $20 for the ammo and you'll be spending $350. You'll also want to invest in a decent smart charger, let's say you get the Imax B6 from Hobby King for $35 with shipping included; that brings you to a total of $365 invested. Now we factor in how you'll eventually want to get a full black receiver (I don't know the price but let's estimate it to be a low $50) which means you're going up to $415 then slap on maybe $100 more for eventual upgrades/repairs for broken parts. That takes you to an approxiamate total of $515 eventually spent on your gun.

I highly recommend that you get AV'ed if possible and then get a hold of the CA G36C rather than the VA36 gun because even though you will be spending a bit more on the gun initially, you'll be getting a gun with quality externals and decent internals, effectively bypassing the need to buy a new reciever and replace many internal parts. If you don't want to go that high, I'd at least recommend a KA M4 as they run for around $350 and have full metal externals and decent internals.

If you're not 18 yet, I HIGHLY suggest that you save up till you're somewhat close to 18 because even if you save up $1 a day, 365 x $1 =$365 which is enough for a KA M4 and a bit more. Read around the site, think about what you want to buy, maybe ask some mature and well thought out questions on things that you're unsure about, and maybe one day you'll be able to go be a cameraman or checkout a game even if you're not 18 yet.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:03   #7
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VA rifles have been pretty decent starter guns, and have been mostly based on JG (Jing Gong).

As of the last couple months, VA has started to base some of their lineup on King Arms M4s, which are much higher end both externally and internally. This has in turn has caused their other rifles to go down in price.
Dont forget G&P which surpasses VFC and King Arms in terms of external quality
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Old December 6th, 2011, 09:40   #8
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Dont forget G&P which surpasses VFC and King Arms in terms of external quality
Note, I haven't forgotten them. I'm only describing VA's own brand. There are definitely better options as you increase your budget.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:23   #9
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Let's also discuss the money involved with buying this gun.For what you will eventually end up paying for the VA36, $230 * 1.13 =$259.90 , add in about $70 for shipping and it'll bring you to $330,
Free shipping does not cost $70
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:29   #10
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For BB's go bastard or go home. IMO they are the best, hands down.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 13:52   #11
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Have used VA BBs before. Not bad quality especially for the price. If you can't afford BB Bastards, Madbulls, Javelins, King Arms, etc. VAs are the way to go. Just don't use crosman or any box store name brand bbs.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 15:07   #12
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They're the same price...

Velocity Arms BBs 0.25g 3000rds $15

BBB 0.25g 2000rds $10

Both = $1/200 rounds
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Old December 6th, 2011, 15:27   #13
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I've had really good experiences with Airsoft Central BBs which I think are on par with Bastards.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 15:44   #14
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Idk, there good bbs, but Bastards just seem to be the best I've used, I seem to have better accuracy with bastards.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 16:27   #15
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One of my WE GBBRs hated VA BBs. Would jam like nuts. Another had no problem.

I suggest buying a few bags of the main brands and testing with your gun.

Just like to add, I haven't had any problems with bastards at all.
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