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Old June 26th, 2012, 01:37   #1
Bois Brule
 
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Ok. Opinion time. I wanna hear yours.

So, I'm currently trying to get as much exposure as possible to this incredible hobby. I'm hooked. Addicted. Like a skinny little Tweaker pickin' BBs outta my skin wondering when I'm gonna get my next fix. I like it. A lot. Did I mention how much I like it?

So, I've got my "historic" airsoft gun, an ICS M3. Love it. Good range, good accuracy... Hate the hi-cap mags, but I'll live with 'em. I've got WW2 covered, I've got 'nam covered, I've got "third world Guerilla" covered. Went out for a more "modern" game the other day... And Performance wise, I have zero issues with my grease gun, hits what I want to hit, and it's simple. However....

It's a bit noisy (easy to fix, other than the hi-cap rattle).
The mag's too long for decent prone positioning.
And, despite the 97% metal construction, I'm a little concerned about breaking it.
I do like the small size though.

I've got my eyes set on a Real Sword... For all the obvious reasons. Was going to get a type 56, or 56-1, but now I'm thinking I want small.

So, I'm in the market for a small, rugged, high quality AEG, fairly light, easy to carry through heavy brush, decent accuracy.

I figure a bullpup will give me the barrel length I'm looking for in a compact package, so that narrows it down greatly.

I'm leaning towards the RS 97-B. or perhaps an AUG Steyr? Aaaand finally, I come to the "your opinion" part of this long-winded ramble. If you've used either of these ( I am uncertain as to which manufacturer makes a decent AUG... Classic Army?) I would love to hear your opinions. If you've used BOTH, I'd reeeallly love to hear your opinions.

I'm not hung up on a rail mounted toys... Iron sights do me just fine, so that's not really a factor for me. FPS is secondary to consistency and decent groupings. And "toughness" and reliability are paramount. I hate buying crap. Buy cheap, buy twice.

Thank you for reading, thank you more for answering.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 04:08   #2
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Classic Army and Tokyo Marui are good choices for an AUG. CA has slightly better externals, whereas TM wins in the internals.

However with your requirement for a tough rifle, I don't think you can go wrong with a Type 97/97B. I've handled one and they are really solid both internally and externally. A Type 56-1 with the stock folded is even more compact. Handled one of those too and its a real beast.
You may like the G&G F2000 as well. I had one and it was a solid, compact bullpup.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 13:55   #3
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Consider the classic army p90 proline. It's not expensive, it's a solid design, and the midcaps carry a LOT. It's a nice, modern looking gun that works great out of the box, no attachments needed. If you want a little bit more accuracy, the CA P90 TR version has an extended barrel hidden by a silencer that you can swap in and out.

Also worth considering, when it comes out...
http://www.silverback-airsoft.com/news.php

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Old June 27th, 2012, 18:26   #4
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P90 midcaps suck. Feed like crap, just like the hicaps.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 18:40   #5
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I've had great luck with the mag midcaps running with a CA p90.

With the kingarms midcaps now though they're even better, single stack mag with 100 rounds, 30 more than a standard lowcap mag.

I've only had issues with a p90 midcaps running a KS/E1 gearbox.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 22:32   #6
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I got me the 97B.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 23:50   #7
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