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Old December 31st, 2007, 13:42   #1
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Kraken AK47/Cyma 028 Review

Lots of threads come up about kraken/cyma ak47's, like are they good, should I buy, and so forth. I'm going to try my best to inform potential buyers on the quality, performance, looks, etc., of this AEG


First Thoughts Upon Arrival
I received the rifle approximately 2 weeks after ordering from buyairsoft.ca. *Note that I ordered around Xmas. So, naturally I dove right into the process of tearing open the packaging, which took approximately a half hour to do. *The plastic is a bitch to open. So, I finally got it out, and the first thing I noticed is the weight. It weighs about 7 lbs without the battery, and magazine. The package comes with: AfterMath/Cyma AK47 AEG, high cap PLASTIC magazine, 1000 Aftermath Fuel .2g BB's, "Tactical" sling, and an 8.4 volt, 1200 mAh battery w/ charger. Good stuff.

Looks
The gun looks almost identical to the TM Ak47, but the Buttstock, foregrip, and pistol grip, are a cheap looking OD plastic. I strongly recommend that if you purchase this gun, make sure that you order the package that includes either the black, or wood kit. *Both are made of plastic, but don't look cheap. I ordered the black, and when I installed it, it sure looked sharp.*See the od kit in my signature
Metal Parts: There are only a few things on this AEG that aren't metal, and its basically the same parts as the TM ak47. The Stock, forgrip, and pistol grip are plastic, and so is the magazine, and receiver. You can order non-plastic parts from just about any airsoft website, because it is a Marui clone, and is 100% compatible with all TM parts. Everything else on this gun is metal. 4/5 due to the cheap looking stock, etc.
Performance
So, I played with all of the doodads on the gun, and then decided to take it outside for a test fire...
The thing that surprised me the most was the velocity. It seems to shoot around the stated 370 FPS w/ .2 grams. It'll punish a cardboard box on both sides from about 30-40 feet. Next, the accuracy.
The accuracy of this AEG is very good for a stock rifle. It gets about an 6 cm grouping from about 35 feet on full auto. The battery lasts for about 1.5 hours of nonstop shooting, and this was in about -15 degrees. The ROF is only a little bit slower than a TM, but with a bigger battery it will outshoot a Marui. I give it a 4.5/5 for performance

Overall
Overall I believe that this AEG is excellent for it's $220 dollar price tag. It is definately perfect for anybody that wants a fast shooting, accurate AEG at an affordable price.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 17:04   #2
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I also have one of these (not in stock form anymore). I didn't chronograph it out of the box, but after installing a new metal body it chronies at 345fps with .2g BBs. The barrel is brass, and the hopup seems TM compatible, thus yes, it is a rebrand of the newer Cyma AK.

I also recommend it. For us Canadians, it's well worth the price. Whevenever considering a "TM compatible" project, I always think Kraken to start from.

And FYI the rear sight block is plastic, as well as the lower handguard retainers, both rear and front, just like TM. The buttplate is also plastic, as well as the muzzle nut, while the TM ones are metal.

Here's mine (work in progress)



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Old December 31st, 2007, 17:07   #3
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sweet gun ancorp.

I actually picked one of these up today, looking to build up something from it.

where/who did you get your metal body from?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 17:10   #4
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sweet gun ancorp.

I actually picked one of these up today, looking to build up something from it.

where/who did you get your metal body from?
I think he got it from Jugglez, but I could be wrong.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:57   #5
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nice job ancorp

the kraken ak-47 is well worth the $150 bucks and its a great learner starter gun to gunsmith

ancorp nice job on the project

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Old January 4th, 2008, 19:47   #6
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Thanks Combat, lots more changes to come.

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They sell these at Bass Pro Shop near vaughan mills right?
I hate Bass Pro, they can go f*** themselves, twice. Very poor customer service. Last time I called, the guy at the gunshop desk told me it's a "US based" gun, and is never sold in Canada. BS.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 23:34   #7
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I've got one, Almost done Converting it to an RPK
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:07   #8
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I too have one of these beauties. Very nice once you put in a TB barrel and a better hop-up rubber. Look pretty sharp with a metal body and a wood kit, too.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 09:51   #9
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Old January 7th, 2008, 20:26   #10
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I have now painted the clear plastic body and mag plus added a cheap wood kit. I like this AEG for the price. $149.00 with shipping included and $70.00 for the wood kit.



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Old January 7th, 2008, 21:31   #11
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Thats really nice Lotech. What wood kit do you have, where, and how much please?
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Old January 7th, 2008, 21:32   #12
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I have the same one. Some dude on EBAY sells them.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 21:43   #13
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Thats really nice Lotech. What wood kit do you have, where, and how much please?
I got the wood kit from Ehobby for $70.00 and I'm glad because all the wood pieces match unlike some cheaper kits. Very nice finish and went on without too much fuss. The stock will also hold my 9.6V full size AK battery which the old plastic POS would not. The wood kit is made by "Action". Very nice dark redish brown.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 21:50   #14
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Lotech nice AK! I bought the kit on ebay 57$ Cool!

Now All I need Is a AK ....

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Lotech nice AK! I bought the kit on ebay 57$ Cool!

Now All I need Is a AK ....
lol...I got the AK first but who cares in what order. If you are in Barrie you are very close to Bass Pro. You can pick up one of these Kraken AK's if they are in stock. I saw that kit on a Canadian site but I wanted to go for the darker one and someone wrote in the feedback that they had a bitch of a time getting the kit to fit.
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