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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:20   #16
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I heard that the STAR M4 can only use STAR Mags, have you had any problems with that.
I haven't had a chance to use anything other than Star mags, but I don't recall anything about Star M4s having trouble with other brands in the reviews I've read. I've actually had some feed issues with the Star mags, but that's due to the mags rather than the gun itself.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:22   #17
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Oh, i read it some ware that it will not feed with out using STAR mags, it would be odd if it would do that though.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:23   #18
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any thoughts on how this one is compared to the Ares M4A1 that uncompany just put up on their website?
Based on specs and other information given on the product info I mean.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:23   #19
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As far as I know, they're basically the same gun. Ares is Star's former OEM, so all Star M4s were supposedly made by Ares.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:39   #20
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ARES is STAR so they are the same, Im going to be ordering the M4 RIS soon
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Old July 8th, 2009, 07:31   #21
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I got a couple questions

when you said "Forward assist fit is good, almost no wobble", do you mean that it is pullable but does nothing? (cause I heard it did nothing at all)

also when you said "the heat shields in the handguards are held in by melted plastic stubs, so attaching rails to them will require some minor mods", could you explain a little more please? I thought the star M4A1 could just easily have the heat shields removed and replaced with accessories
what kind of particularities do the rails have?

and sorry if these are noob/dumb questions
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Old July 8th, 2009, 11:39   #22
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I got a couple questions

when you said "Forward assist fit is good, almost no wobble", do you mean that it is pullable but does nothing? (cause I heard it did nothing at all)
Forward assist is the push button on the right side, towards the rear of the receiver. On some brands, the button can wobble inside its hole. Yes, it does nothing at all, it's more of a cosmetic detail.

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also when you said "the heat shields in the handguards are held in by melted plastic stubs, so attaching rails to them will require some minor mods", could you explain a little more please? I thought the star M4A1 could just easily have the heat shields removed and replaced with accessories
what kind of particularities do the rails have?

and sorry if these are noob/dumb questions
The heatshields on a M4/16 are metal plates inside the handguard. The handguard is the visible portion when looking at the gun, the heatshields are underneath. What you remove to replace with accessories is the handguard.

However, if you wanted to mount one of those simplistic rail strips that just bolts to the ventilation holes on the handguard, you'll need to remove the heatshield inside the handguard first, because they block the holes.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 14:33   #23
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It would be nice if the Forward assist pushed it a little farther, My hand guard also wobbles badly, but if I put a little force on it it goes at least 10Degress left and right
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Old February 7th, 2010, 04:06   #24
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about the ares m4a1

is this an older version of the ares that youre talking about? because i was going to get one and now im considering to not getting it because according to your post it is hard to take apart, has bad wiring, not high end gears and the wires are soldered to the motor. i was looking to get a higher end gun with good internals.

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