A&K m249, thoughts?

Discussion in 'Electric Guns' started by hunter21, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. hunter21

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    V been looking at the m249 mk1 for at least a year, only problem is, all the videos on YouTube about them put them down, and don't show what I want to know, I wanna know power, rate of fire, maintenance, box mag and over all quality? If youv got one, your comments would be greatly received :)
     
  2. Casanova

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    I have the M249 Para and i can't imagine the gearbox is much different if at all. mine had a lot of bugs to work out and I'm still working on it after 4 months. It's not a bad quality gun if you want a good upgrade platform. You should expect to do a lot of soul searching after you buy it. You will find yourself very frustrated with it, but when you get it to a personally acceptable point you'll love it. The box mag is better than a standard high cap but the sound activated setting only goes so far, and I'd highly suggest purchasing a better mag for it but the one it comes with will do just fine :) The rate of fire is slightly low for an LMG but it's nothing that can't be fixed by tinkering. I had to replace the hop up chamber because when it came it had a non existent effect. I guess what I'm trying to say is you'll most likely regret the purchase a few times at first but don't get discouraged because it's all stuff you can work through :)
     

  3. hunter21

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    Well, new to airsoft do that sounds pretty hard, I like big guns, and I am hoping by the end of 2013 to have a viva arms browning 50cal, do im just looking for big guns that will catch people's eye, I may go with a fully customed m4 (magpul) and fully upgrade that, but thank you for your feed back :)
     
  4. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    If you're a new player I would not suggest an LMG right away. Get a basic AR or AK platform, and start from there. If you think the gunner role of for you, grab an LMG later on.
     
  5. Casanova

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    I second that. If it's grabbing someone's eye that means a lot to you, I'd work on getting down painting techniques. A good paintjob will always drop jaws even when a fancy gun can't. Make sure that whatever you wind up doing catches your eye more than the people you play with. Personalization not generalization! :)
     
  6. Masonicrat

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    Quick note to remember for lmgs: weight! The Role of a support gunner is incredibly satisfying and fun, but after a full day of lugging around the pig (M60) you might get pretty sick of it. so make sure you can handle it.
     
  7. hunter21

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    I'd love to be a support gunner but it's just all the tweaks I'm really not good with all of em, I'd probably have to send it to a shop constantly ahaha
     
  8. M60_Airsoft

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    I personally would go with the A&K M60. It has a nob to increase or decrease it rate of fire, it goes up to about 20bps just by turning the nob. And as for quality, it's full metal, and any m249 parts for upgrades will work in the M60
     
  9. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    The M249 has an adjustable fire rate as well.
     
  10. Casanova

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    Really? i can't seem to find that feature on mine then :confused:
     
  11. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Right under the barrel, where the gas tube is supposed to be, there should be a little dial. Turn it left and right and your fire right will increase/decrease.
     
  12. Casanova

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    That's a negative. i have a movable gas collar but it doesn't affect ROF and it isn't attached to anything mechanically, electrically, or otherwise.
     
  13. M60_Airsoft

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    Well, on the A&K M60, it has a dial on it to change ROF
     
  14. Casanova

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    Correct but not on the 249 as far as i can tell
     
  15. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Either yours is broken or you have an older model. I know they both have an adjustable ROF.
     
  16. Casanova

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    I'm not trying to be strong headed or anything but where could i find an example of one with adjustable ROF?
     
  17. supportgunner

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    When did this happen? This is the first time I have heard the the M249 has an a adjustable fire rate? My A&K M249 dose not have one. Now my A&K M60 dose.

    What you are talking about is the gas tube that dose nothing to the rate of fire.


    I would love to see a link backing up your claim.


    Here is a good read on the M249:http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/reviewpost/showproduct.php?product=797
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012
  18. hunter21

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    So, is the m249 a good weapon? The A&K m249 I mean, im looking towards an armoury full of big guns... Mortars, browning 50cal, m249 ect
     
  19. SilentVectorX

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    The A&K M249 is not a high-performance AEG. It competes well with entry-level AEGs, but not tuned or professional level guns. Tuning them up can be more difficult than tuning a regular gearbox, since the motor cage is relatively small and they don't use standard bushings.
     
  20. hunter21

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    Ok, I'll go with the gr26 from G&G but next November I'll be buying the viva arms 50cal, is it available in two tone?