Featured Base for DMR Build (M4/M16 or SR25)

Discussion in 'What Gun Should I Get?' started by Cothonian, Jun 11, 2021 at 12:35 PM.

  1. Cothonian

    Cothonian Member

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    Hello All,

    Looking to try my hand at building out a DMR.

    Price Range: $200-$300 before upgrades (willing to go higher if the externals are worth it)
    Type: AEG
    Preferred Gun Models: M4/M16 or SR25
    Role: DMR, sub-400 FPS (don't ask why, that's just the way it is.)

    Essentially, I need something with solid externals, 20 inch (508mm) barrel, and reasonably OK internals. For upgrades, I intend to limit them to a new barrel, bucking, and GATE Titan if possible.

    The hiccup, full length airsoft rifles seem to be something of a rarity as of late. The closest thing I've found is this: https://www.evike.com/products/28681/#pagetabs

    I've also encountered a few full length M16s, but those big non-removable front sights would get in the way of a scope.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Guges Mk3

    Guges Mk3 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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  3. Cothonian

    Cothonian Member

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    Color me interested. Setup looks good, price point is a major winner. What are the externals made of? I can't find anything on the site specifying.
     
  4. Kuratosu

    Kuratosu Member

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    Can't say I know much at all about those rifles but I'm a stickler for build quality as well. Anytime I see "plastic", it usually means ABS. Especially at the $160-$200 price point. Getting something with Nylon Polymer or Metal might cost you a fair bit more so I would recommend going with Guges suggestion then upgrading the externals to something more durable later on down the road. Doesn't seem like there are a lack of parts on the market right now, just guns.
     
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  6. 1tonne

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    The E&C rifles are good value for money. I would suggest getting a Well Brace for the gearbox though. You also need to be careful that you do not break the mounting points on the receiver for the button that releases the ejection port cover. When putting the pin in the receiver, the receiver can be damaged. But this can be said for most metal rifles if they have this feature.

    Also, instead of the Gate Titan, look on Aliexpress for a T238 V1.7 mosfet. They are really good.
    I have had the previous models of the T238 and they died nearly instantly. But this new V1.7 is great.