Alright guys basically my birthdays coming up next month and my wifes basically given me a £500 budget ($793.40 at time of this post) for a present, which basically means an AEG budget (she's a good woman ) Now I've always been an AK guy and pretty anti-m4 but recently really got into the look of these two particular models, and can't for the life of me decide which one to get. Whichever it is, I plan to get a 455mm prommy barrel and r-hop it right away. I've looked into reviews of both, externally and internally but I'm looking for people's first hand experience with them. Which one would require the least work to get it shooting close to perfect? And what are the parts that would need replacing? I play field predominantly and my field limit is 350-360fps. I'll probably grab a lonex red or a xyclone motor to replace the stock. Airsoft guns in general in the UK are bloody expensive, so I plan to get it from asia. In the UK, the MK17 is about £385 ($611) and the 417 is £420 ($666...woah) but shipped from asia there is quite a difference. MK17 from redwolf will set me back about £270 ($428) shipped, whereas, the 417 will be £340 ($539) shipped from ehobbyasia. Input will be well appreciated.