|Javelin Airsoft Works - AK74 EBB|
|Written by Kyle|
This review is for the Javelin Airsoft Works AK-74 EBB. This is a preliminary review that will be updated in the future.
Here are the AEG's specifications (which I stole from airsoftmonkey.com) ^-^
II. First Impressions
I was pleasantly surprised upon opening the box. Everything was in place and securely packaged for easy removal (if you would like to share this experience there is an annoying 12 year old with ADHD on Youtube with a video). Chinese airsoft guns have obviously improved more in the past few years than their actual military has in a decade.
The AEG is solid with a slight textured metal, and real wood furniture. The pistol grip is made of a quality polymer and also has a very slight texture. I'm not a dendrologist so I can't comment on the wood itself other than it is lightweight and has a decent coloring to it.
III. AEG Operation
The Javelin Airsoft Works AK-74 with .20 BB's averaged 365FPS on two different chronographs. The AEG has a fast rate of fire using a 9.6V battery, and the electronic blowback action worked without a hitch on both semi and full automatic firing modes. The EBB action is crisp and a fun feaure. This AEG is fairly loud due to the EBB function.
The battery (9.6V used) is installed by removing the dust cover and inserting it carefully into the rifle's faux gas tube. The battery fits snugly and won't slide out of place. The dust cover can then be reinstalled taking care not to snag any of the wiring.
Hop up is set using a push/pull type adjustment, and helps the rifle achieve fairly long range and accurate shots. I am interested to see how much better it could get with some simple hop up upgrades. The front and rear sights are also adjustable, but it is unlikely that the user will need to do so.
One high capacity magazine is included with the AEG. It works great, looks appropriate, and will be beneficial to a newer player who has not yet bought mid cap magazines (because everyone knows high caps are for newbs).
The rifle actually has an AKM style stock instead of the Warsaw Pact length AK-74 stock. It is hollow with room for a few items, but the trapdoor on the butt stock's plate is not functional.
The handguards remove very similarly to the real steel version and sit very tight once snugged up.
The muzzle brake is threaded on, but glued with a set screw. The entire front sight and brake assembly can be removed by loosening one screw. The cleaning rod is obviously non functional, and helps realign the front sight assembly for installation.
The dust cover does a wobble a bit, but that isn't uncommon for airsoft and real steel AK variants.
VI. In Game Performance Review
to be continued...
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 23:34|