There have been many great airsoft replicas of bolt action rifles, but the Ares AW338 is by far the best we have seen to date. Out of the box it comes with all the necessary equipment a sniper rifle requires. Included with the gun is an excellent scope mount that looks incredible on the AW338 and a quick release metal bi-pod that is adjustable from 25~17cm in height. On the rear of the stock there is an adjustable mono-pod that gives the user improved target acquisition and a stable shooting platform when used in conjunction with the bi-pod. Unlike other replicas like the L96 the AW338 has a side folding stock with a adjustable cheek rest. This gun is solidly constructed with a nylon fiber body and a CNC aluminum alloy barrel.
Fire Modes: Semi/Safe
Muzzle Velocity: 400+ fps with 0.2g
Magazine Capacity: 23 rounds
Material: Nylon Fiber & CNC Aluminum Alloy
System: Magazine Feed Bolt Action Gas Rifle
Package Includes: gun, magazine, cleaning rod, bi-pod, and scope mount
Adjustable Cheek Rest
Front and Rear Sling Loop
Side Folding Adjustable Stock
Quick Release Metal Bi-Pod
Adjustable Mono-Pod on Stock
Aluminum Outer Barrel & Flash Hider
For: *Discontinued*ARES Full Metal AW-338 Gas Powered Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Airsoft Gun (Tan/CNC Edition)
This sniper rifle is no doubt the best sniper rifle out there that $500 will buy you. Solid CNC construction (however I did have to screw the barrel in tighter). Compatible with AEG barrels and hop-ups (barrel length 650mm). I am left-handed, so the gas bolt system is very easy for me to use (a spring bolt is difficult). One thing that you may have heard is that it only shoots about 430 fps. This is somewhat true. The way to fix this is to slightly unscrew the gas release valve so it creates a better seal with the bolt. After doing this, my rifle shoots about 490-510 fps; the most common reading being exactly 500.
It uses a proprietary scope mount and rings, so if you are looking for a scope to use with this, don't worry about whether or not it comes with rings. If you are looking to buy a Tanaka M700 AICS; I would highly recommend this gun instead. Unlike the Tanaka, this rifle has a folding stock, which makes it easier for storage. Also, this sniper is made for 134a OR green gas, whereas with the Tanaka you have to be careful when using green gas in hot weather.
extremely accurate out of the box ( I plan to put a precision barrel and hop up)
folding stock = easier storage
safer with green gas than Tanaka
working firing pin
gives 3 full mags with a charge of gas
~20 lbs. (feels heavier because it is so long)
had to fix fps problem
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