The Umarex H&K Full Metal 417 (by VFC) is an extremely welcome addition to Umarexís line of high quality and unique AEGs. This Umarex 417 is the first fully licensed official H&K 417 to hit the market, and it does not disappoint. The receiver features beautifully engraved HK trademarks that are fully licensed by Umarex. The 417 is the 7.62x51 caliber version of the H&K 416 which and is typically designed for DMR roles. The most obvious differences between the 417 and the 416 are the magazine and lower receiver. The magazine of the 417 is much larger then the standard 416 due to the increased caliber size of the real steel rifle, however it does not do much for the airsoft version. The upper and lower receivers are also modified to handle the 7.61x51 cartridge that the real steel rifle shoots.
The lower receiver of this AEG also features a color-filled fire selector as well as a highly ergonomic pistol grip which fits very comfortably in the userís hand. Moving onto the stock of this gun you will find that the 417 crane stock features many improvements over the standard crane stock. First and foremost is the recoil pad, which in airsoft does not serve much of a purpose, but does make the rifle very comfortable to shoulder. The adjustment lever on the stock features a low profile design which helps prevent the user from engaging the lever accidently. Finally, two sling attachment points are mounted on either side of the stock to allow the user to easily mount a sling. Moving onto the front of the gun you will notice a very solid free float rail system that is sturdily attached to the front of the receiver. The top rail of the Umarex 417 is completely monolithic allowing the user to mount a variety of optics in any position the user desires, and mounted on this monolithic top rail are H&K style flip up iron sights, which are fully adjustable, very durable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The internals of the Umarex 417 are just as impressive as the externals featured on this AEG. VFCís gearboxes have continued to impress the airsoft industry and the 417 is no different. Self shimming gears make this airsoft gun shoot extremely smoothly and give the gun a great sound with little to no grinding. The VFC piston, motor, and drive train parts are also made of very high quality material and are sure to last. The Umarex H&K 417 by VFC is an extremely welcome addition to the airsoft market with its very unique design, high quality internals and equally high quality externals. If you want to stand out from the crowd and have an extremely high quality AEG that will not let you down, look no further then the Umarex H&K Full Metal 417 (by VFC).
You get a custom hard case, mine was cracked alittle but that was UPS fault. 1 100 round mid cap but locked to semi, which is very easy, that is alot of ammo for milsim games. the wheel version hop up is what is expected in a high end gun and keeps up with it. handles a 11.1 lipo very well. mine had alittle wabble in the body but typical re-doing the screws fixed it instantly. the gun takes up all of the hard case length wise but it can hold a scope staying attached and the mags around it easily. i would suggest this gun to anyone serious about a DMR but it is 13 lbs so it has good full metal weight to it, be ready.
High ROF, even though i locked mine to semi only being it a dmr
High FPS, 430
Dead accurate, inner barrel is almost to the end.
Bi-pod INCLUDED, very sturdy too
Almost 0, yes zero, wabble in the body. very solid
The gun is very nice and so is the hard case it comes with. It only has one included MID-cap mag so be sure to buy extra(s). I've opened up the gearbox and I can only say good things. I have yet to open up the hop-up unit however there is no need the gun has dead accuracy. It's barrel length is about the same as a standard M16 barrel so that will provide amazing accuracy along with the high quality bucking. It has an excellent air seal because running an M100 spring it had ~380 FPS! From what I hear, it uses and M16/M4 style air-seal nozzle so bore-up kits can be used. Gears and motor should be high torque. The externals are rock solid and will deal with lots of abuse. Also the buffer tube is bigger than an M4's so the stock won't fit on an M4, however this means that it can house a larger battery. As far as recommendations go i would do nothing to the gearbox (unless you need to down-grade the spring), a scope would look nice along with a silencer. *Note: It will not fit in the hard case with the silencer attached.
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2012-12-20 23:40:45 N. TUNISON verified buyer
Just got this a couple days ago almost and already im impressed with this gun, the over all quality of it is just amazing. The only thing i didnt like about it was there was very slight barrel wobble but again it was very slight and not a big deal at all so its nothing to worry about and if you really wanted to you can probably just have the barrel tightened up by someone who knows what there doing maybe overall its a great airsoft gun and i would get another one if ofcourse i had the money to do so
Very slight barrel wobble which might just be mine and isnt a big deal at all
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