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I've been researching on what rifle to get for my first for almost a month now. HOW THE F*** did i miss this. VSR parts! Although I understand it's crap out of the box but WOW! How did this manage to slip past me? Where can I get one and how long before it's so sold out that I'd have to start searching ebay?

 

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Well, your kinda behind the ball. Pretty sure most of us know about it already. Pretty sure its been released in Eruope and Asia, but not the US.

Your pretty much paying for a VSR with a super expensive body kit which I don't think is all that pretty.
 

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I'm not to concerned with money. I'm not rich by any means but i usually treat myself to one large purchase come tax season. I wouldn't mind dumping $1200 into it after all I spent almost $3000 building my gaming pc.:yup: Besides it's such a sweet body of a rifle to start building somthing amazing from. As far as ehobbyasia I've seen posts about that not being such a great website to buy from but I'm just going by internet research. Thanks for the info though. Looks like the search is still on for that perfect first rifle for me. So many choices.:shrug:
 

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If you like it and have the money, then sure, why not?

I've heard it's 100% VSR compatible...except the cylinder head because of the feeding system.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I plan on being in the research stage for awhile so I'm not setting anything in stone atm. I may pick up a really cheap rifle just to get out and start playing. At least until I can decide on what I want to spend the big money on. I'm keeping looks in mind as they will probably be harder to upgrade in the long run but I don't want to sacrifice performance. I tend to favor the shorter rifles as well as the modern more high tech rifles. This rifle and the ares m40a5 are on my top list although i have seen some pictures of modded/shorter l96 on here that have made me lean towards a utg. I'm just having so much trouble deciding.
 

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Having worked on one personally, it is a complete upgrade nightmare.
You have to take the whole thing apart. (bottom ris rail, upper rail, 43029682139058x screws etc etc)
The feeding system was failure prone from the start. The manufacturer didnt take the time to get rid of all the burrs. The feeding system uses a triangular plate to push the bb from the mag to the barrel. The plate can (and will) get stuck somewhere along the way, thus proving hard to cock.
Furthermore, it is one solid piece of equipment, but IMHO overpriced parts.

Pics or it didnt happen:
 

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It is available in the US, Action Sport Games USA . Just find a ASG dealer. Seems like there is a higher demand for it in Europe and Asia. People is the US still prefer the M24 style I guess.

I have one and until you hold one, you won't appreciate the level of detail.

When I bring my TM VSR10 to a game with all the upgrades sunk into it, well..it looks like any other M25 that Evike is selling for $99.

The ASW338LM looks good completely stock.
 

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Having worked on one personally, it is a complete upgrade nightmare.
You have to take the whole thing apart. (bottom ris rail, upper rail, 43029682139058x screws etc etc)
The feeding system was failure prone from the start. The manufacturer didnt take the time to get rid of all the burrs. The feeding system uses a triangular plate to push the bb from the mag to the barrel. The plate can (and will) get stuck somewhere along the way, thus proving hard to cock.
Furthermore, it is one solid piece of equipment, but IMHO overpriced parts.

Pics or it didnt happen:
The ASW338LM is the first step away from the typical M24 looking rifles that everyone has used for VSR10, APS2, M28, Bar10 and all other clones.

Yes, there is lot a parts on the ASW338LM, because it is based on the real steel version. VFC had to creatively stuff VSR-10 components into a APO ASW338LM 1:1 replica. Unlike M24 type rifles that can not be taken apart with three screws but, how often do you take apart a sniper once it is tuned and working fine? Burrs? All airsoft guns use cast parts are full of burrs.

The feed system is a plastic ramp I think was used in another TM rifle. (just lube it with silicone oil and it feeds just fine). The ASW338LM is a huge step forward in realism where the magazine is directly in front of the trigger guard. The M24 type rifles sucked because the fake magazine door does nothing and the magazine is not in the right place. Since the start, why didn't TM release the VSR10 with the magazine in the right location? Bigger question, why hasn't it ever been fixed today?

Aftermarket companies are already going to support it with upgrades and being VSR10 based, internal upgrades are readily available.

The ASW338LM is the only sniper I will game now because it gets noticed, and that is good for the $$$ I paid for it.

The ASW338LM has very few bugs being a new rifle, compared to guns like the Classic Army M24 which has been in production for years and years now, still haven't fixed the crap magazine design, and hop up adjustment, where the magazine has to be removed and bolt pulled back.

ASW338LM already includes factory done TDC mod. It also used AEG cut barrels and all the rail you will ever need. The adjustable stock is simply amazing compared to the single adjustment on the M24. If I need to sell any of my snipers, the M24's will be the first to go.

I am also keeping an eye on the new ARES MS-338 which is the Remington MSR. If that is VSR10 (100%), I will get that too. You can expect other companies to start coming out with a new generation of snipers as the M24 style are being dumped at the sub $100 as entry snipers.
 

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Good day Guys. I have just bought one and have the same problems straight out the box. Not feeding BBs. I cock and lock, pull the trigger and nothing. I have to re-cock about an inch or so again before it picks up a bb.
In addition the accuracy appears questionable. This maybe the add on silencer. I have found that a dummy silencer has lets say an 8mm bore. The air at the back of the bb now has a mm of play to disrupt the initial flight coming out the barrel as it has nowhere to dissipate. This is the only possible conclusion that I could surmise from this.
But I am very disappointed with the problems with a gun of this value straight out the box. I have a cheap AWG 308 Accuracy international that works perfectly.
 

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Good day again guys. Ok so I am prepared to buy a top line full upgrade for this gun. I may as well get this over with. Your recommendations regarding what upgrade kit is best is much appreciated.
By the way at the moment its doing 460fps ( When it finally feeds a BB)
 
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