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Hey everyone. I'm new to airsoft and sniping.
I bought a new Echo1 M28 Sniper and I was having no problem with it until the third day. I was shooting at targets until I went to cock the bolt back like I normally do but the bolt would not lock back to load the next BB.

Is the problem normal? What can I do to fix it?
The rifle is a stock Echo1 M28 Sniper Rifle.

If more information is needed, just ask. As I said I'm completely new and for the sniper to fail like this in it's 3rd day is kind of odd.
 

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Probably the sears. Common with any 45° sear. Look into a 90° trigger and piston. Could be something else, but in the end you want a 90° setup anyway for longevity. IF you plan to keep the rifle for a while that is.
 

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Probably the sears. Common with any 45° sear. Look into a 90° trigger and piston. Could be something else, but in the end you want a 90° setup anyway for longevity. IF you plan to keep the rifle for a while that is.
Thank you! And yeah, I do want to keep the rifle for a while. First one I ever owned and pretty good rifle for a $175 price tag despite the trigger dying. Do you know how much a good cheap one would be?
 

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Probably the sears. Common with any 45° sear. Look into a 90° trigger and piston. Could be something else, but in the end you want a 90° setup anyway for longevity. IF you plan to keep the rifle for a while that is.
Does the M28 take VSR stuff?

If not, ask this guy as he will be able to sort you out
rangercustoms.weebly.com

ASF won't let me post a link even though this guy is an ASF resident.
 

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Does the M28 take VSR stuff?

If not, ask this guy as he will be able to sort you out
rangercustoms.weebly.com

ASF won't let me post a link even though this guy is an ASF resident.
From a video I watched the other day about slam firing, the guy said the M28 can take VSR stuff
 

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Get a 90 degree. Cheapest is Airsoftpro- £70, best is Springer custom works- £110.
45 degree will be only trouble. Mine is being annoying right now, however, I have tuned it as best as I can. Kids. Just say no (to 45 degree triggers).
What causes a 45 degree sear to go bad after 3 days?
 

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I took a couple pictures of the trigger just in case there's a visible issue with it. Referencing the trigger to a picture of one on the internet I can't seem to find any issue with it.
Does anyone see one?
 

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What causes a 45 degree sear to go bad after 3 days?
The design being trash haha. I'm not 100% on what ALL parts of your rifle are vsr compatible. BUT I second the airsoft pro v4 kit. If you find out FOR SURE that its compatible, order it from airsoftpro.cz if its in stock!!
 

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I took a couple pictures of the trigger just in case there's a visible issue with it. Referencing the trigger to a picture of one on the internet I can't seem to find any issue with it.
Does anyone see one?
Can't see a fault. Actually, check out your cylinder internals if it is just 3 days. Maybe those broke because 3 days is odd. Unless you were using an m150 spring?
Remember to get new internals for the cylinder if you use a 90 degree trigger. You might actually need a new cylinder.
You need:
Spring (if you want to upgrade power)
Spring guide (if you upgrade spring)
Cylinder (if you upgrade spring)
Piston (because stock is not compatible with a 90 degree)
Trigger (because your one probably died)
 

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Can't see a fault. Actually, check out your cylinder internals if it is just 3 days. Maybe those broke because 3 days is odd. Unless you were using an m150 spring?
Remember to get new internals for the cylinder if you use a 90 degree trigger. You might actually need a new cylinder.
You need:
Spring (if you want to upgrade power)
Spring guide (if you upgrade spring)
Cylinder (if you upgrade spring)
Piston (because stock is not compatible with a 90 degree)
Trigger (because your one probably died)
Thank you! I called the place I bought the rifle from and they said to bring it in. Since they have more experience and know how on the inner workings. If it is the trigger, then I'm sure they'll fix that for cheap since right now I can't really go the route of upgrading the rifle even if it's never been used at a field
When I get an answer from the repair guy at the shop, I will give everyone an update in hopes it might also help someone else in the future :)
 

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See if you can get a new gun instead because if they fix it they normally cut corners (in my experience). They like to use superglue and bodge things instead of fix them. I wouldn't trust a retailer. Try to get the thing replaced but if you don't it should still hold up for some time. Ultimately though, their main goal is to make money.
 

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Finally got back from the retailer.
So... I don't know how to say this without sounding like an absolute moron, but apparently I had to jerk the bolt back. There was no jam and nothing wrong with rifle. He said there was a chance the safety was caught in the middle (It wasn't to my knowledge) but he just cocked the bolt back harder than I would've (I always felt like I'd break it lol)
He also said it was still under warranty and he knew the Echo 1 people personally so he said if there IS ever a problem, it's completely covered :)
 

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Hey we all have problems at some point that we can't understand, then someone points u your and it should be super obvious
Lol exactly. But I swear that just made me feel stupid XD But at least my sniper is now fully functional and fires like it should.
I also noticed with the Echo 1 Sniper though is it says it takes a Picatinny rail for a scope mount but it takes a Weaver... Meh. Small details but :lmao::doh:
 

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May have been the safety. Some people take it off because it is annoying. About jerking it, this is somewhat typical for 45 degree trigger systems. Because a pretty large piece of the trigger has to move for it to lock, you to jerk fairly hard to it to lock. Still, it worked for the first 3 days until something changed. Did you change the way you pull the bolt?
Also, a bit of advice, to keep your bolt pulling directly back and not slightly to the side, put your thumb on the other side of the bolt from the handle.
Everybody's favourite airsoft youtuber (Novritsch) shows you how to do it here:
 

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May have been the safety. Some people take it off because it is annoying. About jerking it, this is somewhat typical for 45 degree trigger systems. Because a pretty large piece of the trigger has to move for it to lock, you to jerk fairly hard to it to lock. Still, it worked for the first 3 days until something changed. Did you change the way you pull the bolt?
Also, a bit of advice, to keep your bolt pulling directly back and not slightly to the side, put your thumb on the other side of the bolt from the handle.
Everybody's favourite airsoft youtuber (Novritsch) shows you how to do it here:
I fired off a few clips today out in my backyard and I got the problem again but after some fidgeting, it worked again. I think if anything it's double feeding but I'm not too sure.
I haven't changed the way I reload the weapon and I've watched almost all the sniping videos I possibly could've lol
 
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