Target Shooting Test Results
Recently I have decided to do a few tests between a stock mk96 and a upgraded one. I just so happened to have one of each laying around
This for all you kiddies out there who are curious how much some upgrades really make a difference. Buckle your seat belts.
Shots were taken from various distances, and all were taken with madbull .36 gram bbs at a body sized target (inlcudes head, arms, legs, chest). Scopes were zeroed before data was recorded.
Stock UTG mk96 stats and weather conditions
-no mods or upgrades
-slight to no wind
-Around 85-90 degrees
-7/10 shots hit the target.
-A couple flyers were way off
-shots hit various parts of the chest region with a few on the arms
-Overall: Very disappointed in consistency
-4/5 shots hit the target
-All in the chest region but not very tight groupings
-Overall: Little better than at 75 feet. It can be concluded that consistency is a major issue with the stock rifle.
-4/5 shots hit the target
-Two shots hit the hand area (very close to missing)
-Other two hit chest area
-Overall: Lucky shots, could have easily been 2/5.
: Slight hill-have to shoot up alittle against the force of gravity
-3/10 shots hit the target.
-Two of these shots hit the hands again!
-Overall: More lucky shots that almost missed. From this distance accuracy is a major problem as well as consistency. However, the rifle had enough power to get to this distance very easily.
: Power is not a problem with the stock rifle. Easily could have gone further but unfortunately very few would have hit the target. Accuracy and consistency were the two flaws even at close range. No shot hit the same place twice. Reduces the shooters confidence in game, because he will not know where it will go.
Please note this rifle was tested completely stock. With a few mods, the rifle would definitely increase in both accuracy and consistency.
UTG mk96 upgraded
-laylax piston and accuracy cup
-laylax spring guide and cylinder head
-pdi trigger sear
-Prometheus 6.03 (499mm) tightbore barrel
-PDI hop up chamber with stock nubbin and KWA Bucking
-.36 gram bbs
Well, due to a problem with the pdi hop up, adjusting and zeroing in the scope has taken a little longer than expected. While I did not entirely fix the error, I was able to pop a few test shots just to see if it was still performing better than a stock mk96 (one would hope
-no wind except a breeze here and there
-90 some degrees (hot!)
-10/10 shots hit the target
-All headshots (I do not encourage headshots but this is for data collecting purposes only)
-Very tight groupings
-Overall: very impressed by the accuracy and consistency of each shot
-5/5 shots hit the target
-All chest shots
-Overall: Shots were money in the bank, no fliers. One can feel confident about taking precision shots from this distance
-5/5 shots hit the target
-Overall: While shots were confirmed hits, some shots were alittle off, but still managed to hit the target.
-7/10 shots hit the target
-Slight curve of the shots
-Managed to hit the chest fairly easily and consistently
-Overall: Accuracy suffered alittle. Most likely was due to the small problem with the hop up adjustment screws which kept coming loose.
: The upgrades definitely increased performance including both accuracy and range. However, a few adjustments are yet to be made before this rifle has seen its full potential with its current upgrades.
Overall of the Overall
: No doubt the mk96 with upgrades won the fight, but performance from both were still lacking. Like I said before, a stock rifle can be tweaked to shoot alot better than what was recorded above. I am curious as to how much better it will shoot when a few mods for accuracy and consistency take place. As for the upgraded mk96, it needs some tweaking before it can hit the field. Hopefully in a few days, 200 foot shots will be no problem while anything closer will be money in the bank
More tests will be conducted at longer ranges to see how they perform. This includes 175 feet and 200 feet, and for kicks possibly a 225-250 foot test.
Thanks for reading.
New shots taken from 175 feet and 200 feet
Weather conditions: Nothing changed. Still hot! Currently slight to no wind.
-Still nothing done to it internally
-.36 gram bbs
-hit 6/10 times
-Wild shots all over the place
-Curved into the target
-Most likely lucky shots but successful none the less.
-Overall: Stock rifle can hit the longshot, but not very often. Hop up was all the way up, and a few shots fell short. Looked like this would be its longest distance without adjusting the crosshairs (aiming up to compensate for distance)
-still .36 gram bbs as this is the heaviest weight the hop up can handle at this distance while not being agitated by the slight wind.
-Hit the target 1/10 times
-Really had to aim up to compensate for the inability to shoot the .36s. However, if I would have used .28s, the curve would have been too much, creating even more innaccurate shots than what already was taking place.
-A few shots dead on, but fell short. Others were not even close.
-Overall: Hop up just could not handle the heavy weight .36s at the 200 foot distance. Consistency was not there, and accuracy was lacking. However, at 200 feet with a completely stock rifle, what do you expect
-Using .4 madbull bbs this time. The rifle could handle the heavier weights, and at this distance, the heavier bbs were almost a necessity (to maintain accuracy).
-9/10 hit the target
-No doubt the heavier .4s over the .36s helped increase accuracy and were very little affected by the wind.
-Several shots dead on.
-Others had a slight curve
-Overall: Capable of hitting a person from this distance with ease
-6/10 shots hit the target
-Had the distance, just not the accuracy and consistency to hit the target everytime.
-Overall: This rifle has the ability to take shots from this distance and still be successful. It seems this might be its maximum range when trying to hit the target with confidence. 225 feet could be a stretch :'( However, with a heavier spring upgrade, the rifle would definitely have the range to hit the target at further distances. At the moment though, the stock spring (which has been worn down) just cannot produce enough power to make it as far. All will change when a zero trigger is purchased along with a teflon cylinder. Then a heavier spring will be inserted and the range will be increased so that longer shots are no longer a problem