Our take: The Echo1 SOG-68 AEG is modeled after one of the earliest assault rifle style carbines that the U.S. military adopted during the Vietnam War. Due to increased demand by Special Forces units for a lightweight, compact assault rifle during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military began developing compact AR platform carbines which eventually led to the introduction of the M4 Carbine. This early assault rifle carbine design saw extensive action throughout the South Pacific during the Vietnam War. Echo1’s airsoft AEG version of this highly sought after Vietnam War era carbine authentically replicates the exact design of the original carbine, right down to the slickside upper receiver and spring loaded adjustable stock. The Echo1 SOG-68 even includes an authentic Vietnam Era twenty round style high capacity magazine, as well as an original straight stack thirty round style box magazine!
AUTHENTIC EXTERNAL DESIGN
Echo1 paid incredibly close attention to detail when crafting their NEW SOG-68 AEG. The AEG features an authentic lower receiver, which is much more streamlined than more modern AR lowers. The upper receiver is a perfect replica of the original carbine’s receiver, which lacked a forward assist and brass deflector. The affixed carry handle features an older rotary dial rear sight with both close and long range apertures, perfect for standard airsoft engagement distances. What sets the SOG-68 apart from other Vietnam Era assault carbines is its compact, triangular handguard and its spring loaded, three position stock. Though this rifle’s body is constructed from plastic, it is still extremely durable and much lighter than similar metal models, which makes it an ideal AEG for fast paced players.
Echo1 strives to include the highest quality internals for the most affordable price in all of their AEGs, and the SOG-68 is no exception. This AEG features a full metal, LiPO ready gearbox with 8mm bearings, steel gears, and a strong polycarbonate piston with reinforced teeth. This guarantees that this AEG will perform even at high rates of fire! Echo1 has also installed a Madbull bucking into the SOG-68’s one piece hop-up unit, giving this compact carbine surprising range and accuracy!
If you have been looking for the ultimate addition to your Vietnam Era arsenal, the SOG-68 is the AEG for you! Not only is this AEG an accurate replica of a highly sought after Vietnam Era carbine, it is also a highly capable, top performing AEG ready for any type of airsoft battle!
- Nylon Fiber Three Position, Spring Loaded Stock
- Nylon Fiber Triangular Handguard
- Reinforced Full Metal Version 2 Gearbox w/ 8mm Bearings
- Full steel gear set
- Authentic design
- 2x Included High Capacity Magazines
- Hard hitting muzzle velocity
- Madbull Hop-up Bucking
Operation: Electric Automatic
Build/Body: Polymer Upper & Lower Receiver, Full Metal Barrel and Front Sight
Gearbox: Reinforced LiPO Ready 8mm Version 2 Gearbox
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic; Fully Automatic
Overall Length: 27" in; 29.5” in. (Retracted/ Extended)
Outer Barrel Length: 10” in.
Inner Barrel Length: 280mm
Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05mm
Hop-Up: One Piece Adjustable
Magazine Capacity: 200rd & 300rd High Capacity magazines included
Caliber: 6mm Airsoft BB
Muzzle Velocity: 370-400 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs)
Rate of Fire: 13+ RPS (Rounds per Second w/ 8.4v Battery)
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Power: 8.4V NiMh Nunchuck Battery
Ammo type: Seamless 0.20g or heavier (0.23g, 0.25g, 0.26g, 0.28g, etc) BBs. For maximum performance and accuracy, Airsoft Megastore recommends GoldenBall ProSlick BBs which carry perfect spherical consistency and density, available at Airsoft Megastore for the lowest price on the market, guaranteed.
Package includes: Rifle, 200rd & 300rd High Capacity Magazines, 8.4v Nunchuck Battery, Wall Charger
Battery Charger Recommendation: Although this fully automatic airsoft rifle comes with a standard wall charger to charge the battery, Airsoft Megastore recommends the use of a smart charger to avoid overcharging the battery (overcharged batteries may cause decreased airsoft gun performance and may shorten battery life significantly). Smart chargers not only shorten charge time significantly (up to 800% faster charging), but more importantly, also automatically shut off once the battery is fully charged to avoid overcharged batteries.