Our take: While bolt action sniper rifles have long been available on the airsoft market, there have been few new airsoft replicas modeled after more modern and innovative real steel precision firearm systems. The ASW338LM is known for its adaptability in the field and ergonomic design, which is no surprise why many airsoft players have been eyeing this modular rifle system since its debut. But for the first time since its inception, the ASW338LM is now available as an airsoft sniper rifle and is manufactured by VFC, the same company behind the airsoft versions of the SCAR, HK416 and other licensed AEGs.
REAL STEEL TO AIRSOFT
Officially licensed by Ashbury Precision Ordnance, this rifle is an exact replica of the real steel ASW338LM. However, unlike some licensed airsoft guns, ASG took it a step further to ensure that this modern rifle meets the airsoft world the right way. Teaming with Ashbury Precision Ordnance, the real steel company known for their innovative sniper rifles and precision optics, ASG was able to effectively turn this modern sniper rifle into the highly-anticipated airsoft version, using exterior CAD drawings to produce an exact 1:1 scale design that allows fanatics to field this modern sniper rifle in an airsoft environment. This stringent process made sure that they covered all the features of the rifle down to each minute detail, including the SABER-FORSST rifle chassis system that has made waves in the firearms industry. But looking past the official licensing and trademarks, which include etched markings and a unique serial number on the receiver, this replica is just as big of a beast in the airsoft world.
Constructed partly out of aluminum and high-grade polymer, the stock easily folds to the side, while the rubberized buttplate not only enhances comfort but also comes with vertical adjustment, giving users full control. A push button extends the stock two inches for improved shouldering, while an adjacent push button adjusts the cheek riser to provide comfortable weld while shooting in any position. For even more customization, the pistol grip can be easily adjusted by loosening the bottom screw to suit your needs. While a heavy-duty bipod is not included with this rifle, it does include an integrated monopod to the rear of the stock, which can instantly be deployed by pulling it towards the receiver and swinging it downwards. From there, fine adjustment can be achieved by slowly unscrewing the monopod for height, providing you with an incredibly stable platform for long range precision accuracy.
One of the features that make this ASW338LM replica stand out is its full-length monolithic top rail and modernized quad rail system, which gives shooters more than 50 inches of rail space. This essentially sets you up to attach a myriad of aftermarket accessories, including any rifle scope with 20-millimeter rail mounts, with still tons of space to adjust for optimal eye relief. Beneath the integrated rails, the handguard couldn’t be any more solid as it is constructed from real carbon fiber, as seen on the real steel ASW338LM. External 28-millimeter threading allows you to quickly attach the ASG licensed barrel extension/ mock suppressor, giving this rifle a truly menacing look. Additionally, the barrel itself features 14-millimeter counter clockwise threading if you choose to throw on a different flash hider or mock suppressor.
THE REAL DEAL
While players have seen and fielded many bolt action sniper rifles, this airsoft replica not only performs at the level expected, but it also mirrors the same features found on the real steel ASW338LM backed by official Ashbury Precision Ordnance licensing. It's extremely solid and shoots right at 400 FPS (w/ 0.20g BBs), perfect for most outdoor fields. Measuring at 43 inches long and weighing approximately 11 pounds, this heavy duty rifle easily combines authenticity and practicality in any game and is a great platform for aftermarket customization, taking down targets at outdoor fields and, not to mention, it’s the closest thing you can get to the ASW338LM in terms of design, feel and look.
NOTE: This airsoft rifle comes with a hard-shell case, and the rear stock requires minor assembly before use.
- Fully licensed by Ashbury Precision Ordnance
- 1:1 scale replica of ASW338LM
- More than 50 inches of rail space
- Full length monolithic top rail
- Carbon-fiber constructed handguard
- Side folding/collapsible stock
- Integrated monopod w/ vertical adjustment
- Fully adjustable pistol grip
- Rubberized buttplate w/ vertical adjustment
- Adjustable cheek riser
- .338 Lapua Magnum style magazine
- 28mm external threading for barrel extensions
- 14mm counter-clockwise threading
- Hard-shell case
- 20-inch outer barrel
- Included M90 downgrade spring for indoor fields
Operation: Bolt Action
Material: Metal Receiver, Outer Barrel, Flash Hider / Carbon Fiber Handguard / Polymer Pistol Grip
Firing Modes: Single Shot
Muzzle Velocity: 380-400 FPS
Magazine: 40 rounds
Weight: 11 pounds
Overall Length: 32.5" in. / 41.5" in. / 43.5" in. (Folded / Collapsed / Extended)
Ammo type: Seamless 0.25g or heavier (0.26g, 0.28g, 0.30g, 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: ASW338LM, magazine, hard-shell cover, M90 spring, speedloader, instruction manual