Our take: The A&K M60 VN is finally here at Airsoft Megastore, and it's already fast becoming one of the most popular light machine guns we've ever carried. The 'VN' designation pays homage to the fact that the M60, as a service weapon, has been around since the late 50s and has seen extensive use during the Vietnam War. Since then, the M60 has continued on as a service weapon for the US military, as well as military organizations around the world, becoming an effective SAW [squad automatic weapon] due to its superb firepower, rate of fire, and high ammunition capacity (this Airsoft version manufactured by A&K features a 3,500rd box mag standard!).
The A&K M60 offers a lot of unique and down-right cool features at a reasonable cost. Our favorite is hands down the adjustable ROF (rate of fire) switch located underneath the barrel. With a twist of this switch, you are able to actually INCREASE or DECREASE the rate of fire of this rifle to best fit your shooting needs. Adjusting this switch accordingly produces a varying rate of fire, from 11-20 RPS (rounds per second). It's an extremely useful and neat feature by all accounts, and is STANDARD on the A&K M60.
As it so happens, rate of fire is one of the M60's most outstanding attributes, as it tops out shooting over 1,100 rounds per minute on fully automatic mode!
An adjustable/retractable bipod also comes integrated onto the gun itself, as users will find it very useful in times of varying Airsoft combat scenarios. The M60 is known for its length, and of course, with the longer barrel comes the added range and accuracy of every shot.
The box magazine holds a whopping 3,500 rounds of BBs, so you can pick off your opponents all-day-long. Another very cool feature that we've come to love is the the drum magazine's automatic winding functionality. The mag only winds BBs up the feed (from the BB reservoir) when the trigger is pulled, to consistently feed BBs to this ammo-hungry machine gun.
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.
*There is no semi-auto mode
Battery Charger Recommendation: 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.
A&K M60 Full Metal AEG
500rd drum mag & mag cover
|Build/Body||Full metal receiver & barrel w/ polymer & handguard stock|
|Firing Modes||Semi-automatic and Full-automatic|
|Muzzle Velocity||340-380 FPS with 0.20g BBs|
|Gearbox||Full Metal SAW Type Gearbox|
|Battery Type||9.6V Mini (not included)|
|Inner Barrel Length||590mm|
|Outer Barrel Threading||14mm CCW (Counter Clockwise)|
|Overall Length||42.5" in.|
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