kl0wn, on Mar 25 2008, 10:55 PM, said:
Do I need a tightbore or a hop up upgrade if I'd get this? What kind of range am I looking at with this? Do I just need standard .20 bb's or do I want to go with a little bit heavier ones? Should I put some kind of sight on it? Thanks for your help.
Personally, I would buy a TM M14 if I were you. You don't NEED a hop up or tightbore, but it couldn't hurt. However since you seem relatively new, I suggest you leave those upgrades for the future.
I suggest buying a TM M14 because if I remember right, it has metal in all the right parts, just like any other manufacturer. Also, stock wise, TM probably has the best hop up, and TMs are probably the most accurate out of the box, followed by ICS (whom doesn't make an M14 model).
I would personally suggest .23 BBs, but that is only my preference -- any weight of .2-.25 will work. If you want to use .2s, go for it. For brands I would recommend KSC or Excel. My two favorites, especially KSC.
Sight wise... hold off. It's fully possible you'll like the irons. If you don't like them, THEN you buy a sight.
So, my suggestion is to buy a TM M14 and play with it; if you don't like the sights, then replace them. If you want to upgrade later, take it to a local store and do what you will to it.
Also, there isn't anything wrong with G&G, and I believe a site called Airsoft Pacific... I think that's it (it's a forum site, not a store, try Googling it) has a review on the G&G M14, and if I remember right, a comparison to the TM M14. I just prefer TM because of the superior hop up.
Also take note that M14s are LOOOONG guns. I love them, but if you're short like me (I'm 5'5") they might be a little unwieldy.
This post has been edited by StealingYerMail: 25 March 2008 - 08:59 PM