A&K M24 Review
In contrast to many airsoft sniper rifles, the M24’s boldly-textured stock guarantees confident handling. However, the stock can be flimsy for some. Combined with a heavyweight, the A&K does lose some points for feel. However, the quality of the plastic used is solid.
The rifle is scope and bipod ready, and the rifle features an adjustable butt plate. The barrel is fluted, and the aluminum cylinder accommodates upgrades thanks to added durability. The internals are upgraded from the factory with metal components for longevity. However, some owners say that certain pieces can come loose during shipping and handling.
The M24 also shares its hop-up system with the Bar-10. The spring guide and trigger assembly are proprietary, however, making upgrades a bit trickier. The rifle is outfitted with a VSR-10 style spring.
With a 15-round standard magazine, you may want to consider bringing some extras into battle or carry a speed loader at the very least.
Performance in the field is mostly good for the M24, but there are some shortcomings. The gun fires at a somewhat inconsistent FPS out of the box. Though A&K claims a velocity of 400FPS, which is quite respectable, some owners are reporting velocities around 350-370FPS. However, the rifle is quite accurate without a need for extensive adjustments.
The range is solid as well. Mixed with above-average accuracy, the M24 can be a decent performer for beginner to intermediate players. Players can hit targets exceeding 200 feet after dialing in optics and the hop up.
The rifle does accept a fair variety of upgrade parts, meaning performance can get a lift if you’re willing to invest. However, there are better budget options that can become sleepers.