Today, I'm going to talk dirty a lil bit 'bout the new RedStar AMD-65 AK from Echo1 USA. But first, a few disclaimers.
Disclaimer A) Yes, I know that I already used these photos in a prior blog where I was showing off the new MadBull PBS Mock Suppressors I got. But I was actually having a heck of a time getting the stock flash hider back on the rifle and didn't see the point in re-shooting AND editing the same images when I already had perfectly good shots already done and done.
Disclaimer B) I realize that if this were a real firearm, I'd have the wrong suppressor on there for that particular caliber rifle. Well guess what? This is not a real firearm. This is an Airsoft rifle and I thought it looked cool so go ahead and "shut your mouth when you're talking to me!" (name the movie)
Alright. That's all the disclaimers I've got for now. The actual review of the Echo1 AMD-65 AK begins after the jump...
Ah good. You made it. Hopefully, I did not scare you off with all that rambling above.
Second, if you take a look at the image just above these words and then at the one just below them, you'll notice the Echo1 AMD-65 AK has a folding stock, which I dig. Why, you ask? BECAUSE WHO NEEDS A STOCK WHEN YOU SHOOT FROM THE HIP, BABY!?!?!?!
For those of you avid followers who've been with me for quite some time now (Bless your tactical hearts), you'll know that I hate it when manufacturers don't include a sling mount on their rifles, requiring me to either have to buy one or make one from paracord. Paracord sling attachments are super easy, but still annoying. THEREFORE, you might imagine my delight to find that Echo1 made sure to include front and rear sling attachment points just for me (no doubt, right?).
Echo1 AMD-65 at 25 yards on an 8"x8" target. Like I said, outstanding consistency! I didn't even have the sight the rifle in, once I had the hop-up where I wanted it. It was already dialed in. Don't bet on this being the case for yours, but I'm just sayin' it could be possible.
Echo1 AMD-65 sits just where I like it, right around 385 fps with a .20g BB. I did not record each shot velocity, but my shooting Chrony calculated the average velocity over 20 shots to be 386 fps. Air seals didn't seem too bad, based on the relatively small spread between the highest velocity (393 fps) and the lowest velocity (376 fps) measured. If I were to get into the guts of the rifle and add some Teflon Tape in some strategic places, I bet I could get that number down quite a bit.
So, overall, I'm very happy with this rifle. It's got the unique looks and high performance factor that I desire in a rifle. So I'm definitely giving the Echo1 RedStar AMD-65 AK my stamp of approval.
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