Classic Army M14 Scout Electric Rifle
- Velocity: 350 FPS (0.2 g BB) / Range 190-210 Feet
- Barrel Length: 22 inches / 55 cm
- Magazine Capacity: 470 Rounds
- Unique Serial Number on Each Gun!
- Metal Barrel Assembly
- Battery and Charger Not Included
- Airsoft Gun Review Available - Click More Info
- Made in Hong Kong
Classic Army M14 Scout Airsoft Rifle Manual
Please visit our Airsoft Maintenance page for information and videos.
More AirSplat ON DEMAND Airsoft Gun Video Reviews
The classic Army M14 Scout is basically a shorter version of their M14 rifles. The reduced barrel length reduces weight and allows for better mobility. At the same time, the length reduction is not significant enough to affect the velocity or effective range of this model. Therefore, it can still be used as a medium to long range sniper rifle.
The highly anticipated Classic Army M14 Scout version is NOW AVAIALBLE! It comes standard with 7mm Oily Steel Bushing Gear box, High Performance Motor, Metal Hop Up Chamber, Scout Style Mount Base, Metal Spring Guide, and Movable Cocking lever and bolt cover. Every model has a unique serial number to identify it. Don't wait to add this great sniper rifle to your arsenal of toys!
M14's became popular because of its recent revival as a designated marksmen rifle for the U.S. military. CA is very confident that the new M14 will be a big hit in not just the exterior design but the complete system. The CA M14 features a newly designed gearbox that has many parts compatible with other Japanese AEG aftermarket parts. The semi/full auto fire settings and the large 470 round capacity magazine make it ideal as a suppot weapon or scout rifle with its lengthy inner barrel. In addition the M14 Scout replicates the functions of the M14 such as Moveable Cocking Lever, Bolt Cover, safety and fire selector. However, unlike the standard M14 the Scout has a foward sight base that gives a vastly improved target acquisition and unobstructed access to the receiver mechanism. All these features combined to make the CA Full Metal M14 Scout hard to beat.
Airsoft Classic Army M14 Electric Airsoft Rifle
Technical Specs :
Classic Army (CA)
Loaded: 8.28lbs (9.6 mini batt and Magazine)
Features of Interior Airsoft Classic Army M14 :
- Reinforced 7mm hybrid Gearbox: The Airsoft Classic Army M14 box is a hybrid of the G&G and Tokyo Marui style boxes. CA has taken the the selector set up from the Tokyo Mauri M14 and the mechbox design from the Guay & Guay M14 set up.
What is the importantance of different gearboxes: The G&G and Tokyo Marui have design has its flaws. G&G has the anti-reverse latch causing gears to hang, while the Tokyo Marui mechbox isn't as strong at the front. CA hopes to achieve superiority in the Airsoft Classic Army M14 arena with this hybrid. Great selector set up, with a rock solid mechbox that can handle big upgrade springs.
-Fixed motor position: Similar to the G&G mechbox design, CA elected to have a solid mount for the motor.
What is the importance of fixed motor positions: It makes it a little more difficult to remove and install the receiver assembly into the stock, but it does guarantee the proper motor orientation. This is a big improvement.
-Factory 7mm bushings: Standard 7mm metal bushing
What is the importance of 7mm bearings in a gear box: It is sort of a let down that CA went with bushings with this model, considering they have been installing bearing bushings in their other models. I have yet to see one fail under a normal 1.49j load.
-Tokyo Marui Style Selector set-up:
Why this is important: The Tokyo Marui style, while being more parts intensive than the G&G, is far smoother and less problematic. The G&G design, although boasting a spring release has had a tendency to lock up the gearbox. CA made a wise choice in this type of selector set up
-1J Spring: The slightly heavier spring provides that extra 50ft in range over an m90 type spring.
What is the importance of the spring: You have enough to play outside and have at least some range, but are also limiting the impact for CQC.
-Factory smooth bore nozzle: It is smooth bored and well molded.
What is the importance of the nozzle: This type of nozzle has better airflow characteristics thus being more efficient than the "cross" type nozzles. CA is great with production parts support, but aftermarket parts support will be limited as with any specialized part for a standardized gearbox.
-AUG type hop-up unit: The design is good, but the functionality of this design has been a question for a while among G&G users.
Why this is important: The design employed is also a G&G copy. This isn't a bad thing, but it is a source of debate among players. Several reports of bad hop-up seating and low velocities from the G&Gs were reported, as well as inconsistent hopup settings. While testing the rifle, the hopup did work flawlessly, so CA quality control may be the biggest contributing factor to the consistency.
*The hop-up buckings, like all CA hop-up buckings, should be replaced. Guarder, Systema, or any of the top manufacturers are a solid choice and you'll see a marked improvement in consistency and adjustability.
-Brass spring guide: It is durable, but a throw back to yester versions from CA.
What is the importance of the brass guide: The brass spring guide is going to be durable, but it will not be as mechbox friendly as a bearing version. This type of spring guide allows the spring to bind more while it is being compressed, which creates more stress on the whole system. A ball bearing spring guide is a suggested improvement.
-Mechbox wires: Very small guage running to the motor.
What is the importance of insulated gearbox wires: Heat. Running heavier spring rates causes more draw on the battery. Excessive head is bad with electric components. The wires provide ample current passage without building excessive heat. This is the first CA product I have seen with such a small guage of wire. It is obviously a fit issue for the stock. That being noted, it is not the quality I'm used to seeing in the current generation CA replicas.
-Flat Gear Set: They work. They are a flat gear set, but are not on par with the high-line aftermarket gears. They will withstand higher energy set-ups, but a higher line gear should be used. In its stock configuration, they are an excellent choice.
What is the importance of the individual gears: If you are planning on upgrading your replica. Consider a hardened steel set of gears. A heavier spring needs a lower gear reduction to keep the stress off the electrical components. These gears will work in the heavier application, but they are not ideal. Keep this in mind when upgrading your replica over 1.14j. (350fps w/.2s)
The CA M-14 uses standard v2/v3 gears, but the tappet plate and cylinder head is proprietary.
-Plastic Ported Pistonhead: Once again it works, but is not a refined item. It is a molded plastic and is two piece. It creates a seal, but other than that it is a bare bones option piece.
What is the importance of the Pistonhead: A ported pistonhead uniformly creates a seal with its o-ring when the piston is in its fire stroke. The seal is made by pressure building up in the cylinder as it moves toward the cylinderhead. A ported pistonhead is more efficient than an unported pistonhead for one main reason. The o-ring is being pressured outward by the increased pressure in the cylinder, while the non-ported relies on a static friction to create the seal.
The CA Plastic Pistonhead is just passable. It has several ports on the head to bellow the o-ring out evening itself out under pressure. This is yet again another minor let down in comparison to the new mechboxes with the CA Aluminum piston head installed.
-Yellow CA Polycarb piston: They work will with the CA gears, but are the bottom of the poly-carb "upgraded" pistons group. This will likely be the source of most mechbox failures in the CA in a stock or upgraded configuration. The piston really isn't forgiving.
Why this is important: They are at best "ok" when unmodified. (removing a tooth for better mesh) An aftermarket polycarb-piston (not aluminum) will be a far superior choice for the replica if you elect to change to a new type of gears. The piston is the manufactered weakness in the gearbox, as it should be. A set of gears going down is far more expensive than a piston, although both are irratating.
-CA high torque motor: Works great. Sounds great on the cycle.
Why this is important: Higher torque, less heat under a load. This is similar in quality to a Stock Tokyo Marui style motor. Don't let that put you off, the motor is great and will be serviceable and durable up to a 1.49j application reliably.
Overall Internal Impression:
CA has a good thing going with the overall internal build. I am a little put off by some of the old school mechbox features. It damages the overall appeal of the rifle. The brass spring guide and plastic piston head are definitely not up to the latest and greatest CA has put out. This could easily be a version issue that will be corrected in the next.
These are pretty minor issues though. The parts are still very serviceable, but fall short of the latest CA offerings.
Stock: As it sits, it is a solid build. It could use a few refining touches like a higher powered spring and a pistonhead replacement, but stock it works just fine and will be very serviceable.
Upgraded: It is capable of m140 spring tensions without mechbox failure...but don't consider it without first changing the gears. They'll go down!
-Metal Reciever and Barrel: Well made, nice casting on the receiver.
What is the importance of the metal barrel and reciever: Weight, cosmetics, and strength. The finish is flat and has a nice balance and weight. It is on par with the Tokyo Marui and G&G metal. The CA's strength is apparent: No flex and great quality.
The bolt does lock open on the CA. It has a nice "racking" sound, and allows easy access to the hop-up.
-Stock: Flat black. Textured.
Why this is important: The stock feels almost rubberized. It is unique and very comfortable. It should take paint very well if one so chooses to go that route.
-Serial Number/Manufacturer info: Laser Etched serial and Manufacturer information is cast very clear.
Why this is important: It isn't, but it sure does look good!
-Rear-Flip Up Buttplate: A signature of the Airsoft Classic Army M14.
Why this is important: The flip up aspect is simply attention to detail, but the reall important issue is battery storage. The compartment is spacious inside, but the entrance isn't. It is difficult to install a sub-c 8.4 large type battery. CA should consider making the access a little larger for their next generation.
-Airsoft Classic Army M14 Highcap Mag: Metal body, feeds ok.
Why this is important: A factory included high quality high capacity magazine is a real plus for the first time AEG buyer. The 470 round high cap means easy reloads in the field.
The negative part is that it is proprietary. CA is the only maker of mags for this replica so far. I did notice the mag unwinds relatively quickly. So, that just means more thumb time on the mag, even if it is while shooting.
Overall External Impression: The Airsoft Classic Army M14 is really quite nice. It is boring with the black stock, but it is still one of the coolest military rifles around.
At the Range: Having completed the technical aspects of the review it was time to move to practical.
-First stop was the chrono. I loaded some Airsplat BIO .20's and headed over to the chrono.
-Prior to going live, I adjusted the hop-up and sights. The hop-up was very manageable and easily adjusted. The open-bolt option makes the adjustment very easy. The rear site has large adjustment knobs that can be articulated through gloves if need be. Needless to say, I liked that feature. The hop-up and sights adjusted, I was ready to shoot!
Next to the firing line:
I fired ten rounds from a standing position. The grouping was reasonable with the mild cross wind present.
I don't know what happened during the 60ft test. The bb's started curving for no apparent reason every second BB. This could simply be a little oil on the hopup bucking.
The Range Impression of Airsoft Classic Army M14:
I played with the Airsoft Classic Army M14 a while after completing the targets. The targets don't tell the whole story with this rifle. It has excellent range for a stock build (50yards+) and was really quite accurate. It cycled cleanly on semi and full auto...until the mag decided it needed to be wound. Overall, it is one of the better M14 options I have handled.
-The magazine locks in place with a solid click. It is a really smooth loading magazine. Unlike the finicky G&G's, the CA offering seems to have solved the magazine seating issue.
The Conclusion of Airsoft Classic Army M14:
The advantage of any CA is that takes the best features of the prominent M14 designs and puts them together. The selector was very smooth, and the overall operation of the rifle was quite respectable. With the current pricing of M14's on the market, the CA is also the best deal of all the high-line manufacturers.
Installing a few small aftermarket parts would only serve to turn a decent platform into a DMR or Scout/Sniper platform easily.
It already has all the basic upgrades already in the box, but a spring, tightbore barrel, hop-up bucking and piston head would do this replica wonders.
In the future, come check out the CA M14. It has the strength of the G&G, innovation of the Tokyo Marui, and repectable quality control of Classic Army.
Various counterparts to this electric version include ones by UTG, Well, AGM, Tokyo Marui and more. Look over our website to see if the others are of interest as well!
More Airsoft Gun Reviews
This airsoft gun is not to be misrepresented as a real firearm or gun that is manufactured by Springfield Armory and is merely an airsoft gun that fires 6mm pellets. The manufacturer of this airsoft gun is Classic Army.
| Best Industry Return / Warranty Policy |