AGM 055A Mk16 Metal Airsoft Rifle Gun BK
- Velocity: 350 FPS (0.2 g BB) / Range 150-170 Feet
- Barrel Length: 11 inches / 28 cm
- Magazine Capacity: 200 Rounds
- Side Folding Retractable Stock!
- Adjustable Hop Up and Sights
- Battery and Charger Included (Small)
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- Made in China
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The AGM 055A Mk16 is a remarkable rifle. It features a machined aluminum upper receiver and an plastic lower much like the real thing. It features a full top rail, as well as bottom and side rails. The stock can be folded and is also retractable.
This airsoft gun is not to be misrepresented as a real firearm or gun that is manufactured by FN Herstal and is merely an airsoft gun that fires 6mm pellets. The manufacturer of this airsoft gun is AGM.
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with the Mk16 AEG are one 300 round hi-cap magazine, 8.4v mini type
battery, trickle charger, cleaning/unjamming rod, front sight
adjustment tool, magazine winder, manual, a VERY unusable sling
(seriously, don't even try it), and a new addition from Airsplat, a
sheet showing basic AEG functions, which will be useful to new players.
Height: 10" (grip to unfolded sight)
Sight Radius: 16.75"
externals on the AGM Mk16 are a combination of metal and ABS plastic,
and everything that should be made of metal on the real gun is
appropriately replicated on the AGM.
Starting at the rear, the
stock is made of plastic and is the 2nd generation design. It extends
to three separate positions, and the cheek rest is adjustable to two
different positions. The stock also folds to the right side for CQB
use, or for easy and compact storage. The stock serves as the home for
the battery, which is kind of a pain to install.
Cheek rest adjusted
Stock folded, take care not to pinch the wires when folding and unfolding the stock
simplest way to install the battery is to fold the stock and unscrew
the bottom hex screw from the stock portion. This will allow you to
completely remove the stock portion from the assembly. You can now
install your battery, connect the wires, and be good to go! Reinstall
the stock and screw in the hex screw that you removed.
Shot into the battery storage area
forwards, you will first find the one point sling mount, which is
located just in front of the stock. The Mk16 features a one piece metal
upper receiver which goes all the way to the faux gas assembly, and a
plastic lower receiver which houses all of the fire controls for the
upper receiver, as mentioned previously, is metal, and features an
integrated full length optic rail. It also houses the mock bolt
assembly, which has a charging handle that can be unscrewed and put on
either side, and can be pulled back quite far and released forward to
give a satisfying metallic thwack. Pulling back the charging handle
exposes the cylindrical hop-up adjuster as well as the upper portion of
Mock bolt pulled back, exposing the hop-up
Charging handle can be mounted on either side
lower receiver is similar to the M4 design, but has a few changes,
namely the ambidextrous selector switch and magazine release. The
selector switch on mine is slightly sloppy in its function,
occasionally needing to be clicked a little bit further from the
desired setting to properly function in that setting. The trigger pull
typical of an AEG, not too light, not too heavy. The magazine release
is nice because of the ambidextrous design. Just push the button on
either side to release the magazine. The mock bolt release serves no
function, other than to move around unnecessarily and generally
irritate me. I would love the G&G functional bolt catch, but hey,
this is a CA clone.
The grip is of the standard M4 style, complete with a ventilated, flat head screw adjustable motor base.
front of the upper receiver functions as the handguard, so it can get
its own section. Basically, the lower portion is a big metal chunk
which houses a 20mm RIS, about 7" long. There are two 20mm rails on the
sides, each about 4" long. Lastly, above the side rails at the very
front, there are two sling mounts, one for each side.
front assembly houses the folding front sight, faux gas system, and the
14mm- threaded muzzle. The included flashhider is a solid orange
plastic affair, just begging to be replaced with something that has a
little more flair.
sights are made of metal and are a folding design. The rear is
adjustable for windage and elevation using hand adjustable knobs. The
rear sight has a relatively small hole which makes rapid target
acquisition a bit tricky. The front sight folds as well, but requires
you to push a button located on the left side before moving it from
either position. It is adjustable for elevation using the included
tool. Lastly, there is a very long 16.2" long 20mm rail for mounting
whatever optics you can think of, which has laser engraved numbers for
consistent accessory mounting.
I was quite surprised by the external quality of this gun. The upper
receiver is nicely manufactured with no seam lines or anything else.
The lower receiver has a slight seam line that isn't really detrimental
to the overall look of the gun.
that this is the “Light" model, it uses standard M4 style magazines.
Included is a 300 round metal wind up hi-cap, which serves its purpose
tried it with TM, JG, UTG, SRC, ICS, and MAG magazines and haven't
found any that didn't work. The mags all fit in with very little wobble
and solidly come out when you push the release button.
Baseline performance after a 1000 round break in period is as follows:
FPS (Tested using TSD .20g BBs shot through a Madbull V1 Blue Chrono):
Low: 405.4 FPS
Average over 10 shots: 411.5
ROF (Recorded using Audacity/stock battery after 100 round break in): 14 RPS
and accuracy were acceptable. It's not a sniper rifle by any stretch of
the imagination, but the high velocity and effective hop-up combine to
put the BBs downrange in a relatively consistent fashion. Using TSD
.25g BBs, I am able to hit a man sized target at 145' 90% of the time,
with the hop-up almost maxed out. As with most ACM guns, a replacement
bucking will work wonders for consistency and accuracy.
AGM Mk16 features a V2 gearbox with a gear operated ambidextrous
selector switch. This switch makes it a royal pain to get to the
gearbox. In order to get to the gearbox, you must first unscrew the
three allen head screws at the rear of the upper receiver; one on each
side, and one on the top rail. With them removed, you can pull off the
stock assembly. You then need to remove the front receiver pin, which
will allow you to slide the upper receiver forwards, off of the lower.
This will allow you to get to the hop-up and inner barrel. Getting to
the gearbox is pretty similar to an M4/M16, with removal of the rear
pin, grip, mid-receiver pin and magazine release being the steps to get
to the gearbox. Once you do that, you'll notice that the gearbox won't
come out of the lower receiver. This is due to the gear operated
selector switch system, and the lower receiver needs to be pried
slightly apart in order for the gears to clear before you can pull it
Inside the gun is, as mentioned before, a V2 gearbox,
with no visible reinforcement. The gearbox itself is equipped with
metal 7mm bushings and a metal spring guide. The piston appears to be
nylon with a matching nylon ported piston head. The cylinder head
appears to be made of a similar material.
7mm metal bushings
Metal spring guide
Breaking down the Scar isn't a complicated process, 2 screws on the back and one on the top rail hold the stock in place, remove these and the stock comes off (be careful with the battery wires though!) and then you can pop the front body pin and the lower receiver will slide off. This gives you access to the hop unit which is a metal affair which was also covered in grease. That would explain the lack of hop! Anyways, the gearbox removal from the lower receiver is complicated and even needs it's own page in the manual! It involves removing the two pins in the lower receiver and then the pistol grip by taking the base plate off, removing the motor and undoing the screws in the bottom. Now this is where things get interesting. You need to pry the side of the receiver to the side and move the left side fire selector clockwise past full auto and leave it pointing at 6 o'clock. Then flip it over, set the fire selector on the right side to auto and pry the receiver up again whilst pushing the gearbox out. Difficult but gets easier with practice.
With the gearbox out you'll notice the two gears that fit in with the fire selector, much different to a normal V2 gearbox selector mechanism. Once the box was open I was overwhelmed by grease. It took a good half hour to scrub it out in the basin and get everything looking shiny and new again. Interesting things to note are the chromed polished cylinder, sector gear chip and brass (what look like 7mm) bushings. Overall the insides, apart from being caked in a small lake of grease, look to be good enough to take a beating.
After replacing the spring, regreasing and reshimming the box it now looks to be runnning about 360 fps, perfect. Now came what I dreaded after reading about Dboys Scars, getting the gearbox back into the lower receiver. Basically it's a reversal of the disassembly process and it's a giant pain in the butt to get it right. After doing this you must put the body pins back in now otherwise they won't fit in and the fire selector will not work properly. Then put everything else back together and it was good to go. Initially the gearbox was screechy and didn't sound healthy, after use and a reshim it died down to normal sounds.
motor is a very high torque design, and is quite difficult to rotate by
hand. Given that it pulls the M120+ strength spring with ease, it
should handle most springs you throw at it.
Unmarked high torque motor
AGM Mk16 features a metal 1-piece hop-up, which is a direct clone of
the CA system. It is attached to a 280mm inner barrel, with decent
crowning on the muzzle.
the internals are very decent for the price, and offer plenty of room
to upgrade if you want to trick your gun out. It appears to be a direct
clone of the CA SCAR, so any upgrades for the CA should work for this.
don't have TOO much in the way of aftermarket support unfortunately,
but the fact that there are a ton of rails mean that you can mount more
or less any accessory you feel like mounting. I've mounted lights,
lasers, foregrips, bipods, 40mm launchers, scopes, and pretty much
everything else I could find. You can build it into a long barrel
version with a simple barrel extension, or add whatever 14mm- extension
Appropriate metal content
Impressive built quality
Lots of rails
Metal folding sights
Finicky selector operation
Battery installation is a pain
Can pinch the battery wires when folding the stock
Cheek weld is a touch high
Rear sight hole is a little small
quite pleased with the AGM Mk16 overall. It has a great build quality,
good performance, and a solid feel. It is a very direct clone of the CA
SCAR, and for about half the price. Overall, I like it, and would
recommend it to anyone looking for a Mk16!
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