I ordered my TH M240B from WGC. $1400, with $125 for shipping. When it arrived, I left work, went to the Post Office, then straight to my local shop to figure out how to assemble this lollipops .
Opening the package, everything was securely bubble-wrapped individually. No pics of the packaging, but, suffice to say, Trigger Happy packed it well. The box is not suitable for storage, only the initial shipping, so into a gunbag it goes.
What you get in the box: the gun, in sub-assemby form, and a CD for the assembly manual. No targets or catalogs, but I throw them away anyhow.
Inside the box mag, and the feed tube:
Top and bottom of the gearbox:
Battery goes through the front of the stock, where it attaches to the reciever:
The entire gun, save the magazine, and stock are aluminium. With a nice matte black finish. I believe it may be anodized, as it is not paint.
So, after assembly came the chrono. Out of the box, it shoots 330fps on .20s. Nice ROF, and the auto-winding magazine has no trouble keeping up. WGC stated not to use the carry handle, as it could break. To me, it seems pretty beefy, with no wiggle or bend like the old TOP M60 handles. So, full metal, good power and ROF, and solid build.
Now the negative.
The magazine. While nice and well built, it's cardboard. A few games in wet weather, and it's done. I will probably build my own box out of plastic and transplant the internals. For now, I have wrapped the entire outside of the cardboard in cellophane tape.
The battery. After inserting a large type 8.4v, I could not get it out of the stock. I had to disassemble the butt plate, which is easy, but a pain. The plate is held on by 4 threaded pins that run to the front of the stock. Upon doing this, I noted that the inside of the stock is very spacious. The battery was simply catching in the narrow hole out through the neck. It turns out that the large 8.4v will get caught due to the positioning of the last cell in the pack. I bought a 9.6v 3600mAh, and due to there being no cell stuck on the end sideways it slides in and out perfectly.
I may have a custom battery built permenantly into the stock, but this would not be the best, since if the battery dies in the field I have no spare.
I highly recommend replacing the stock inner barrel with an aftermarket one. The stock barrel, 550mm, is incredibly rough inside. If you hold it up to the light and look through it, you can actually see shadows inside. I had mine replaced with a 590mm Prometheus. The new barrel comes to a bit less than an inch from the beginning of the flash hider.
A lot of people have mentioned the lightness of this gun. It is true. At the shop we weighed it. It weighs 12lbs, which is not exactly light for an airsoft replica, but due to the size of the gun, it seems alot lighter. Personally, even though I prefer milsim, I do not consider this a negative. I really don't feel like lugging a 24lb gun through the woods, and my STAR LSW and L85 are heavy enough, thank you
Overall, I am very pleased. I was planning on a SAW, but this was announced. I'll be sure to stand out from the other gunners out there, if only for the sheer length of this lollipops . The first game it's used in will be on Saturday. And now I'm off to find some British furniture and flash hider to turn it into a L7A1 ;D
Hey, hey HEY! I've seen the M240 before, it's nice. But let's not just gloss over this other critter here! I'm not trying to threadjack ya, but that's been anxiously anticipated in these circles for quite some time! Tell me it's someone's AEG, and not a Shoei.
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