WA SVF6 review

WA
SVF6 review
by
Calvin R Chau

Stock
Specifications
FPS
320FPS
with .2g and HFC22
Length:
245mm
Barrel
Length:
133m
(longer than KSC M11 and maruzen mp5k!)
Weight: 1100g
(stock) 1210g (mine)

Ammo
capacity:

30+1
Rounds (Hicap 49+1)


Stats:

Full
gun name: Strayer Voight Infinity Prokiller Mark II F6
Manufacturer: Western Arms (Japan)
Plastic parts: Grip, Slide, Trigger & Chamber. Everything
else is metal.
Material: Heavyweight (according to DEN)
Special
features:

Semi/full automatic selector, safety (sans beavertail safety),
Extended slide release, ported slide/compensator, Bomar rear
sight.

Introduction:
Ok this gun is excellent. However this gun is limited edition
so its out of production and its sold out everywhere, so if
you want this particular model you will have to purchase it
as a second hand gun.

Mine
as you can see from the pics is custom, First of all there is
a Shooters Design metal slide on it. The slide lock, safety,
fire selector, and extended mag well (not included as stock)
are all polished. Barrel is a nice chromed silver color, straight
from the factory. I also installed a Guarder
Reinforced loading nozzle and a Guarder
stainless steel chamber with Barsto markings on it. This makes
the gun really full metal, most people neglect the chamber,
which IMO really adds to the nice metal content in the sounds
as you cock it. Pure goodness.

Build
Quality:
The gun is rigid, solid and does not rattle. Due
to all the metal parts this feels like a monster of a gun. And
the gun’s agressive design will surely intimdate any opponent
as well as turn a few heads at the local airsoft game.

The
grip could be more comfortable, (like with all the SVs), I am
not particularly fond of the spike design that does not sit
comfortably in my hands when I’m not wearing gloves.

The
slide action is VERY Smooth, no clicks and clacks whatsoever
as you pull the slide back slowly (unlike my glocks) and this
helps alot during firing.

Even
with the metal slide installed the recoil spring is more than
enough to cycle it, very fast too.

The
beavertail is removed I guess due to the full auto mechanism,
the standard safety works fine, its a bit more easy to toggle
than the standard safety, because this one is not connected
to the other side since the it is replaced with a fire selector.
The extended slide release helps out alot during reloads so
does the huge mag well that you can get for about $15.00. So
far the gun has never misfired on the designated firing mode
that was set. (IE: firing full auto on semi, vice versa, etc.)

The
rear bomar sight is adjustable and very solid piece of work,
this is the only SVF that comes with the bomar adjustable sight,
the others come with the non adjustable two dot rear sight.
The front sight is located on the compensator which helps it
because its not on the slide that is rocking back and forth.


There
is no decocker of course because it is a single action gun.
But I can easily ‘decock’ it by letting the hammer down slowly
with my thumb.

Performance:
I got it chrono’d, average was about 320FPS with .2g and HFC22.
High was 340 and low was 295 (because of cool down I guess).
I also did the coke can test, it went through both sides using
hfc22. With hfc134a it went through one side and dent the other.
I used .2g for these tests. The rate of fire on this thing is
very fast, about ~900-1000 RPM. I chronoed it once while it
was on full auto and it made the chronograph go crazy and it
gave me 789 FPS, heh. ^_^

During
firing, the gun’s action is smooth, with no jams whatsoever,
the full auto action is excellent. Compared to my old G18 its
flawless. The selector is solid and rigid and does not accidently
flip.

Accuracy
is excellent, the barrel length is longer than my GBB SMG’s!!
on semi it performs just like any WA SV, very good accuracy
and groupings. On full auto if you can control the recoil you
can get average accuracy, you can hit a human target fairly
easily at about 30-60ft away on full and about 60-90ft on semi.
Max range would be about ~150ft I guess (on hfc22)

Note: I forgot to add…the SVF’s
magazine that comes with the BLUE loading follower is NOT equipped
with the NLS (No Leak System) so you cannot fire upside down
or at an angle, and it also causes a bit of cooldown, more than
regular SV mags. So keep that in mind, but easy fix, just buy
a regular Hicap mag.

Internals:
Field stripping the gun cannot be done without using the hex
tool, you have to remove two hex screws in order to get the
compensator off, after that its just like any other SV, you
line up the slide lock lever and push it out, then the slide
goes right off.



The
internals are same for all the PK SVFs, and some parts are interchangable
with the original WA SV/.45 parts. So spare parts are easily
obtainable.

The
design of the full auto mechanism is a very nice piece of work,
since it is located in the frame instead of the slide, the overall
simplicity of the design adds to its reliability. (unlike my
old G18cs, which all broke down in a matter of months)

The
ONLY complaint I have for this gun is that the hammer spring
seems a bit weak, but thats probably because of the full auto
mechanism.



Conclusion
This gun is hot! I see virtually no flaws with it
except with the hammer spring being weak which is
just my personal preference. Much more reliable that
the G18C! I’ll give updates as they come. Too bad
that this one is not available anymore.

Appearance

9/10
(Coupled with the ported slide/compensator…I can’t
ask for any more)

Build
Quality

9/10
(Solid, but the hammer feels very weak)

Performance 10/10
(Like any SV, but coupled with full auto power)

Value
for Money

10/10
(If you’re lucky you can grab a new one from a retailer
for around $200)

Overall
Potential

9/10
(Most SV/Hicap aftermarket and replacement parts fit,
but I’m not real sure about the long term realibility
of the full auto mechanism.)

External
Links:
Guarder
(aka IntruderShop)

Site
links:
movies of
this piece firing:
low quality
~300kb

medium quality
~900kb

high quality
~1.4Mb

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on this review in the forums


Last
modified:
Monday, February 10, 2003 6:34 PM
Copyright 2003 ArniesAirsoft




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