Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Arnie

Marushin Mossberg M500 SSB (8mm)

Recommended Posts

I'm going to add the articles and reviews that I've added over the past two weeks to the news section on the news page in one big update. I just haven't had the time of late to do that.

 

....and this really isn't the place to mention that though ;)

 

When I complete an article and stick it online a forum post is created here so taht feedback can be left. It's part of the article process, it's not really to signify that there's an update of some sort. I get around to posting news updates and new articles as and when it's suitable to post them, and when I have time to do so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll mention what I want where I want! And no one can tell me otherwise! *dodges ban and runs away*

 

That said, great review, loved the video. But why must everyone take videos when they're running out of gas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I'll add updates when I want :) Nah but seriously point taken; but I literally don't have enough time in the day at the moment to do everything that I want to.

 

Currently I segment my time into updates for the news, email and articles. Then any spare time I get can be used on the forums, drinking coffee and sleeping. :coffee:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice review, I've been interested in hearing how the marushin gas shotguns perform for a few years now. 'Tis a mighty shame about our situation vis a vis overpowered stock guns in the uk though :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been trialing the Mossy myself, it can happily hit man sized targets at around 30m away on propane.

 

I've got a blooming huge video of all the tests here somewhere on an unlabelled DVD that's been burnt. I'll find it at some point :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arnie, given that you`re in the UK, is there any chance you could shed some light on whether the 8mm mossbergs are skirmishable power-wise, or whether they`re good for plinking duties only?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Arnie, given that you`re in the UK, is there any chance you could shed some light on whether the 8mm mossbergs are skirmishable power-wise, or whether they`re good for plinking duties only?

If you mean as to if sites allow them or what may or may not be lega - I'm afraid I can't be much help there. I know some sites allow them and others don't past that I'm not much help.

 

As for if they are usuable pieces themselves, they certainly seem more usuable than any of the Maruzen lineup for effective range. I've tried the 870 and 1100 series, and the m500 tops both of those, plus as it's all metal it's a heck of a lot more sturdy. I suppose the best way to describe them is that they are about as usable and effective as a fairly stock gas pistol.

 

I want to get some grouping tests done, and need to check the video that I took to see if you can see the BBs flying in the shots.

 

..time to hunt down the DVD I burnt I guess.

 

Edit: Found it.. now I need to edit the data I've got - there's 2.5Gb to go through, and it's all broadcast quality so I can't stick it all online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sadly I've not had a chance to chrono it, plus with three rounds at once in close proximity I think it's doubtful that any chrono unit could measure the speed. I'm just finishing a small video now of it. I'm testing a couple of chrono units at the moment, one of them certianly won't measure the speed, but the other has as good a chance as any other chrono out there.

 

Even for a small video encoding and mucking around takes ages to finalise. 5 minutes to encode 3 seconds of footage, but then again it is doing a lot for this clip and it's set to high quality, plus I'm doing other things at the same time. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay all done:

 

m550_rangetest_small.gif

 

1.2Mb Divx encoded video of the range test.

 

Range: 34m to tree

Gas: Propane

BBs: Standard Marushin 8mm (0.3g?)

Temp: ~4degC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They do indeed bounce off then head downwards (you should hear the noise when they hit). It's compressed using Divx to reduce size, standard compression is more detailed but there's no point putting DV quality online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for getting the review up Arnie!

 

That said, great review, loved the video. But why must everyone take videos when they're running out of gas.

 

Yea sorry about that. I was being a bit paranoid on the 8MM BB usage. They are a bit expensive so I didn't want to take too many shots.

 

-Edit-

 

Arnie, a few of the picture are linked incorrectly as well as the front page news link. The pictures are:

 

- Iron sights

- Reloading procedure

- and airsoft armory link (www.airsoft-armory.com not armoury)

 

Also if you can, refer the review written by "Evil Cookie" as mentioned in my e-mail.

 

Again, thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is still two errors. The link from the main page is still incorrect (goes to the GR-16 review). Also the Airsoft-Armory link is not coded correctly.

 

Thanks anyways though, I hate to nitpick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and the use of session cookies.