Airsoft Canada
MILSIG

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Airsoft Guns Discussion
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Ak midcap opinions

:

Airsoft Guns Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 18th, 2019, 15:27   #1
sly mantis
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Ak midcap opinions

HI
Got a cyma ak as my first airsoft aeg. Looking at toronto airsoft, they have cyma 150rd midcaps in 3 different styles: Metal, ak74 "bakelite" and waffle.
Any noticeable difference in quality or performance between each of these?

Thanks
sly mantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 15:34   #2
Desmodus
Mexifaggot
 
Desmodus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario
I've used the metal and bakelite ones, no issues with them at all.
__________________
Guardians of Asgaard - KF25 -

Primaries: LCT AKS74UN, VFC M4 CQB Mk2
Secondary: Latino heat, TM Glock 17
Desmodus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 18:11   #3
That_Limey_Brit
 
That_Limey_Brit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Coquitlam BC
I've not really had any issues with most brands of mids, I've never had good waffle mags though.

If it bothers you, be sure to get the correct magazine type for your rifle type. (7.62 for AK47's/AKMs, etc. 5.45 for AK74's and more modern rifles) what model is the AK you have?
__________________
Oh no! They're after my cargo of sugar, tobacco and spices!
That_Limey_Brit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 19:39   #4
sly mantis
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Seller told me its a Cyma Cm048. Not to sure on the exact model. see picture below. any information you can share would be appreciated.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg thumbnail_IMG_20190718_175709317.jpg (157.1 KB, 11 views)
sly mantis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 19:49   #5
That_Limey_Brit
 
That_Limey_Brit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Coquitlam BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by sly mantis View Post
Seller told me its a Cyma Cm048. Not to sure on the exact model. see picture below. any information you can share would be appreciated.
74. You want bakelite 5.45mm style mags to be in keeping but in Airsoft they all work.
__________________
Oh no! They're after my cargo of sugar, tobacco and spices!
That_Limey_Brit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 20:08   #6
Wilkie
 
Wilkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brandon, Mb
It’s all going to come down to what company produces these magazines. Assuming they came from the same company they’re likely exactly the same internally. Only difference being the aesthetic. Personally I like Bakelite for a 5.45 pattern Ak and metal for a 7.62 ak.
Wilkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18th, 2019, 20:52   #7
Ratters
 
Ratters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Vancouver
Cyma aks74n

Very nice Afghanka style aeg, one of my favourite. What you need now is a bayonet, a Russian tourniquet holding a soviet era field dressing in the stock, a RP0-7 sight a GP-25, the buffer for the stock and a Russian Deer head sling. you could also mount a SVD cheek rest on it and some blue tape around double mags as some soviet troop in Afghanistan did. nice choice of rifle. What's also nice is you can easily convert it to the AKS74M

The CYMA 74 magazines are smooth sided meaning they don't have the side bolsters at the magwell end that some other brands come with.

Best thing to do when you game is ask other AK74 owners what mags they use and ask if you can try one, carefully. Never force a mag because the plastic lip will bend or break and this will likely piss off your buddy who may quickly change sides, light you up and claim he didn't hear you call your hits.

LCT 74 mags tend to be brittle in this area. CYMA Bulgarian type, the semi clear waffle type tend to jam by double stack bb's forcing the inner guide appart or in some cases the screw holes strip out.

Generally I would only buy new mags unless you can test them or trust the source.

CYMA, MAG Brand, Lancer, Aftermath, JG and Marui (og marui) should all fit and feed without issues. G&P, VFC, E&L mags all (i believe) have the side bolsters, they may or may not fit but they are the upper tier mags. out of those three G&P are popular, as are VFC.

Both are difficult to find in stock locally but worth the chase. Details are in the eyes of the beholder and the top prize imo goes to VFC.
__________________
Canīt sleep. Clowns will eat me!

Last edited by Ratters; July 18th, 2019 at 21:02.. Reason: fix my terrible speeling and grimmer
Ratters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2019, 00:12   #8
sly mantis
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I knew it was a 74, but wasnt too concerned about authenticity of the look, i was more focused on the function/reliability, although the waffle mags were my favourite in terms of looks. Too bad it sounds like they might not be the most reliable.
I found some cyma metal Tantal style midcaps as well now. I think im going to go with those as it will keep the proper ak74 look and have the durability of metal.
sly mantis is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Airsoft Guns Discussion

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
MILSIG

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.