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UTG MK96 Shadow Ops Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle Green

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Currently one of the top sniper rifles in our arsenal, the UTG MK96 offers exceptional build quality and performance. Even though some competing rifles are able to produce the same amount of power, no rifle is even remotely close when it comes to the overall feel and function of MK96.

Construction: The unique stock of the MK96 is made up of two ABS plastic halves which are bolted together around an 8 inch metal bedding block which acts as a chassis for the barrel group. Weighing in at 8.5 lbs and measuring close to 4 feet long this sniper rifle is not for the weak. Most of the weight is contributed to the high metal content of this rifle.

Metal parts include: barrel, receiver, bolt, bolt handle, safety switch, trigger, magazine release, magazine, front sling mount, rear sling mount, bi-pod quick release unit, bi-pod adapter and bi-pod.

This rifles real steel counterpart was made for extreme cold weather use so you will see on this airsoft version that it has an oversized bolt handle and trigger guard for use with heavy gloves. A trigger safety as well as a thumb safety is featured on the MK96. The center section of the trigger must be depressed in order for the main trigger to be pulled. This rifle was designed to be scoped so it is not equipped with iron sights. It features a 7.5 inch weaver rail along the top of the receiver for mounting a scope or red dot sight. A nice feature is that the magazine has a spring loaded assist to help eject it upon moving the magazine release lever. It also has a bi-pod quick release adapter. This railed adapter is pushed into the opening at the front of the stock and locks into place. With this adapter you can mount the included folding bi-pod or an optional rail mounting laser or flashlight. The cheek rest is adjustable in height and the stock can be adjusted in length by removing spacers under the rubber butt pad.

The Hop Up is adjusted with an allen wrench which is inserted into the magazine well just forward of the magazine release.

Performance: This is not your average sniper rifle. With a muzzle velocity approaching 500 fps the MK96 means business! With an adjustable Hop Up system that allows you to use several different weights of high polished BBs and a precision brass inner barrel the MK96 is capable of taking out a man sized target at 200+ feet! However, even with this kind of power the action is smooth and quite easy to cock so you can rapidly cycle the next round into the chamber while keeping the rifle on target. For best accuracy we recommend using BBs weighing no less than .28g. Lighter BBs were noted to be somewhat unstable and inconsistent due to the high velocity which this rifle fires them at.

Goodies: Included with the UTG MK96 are two 23 rd magazines, tri rail quick release bi-pod adapter, UTG weaver rail bi-pod, UTG speed loader and a sling.

Shown with but not included: 5th Gen 3-9X50 Mil-Dot Red/Green Illuminated Scope and Weaver Full Size 1 Inch Tube Scope Mount.

WARNING: The bolt handle on this rifles action has a transfer pin which actuates the handles locking mechanism. This pin is visible on the front side of the handles base when the bolt action is back. DO NOT depress the pin when the bolt action is back as this will release the handle and the small transfer pin can fall out.

If you are getting one of your first Sniper Rifles please take a moment and read the following Hints and Tips for Sniper Rifles.



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  • Operation: Spring
  • Fire mode/s: Manual cocking
  • Muzzle velocity: 480 fps w/ .2g, 395 fps w/ .28g, 350 fps w/ .36g, 340 fps w/ .4g, 320 fps w/ .43g
  • Effective range: 200-230 feet
  • Ammo type: .28g to .43g
  • Hop Up: Adjustable
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 23 rds
  • Locking slide: No
  • Open ejection port: No
  • Length: 45 inches
  • Comes with orange tip

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    Reviewer: Rip The Sky
    Rank: GEN
    Location: Fullerton, CA
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    254 out of 330 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Wowza!

    Definately get this if you want something like this for a spring gun rifle! Wow! The durability is great, and so is everything else! Very very high statistics compared to most other spring guns. Just don't forget to buy some or just one spare magazine.

    Thank you for reading.


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    Reviewer: SWATman15
    Rank: LTC
    Location: Allentown, PA
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    229 out of 312 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- this looks crazy

    I bought the M324 as soon as I saw it on shorty, bout a year ago and I have been sniping with it since then. I got to the point where I could call my shots and nail the target in the location I called. I upgraded the M324 so now mines doing bout 420-430 w/ a .28 bb. I have been looking for a new sniper system because my M324 is getting beat up alot from all the use, and I give the UTG MK96 5 out of 5 because its an AWP or Type 96, and AWPs OWN, haha, also it has good specs, but its not the gun, its the player. I'm probably going to buy this SOON!! just reminding you guys that UTG guns RULE!!!!11



    My Sniper War Story
    ===========================
    It was me with my M324 and a person with a pistol vs. 3 other people, that each had a spring rifle of some kind. Me and my team mate were behind a fallen tree, where I set up a sniper nest, my team mate was my spotter. My first kill walked past the tree about 100 feet away, and scoped in said "yo kyle"(thts my team mate) "headshot" *click* *smack* nails my target right between the eyes smacking on his safety glasses. A little bit later my team mate was spotted and was engaged in a couple of firefights, while I was hiding in my "nest" I eventually said that I would try to help, he pointed to the target, I slid the barrel of my M324 through the roots of the fallen tree, got a scoped view on the targets hands, and said "yo Kyle, im about to shoot Elliott in the hand" once again, *click* *smack* Elliott: OWWW!! The bb hit him in the thumb and the smack was the bb bouncing off his thumb onto his gun. Thatís 2 down, one more.(we were playing one hit kill BTW) It took us a while to spot the remaining player, once we saw him he was engaging with my spotter, I snuck out of my sniper nest and headed towards a very nearby tree that looked like a Y, giving me a slot to shoot through. The tree was wide enough to fit two people, so I signaled my spotter over to, while he was in a firefight, just as he is about to be at the tree, he takes a head shot. It was devastating to me. I had no idea where the shooter was, but luckily, the shooter had no idea where I was. Then I spotted the remaining player coming down the trunk of the fallen tree, he was staying low and was looking around, I very slowly slid my M324 through the gap in the tree and very cautiously chambered a .28 round. I scoped him in around the head/hat area, said "game over" and, once again, *click* *hit* he just dropped, the shot nailed him in the ear, OUCH! It was an amazing victory, I just wish I would have kept my spotter alive, it was really fun, AIRSOFT RULES!!


    AIRSOFT RULES!!!


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    Reviewer: SnipeNOVA
    Rank: MG
    Location: Alexandria, VA
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    164 out of 223 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- MK96

    To all you out there that say you have used this gun is bs due to the fact that UTG has built this from the ground up and is in no way the same as the Warrior 1 L96 that was release. secondly people posting false information and reviews about this gun give ShortyUsa and UTG a bad wrap, on something that has not hit the market yet. so let Shorty write the review until it hits the market. I have had may convos with UTG testers since the first prototype was released, and from what i have seen and heard this rifle is rock solid and has amazing power and has not loss any power after 1000 rounds. so to say that is is compared to warrior 1 and other rebrands of warrior 1 is hurting UTG name and a weapon they have built from the ground up.


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    Reviewer: BlueHat
    Rank: MG
    Location: Belmont, CA
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    133 out of 291 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- D*mn

    May I say for a moment, that this looks like the uber-bad@ss L96, sniper rifle for British Forces. The only difference I see is that the mag doesn't protrude from the rifle and there is no scope right off the bat. The real steel stock is created by attaching a "bedding block" made of alimunim directly to the the area containing the barrel, bolt, chamber, and then two half-stocks are attached around it. It fires the 7.62x51mm NATO rounds. The Schmidt and Bender scope attached allows it to fire around 600 meters. As the picture shows, it's equipped with a bipod, and in the reel steal one, there is a monopod (stick) housed within the butt.


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    Reviewer: BUBBA1993
    Rank: GEN
    Location: Rosemount, MN
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    116 out of 125 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Sweet, Buy Now!!!!!

    This gun is awsome there are so many good thing about this gun i have only found 3 bad things. 1 of them is that whenever you cock you need to make sure to pull the bolt back all the way. 2nd you need to put your hand under the clip comes out pretty fast. 3rd you need to be strong this gun is only 8 pounds but put this beast on your back and it weighs alittle bit more that you thought. these are all things that are bad but they arent with the gun there with the person useing it buy it now.!!!! you dont want to not have one for those summer wars.

    Get it its awsome.

    (only use .2 to .3 high poilish nothing else!!!!!)


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    Reviewer: airsoft rules
    Rank: GEN
    Location: shelbyville, IN
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    114 out of 134 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- SPEECHLESS!!!!!!

    This is THE MOTHER AND FATHER of ALL low cost sniper rifles.When i saw this thing on shortys specials i just had to have it.I went out in the feild and tested this thing out.I WAS AMAZING.With a .25 gram bb i was shooting at 450 FPS and at a range of 200 feet wow.The gun itself is realy good.It weighs 8 1/2 pounds and is 4 FEET LONG.THe accuracy on the gun,with a nice scope ofcorce,is crazy.

    great gun well worth the price


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    Reviewer: doc
    Rank: MG
    Location: san leandro, 510, bay area, CA
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    101 out of 122 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- my neighbor got one off another site and

    he got it today and it is strong. we had a small one on one battle at a creek by my house and it was amazing however my friend was not amazing because he sucks at shooting, but with it he did better than he usually does. i wanna get one of these so bad but i just got the m324 not even a year ago so i think i should wait. but if u need a good springer get this one u will not be sorry.

    a few things i noticed with this gun is the effort u put into cocking it is the same as the m324 and the first few shots werent as powerfull right outa the box but the power greatly increased after maybe 70 shots

    the only con i found in this gun is it gets heavy after running around with it for a while


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    Reviewer: kojis
    Rank: BG
    Location: Jennings, LA
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    96 out of 106 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- UTG MK96 Sniper

    I have used this thing in a couple of battles and i have to say it is very reliable. IT is fun to shoot but no so fun to be shot at with this thing. This thing hurts really bad with about 460fps. Range is very good considering the price. It comes with everything u need-a bipod,2 mags,sling so all u need is a scope i reccomend the 3-9x50 illuminated scope on this site. Overall i think it is a very good sniper for the price. UTG has done it again keep up the good work. Im out SHORTY ROCKS


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    Reviewer: Lerinth
    Rank: COL
    Location: COLORADO SPGS, CO
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    83 out of 131 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- Tested. Great gun

    I was able to test this gun for a local store. And might I say it is amazing. The only draw back is the price but it is completely worth it. The range is amazing and if you can get a really good scope then it is even better.


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    Reviewer: c0linh20house2
    Rank: BG
    Location: tivoli, NY
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    82 out of 157 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- nice...

    this sniper is probly the best so far by utg its nice looking and seems to have a lot of metal on it. I definately want to get this gun when it comes out on the market


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