The Model 708 is the latest addition to the WG 700 series of high powered revolvers and being fitted with a short 2.5 inch barrel makes this compact revolver the smallest model in the series. Right out of the box we were very impressed with the overall feel and appearance of this revolver but after shooting it this little bulldog quickly became one of our all time favorites.
Just like its bigger brothers, the M708 is constructed completely out of metal and tips the scale at a hefty 2 lbs. The only exception is its contoured polymer grips which feature a grip enhancing texture and rubber like finish. Looking over the rest of the handgun you will see the same level of detail expected from the series right down to the full adjustable rear sight and the "Wingun 700" stamped into the rim of each shell.
Aside from looking and feeling realistic these handguns also function just like a real double action revolver right down to a fully functional transfer bar. Push forward on the checkered cylinder release and the cylinder swings out for loading. Each shell is metal with a rubber tip which the BB is loaded into before being pushed into the revolvers open cylinder. The cylinders ejector also works just like the real one so itís great for practicing your reloads. WG has also integrate a safety mechanism into the cylinder release which engages by pushing it backwards.
Thanks to its shortened barrel this revolver actually feels more solidly built and is better balanced than its bigger brothers making it a much more practical shooter. Just like the rest of its series the M708 is powered by a 12 gram CO2 cartridge which is loaded into the revolvers grip. Using a .2g BB we clocked it producing an average of 400 fps at the muzzle so it is not ideal for most skirmish roles since it is over the limit allowed by most sanctioned fields. This revolver was designed primarily for target use and in that role it is extremely fun. Due to the combination of high pressure CO2 and the shorter barrel the muzzle report on this model is a bit more noticeable than its long barreled relatives and is downright nerve rattling indoors. These revolvers are sadly not equipped with a hop up system yet due to their high power are still effective at a respectable distance. Because their muzzle velocities are so high it is strongly recommended to go with either .25g or .28g for the best accuracy.
Included with your revolver are six reusable shells, a revolver speed loader that functions just like the real one and an accessory rail which can be attached to the top of the frame for mounting optics.
WARNING: Due to inconsistent sizing in other co2 cartridges we strongly advise the use of the co2 cartridges listed below in the recommended items. Problems experienced with other cartridges can or may include failure to fully seat, puncture and or leaking from the mag. Any problems associated with the use of said co2 are not the fault of Shorty USA.
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2 out of 3 people rated the following review helpful:
- Very Nice, BUT...
I bought this because I wanted a gas, short barrel revolver that is full metal and has metal shells, When I saw this, I though, Oh My Ghosh, I have to have this. The day it came it opened it up and it was alot heavier in person.
-Mean looking revolver
-Great to show off to your friends
-Very realistic (THE SHELLS MAKE IT FEEL REAL)
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