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UTG MK96 Shadow Ops Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle Black

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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.

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: treade
    Rank: GEN
    Location: scotch plains, NJ
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    360 out of 403 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Dont be fooled!

    This is the UTG MK96! My goodness this gun is a monster. This is truley a sniper, amazing FPS and longer barrel than the M324. When buying consider these things:

    PROS
    This is a UTG gun not the one of the dozens of other guns that only look like this
    Real like weight
    Amazing FPS
    Sturdy and well built
    Good Acuraccy
    Comes with neccsary Bi-pod
    Easy ajustable hop-up

    CONS
    No iron sights
    Does not come with scope

    Please Remember that other websites are selling similiar models of this gun that are cheaper but they are not UTG. Also many of those websites dont have the extra mag and bi-pod so Shortys is still the best deal.

    For the customer, buy this plus:
    1X bag of KSC .25g bbs
    1X bag of KSC .3g bbs
    Scope (doesnt need to be super fancy)
    Side arm (If you dont have one)

    Use one mag for .25 bbs and the other mag for .3 bbs. Coordinate the bb weight with the hop-up system to perfect each shot

    For Shortys, please try to:
    Lower the price of the UTG M324 if possible
    Bring back the ghillie suit
    Sell extra mags if they come out


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    Reviewer: brennanhensley
    Rank: MG
    Location: south bend, IN
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    166 out of 187 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- this to all of you who says utg isnt good

    kinda long but true and pretty helpful with real facts. i actually have this rifle and also an aps 2, first of all this gun stock is shooting just as fast,but futher and more accurate with phx .28s than what my maruzen type 96 is with a laylax 150 spring. so just because it is cheap by no means means that isnt isnt good oh and sniperm, 450-480 fps, i chronoed it at an average of 475 fps out of a whole clip with .2g bbs, and 418 fps with .28g bbs and also, if your using hi prescision bbs with consistent weight, and its a spring, it cant put out more than all of a sudden less velocity, physics, it will always push out its maximum force with out being checked, the velocity CANT change that much, and no, the higher the velocity the round or lighter even at slow velocity is more effected by wind than a heavier round, so a heavy round at slow velocities is much more accurate than the same round or lighter weight at higher velocities perfect example is m 16, or 5.56mm, is more susceptible to wind than the larger slower 7.62mm or ak 47 round. plus mine never curved like that or had to take a second shot at a human target from 180 feet. so maybe its just your rifle if you have one, and not basing it off what you heard.


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    Reviewer: Sniperm82
    Rank: BG
    Location: Ossining, NY
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    141 out of 609 people rated the following review helpful:

    1 out of 5- It's UTG

    I will start with the Price. With 165 dollars, you could buy a high end sniper rifle (TM for example...) that will last 1000000X longer. But wait!!! "T3H UTG SHOOTS 450-480 FPS" So it must be better!!! Wrong. There is a saying among many veteran players thats states "FPS does not make the gun". And it's 100% correct.

    According to Shorty, it shoots from "450-480" FPS. Thats a 30 fps difference on average. Thats a difference a spring upgrade would have! In case you don't understand what I'm getting at, that means this gun is pretty inaccurate. Let me explain:

    Lets say you are being sniper. And you have targets at 190-210 feet (as Shorty says). You fire off one shot. It is about 477 fps. So you will get good distance and if lucky a hit. Next target. You shoot. It drops to 449. Suddenly range drops drastically and is more affected by wind. So you shoot again, and aim higher to compensate for the lower range, but suddenly is boots to 483! So it goes right over your target because of the variety in Fps. And then when these targets you couldn't hit start closing in on you, have fun trying to evade them with an 8.5 POUND SNIPER RIFLE.

    In addition you must also take into consideration this. This is a powerful gun. And from what I have read from many reviews on this site, many are not responsible enough for this power. In addition, anyone who buys this is obviously not a hardcore/serious airsofter who goes to national events, but rather someone who plays with others in backyards or (hopefully) safe and secluded areas (such as me). This FPS is not very necessary for these situations. But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the use of heavier bb's AND SETTING A MINIMUM ENGAGEMENT RANGE OF 100 Feet. If you cannot do that, you're not a good marksman/sniper.

    Enjoy what ever you choose.


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    Reviewer: lordfredward
    Rank: BG
    Location: UXBRIDGE, MA
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    119 out of 132 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- Great Overall Rifle

    I got this gun today from shorty and right out of the package i was very impressed. the gun seems very solid.. my only concern is the bipod attachment shifts side to side when moving, its nothing to troublesome tho.

    Next we come to the actual shooting of the gun. with the hop up on its max setting this gun shoots very wild with .20s. i would reccomend some heavier BBs for this gun to get the maximum distance without losing accuracy. after that i proceeded to make adjustments to the hop up with the included allen wrench and got the gun shooting fairly accurate with .20s. with the correct weight bbs this gun is a monster. get your self a scope and some scope mounts and you should be all set.

    UTG has thrown in a rifle sling, a speed loader, an extra magazine, and the allen wrenches needed to assemble the gun. the included tools are also used to add spacers to the stock of the gun, or raise and lower the cheek rest.

    I myself am not a hardcore airsofter. i enjoy the casual game and some target practice. this gun will definitley appeal to collectors looking to save some cash.

    this gun would also appeal to shooters who arent sure how to internally modify or upgrade there guns. if your looking for a high FPS sniper rifle with out upgrading anything. this gun is for you

    Right out of the box this is a great weapon... its just not perfect..

    4 out of 5 stars..


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    Reviewer: Sniper0365
    Rank: GEN
    Location: Mequon, WI
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    102 out of 115 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Good stationary sniper

    This gun is awesome. I got it and it rules. I can hit a millk jug easily from around 200 feet with .3 ammo and there is a LOT of metal. The reason why my title says stationary is that you wont be moving around with this. You will be in one place due to the 10 pounds when fully loaded. 10 pounds is not heavy, but you WILL get tired after a while. The mk96 is a long range sniper, the super nine is a close range shooter, and m324 is a medium shooting tactical rifle in my opinion. Awesome long range gun, get the following:

    5th gen scope

    Another bi-pod

    .30 gram sniper ammo

    Get this gun if you stay in one spot under cover when sniping in a game.


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    Reviewer: paul denton
    Rank: COL
    Location: Caldwell, TX
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    84 out of 107 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Wow!

    This is incredible! Definitely a sniper rifle for a pro airsoft player. At 480 fps with .2 the mk96 boasts almost as much power as the Dragunov SVD, but is way more affordable. Over half the gun is metal, and that means durability. Utg's guns just keep getting better and better! Personally, I think the black version is a lot cooler looking than the green one. Anyway, if you are looking for a next-level sniper rifle, but don't want to break the bank, this is definitely a gun for you.
    There simply isn't a gun this cheap that packs this much power.
    The only problem with it is that none of your friends will play with you after you shoot them! Also, you will have to purchase a high-quality scope for it.


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    Reviewer:
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    Location: ,
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    68 out of 91 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- No need to buy other sniper rifles

    This is all you need. It comes with a lot of goodies. Paul denton, metal does not mean durability. treade, why would you complain that it doesn't come with a scope? No gun does here except in package deals. I would use either .23g or .25g BB's. Also get a 5th gen 3-9X50 scope.


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    Reviewer: speedbullet
    Rank: GEN
    Location: rochester, NY
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    68 out of 80 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- best sniper

    this is the best sniper for the price out there.you're getting a really nice looking gun with great fps and accuracy for a incredable price.for a nice sniper you could get the dragunov and go bankrupt or you could get this for a fraction of the price.i use this as my primary sniper because of the price it was at and its accuracy and range.i got the black one(i regret not getting the olive drab one because we play mostly in a forest)and it looks like a gun from the future.cocking the bolt back is pretty smooth to.this is the best sniper for the price you can get.buy this gun.


    speed out.....


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    Reviewer: classicarmyallday
    Rank: LTC
    Location: milford, CT
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    62 out of 105 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- omg

    this is the best sniper rifle on the market. I own it personally and no other gun can beat it for the price and the preformance


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    Reviewer: ErikManning
    Rank: LTG
    Location: CENTREVILLE, VA
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    60 out of 112 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- lots of FPS

    Pretty good. For all your paying its not that bad cause you get quite a bit of accissories.


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