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UTG M490 Multi-Shot Spring Airsoft Shotgun Adjustable Stock

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If you like the looks of big and intimidating shotguns, then this M490 from UTG has your name written all over it. The UTG M490 is the bigger brother of the M3 series which UTG released several years ago. This model features a longer 18.5 inch barrel and is also equipped with a collapsible stock to help make this big beast more maneuverable in tight places. The M490 is also tricked out with high profile ghost ring sights and a weaver rail mounting deck for attaching optional optics.

The coolest thing about these pump action shotguns is that they fire three BBs in one shot so these are actual airsoft “shotguns” and not just single shot airsoft guns that look like shotguns. This multi-shot capability is accomplished by three separate barrels inside of the shotguns main outer barrel. Other multi-shot shotguns use just one inner barrel so the velocity and range of the BBs are far from consistent. When the UTG shotgun is fired it sends three BBs streaking towards your target in spread pattern capable of taking out multiple targets. The barrels are mated to a honeycomb of three pistons which are powered by dual overlapping main springs so each BB travels at the same velocity. They leave the barrel in a tight group no wider than a penny and gradually spread out for a real scattergun effect. Because of this they are not the best at long range engagements but will unleash havoc in close quarter scenarios. The tightness of the spread can be varied by changing the weight of the BB. For a wide spread use .2g BBs and for tighter spreads use the heavier .23g, .25g or even .28g BBs.

Constructed out of heavy duty ABS with metal parts this shotgun is extremely solid. They used very few lead weights in this gun so it may be lighter than you would expect however do not let this fool you. These shotguns are built like tanks. The pump action fits closely to the guide rails and is anchored to two metal action bars so when you rack the forearm it goes straight back without any flex. The butt pad, forearm and pistol grip also have a nice rubber like coating on them for extra grip. Metal parts include the outer barrel, magazine tube, front sling mount, loading gate, trigger and stock arm.

Its magazine looks exactly like a 12ga shotgun shell and is good for 10 shots. The shell is inserted into the loading port just forward of the trigger. Please note that due to the hinged design of the shells follower, on occasion the shell will hold only 29 BBs so your 10th shot might fire 2 BBs instead of 3. We have found this to be true with the Marui shells as well and is just the nature of the beast.

True to its real steel, fire spitting counterpart, the UTG M490 packs a serious punch. Each BB is fired at 320 fps with the combined kinetic energy of 2.8 Joules which means it hits with three times the force of a traditional gas blow back pistol. Needless to say this shotgun is devastating at close range. Please note that due to this massive power, the cocking effort on the M490 is slightly more difficult than your average airsoft gun.

Overall the UTG M490 is a solid, well built shotgun. With its massive power and multi-shot capability it is sure to become your next favorite spring gun.

Comes with: 3 shells, UTG speed loader, sling and cleaning rod. (note: shell color may vary)

Please note: that the UTG M490 is capable of Slam Firing however it is not recommended. Read more about Slam Firing.

WARNING: This shotgun MUST use Precision Ground or High Polished BBs weighing .2g or more. Use of .12g BBs or other generic .2g BBs will jam in the shells and will cause performance issues with the gun.

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  • Operation: Spring
  • Fire mode/s: Manual cocking
  • Muzzle velocity: 320 fps w/ .2g
  • Effective range: 100 feet
  • Ammo type: .2g to .28g
  • Hop Up: Fixed
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 1 shell (30 bbs / 10 shots)
  • Locking slide: No
  • Open ejection port: No
  • Length: 35 - 39.5 inches
  • Comes with orange tip: Plastic Cap

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    Reviewer: DocAdams
    Rank: LT
    Location: Yorktown, VA
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    4 out of 4 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Very Dependable

    I have enjoyed owning this shot gun for a couple of years and have no issues with. It has performed flawlessly in combat games and CQB. Three rounds per shot and you will need more shells than the one that comes in the package. I now own 12 shells and use it during large games and hold my own against AEGs.

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    Reviewer: stenmark78
    Rank: CSM
    Location: eastford, CT
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    3 out of 3 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- A must have!

    I own this shotgun and its a must have for shotgun fans. Solid gun. Takes a bit to pump it back. My six year old was not able to cock it back.Very accurate. Love the 3 round shots. The price is worth saving up a few bucks more and going with this gun,you wont be let down!

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    Reviewer: Civil Air Patrol Cadet
    Rank: MSgt
    Location: Sunderland, MD
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    1 out of 1 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Awesome Gun!

    If you're in the market for a Dependable, Full-Sized shotgun, this is the way to go. It won't disappoint you in the Slightest.

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    Reviewer: zdanckwart
    Rank: Capt
    Location: lake city, MN
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    5 out of 5- perfect buy

    if your looking for a shotgun look no futher it has the three shoot burst wich comes in handy and the spare shell holder in the pistol grip. it has slam fire capability which is really nice.all around its a great for the money you pay for it.

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