Ares Octarms Pro Range General Info:
The Ares Octarms Pro are the next evolutionary step of Ares’ Amoeba range. With full metal construction, tight-bore barrels, excellent EFCS gearboxes and an easy change spring system they naturally lent themselves to be being a perfect base for customisation. I was immediately impressed by the quality of these rifles out of the box and after trialling a few different upgrades to find a perfect match at good value I was completely amazed at their performance once upgraded. I personally took out my demo model and used it to play so I could assess the real-world performance and I absolutely was not disappointed. Once upgraded with our nearly full internal overhaul the range, rate of fire, trigger response and compression consistency of these rifles is top notch.
The full upgrade list of brand new parts is as follows:
Aluminium Bearing Piston Head,
14 Steel Tooth Piston,
Dual O-Ring Aluminium Cylinder Head,
13:1 or 18:1 (for DMR’s) Gearset with new Neodymium Magnets for the Sector Gear,
Full Shimming and Gearbox Re-greasing,
Neodymium Ultra High Torque Motor,
And last but not least an S-Hop Conversion.
Each Rifle in the range has been chosen with the idea of fulfilling a common role on the airsoft field.
The 7” is a perfect CQB size weapon. The extendable stock allows the length of the rifle to be changed to aid with moving around corners and entering rooms. The short barrel length is great for not getting caught on obstacles and allows for very quick target changes which is of high importance in a close quarter battle. On top of those positive attributes, the overall light weight of the rifle allows the user to keep it in a ready position for longer periods of time without fatigue which certainly helps with avoiding nasty surprises from fast-moving enemy team members. Then, of course, the 13:1 gear set and ultra-high torque motor provides a crisp and snappy trigger response allowing the user to quickly return fire or get the very important first shot off in a firefight.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that this smaller than average gun is unable to fight at longer ranges however. The S-hop patch and great air seal all contribute to a rifle that is easily at home fighting at longer ranges accurately.