How many bullets does the M249 magazine contain

A&K M249 MKII - top or flop?

  • Hello,
    As some have probably noticed by now, I've been busy with airsoft guns lately and can't collect enough information. During my latest research, I noticed the MKII version of the A&K M249: 6kg in weight, 1m long, over 10 rounds / minute, 0.49 joules and a 2500 box magazine. And all for 300 €! So it would be in my budget in terms of price and would therefore be in competition with the King Arms Colt M4 GBB.

    I've read through reviews for hours (including this one: click!) And what I've read and seen, the ghosts argue. Some have no idea of ​​the internal technology and say: "It's awesome, it's hard, it's long and looks great!". The others (like the review mentioned above) make a technically more advanced impression and are of the opinion that the innards are not the best, but with a few modifications the weapon runs quite well, but can still be improved. And still others (e.g. various review comments) are quite disappointed and list one mistake after another.

    Does anyone know this weapon or does someone know their way around well enough to be able to tell from the pictures and text of the linked review whether the gun is any good? It should not be taken on any Skirms, just move your balls towards the other end of the garden.




    Sorry for opening up one topic after the other and always asking about different weapons, but now you've piqued my interest . Thanks in advance to everyone who reveals their knowledge again this time!
  • Hello,
    I can hardly confirm the errors that are described there! I had to reline the Hop Up and remove some foam from the magazine on the microphone so that it reacts. The review says:

    Gears not greased ... were very well greased for me!
    Switch / contact 3mm too long ... was not with me!
    Gap in the cylinder where air escapes ... I didn't have either!


    Basically just doing something at the HU ... and having fun I only got about 14,000 rounds, so there were no problems. Member Christian probably uses them more often, he can surely tell you something too.

    Greetings, David



    Greetings, David
    Solid, fantastic, aerodynamic, safe, honest, sometimes evil. Attractive to have, bloody when you don't have her.
    When she talks, she talks about death. My Azra saves non-life imagination. We love you Azra, because you are evil.
  • I can only confirm the statements. My MKI only had one problem with the hop up. Slipped in a small plastic part and it was good. Possibly you can invest in another Hop Up from CA.

    The magazine box did not convey reliably, but this was not due to the micro. The gap between the plastic halves was too big, reworking took care of the problem and now the magazine box feeds cleanly.
  • In one of the countless review videos, someone (seemed to have specialist knowledge) said that the various problems with new versions of the gun should be fixed. The linked review is from January 08, maybe with an old version.

    Hop-Up ... I will hardly need it. With me, the baby is more likely to fire continuous fire at a bucket of water with a bullet trap not more than 10 meters away and of course there is no hop-up in the world at the distance (especially none that is too weak like this one). If I go to skirms one day, it might be interesting. Can you say something about the hop-ups, so which ones could I use and which ones are recommended?

    I will probably disassemble the good piece anyway, just to see which of the errors are there and which are not. Could already take a lot with you, e.g. with a little filing you can get the magazine much easier (first to the weapon and then to the feeding unit) or, if you jam frequently, check the complete transition from magazine to weapon.

    But I haven't fully understood the magazine yet: If it says "Auto", does it keep pushing bullets in? Isn't that detrimental to the weapon if you don't shoot for a few seconds / minutes? And I've also read that with "Sound Control" the magazine only needs 1-2 seconds to feed. Is that also true?
  • Hello,

    so i use this part quite often.
    Mine didn't have the points above. The microphone also works well. Only when a lot of shooting (we are in a hall) does it seem to drop out.

    So far, only a loose grip, the falling off of the barrel lock (if a locking ring has been lost) and one time jamming BB's in the feeder from the magazine emerged as problems.

    That with the clamping was rather cheap ammunition that contained fragments of BB's.

    I use the weapon in pretty rough "use" without sparing it.
    In view of the problems that have arisen so far in relation to its use, I would buy this weapon again and again.
    It's not the same for all of my airsofts for a long time.

    Greetings Christian
    Show a smart person a mistake and he'll thank you.
    Show a stupid person a mistake and he will offend you!
  • Okay, thanks so far. Can someone else say something about my magazine and the HopUp question (see above)?

    It seems as if my initial concerns were that more money went into the whole metal than into the technology in it. Can anyone else say something about the innards in their untuned condition? So apart from the hop-up, so more in the direction of gearbox, motor and piston. I read that the GB looks quite high quality, the review was written before the long-term test), the motor should run quite well for its around 10 rpm, but the piston is only just recommendable ...


    Oh yes, what about spare parts? Is there sufficient supply (including higher quality retrofit parts) available?
  • Sodelchen, in short something from me:

    The way it is delivered, in my opinion, it's totally messed up. Mine was throttled by the spring, i.e. a cut spring in it. But it was just too short so that she could move freely back and forth.
    Well, a M70 spring then fixed the problem.
    Gears, as they are delivered to the floor, are clearly in need of improvement in terms of shimming. Otherwise, the internals were pretty much boiling for a Chinagun. If something breaks, it will be changed.

    I find the best solution for the magazine to be coupled to the trigger, i.e. as soon as the trigger is pressed, the magazine also starts.

    Greetings Sebi
    Toptech M4 as well as Mp5, KWA USP compact
  • When did you buy your guns? I only read positive things about shimming and nothing negative about the pen (except that it is too quiet with Elias).

    And how do you couple box and trigger? BTW: Still no one has given an answer to my questions about this
  • Hello,

    so mine is still like bought.
    I haven't changed anything and it works. If you have the problems with the magazine as described, you can take the foam out of the magazine and good.

    So far and I'm already working on it, I don't see any need for tuning for this part. It is that you need something illegal so more management ...

    Greetings Christian

    PS: The Mag has what appears to be a jack socket for a trigger switch. This can also be used to control the magazine.
    Show a smart person a mistake and he'll thank you.
    Show a stupid person a mistake and he will offend you!
  • Yo,
    is a 3.5mm jack ... there are extra switches for. Sound-activated funzt but now super ... and if it doesn't bother, on continuous feeding. There is a kind of slip clutch ... if the spring hose is full of BB's, none of them are pushed in, it clacks stupidly. You may have to change something if you are "normally" strong because there is more load .... but in the 0.5J version you don't need to do anything big. Price / performance ratio is completely right here. Only optically does the new look too fake, just miss a slight used look

    Greetings, David

    Solid, fantastic, aerodynamic, safe, honest, sometimes evil. Attractive to have, bloody when you don't have her.
    When she talks, she talks about death. My Azra saves non-life imagination. We love you Azra, because you are evil.
  • How fast is the response from the box to the trigger when you have "Sound Control" on? And which HopUp would you recommend to me?


    I don't see a really used look on your gun now (looks like new ). Now I thought, I'll just sand the thing a little (as a whole) on the edges, on the magazine and above all on the front leg, then it's fine.
  • So the tracking via the microphone starts as soon as the part hears the rattle. Works fine.
    Ultimately, I don't see any reason to change anything.


    David, mine is in the Harz Mountains but when I see it it almost looks more "used" than yours.

    Greetings Christian
    Show a smart person a mistake and he'll thank you.
    Show a stupid person a mistake and he will offend you!
  • Hm, since everyone here seems to have talked about their gun, I'll just do it like this: I'll get the part as soon as possible and just put my experiences here, possibly with pictures.