Ares Amoeba Striker AS02 Short Sniper Rifle (OD)
The Ares Amoeba Striker AS-02 airsoft sniper rifle is built with the incredible range and accuracy of the Ares Amoeba Striker AS-01 but in a more compact package.
Designed as a low profile scouting airsoft sniper, it is well suited for moving through buildings and close-knit terrain, giving you the ability to get closer to the enemy or alternatively hideaway without the fear of an enemy spotting a long barrel poking out from your cover. You also get the reassuring knowledge that if you sling it there isn’t that extra barrel length sticking out to catch on your surroundings.
The Ares Striker AS-02 has a redesigned polymer body over the Ares AS-01, which can take M-lok attachments on either the sides or bottom of the handguard, useful for if you want to mount a foregrip, bipod, torch or even a grenade launcher if you want. Ares have also added a moulded finger groove to help with grip and a raised cheek rest. Other additions to the body is a shoulder rest which can be collapsed down in line with the stock. Like the Striker AS-01, the AS-02 has rear and forward sling points, the rear sling point can be changed sides and the forward can also be used to attach a bipod to. It has a fluted outer barrel with a 23mm CW thread so you can attach an Ares suppressor or your own suppressor or tracer unit using an adapter.
The Striker AS-02 has the generation 2 alloy receiver which features a 90 degree sear, a low profile magwell, a screw fix bolt pin and a full-length top rail. They have also given the AS-02 a bigger bolt handle which also protrudes further, which allows for superior grip and ease of use. The rear bolt joint has also been made bigger for added strength. The bolt pull is 3 quarters of the pull on most other airsoft sniper rifles and gives you the advantage of quicker cocking and means you’re less likely to have to move your head from the aiming position when doing so. The AS-02 also has the same magazine release as the AS-01 so you can release the mag with both your thumb or your trigger finger. The AS-02 has a new 2 stage trigger design for safety, which gives you a similar feel to using a real sniper rifle. It still features the same ready to fire indicator that the AS-01 has, perfect for safety control and letting you know that you’re ready to fire without having to draw back the bolt to check.
The Ares Amoeba Striker AS-02 is a fantastic out of the box airsoft sniper rifle. It requires no upgrades to be able to go out and skirmish, however, there are upgrades available if you really want to push it to its maximum potential.
In the box is the rifle, a 45 round short magazine, a speed loader and an unjamming/cleaning rod.
- FPS: 430 on .20g
- Length: 860mm
- Inner Barrel: 303mm (Same as VSR G-spec)
- Shorter barrel than AS-01
- Sturdy polymer body
- Top-down allen key adjustable hop-up system
- New enhanced bolt
- 3/4 length bolt pull compared to other snipers
- Collapsing shoulder rest
- Low profile mag well
- Full-length top rail
- Pistol grip allen key storage
- M-lok compatible