Here’s a stylish 23-round capacity bolt action airsoft sniper rifle that comes with a top-grade bipod and a scope. A very accurate model that is composed of quality materials, the Wellfire MK96 stands head and shoulders above many comparable airsoft sniper rifles with scope and bipod that are currently available on the market.
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|Range||150 – 200ft|
|Action Type||Semi-auto and full-auto|
|Combo:||Includes Rifle Scope and Metal Bipod|
|Ammo||Can accommodate BBs ranging from 0.20g to 0.40g.|
Wellfire MK96’s velocity is respectable giving an FPS of around 410-430 using 0.20g BBs. For top-level sniping precision, you might want to load it up with heavier BBs, like, say, from .30g to 0.40g BBs.
Using 0.30g or 0.32g BBs, the accuracy is absolutely dead-on within approximately 120 feet range. 0.28g BBs are worth a try too, but that might end up being a bit too light.
Airsoft Core’s writers typically utilize .32g or heavier BB’s. You’ll see a drop in overall range, maybe around 30 feet, but the consistency in flight path is important to actually hitting the target with any regularity.
The effective range of this rifle is around 150 feet, while 200 feet range is the maximum or maybe, close to max.
There is nothing much to say about the 3-9×40 scope other than the fact that it is dependable and very much functional. Obviously the manufacturer did not put it there for cosmetic reasons as the scope truly gives your shooting accuracy a massive boost.
We found the eye relief to be the bare minimum needed for anyone wearing eye pro. The eye relief is only around 2.25 inches, meaning that your shooting glasses or goggles can bump up against the eyepiece.
The scope is full metal, and the same goes for the provided adjustable bipod.
Airsoft sniper build quality & design
The rifle’s butt-pad (made of rubber) and single piece stock frame (made of top notch ABS) are not composed of metal. The way the internal parts fit inside of the frame actually makes this gun extremely durable.
The internal parts are actually not bad at all. We chrono-ed the sniper rifle 30 times and there was a 12 FPS variance between shots. Additionally, the adjustable hop up was easy to manipulate and gave consistent backspin to our BB’s.
Range & Action
It feels real nice to shoot long distance targets with the Wellfire MK96 for an extended period time because the rifle has such a solid feel to it, plus the bipod serves as a fantastic stabilizer that helps you snipe like a veteran sniper.
The included scope rings and optic sit a bit high on the sniper rifle, which actually is a good thing in airsoft. This means that if you’re utilizing a full face mask you should still be able to use this gun without too much issue (aside from the bare minimum eye relief).
In addition, the bolt works excellently. It is not difficult to pull back. The thing just glides smoothly and it hardly makes a sound when you cock it.
The hop up is adjustable and with the right adjustment, the BB is capable of hitting its target at a longer range with better precision. However, adjusting the hop up can be irritating. It is hard to ascertain in which direction you are supposed to turn it down or up, and there is no indicator on the hop up to let you know this.
The main issues we’ve had with this model is that the we weren’t certain of its upgrade ability. WELL products have a tendency to cut some corners or get a bit imprecise with the design so aftermarket upgrade parts might need adjustment before they drop in.
Additionally, we thought the included optic and bipod were not the best overall quality you could get. Considering the price, however, this are quite the steal.
Verdict: A Solid Choice Considering the Entry Cost
The Wellfire MK96 is a solid choice for airsoft snipers around so if you want to blow off some steam by sniping target practice, it is a decent choice for the money. Airsoft sniper rifle experts or very competitive airsoft snipers might not be into it, but newbies and intermediates in the mood for some good sniping fun time should dig this model. Maintenance on this airsoft sniper rifle is easy.
Good quality airsoft sniper rifle built well, offers value for money, a good range and a decent shot. With a bipod and metal scope, it's ready for picking targets off straight out the box.
- Good range and accuracy
- Full metal scope and adjustable bipod
- Rifle’s body is as durable as they come
- Bipod is nice and stabilizes your aiming for marked accuracy
- Has a good solid weight and feel
- Smooth, non-jamming spring bolt
- Adjusting the hop up can be quite irritating
- Poorly made rifle sling
- Safety switch is situated in an unhandy position
- Included Bipod and Scope could have been better