Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the new light machine gun by Secutor Arms - the Aquila VII LMG from Extreme Airsoft!

The Secutor Arms Aquila VII LMG is the new light machine gun from Secutor Arms that was released earlier this year. The body is full metal, with a short M-LOK handguard that has attachment points on all four sides to enable you to add rails so you can attach torches, lasers, PEQ boxes, bipods - whatever you fancy! It comes with a mock suppressor in the box that has a MultiCam Black cover, to match the MultiCam Black on the box mag (that is also included) and it has a polymer, telescopic stock that is adjustable for user comfort.

Internally, we’re looking at a 6.03mm precision barrel, a Maple Leaf Macaron hop bucking, quick change spring system, 8mm bush and bearing combination, full metal teeth piston, silver wiring and a high torque motor. I am surprised for the price that it doesn’t have a MOSFET already installed straight out of the box, but it is worth noting that not many LMGs have MOSFETs as standard.

The Aquila VII has a new drum magazine type that has magnetic contacts, which is designed to eliminate problems with cables and so that you can regulate the feeding speed, depending on the battery used.

In regards to size, it is quite a compact LMG and it weighs in at just over 3kg which is a good weight for an LMG - it’s not too heavy but still substantial and it feels sturdy whilst in use.

As for aesthetics - it is a really good looking gun! The M-LOK handguard paired with the MultiCam Black is a great combination and reflects the trends we’re seeing in the community right now - I think we can all agree that MCB is a vibe! There are some dummy rounds included in the box which also adds a touch of realism.

When I first tested the Aquila, I did have some issues regarding feeding - it only fired on setting number 2 and every 10 BBs it would fire 3 at the same time and they would shatter as they exited the barrel (this was on a 7.4 LiPo). At first, I thought it might be the BB weight so I played around with different weights ranging from .2s to .28s but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. As it didn’t have a MOSFET I didn’t want to risk using an 11.1 LiPo. I decided to postpone the review for a few weeks until Extreme got in a couple more Aquilas to test in case this was a one-off faulty gun. This week though another 2 came in and I was straight to testing. I’m pleased to say that this test went much smoother. I used the same battery as the test before and the same weight of BBs and both of the Aquila’s tested performed as expected, they fired on all 3 settings and there were no jams or BBs shattering on leaving the barrel which gave me more confidence in the Aquila. Once the hop-up was adjusted, it produced accurate groupings and covered a pretty good distance. The drum mag was easy to install. 

In the box, you get the Secutor Aquila VII LMG AEG, a 1200 round box mag with fake rounds and a MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover. The Sector Aquila VII LMG AEG from Extreme Airsoft is £519.99 (you can save 5% using my code ‘femmefatale’) which is slightly more expensive than some of the other airsoft LMGs on the market but it is a REALLY good looking LMG - the MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover gives it a ‘custom’ look straight out of the box.

Post sponsored by Extreme Airsoft.

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