The upgraded model of the popular and high performance Jing Gong G608 brings small improvements to an already great gun. The internals have had some improvements as well, the most noticeable being the steel bushings (old ones were plastic) and an adjustable steel spring guide. Adjustable means that you can adjust the spring guide’s length and thus increase (or decrease) the muzzle velocity. With a stock powered gun the muzzle velocity can be adjusted between 110 – 116 m/s, so the muzzle energy is 1.2 – 1.35 J (10%). The adjusting is done by tightening or loosening the screw at the end of the spring guide, which you can access only by folding the stock to the side!
Gen. 2 (also known as V2) models have been out for some time and you can recognize it easily by the hole at the end of the gearbox, through which you can see a hex socket (Allen) screw.
The Story of the German Smaller Caliber Gewehr
This is the firearm that replaced its predecessors the G3 series’ guns in the 1990s, because they no longer met today’s needs in the world of firearms. The 7.62 mm cartridge, known from G3 models was replaced with a NATO 5.56×45 mm, and the main body material was almost completely replaced with light polymer. The parts were also designed to be more customizable, allowing the use of tactical accessories like grips and sights, and the use of the same body for different purposes.
Several special models have been released of the traditional rifle, based on the soldier’s task and other special requirements by the military in a given country. The different models have been clearly marked with letter abbreviations. The models of the airsoft world mainly follow the markings from the respective firearms, but e.g. when it comes to sights, the letter abbreviations are not entirely valid.
C, “Compact”: The model is the smallest of the series’ guns and it has, among other things, a shorter hand guard and outer barrel than in the shorter K model. The gun has more open and shorter flash hider but the iron sights and the sight mount are still the same.
K, “Kurz”: (=short): The model has a shorter hand guard and outer barrel than in the rifle version. The K model has a scope with either 1.5x or 3x magnification or the traditional iron sights (and sight mount).
V, “Variante”: (=variant or modification): Quite like its role model, but the sight is a scope which is equipped with 1.5x or 3x magnification. In airsoft guns, the stock is often a folding collapsible stock with a cheek rest.
E, “Export”: In firearms, the E and V models refer to the same thing, but in the airsoft models, you can sometimes see both of the markings together. In other words, “KV” and “KVE” models refer to the same thing.
MG, “MaschinenGewehr”: (=machine gun): A light machine gun which has a long hand guard and outer barrel and is often equipped with a bipod. Unlike the rest of the models, this is named a bit weirdly “MG36”.
Remember to get a suitable battery and charger
Battery and charger are not included with this gun. To make sure the warranty of your gun is valid, you may use 7.4V LiPo or 8.4V and 9.6V NiCd/NiMH batteries with a maximum capacity of 3100mAh. Using a battery with a higher nominal voltage or capacity voids the warranty.
Are you not sure which battery fits in your gun? Check the nickel battery compatibility table in Tradetech.
Each gun individually tested by us:
The functionality of all our guns is tested and the muzzle velocity measured before shipping. The velocity is measured with a 0.20 g BB and the final muzzle velocity is calculated from the average of five (5) shots. In fact, the muzzle velocities you see in our online shop are approximations reported by the supplier or manufacturer. Thus, the actual muzzle velocity of your gun may differ from the approximation upwards or downwards. However, we always mark the final muzzle velocity on the maintenance and user manual provided with the gun.