Marck from Redwolf Airsoft checked out the Ares Amoeba AM-016 aka The Honey Badger 2.0
After two years, the AM-013 evolved into the next logical form, the AM-016. Marck takes a look and sees if the updated gun is the same as the old one, and whether it’s worth the upgrade for owners of the AM-013.
The ARES Amoeba AM-016 AEG Series comes in either tan or black and is the latest line of Amoeba AEGs which we all know to be more reliable than its predecessors. This particular M4 style is known as the Honey Badger from the popular computer game Call Of Duty.
Ares are known for making affordable AEG that performs very well straight out of the box. They started selling their line of products in 2009 and have a good reputation ever since. Majority of their guns can be upgraded with their own line of parts.
The Octarms rail system uses the keymod system with slots on the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock portion of the rail. ARES have also released the rail system individually with many additional accessories one can apply to it. It shoots at a steady 410 FPS which is a great outdoor gun to use, tested with a 7.4V Large Tamiya type of battery. Though it probably can take 11.1V we dont suggest it till you change the internal parts to be able to cope with increased pressure. Firing modes this gun has are are semi auto or full auto to rain down BB’s on your opposition. Sights are easy to flip up and pop back down where as the butt stock can be retracted out with speed which is what it was designed for.
It works with the ARES / Amoeba Electronic Gearbox Programmer for ARES Electronic Firing Control System Gearbox so you can set your AEG to burst fire if you prefer. The trigger response is excellent and works best with a 7.4v battery which is stored in the stock tube. It’s a little fidgety, but it fits perfectly so you don’t get any rattling.