East Crane EC-202 M-417 DMR AEG; In-Line MOSFET

East Crane
Code: EC202
£339.99
  • Full metal construction
  • 6.04mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • In-Line MOSFET pre-installed

If you are into the big boy style of 7.62x51, the EC-202 should suit you! This full metal AEG is based on a well known platform we all love the look of, and is packing more than its fair share of pre-upgraded internals so the look matches the performance. On the outside, we are treated to 20mm Picatinny rails wherever they are needed, a low-profile snag reducing stock with 6 positions of adjustment and a full complement of ambidextrous controls, making this a great platform for left or right-handed shooters. 

Internally, the EC-202 is kitted out with a 6.04mm tightbore inner barrel, rotary HOP-up unit, steel gears, a reinforced V2 long gearbox and an In-Line MOSFET to keep the electrical efficiency high for a fast trigger response and above average rate of fire. If you have plenty of normal assault rifles and your collection is lacking 7.62x51mm replicas, the EC-202 would be an asset to your arsenal!

Full description

Description

The East Crane EC-202 is patterned after a real steel marksman rifle we all know and love, boasting the big boy looks of a 7.62x51mm replica with a clear polymer magazine showing off detailed mock cartridges. While it is a real looker on the outside, the EC-202 is also rocking a respectable number of pre-upgraded parts straight out of the gate. A quick change spring system allows for easy power tuning without opening the gearbox shell and a 6.04mm tightbore inner barrel with rotary HOP-up unit gives it the performance it needs downrange, with full compatibility with aftermarket Tokyo Marui inner barrel and HOP-up bucking for those that need a bit more!

On the outside, the EC-202 boasts full metal construction with high density polymer furniture, matching the real rifle perfectly and providing a hefty and realistic feel. The finish of the metallic parts is fantastic, with a hard-wearing matt anodisation which should resist wear and tear well. You will never be short of 20mm Picatinny rails on this platform; the handguard boasts rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions and the receiver rail mates with the handguard seamlessly, allowing for truly massive optics, laser aiming modules and all manner of other mission essentials to be fitted with ease. 

Starting at the front, we can find the extra chonky 417 style birdcage flash hider, a larger version of the device commonly seen on M4/AR-15s but upscaled to the 7.62x51 calibre appropriate size. The flash hider is constructed from alloy and looks great as it is, but thanks to the common 14mm CCW male threading at the tip of the outer barrel, mounting a tracer unit or suppressor for the authentic DMR look is as easy as unthreading the flash hider and screwing on your preferred muzzle device. 

The outer barrel is 12 inches in overall length, making this a great platform for manoeuvrability and matching perfectly with the "Assaulter" configuration of the real rifle. If you need a bit more length for your local site's DMR rules, a suppressor should do the trick. Just above the barrel at the front of the handguard, we are also treated to a nice touch of realism in the form of a dummy gas adjuster which can be set in two different positions by pulling it out and rotating it into the position of choice. 

The handguard measures 10 inches and is equipped with 20mm Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions, ready for PEQ lasers, tactical flashlights, vertical or angled foregrips and optical sights to be added wherever they are required. The handguard also features vent ports punctuating the 20mm Picatinny rails, giving the EC-202 the appropriate realistic look and also helping to reduce the overall weight for a more pointable front end. The handguard rail slots are also numerically marked with laser engraved numbers, allowing you to keep track of where you mount your accessories so you can chop and change your setup and return it to an alternative configuration easily. 

The dummy gas block is beneath the handguard and includes a sling mounting loop which is accessible through the port at the bottom of the handguard, near the front. This can be coupled with the sling slot on the stock to mount a two-point sling setup without the need for additional parts. We recommend using a loop of paracord or a keyring if you find that your sling hook is too large to fit through the gas block sling loop to give a bit more flexibility and compatibility with a wider range of sling hook types. 

The receiver follows the M4/AR-15 format but is much larger than a normal M4, keeping things authentic to the real-world platform. The magazine release is located on the right side of the mag well and is also mirrored on the left side for ambidextrous functionality. As with the M4/AR-15 platform, the mag release is a push-button design and is well within reach of the trigger finger when the rifle is held in a firing grip. 

All of the other controls on the EC-202 are ambidextrous, making it a great platform for left-handed shooters who refuse to change or right-handed shooters who like to shoulder-to-shoulder transition to make the best use of surrounding cover. The fire selector switch is on either side, just above the pistol grip, sporting the standard 90-degree throw between fire modes and SAFE-SEMI-AUTO fire mode options. Each position is denoted with a red high-vis pictogram, with safe being indicated with a white crossed-out projectile. 

The mock bolt release is functional on the EC-202 in that it allows you to send the mock bolt home after HOP-up adjustment with a satisfying metal-on-metal "clank". Naturally, the bolt catch is also ambidextrous, with the standard "ping pong paddle" release in the centre of the left side of the receiver and a secondary catch on the right side, just below the ejection port. The charging handle has a latch on either side, meaning it can be pulled from either side with a single finger, retracting the mock bolt and locking it to the rear to expose the rotary HOP-up adjuster. 

The rotary HOP-up design is widely known as the best design for M4/AR-15 style Airsoft guns and we are happy to see it take its place inside the EC-202. The HOP-up allows you to vary the amount of backspin applied to your BBs and tune the EC-202 for different ammo weights, looking for the flattest possible trajectory. The HOP-up unit, bucking and nub are all Tokyo Marui compatible, so if you are maxing out your build you can drop in a Pro-Win, Gate EON or Maxx HOP-up unit without any fitting worries. 

The pistol grip is an ergonomic design with a filled-out backstrap to assist in supporting the weight of the EC-202 and to provide improved comfort and functionality with the stock fully collapsed. The trigger guard is enlarged, allowing fast access to the trigger when wearing thick gloves, meaning you can keep your digits protected and not worry about dexterity. 

At the rear of the receiver, we come to a familiar sight; the good old M4/AR-15 buffer tube. This isn't 100% accurate to the real deal which uses a bigger buffer tube due to its bigger bolt carrier, but offers full compatibility with aftermarket M4/AR-15 stocks which we think is a worthy tradeoff. The castle nut is constructed from steel, as is the receiver end plate, and the buffer tube is constructed from alloy, providing 6 positions of adjustment allowing for various body types and loadouts with bulky body armour vests. 

The stock itself is patterned after the low-profile stock option of the real deal, boasting a low-snag design to keep mobility high. The adjustment lever is located on the bottom and is well concealed inside the design, allowing the stock to be lengthened and shortened to suit the environment and play style. The stock also has a port on the top through which the numbers marked on the buffer tube are visible, meaning you can keep track of your preferred length of pull setting and adjust it to perfection every time. 

The battery compartment is inside the buffer tube as with many M4/AR-15 platforms and can comfortably fit a 7.4V 1300mAh LiPo battery inside. To access the battery compartment you can either remove the stock entirely by pulling the adjustment lever out or remove the butt plate. Inside you will find a Deans battery connector to which you mount your chosen battery. The Deans connector has the advantage of being smaller and offering lower electrical resistance when compared to the mini-Tamiya, and we are always happy to see more Deans connectors appearing on out-of-the-box AEGs. 

As you will receive it, the EC-202 comes remarkably well equipped. The gearbox is a Version 2 long (sometimes known as version 2.5) gearbox with Tokyo Marui compatible steel gears and a long cylinder and piston, offering greater air volume than a standard V2 which lends itself well to DMR setups with long inner barrels. The inner barrel is a 6.04mm tightbore example, improving accuracy at long range and giving a slight boost to FPS due to better air seal qualities. 

The steel gearset runs on 8mm ball bearing bushings, promising low friction and a long lifespan for the internal parts, and the in-line MOSFET present in this version helps boost rate of fire and trigger response by improving electrical efficiency. With a quick change spring system built into the gearbox shell, the EC-202 can quickly be tuned to meet the FPS/joule limits of your local site, and can even be upgraded to DMR power levels with the right expertise. If you are looking for an easy DMR conversion, check out the EC-202 Programmable MOSFET version!

With full metal construction, a fantastic finish, superb out-of-the-box performance with full upgrade compatibility, the EC-202 is the perfect primary for milsim or casual players looking for a platform that stands out. Whether you are your squad's designated marksman or you just want a 7.62x51 style platform to add to the collection, the EC-202 has all the slick accessory options of your usual M4/AR-15 AEG but in a bigger and more menacing form!

Features

  • Full metal construction
  • 6.04mm Tightbore inner barrel - Excellent accuracy and range potential
  • In-Line MOSFET version - Improved ROF & trigger response, lower electrical resistance
  • 14mm CCW Male threaded outer barrel - Ready for a tracer unit or suppressor
  • 20mm Quad Picatinny railed handguard - 20mm Rails at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, ready for 20mm accessories
  • M-417 Style birdcage flash hider - Appropriately big for a .308 / 7.62x51mm replica
  • Clear polymer magazine with detailed mock cartridges - Very realistic looking
  • Dummy adjustable gas system - A great touch for realism!
  • Sling points front and rear - Front point on the gas block/handguard, rear point on the stock
  • Ambidextrous fire selector - Easy access for both left and right-handed shooters
  • Ambidextrous mock bolt release - Drop the mock bolt from the left or right side
  • Ambidextrous magazine release - Easy to reach, textured surface, perfect for lefties or righties
  • Enlarged trigger guard - Easy and fast access, even when wearing thick gloves
  • Ambidextrous charging handle - Lock the mock bolt back to access the HOP-up unit from either side
  • Ergonomic pistol grip with refined grip angle - More comfortable for modern shooting stances 
  • Low profile sliding stock - Low snag design with a built-in sling slot
  • 6-Position M4/AR-15 buffer tube - Aftermarket stocks are a go!
  • Rubber serrated butt plate - Plenty of grip for wet weather work
  • Rotary adjustable HOP-up unit - Fine increments of adjustment and holds settings well
  • Version 2.5/Version 2 Long Gearbox - Long piston and cylinder, TM compatible gearset
  • Steel gears running on 8mm ball bearing bushings - Smooth, low friction gearbox report
  • Quick change spring system - Easy power tuning without opening the gearbox shell
  • Compatible with E&C / East Crane EC-202 Magazines

Package Includes

  • East Crane EC-202 M-417 DMR AEG; In-Line MOSFET
  • 110rnd Mid-cap magazine
  • User manual
  • Deans to mini-Tamiya adapter

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle , DMR Type ,
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 320fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
  • Deans to Mini-Tamiya Connector
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Regular Player

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 3.3kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
81cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
89.5cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel body pins, screws, front sight insert, castle nut, receiver end plate. Aluminium handguard. Alloy receiver, buffer tube, flash hider, outer barrel & trigger guard. Polymer pistol grip & stock
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
417 Series, Long Gun, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, 7.62 417 Magazine, E&C / East Crane EC-202 Magazines,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Ambidextrous
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and the mock bolt is locked to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • AR Buffer Tube
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Sliding Stock
  • Ambidextrous Fire Selector
  • Bird Cage Flash Hider
  • Ambidextrous Bolt Release
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • Rotary Drum Iron Sights
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • sling points front and rear
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , Multi-Position ,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
6 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Rotary Drum Iron Sight ,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Loop , Gas Block,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
12''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.04mm
Inner Barrel Length
362mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Medium Capacity , AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 110 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2.5 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Yes
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
,
Deans To Mini Tamiya
Deans To Mini Tamiya Adaptor
,
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

Notepad Icon
Test Description
320 FPS +/- 10%
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
11/09/2023

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04