Umarex H&K HK416 A5 Sportsline Airsoft AEG Rifle

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  • H&K Licensed
  • The latest version of the HK416
  • Ambidextrous fire controls

If you are looking for an absolutely authentic HK416 without all the extra weight of a full metal AEG, the Umarex H&K HK416 A5 Sportsline was designed with you in mind. This HK416 A5 is a perfect replica but is constructed from high-density fibre reinforced polymer with an alloy outer barrel and buffer tube, keeping the rifle strong and reducing its weight to a remarkably low 2.2kg. The HK416 A5 Sportsline is made for pure skirmishing, with a pre-installed ETU which monitors battery voltage and provides a swift trigger response in semi-auto, a rotary adjustable HOP-up unit and full compatibility with version 2 gearbox upgrades. With this HK416 you can run around all day with a SEAL-like complement of mission essentials and you don't need to be a mass of muscularity to do it!

Full description

Description

The real HK416 A5 is the latest version of the much-lauded HK416, a development of the M4/AR15 platform built by German firearms masters Heckler & Koch and worked on by Larry Vickers, former Delta Force operator and an extremely credible name in the world of tactical shooting. The A5 variant adds full ambidextrous functionality, a redesigned receiver for compatibility with a wider variety of magazines, a longer free-floated quad rail handguard with a built-in flip-up front sight and a new slimline stock and refined pistol grip, bringing the 416-er back into the forefront of M4/AR15 platform innovation.

The HK416 A5 has a similar receiver design to the M4/AR15 but with a plethora of improvements, reinforcements and a slightly raised top rail for a better view down optical sights, and to accommodate the HK416's piston operating system. This means the HK416 is compatible with M4/AR15 magazines, and unlike earlier variants, you don't have to stick with the metal STANAG types. M4/AR15 AEG pistol grips are also compatible, as are stocks, so if you want a more "ally" look for your 416 you can dress it up however you please.

Starting at the tip of the alloy outer barrel we can see a polymer birdcage flash hider, which conceals 14mm CCW male threading beneath. This flash hider is unfortunately glued on but can be removed with careful application of hot water and moderate force. Using a polymer flash hider saves us a few quid, as Umarex know that most users of this platform will put their own choice of muzzle device on, as is the nature of a platform like the 416 which is often seen in the hands of SF operators with a suppressor installed.

Moving rearwards we can see the realistic mock gas block, complete with a mock gas adjuster which can be rotated between "normal" and "suppressed" modes, with each mode being indicated on the left side of the handguard with recessed lettering. Running beneath the handguard there is a realistic mock gas piston and spring which is visible through the ports of the handguard, proving Umarex are stepping up to the standards set by H&K, compromising on nothing! These parts do not affect function in an Airsoft AEG but they nonetheless are essential to give the HK416 A5 its authentic, realistic appearance.

The handguard itself is constructed from the same high-density fibre reinforced polymer as the receiver and has a rough matt texture to it and a high quality feel. The use of fibre reinforced polymer offers lower weight than alloy equivalents and better scratch/drop resistance, making this HK416 great for aggressive and potentially clumsy skirmishers! The handguard is equipped with 20mm Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions, and also has an integral flip-up front sight built in. The upper rail meets the receiver rail in a monolithic manner, and thanks to it being keyed into the receiver there is absolutely no chance of handguard wobble or rotation developing over time. This is one of the best refinements of the HK416 system and improves on the structural integrity of the base M4/AR15 considerably.

Every second rail slot of the handguard is numbed with recessed digits, just like the real HK416 A5 handguard. This means if you like to swap and change accessories between guns you can make a note of the slot number you use, and remount your accessories in the same spot every time. Punctuating the 20mm Picatinny rails we can see the H&K style handguard vents which give the 416 its recognisable H&K style, being similar in shape to those found on earlier HK416 rifles, the G36 series and the H&K UMP.

Moving on to the receiver we can see the linage of the HK416. M4/AR15 users will feel right at home with these controls, but there are a few notable enhancements on the HK416 A5 that most M4/AR15 AEGs lack. The fire selector for example is located just above the pistol grip as it would be on an M4, but this selector is redesigned with a wider contact surface for easier actuation in wet weather conditions and is mirrored on the right side to allow for left-handed use.

The magazine release is also ambidextrous, being positioned on either side of the magazine well. The mock bolt release is functional in that it will allow you to release the mock bolt after HOP-up adjustment, and is also ambidextrous. The left side catch is the conventional "ping pong paddle" style but is slightly enlarged, and the right side catch is a small tab just above the magazine release which can be actuated with the trigger finger. Pressing either of these catches when the mock bolt is locked back will release it with a satisfying clack, and is a lot of fun to play with.

All these ambi controls, arent we spoilt? It gets even better. One of the major pitfalls of ambidextrous controls is the increased likelihood of snagging and accidentally pressing a button when your rifle rubs against your kit as you move. The HK416 A5 has solved this issue by adding raised protrusions on the receiver to protect the controls from accidental use, in a similar manner to the "magazine release fence" found surrounding the magazine release of a standard M4/AR15. This is why H&K are the kings, they think of everything and their designs are extremely practical and well thought out.

Being officially licensed by H&K via Umarex, this HK416 A5 boasts full realistic H&K trademarks across the entirety of its externals. On the left side of the upper receiver, we can see a small H&K logo stamp, which also appears on the mock bolt carrier over on the right. The lower receiver is also marked with a deeply engraved and prominent H&K logo, with the rifle name "HK416" and the calibre indicated beneath. On the right side of the mag well the trademarks read "Licensed Trademark of Heckler and Koch GMBH Germany", which is the only marking which is not present on the real HK416 A5, though this was included for legal reasons. The stock also has an embossed H&K logo on either side, and the fire selector modes are indicated with the classic H&K red and white bullet pictograms, a prerequisite for any H&K rifle which everyone recognises.

The adjustable HOP-up of the HK416 A5 is located inside the mock ejection port on the right side of the receiver and is accessible when the charging handle (found at the top rear of the receiver) is pulled to the rear. This will open the dust cover and retract the mock bolt, revealing its authentic H&K logo marking and the rotary HOP-up adjuster. The rotary HOP-up type is the latest design for M4/AR15 pattern AEGs and benefits from being able to hold its setting for longer under the vibrations of firing and can be adjusted in finer increments for greater precision. This device allows you to apply a varied amount of backspin to your BBs, and tune your HK416 A5 for your ammo weight of choice.

The pistol grip is the latest HK416 design and has a refined grip angle with the usual finger ridge removed for greater comfort for a variety of hand sizes. On either side and the rear, we can find crackle texturing to provide superb gripping qualities regardless of what type of gloves you wear for skirmishing. The trigger guard is enlarged for fast access to the trigger, and the trigger itself is the curved "mil-spec" style trigger, as it should be.

At the rear of the receiver, we can find an M4/AR15 style 5-position buffer tube with the appropriate enlarged castle nut used on the real HK416 A5. Between the castle nut and receiver, we are treated to an ambidextrous sling plate which is the perfect location for mounting a single-point sling. There is also an additional sling slot on the stock, but this would be more useful when set up with a 20mm Picatinny sling mount (available separately) on the handguard if you prefer a two or three-point sling setup.

The buffer tube and castle nut are both constructed from alloy, giving the rifle a realistic centre of balance despite its reduced weight. The HK416 A5s sliding stock is installed over the top of the buffer tube, offering a snag-free design with a low profile adjustment lever located on the bottom, out of the way of any dangling slings, comms cables or other obstructions. The butt plate of the stock has aggressive chevron texture on its surface and is constructed from super grippy rubber, guaranteeing the HK416 A5 wont slip out of your shoulder when you are operating in bad weather conditions.

The battery compartment is located inside the buffer tube and is accessible through the rear of the stock. The butt plate of the stock can be removed by pulling the sliding catch at the toe of the stock forwards, after which the butt plate can be slid downwards and off the rifle. Inside you will find a mini-Tamiya battery connector to which you mount your choice of battery. For the HK416 A5, we recommend a 7.4V LiPo battery in stick configuration, which fits neatly inside and is easy to install.

The Umarex HK416 A5 Sportsline isn't quite a standard AEG beneath its gorgeous H&K shell, it is pre-fitted with an electronic trigger unit which protects the internal circuitry and monitors battery voltage, cutting power to the AEG when the voltage drops too low to protect your battery from damage. The ETU is also capable of performing diagnostics for the AEG, so in the event that your gun stops firing unexpectedly refer to the instruction manual for details on how to troubleshoot the AEG.

If you want an absolutely perfect replica of the H&K HK416 A5 but without replicating the significant weight of a fully loaded real steel 416, the Umarex Sportsline edition would be a great choice. Even laden down with a PEQ15, scout tactical flashlight, optical sight and magnifier, this rifle is easy to carry and wield all day and is well equipped to challenge other AEGs on the Airsoft battlefield with its rotary HOP-up unit and the ferocious trigger response from its pre-installed ETU!

Features

  • High density polymer construction
  • Alloy outer barrel and buffer tube
  • Full H&K Licensing - Authentic trademarks everywhere!
  • Near perfect replica of the latest HK416 variant
  • Ambidextrous fire selector switch
  • Ambidextrous mock bolt release
  • Ambidextrous magazine release
  • Electronic Trigger Unit (ETU) - Diagnostics function, battery protection
  • Redesigned receiver to reduce snags on extended controls
  • 14mm CCW male barrel threading - Tracer/suppressor ready
  • Pre-installed flash hider is glued on - Be careful when removing it!
  • 5 Position M4/AR15 buffer tube - Compatible with aftermarket stocks
  • Quad 20mm Picatinny railed handguard with built-in flip up front sight
  • Removable flip-up rear "ghost ring" aperture sight
  • HK416 slimline carbine stock with rubber butt plate
  • Ambidextrous sling plate - Ready for single-point slings
  • Ergonomic HK416 pistol grip - Refined angle for modern stances
  • Rear wired to a mini-Tamiya battery connector
  • Compatible with version 2 gearbox upgrades and AEG inner barrels/HOP-up rubbers

Package Includes

  • Umarex H&K HK416 A5 Sportsline Airsoft AEG Rifle
  • 160rnd Medium capacity magazine
  • User manual
  • Cleaning/unjamming rod

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
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. 300fps ± 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
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.182kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
71cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
80cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black, Tan ,
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
No
Construction Icon
Construction
Alloy outer barrel, buffer tube and trim parts. Steel receiver pins and handguard bolt. Polymer flash hider. High density polymer receiver, pistol grip, stock and railed handguard.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AR Platform, 416 Series, Long Gun, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
STANAG, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, M4 / AR Platform,
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
  • Flip-Up Ironsights
  • AR Buffer Tube
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Ambidextrous Fire Selector
  • Ambidextrous Bolt Release
  • Ergonomic Pistol Grip
  • Ambidextrous Sling Plate
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • Sling point on stock
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding , Multi-Position ,
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
5 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Buffer Plate , Stock , Loop ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
11''
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
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
290mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Medium Capacity , AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 160 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
No
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 | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
300 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
04/08/2022

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