Well, back to the original topic, I'd definitely go with the UTG over the $80 gun. I have a couple of friends that have the UTG and it is amazingly accurate and powerful. You'll have to get a scope for it, so plan on spending another $20 to $40 for a decent one. However, one thing i dont like about the MK96 body is the square fore grip. It's not very comfortable... One more thing, I purchased a $60 Well sniper that came with a scope and supposedly shoots 400fps just to have a sniper in my arsenal. Its not a bad gun, but I wish it had the accuracy and power of the UTG gun (my hop-up still isn't broken in and that is killing my accuracy as well). You get what you pay for dude.
Echo1 G36c (stock)
UTG L96 (stock+homemade hop-up)
KJW 1911 kp07 (stock using co2)
Well mp5k (stock)
UTG M3 S tri-shot shotgun
Well mb03 R700 (broken).