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A review from someone who owns it
on December 30, 2009
I bought this sniper rifle off of [...] and was very pleased with my purchase. I have organized this review into different parts.
Opening the box: Upon opening the box, I noticed that the gun came neatly and tightly packed in styrofoam. The gun was in three pieces, the mostly metal barrel and trigger box, the stock (made of some composite material)and the screws for holding the gun together. The barrel/trigger box makes up most of the weight of the gun, and the stock is light. There are however weights inside the stock making the rifle very balanced. This comes with a speed loader (a must have for loading the clips) and two 25 BB capacity clips. The gun also came with stackable butt pads so you could lengthen or shorten the stock to the desired length and bipod for stability. It also comes with instructions on how to put the gun together (although it seems very easy, read the instructions, if you don't you may damage the gun).
Shooting: Pulling the bolt back on this gun for the first few times is a little hard to do if you don't have very strong arms, but it will ease up. I try to pull the bolt straight back and not to the side a bit because it makes it so much easier. After you have cocked the gun, you turn the safe off (which makes no sound at all) and pull the trigger. The trigger is easier to pull compared to any other gun that I've fired, making your shot so much easier and somewhat more accurate (you don't move as much). The gun is very quiet and mostly is not heard from 75 ft. This is also a very accurate gun. I have had 1 inch groupings at 75 feed with the hop up set to two clicks. Not bad at all. I also tried the pop can test. The bb pierced the can at 75 feet knocking it over and went all the way though at 47 ft.
Pros: nice accuracy
adjustable hop up
many accesories come with it
little assembly required
Cons: May be hard to cock for smaller people
the camo- I live in the desert but then again that's why I bought this version with the desert camo stock, however if you don't live in the desert, you will be spotted right away.
orange tip- gives you away unless you cover it up
Things to get with this:
-a decent scope, not too powerfull
-a backup weapon (you will hurt if they spot you and you don't have one of these)
-desert camo paint set (a black barrel is not good in a desert environment, so paint it tan/brown,
-camo (any desert camo will do, just make sure the colors with your gun and your suit don't contrast too much
Overall, I give this gun a 4/5, and it would have been 5/5 had it not been for the bolt (it sometimes is hard to cock, and will be harder for smaller people.