"i initially bought this as a gun to bring to a Vietnam reenactment. but when i brought it out to a distance, it was actually quite good. i now use this as my primary sniper rifle, and put a 50mm scope on it. it can get someone's head at about 250 feet, torso at 300, in the right hands. it has very tight groupings, but is not entirely accurate. after a good distance, it curves to the right. tilting the gun slightly to the left will fix this, mostly. the rifle is quite heavy, but sturdy and feels very solid to the shoulder and hands. it has a very short trigger pull and is very responsive, although the rate of fire on full auto is only 800. the magazines load much like an AK, and as does the bolt, so its an easy switch. it has plenty of battery space for a 9.6 NiMH, and the magazines are very solid and hold around 400 rounds. the high caps roll forward like an M4, but load like an AK. crazy, right? the flip up shoulder pad on the stock comes in handy. with a firm forward hand and the pad lifted up on your shoulder, you dont even need to use your shooting hand, other than just a finger. the bolt sounds very realistic, and is very loud. the bolt catch is very functional, and the rifle is overall very quiet, compared to my AK, and my G36c. almost everything is metal besides the stock, and the heat shield, but this plastic is the thickest ive ever seen. ive dropped this out of the back of a truck, and not a singe crack or bend. if your just using the iron sights, this thing can pop off people at 200 feet, torso shot. i suggest getting a cheek rest for it, so you dont have to raise your face up to the sights, and i recommend the scope mount they sell here, and just about any standard scope will work, i have a 3-9x 50mm buck scope. that works marvelous. be easy on the selector switch, its plastic, keep it on semi-auto, load the magazines right, and get good sights for this thing, and it will keep winning every time you bring it out. i own the real thing, and compared to the real rifle, this thing definitely is a good replica, and in the airsoft field, this thing is one of the best battle rifle/sniper rifle you could have. if you want a long range, head hitting, long and heavy traditional rifle, go for it."