"This is a great sniper rifle but has a few flaws. The good things about it are that it is very accurate, strong, and feels great in the hands. It has a metal barrel and metal internals, which makes it durable against falling or general wearing away over time. It is very powerful, and we haven't had any problems with accuracy. It is actually powerful enough to break some BBs after they've hit a wall, and make you bleed if they hit the skin directly.
The flaws in this rifle are that first of all, it doesn't always pick up BBs into the chamber after cocking. We've noticed, if the BBs are on the right side of the magazine, it will take 2+ times to get the BBs in the chamber, and sometimes they won't go in at all. This can be a major problem in battles, when you become unsure whether or not your gun will actually fire a BB. We've tested many different types and qualities of BBs, and the same problem occurs for every single one. Also, the magazine is very difficult to remove from the gun. It requires you to squeeze very hard and exactly at the right time for both sides for the magazine to release. It holds plenty of BBs, but can be a pain to remove from the gun, and can especially be an issue in an air soft battle. Also the speed reloader is the only way you'll actually get BBs into the magazine and, every time, about 2-4 will drop out, which is a minor flaw but is important enough.
This is a decent gun, and if not for these few issues, could have potential to be a really great air soft rifle. I believe that a rifle of this price should be above these minor issues that can really become an inconvenience. I would recommend a friend to do a little more research and look at some other options before investing in this rifle. Also, I recommend using high quality BBs, preferably .25s, to ensure great accuracy and prevent damage to the gun."