Our take: After we heard about the rumored production of an SSR full metal bolt action sniper by A&K, we were intrigued. And after a lengthy wait that dragged on for more than a year, we're proud to say that we've FINALLY received these all-new bolt action rifles from A&K. After our initial evaluation and play time with this all-new SSR [Specialized Sniper Rifle] from A&K, we've got to say: THIS RIFLE IS SENSATIONAL. This is the NEWEST production run unit from A&K, and because a few variants are still scattered across the market from previous production runs, we'll detail below the specs on the new A&K SSR that we now carry.
Everything on it, from the body to the cocking mechanism, has been engineered to have a functional purpose, and has subsequently been assembled with the utmost care and precision. This rifle is one of the sturdiest bolt actions we've ever laid our hands on, and we think that it is truly one of those Airsoft rifles you just HAVE to have. With a limited production run allocated for this rifle, we are proud to say that we've secured a number of units for our customers.
After fumbling around with it and adjusting to the sheer length of its entire body, you'll notice an overwhelming stability throughout the structure of the rifle. It has a supreme balance that is sure to please for all SSR-afficianados. Construction, finish, and overall build-quality is excellent, and is to be expected from A&K. Performance wise, it is unquestionably powerful. With 0.20g BBs, it chronos in at 440-510 FPS, certainly a force to be reckoned with. Because its inner barrel measures in at over 600mm (!), it is dead-accurate. With the SSR, you can have the confidence of being able to pick off opponents at distances greater than 100 feet, as the rifle has a maximum effective range of well OVER 200 feet. We've found that for maximum accuracy, 0.25g or heavier BBs are best.
The tactical rear stock and an adjustable cheek rest is a feature that every SSR-buyer will be sure to love, as it proves extremely beneficial in bettering shooting comfort. If for any reason you want to remove the cheek rest, you can do so with ease, as it is removable/adjustable with the flip of the locking latch.
Distinguishing specifications between the older production run models and this all-new SSR include:
- New model features realistic standard 30rd SSR magazine
- Shoots stronger out of the box, at 440-510 FPS (about 10-15% increase in power over previous production run models)
- Metallic receiver cover, high grade metallic/polymer composite receiver
- Metal barrel, flash hider, and barrel assembly
- Metal trigger, trigger guard, and charging handle
- Adjustable metal sights
- Durable construction throughout using high grade metal & polymer composite
Operation: Bolt action
Muzzle Velocity: 450-520 FPS w/ 0.20g BBs
Magazine: 30rd standard SSR magazine
Rifle Weight: 6.5 pounds
Ammo type: Seamless 0.20g or heavier (0.23g, 0.25g, 0.26g, 0.28g, etc) BBs. For maximum performance and accuracy, Airsoft Megastorerecommends GoldenBall ProSlick BBs which carry perfectspherical consistency and density, available at Airsoft Megastore for thelowest price on the market, guaranteed.
Package includes: Rifle, magazine