I’m a real gun owner, and I don’t participate in airsoft skirmishes. I bought this gun because I was interested in a cheap backyard-legal can plinker, so my review will be centered around that.
Standing 60-70 feet away, I can hit a Coke can 5/5 times offhand using a 4x scope. I’m using .2g BB’s. Unfortunately, my backyard isn’t longer than that, so I can’t comment on accuracy past this range. Sometimes the gun will produce flyers, maybe 1/15 shots will deviate in random directions by 3-4 inches. I assume this a problem inherent in airsoft projectiles, but I’m not sure if this is the norm.
No failures to feed or fire, and ejection is not an issue. Unremarkable, which is a good thing.
Decently heavy for a bolt action rifle (my guess, 5-6 lbs), and the trigger has stacking. OTOH the trigger pull is short, has no grit, and has no side to side play. No pretravel but lots of overtravel. About 1.75cm of movement before the trigger breaks.
The bolt pull is heavy, but some Hoppe’s gun oil helps a bit. The bolt cycles like any other bolt action rifle, but pulling the trigger while the bolt is pulled back will cause the bolt to slam forward and fire. This is unlike a real bolt action rifle, where pulling the bolt back opens the ejection port and renders the gun safe. The ejection port is not exposed. For the manual safety, forward is fire and back is safe. The gun withstood a bump test with a rubber mallet. The magazine release is a little button on the front of the stock, with inlets cut out to grip the 20-something shot magazine.
Stock is cheap-feeling plastic. Barrel, receiver, and bolt are metal. Gun feels very “toy-like” and lightweight. Finish on the metal parts is garbage, and wears down quickly. The picatinny receiver rail was loose on my gun, so make sure everything is properly tightened before attempting to zero the scope. The sling swivel studs are misaligned, and need spacers and Loctite to be properly mounted. The barrel is threaded into the receiver, and the weight makes me think the barrel is a tube within a tube. I’m not sure if the barrel is free floated, or the true thickness and rigidity.
When using a compact 4X scope (NcStar 4x30), the scope needs to be moved as far back as possible for optimal eye relief. I currently have the scope mounted with one ring only. The bolt handle will also knock against the scope unless high profile rings are used. I scratched the bolt handle and the scope using Weaver medium-profile rings. With high profile rings, there’s about 3mm of clearance between the bolt handle and adjustment knob. Gun does not come with any iron sights. It’s powerful enough to puncture a Coke can at 50 feet, but looses this ability by 70 feet. Probably not something you want to give to an 11-year old.
For a backyard plinker it’s a pretty decent rifle, although the occasional flyers bug me. I got it for $63.77 after tax and shipping during Black Friday sales. Add on an NcStar 4x30 scope for $21.87 and some $5.00 NcStar high profile rings, and you’ve got a nice can destroyer for under $100. Is this a good buy? Definitely. Will this rifle last beyond 3-4 years without a major repair? I have my doubts."