"note, a review from someone who actually bought this gun from evike.com (the best spot to buy stuff)
okay well im gonna say this right off the bat, if you think youre gonna pick this thing up and its gonna outshoot everything and that youll never work on it, you were very wrong... however if you were thinking of buying this on the premise you wanted to totally rebuild it, defy local gun techs, and have a pretty rare-to-see gun, this is all you, but get ready to drop some serious paper.
okay aside from all i said above, this thing stock is nothing out of the ordinary. low stock fps and clattering antiquated ebb make this thing more of a prop than a performer. if you want to make this thing "work" its going to take some serious "blood sweat and tears" but once you get it right, itll be like driving a nice car at your field, many will ask about it and compliment it almost to an annoying level.
what i did with mine was dissassemble some of the ebb related parts in the upper, build up a G3 (v2) gearbox, (youll need a trigger, selector plate, selector switch, and source yourself a discontinued king arms psg-1 grip for the G3, not an m4, a G3) once you get that all in there youll be cooking. or with the king arms grip, you could drop a whole polarstar f/e in it which i later did. still need trigger selector plate and selector switch. you wont be dissapointed
reason i give it 5 stars is its potential when upgraded, and the whole rarity factor. simply biased, take what you can from this review
2.-gun serves as a housing to barrels 650mm long
3.-even stock accuracy with a .20 was amazing,
4.- unique operation with v4 gearbox, need to cock weapon once loaded magazine is inserted to feed first round (at least i found that cool)
5.- decent weight for an all plastic gun (kind of pro/con, but id prefer plastic if all parts were metal itd be too heavy)
6.- great looks, collector grade
7.- hk trades and mock serial number
8.- obviously comes with scope, witch has adjustments for windage elevation and clarity at different ranges
9.- scope also has a lens protector on the front, i wouldnt shoot it with another aeg or pistol to test it, but its there
10.- stock is adjustable to shooters comfort
11.- serious range potential
12.- pistol grip is quite cozy on the hand, also an adjustable handrest
1.- work and money required to get this thing up to fieldable standards
2.- ength (buddies say i could joust with it) definetly not for small framed shooters.
3.- the plastic construction = unstable barrel, not enough to be like wow but can be tightened up, its pretty solid
4.- v4 gearbox is a nightmare, parts are unavailable (good luck)
5.- saying you plan to keep it an aeg, battery space even for lipos is quite limited
in the end its definetly not a gun for a first time anything. but if you have the patience, time, resources, and money to build this up, its a rewarding experience. it wont happen overnight. if you want a unique/rare gun that you want to fiddle with and make into a project that some will be jealous of, this is just for you. with the setup i got including the polarstar in it and an r hopped barrel using .32g bbs at 470 fps im hitting people at 300' with semi automatic fire.
hope this helped
"One of the finest airsoft guns out there! I"ve had mine since the mid 90's and it's still a performer. Fit and finish is typical Tokyo Marui, which is a good as it gets. The finish gives the impression that this airsoft is full metal. It is of course plastic as most TM guns are but the weight is very convincing. One feature you will love is the blowback effect of the bolt cover when you fire it. There is also a tension release lever that allows you to relax the spring should your last shot end up in mid compressession. This is a long rifle so I wouldn't recommend it for small framed shooters. If you love sniper rifles both as a collector or a player you will want to add this to your stable of guns.
"wow ive been shooting airsoft ever since i was 12 and ive never shot a gun like this its perfect in every way i own countless snipers including the barret the intervention and the dragunov and they are nothing compared to this...its full metal and shoots like a dream it looks awesome i got this gun last week its pricey but its worth it 100% my favorite airsoft gun and i dont think ill ever find one better than this A+++++++++++++++++++++++++