"I've had this gone for about a month or so now, fielded it twice at my local field for fairly nice results. Gun shipped nicely, no damage upon arrival. Out of the box, it fired absolutely terrible. The inner barrel took about eight cleanings before all the gunk got removed and it started to shoot significantly more consistent. Parts that are metal include the out and inner barrel, gearbox, magazine, and receiver. Polymer furniture on the stock and hand guard. Polymer doesn't feel the best, but it does hold up well and feels very sturdy albeit rather ugly. Default iron sights on the gun are useless, but chances are that if you are getting this gun, you're either getting the PSO scope or the matrix rail mount.
Onto the more meaty stuff, gun comes stock with a TBB. Uses SR25 gears. Internal gearbox seemed fine with me, trigger response was crisp out of the box. Firing 0.28g Elite Force BB's at ~330 fps which is a little bit low for a DMR, but the trade off for accuracy is worth it to me. 5-7/10 hits at ~200 feet on a human sized target. Stock hop up unit is remarkably consistent. V style bucking, but the unit itself is proprietary and plastic. If the unit breaks, there are no replacements, only DIY fixes or buying a new gun. Other notes for the hop up unit, despite its consistency, there is a significant amount of play in the hopup arm, commonly resulting in a right curve to the bb flight path. I fixed this with a pretty serious shimming job on the hop up unit to keep the arm from wiggling around and pressing improperly on the bucking. Finally, the dial for the hop up unit is extremely stiff to adjust. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you want to look at it. I certainly do prefer it to be difficult to adjust rather than loose to the point where it changes randomly.
Perhaps the gun's biggest downfall comes in the magazine. The loading nozzle has a unique slant to it which makes this gun only compatible with other KA magazines (50 round mid cap and 200 round hi cap) Do not make the same mistake I did and order the A&K or Matrix or CYMA magazines. They will not work no matter how much you modify them. Believe me, I tried. Aside from that, it is extremely difficult to "tactical reload" the gun. Because of the shape of the loading nozzle, the magazine is extremely hard to remove from the mag well while there are still BB's in the track. There is no fix for this other than to empty the mag or use a good amount of force to pull the magazine out of the gun. Forcefully removing the magazine will leave some dents in the plastic portion of the magazine. Thankfully the receiver section of the gun is a high quality metal and shows no visible wear on my gun after a month of fairly solid use.
Very consistent out of the box up to a range of 200 feet
Nice weight and accuracy
Crisp trigger response
$120 is a steal (get it while you can)
Somewhere in between:
really really stiff hopup dial
Hop up arm needs serious shimming
End notes: If the gun was at its original $270 price, I would have a hard time recommending the rifle. However, at $120, this is simply a steal. A few DIY mods to the hop up unit and it will be shooting far nicer than just about any other $120 gun out on the market. The gun would have a 5/5 from me except for the proprietary plastic hop up unit and the magazine removal issues. "Just got it this last week and have only had time to test shoot in my backyard. Gun has a good weight and feel to is. After reading other reviews I made sure to clean my barrel before test firing and boy was it dirty, but the gun shot straight. Needed ti remove the check guard/pad to be able to see down the sights. I know I will eventually need to add a rail attachment for optics before taking it to an outdoor game.
Only problem I've had with the gun is removing the magazine. After pressing the release button it will not disengage. You really have to pull on the magazine to take it out, and if get afraid I'm going to break the gun when removing the magazine. Guessing a better quality magazine will remedy this problem.
I got this on an epic deal, but over all I am very satisfied with my purchase. "Hello I just got this gun one week ago. When I first pulled it out the gun was as it describes full metal besides the Palmer stock and hand grip. When I got mine the stock was a Lil bet lose but that's a easy fix. I shot a couple of times and it was on/in the right area. But that maybe because of me using .25g BBS in it the first time. I strongly suggest cleaning out the barrel before hand I did it before I shot it for the second time. The barrel was dirty. All in all very good for the money. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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King Arms Full Metal Kalshnikov SVD Airsoft AEG Electric Sniper Rifle
Modeled after the world-famous SVD like the Real Sword, the King Arms SVD is a full metal receiver Airsoft Electric powered (metal gearbox) high performance AEG sniper rifle that will own the battle field. Being among the oldest manufactures of all, King Arms is known to create amazing external and internal parts for reliability, performance, and value. The King Arms SVD features amazing range, accuracy, metal barrel assembly, metal receiver, stamped steel top cover, nylon fiber hand guard, adjustable sights, sniper cheek pad, semi/ fully automatic firing, quick spring change, and more! Best of all, this rifle is Kalshnikov licensed with authentic markings! Features: Full Metal Receiver and Barrel Assembly Stamped Steel Top Cover Nylon Fiber Polymer Handguard and Stock Adjustable Front and Rear sights Solid Rubber Cheekpad Scope attachment point for SVD Style Scopes (scope not included) Full Metal 200rd Hi-Cap Magazine included Selectable Semi or Full-Auto setting Quick Change Spring Design Recommended for use with 0.28g BBs and heavier Length: 1219mm Weight: 2980g Inner Barrel: 650mm Magazine Capacity: 200 rounds Muzzle Velocity: ~380~400 FPS (Measured with 0.20g BBs) Gearbox: Custom Full Metal Design Motor: Short Type Fire Modes: Semi/Full-Auto, Safety Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Test Battery, Wall Charger Battery: 8.4v Small Stick Type recommended (Test Battery and Wall Charger included) Hopup: Yes, Adjustable Manufacturer: King Arms / Authentic Kalshnikov licensed product.
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