"My first gun purchase in several years and with a little TLC it is no disappointment
Out of the box the handguard was very loose and the plate which secures it (at the skinny end, closer to the muzzle) was moving around.
Turns out, the set screw the factory used was much too small to bridge the gap between the plate and the outer barrel. I replaced the tiny set screw with a ten millimeter piece and now the plate is very secure. If you have the same issue, buy an M3x10mm set screw. These are used for certain R/C cars and are readily available online or at better hobby stores
Also, the locking pin on the handguard plate must be removed in order to slide up/off the plate. Some online videos indicate that it only needs to be turned to allow the plate to slide off. Not true. Rotate the pin so the locking tab is free of the plate then pull the pin straight out. It is a very tight fit
Either AIM/TOP or Evike filled the set screw hole at the flash hider/front sight piece with solder. Why is anybody's guess. It took a lot of effort to remove the solder and get to the set screw. Again, the set screw was a bit small. I swapped in an M4x8mm screw I bought at Home Depot
I also replaced the larger handguard plate set screw with an M4x6mm screw that I bought at Home Depot
Gun assembles easily--only have to remove the spring guide block (two screws) then screw the stock on with three screws. Oddly, the factory provides what look like drywall screws. They seem to work well enough though
Cheek rest looks on the cheap side, and the locking mechanism is rickety but functional. There is no way to use the rest and look down the sights, even without a mask on. Use of a scope allows use of the cheek rest, at least when not wearing a mask
The finish on the metal parts (most of the gun) was very even and well done. The plastic furniture is well molded and sturdy. The gun overall is very solidly built
Magazine fits well and feeds well, but is a little difficult to load owing to the slanted design of the feed mechanism. I did experience BBs dribbling out the barrel when first putting the magazine into the gun. After the first shot it is fine. Only happens when first popping the mag in
I bought the Matrix (AIM/TOP) scope mount and it fits great
The Matrix bipod also fits perfectly on the receiver
Cocking handle is tough to pull. Get the AIM extra large bolt handle
Gun shoots very hard
While not totally authentic, since it's a springer, I would highly recommend this gun "This gun is good but is kinda annoying
the screws are a pain i lost one and my stock is wobbley but a rubberband help ghettto kinda
good weight feels real
mag mid cap
weight heavy can be pro or con
small flash hider
spring has to get use to it
scopes are expensive
over all recommended for a starters first sniper and if you dont want to spend to much and if you dont want a regular l96 or m24 4/5 "UPDATE
So I got a dud, and after getting a dud L96 a few years back I almost lost my faith in bolt actions springers. BUT THEN- Evike repaired it for free, and the front sight wobble is fixed, my hop up is fixed, and the gun (before hop up adjustments and scope adjustments) is already nailing head sized targets at 75-125 feet. when hop is adjusted I estimate 170 as its top range. Great purchase, great retailer.
High quality construction
430 fps with .30g BB
Hard to assemble with all the screws
Hop up adjusting is a hassle
Mag can be difficult at first
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*Scope not included.
Matrix SVD II Dragunov Bolt Action Airsoft Sniper Rifle (Stealth Black)
A variation of the popular SVD Airsoft Sniper Rifle, the SVD II is a joint project between Matrix and A&K to bring you a re-designed reinforced model of the A&K SVD. Matrix had produced their variation of this legendary sniper rifle in all stealthy black furniture. By utilizing a manual cocking, spring powered system they are able to produce very consistent results with every shot. This is a key requirement for any serious sniper rifle. The Airsoft SVD II Dragunov Series comes in three different colors to accommodate any player on any battlefield. As a sniper, you rely on using all elements of stealth to get the job done. The Matrix Airsoft SVD Dragunov Sniper Rifle Series comes in all the colors you'll need to stay hidden and stay on target. The SVD II is 100% compatible with the previous version with capability to handle some extreme upgrade kits that will be released in the future such as the Co2 kit. You may see the Matrix SVD II packaged in the B&W boxes when they are manufactured in Taiwan instead of China now for better quality control and performance.
SVD II vs First gen SVD:
The previous version had an inherited issue of excess wobbling and magazine not being a tight fit. The Ver. II has more reinforced parts and enhanced performance. Less gun wobbling and magazines have a tighter fit to resolve the "dropping magazine" issue with the previous version found on many Airsoft guns. To use gen1 mag on genII, you may need to pull the mag release to lock in the magazine, but it will be a much more secure fit perfect for sniping.
Features: Long range accuracy and performance. Compact and slick design. Lots of spare / after-market upgrade parts available and coming soon! High Power Bolt Action Air Cocking System Metal Receiver and Receiver Cover Metal Outer Barrel and Flash Hider Metal Adjustable Front and Rear Sight Metal Bayonet Lug, Piston Tube, Charging Handle, Trigger, Trigger guard and sling mount. Metal Integral Side Mounted Scope Rail High Strength Polymer Handguards and Skeleton Stock Ergonomic / Removable Cheek Rest Muzzle Velocity :
490~520 FPS (Measured w/ 0.20g BBs)
Power System :
Bolt Action. No gas or battery required.
590mm AEG Cut Barrel (Capable of fitting a 640mm barrel)
Overall Length :
Magazine Capacity :
60 rds (One included)
Matt Black, Desert Sand and OD Green.
Matrix (USA) A&K/B&W/AIM (Asia)
60 Round Standard Magazine
180 Round Hi-Cap Magazine Description :
The SVD (Russian: Снайперская винтовка Драгунова, Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova, lit. "Dragunov sniper rifle") is a semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by the Soviet Union and entered into service in 1963. Many variations of this well-known rifle have seen service all over the globe in conflicts large and small.
Gen. II SVD:
The Matrix & AIM Top's SVD II (Gen. II Bolt Action SVD) have a newer magazine catch design. You may need to pull lightly on the mag release to lock the mag. This prevents the from falling off accidentally during transportation or skirmish.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 21 October, 2011.
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