"This is a great starter sniper there are plenty of upgrades around and it is very easy to maintain. one of the only issues iv heard and had to deal with is the stock hop units being molded slightly off so all rounds will go left or right causing a need for a new unit but id get a new unit any way. over all great gun and price. 4 stars one off because of the occasionally bad batch with the bad hop unit. "I've had this gun for awhile now, and there are plenty of things I like about it and plenty of things I don't like about it.
I bought this primarily to have something that looks sweet while shooting targets. It's great for that. It's fun, simple, and has a really awesome look--especially if you put a real wood stock and handguard on it.
It also just feels really good to hold. It's relatively light and most of its weight is in the the main body/receiver right between where you place your hands, giving the gun an overall balanced feel.
It's also performs pretty well for being a relatively cheap springer. It shoots hard out of the box and is decently accurate at range. If you want to use it for more than just shooting paper targets, you might consider upgrading some internals, but overall I'm satisfied with its performance.
The magazine is a little wobbly/loose. It's not so bad that it's going to come out when you don't want it to, but it does have some lateral movement. If you feel like being airsoft's version of MacGyver, the wobble is pretty easy to fix.
My biggest gripe with this gun is that the metal it is made out of is really shoddy. I don't think that the gun would break under normal usage, but assembly and disassembly has become increasingly difficult. Basically, the metal it's made out of is like butter, and if you take out any of the small grub screws (which you have to do to take the handguard off), they will strip. Not just the heads of the screws, but the threads and the sides of holes they go into as well. I'm generally pretty careful when it comes to tightening/loosening screws and have never had problems like I've had with this gun on anywhere else. Maybe you're more careful than me, and this won't happen to you, but taking those grub screws out has become a real pain.
I'm also not super happy with the way PSO-1 scope aligns with the gun. It fits tightly and is secure, but I've spent a great deal of time trying to adjust ("zero") the scope, and I just can't seem to get it right. The gun looks really cool with the scope, but because I can't get it zeroed, my shots are more accurate without it, even at longer range. (The iron sights are pretty accurate, by the way).
Overall, this is a fine gun. Nothing special in terms of performance, but I love the look of the SVD. There are plenty of better SVD models on the market, but if you want an SVD because you like they way it looks and want to have some fun, this is a good value. "*UPDATE to the review below*
i finally got to try the rifle with .0.36g BBs (vs 0.25g). flight path has leveled out, shots are more predictable. i tested it to around 180 feet, shooting at a metal target about 14x8 inches with the iron sights. got a few tinks. it just takes the BB longer to get down range. i'm pretty happy with the change. but i might pick up the tighter bore barrel to get back some fps. thanks for reading again. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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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.
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