"*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. "i'm convinced i got a lemon. there was so much wrong with my rifle out of the box. everything was loose. everything clanked and wobbled. screws were missing or not the correct size—one screw hole was even filled with solder preventing adjustment…just frustrating. it was nothing like i've read in the reviews.
i would encounter an issue and send evike a tech ticket…only to find another problem 10 minutes later an create another ticket. the evike techs were good and patient. they confirmed i had received an anomaly and i was eventually granted an RMA (return). evike is good people.
however, i kept the rifle and have been addressing the issues. drilled out the solder and tightened everything up. it was feeling solid. so i went out to give it a try for some distance (~80ish feet). couple of shots and whoa! too much hop. went to adjust the hop-up only to find the adjustment screw was gone. too much hop without even having a screw to add hop? (sad walk home).
i completely took the rifle apart and then reassembled—cleaning, tightening, and lubricating as i went (the construction is simple and you can have it apart and put it back together in 15 minutes). i'm not sure what screw or adjustment i made, but it's better rifle now. it isn't perfect or probably approaching the performance of others that have written reviews. but all it's faults are 'fixable' if you have the time/money/effort and patience.
it still has too much hop without the adjustment screw (the least amount possible). i ordered some 0.36g bbs to see if the trajectory flattens out. i'll see if i can track down a PPS unit and maybe a better barrel.
lots of metal
fits together well (with the right screws)
strong spring helps you build muscle
very nice weight
no lateral adjustment for rear iron sight
no assembly manual
shoddy assembly and QA "This is one of the worst guns i have ever bought from this sight. when i got it i took it out, put it together and loaded it up and shot it. i noticed that the bbs never went straight they always went straight down, turned up the hop up and shot... nothing changed. it once in a while shot straigh, lucky me it went right back to shooting straight down.
in all of this i hope no one buys this junk of a airsoft gun. if you want a good SVD look into the electric or gas, not this. Hope no one buys this so they can fix all of its problems. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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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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