"To start off, I am a marksman. I use any western 7.62 style platform (and have owned almost every 5.56x45 and 7.62x51 airsoft platform on the market, well over 200 rifles) and have NEVER owned any Russian weapon system before I bought the SVU. I am now converting to 7.62x39 and 7.62x54 replicas. After seeing this rifle in person, I decided to purchase it. My first impressions were very positive. Great quality metal, good finish, not too heavy, and very comfortable to hold. Disassembly is also really, really easy! The battery compartment will fit stick type batteries. I used an 11.1v 1600mAh battery and it fit just fine. No fuss at all getting it in or out. Out of the box, it consistently (and I mean 8/10) shoots 428FPS with .20g BB's equivalent to 328 with .32g BB's. The compression is very good making for precise shot to shot consistency. Stock everything using .32g BB's I was able to shoot out to 200' with no problem. Very impressive and especially at that price point. The AEG internals were very nice, chrome cylinder, steel ball bearing spring guide, M140 spring, very strong motor, and overall just great stock parts. I purchased with the intention to convert it to HPA and I did within a few weeks. Now equipped with evike's great $160 PSO-1 scope, a Hydra Gen2, and a lapped ZCI 6.02 x 455 R-Hopped barrel, I can reach out to 275' with only .32g BB's. Absolutely mind blowing. Not to mention, its as long as a CQB M4! All Glaz jokes aside, this rifle is my baby and I couldn't recommend it enough. Compact, Built-In Bipod, Lightweight, Built in Suppressor, Flip-up Sights, what more could you want?! I would buy one before it goes out of stock, if it does. Functional and Beautiful. 11/10.
"Gun came on time, as advertised. Scope mount I got for it fit. Leaned the rifle up against a table to get the magazines, and the rifle fell over. Scope mount went spinning across the floor, turns out the bottom of the side rail broke. Be warned, the material quality of this is not the greatest, might not survive even a 3 foot fall.
"JG is such an under-rated brand! I have loved every JG rifle I have ever gotten, and this one is no exception.
Get this rifle if you:
1. Like good guns
2. Like cool looking guns
3. Like Sniping and Assaulting
Some super cool things: bull-pup design is awesome, get a scope, add a new barrel if you really need to.