||I got this gun just 3 days after ordering it, kudos to Evike on that. When I opened the package, I noticed that it was packed in very cheap plastic. I started playing around with the gun, and tried to bolt out.
It was a huge hassle to pull it back. You have to twist it up, pull it back, twist it back down, pull it to the end, twist it back up, then let go, or use the bolt catch. The whole bolt assembly seems super loose, and you cannot pull it back straight, you have to do the dumb twisting to get it to work. I think I just got a dud, because in all of the video reviews, the bolt looks fine.
Another problem was the silver L on the bolt. After playing with the bolt for a little while it flew off. I recovered it, but I was not attached very securely. Not too much of a problem. Also the heat shield is very bad plastic and I'm looking for a real fiberglass heat shield to replace it with
The final problem is the piece that you attach your scope mounts onto. The screw that connects the piece of metal and the part you put the scope mounts onto is very small. Today, the piece of metal fell off. Now I'm not sure if the screw broke, and left part of it in the screw hole, or if there was no screw hole and the screw was not tight enough and fell off. If it was the latter, then that is very bad design, and it was the first, I'm screwed (no pun intended) if I want to put on a sight, which I was planning on doing.
I'm going to see if I can return this to Evike and get a replacement, but because I received it a little less than a week ago, and it takes them 2-3 business days to contact me about my problem, I'm not sure if I will be able to replace it do to there only being a seven day warranty.
Besides these problems, the gun shoots extremely well, and the wood is amazing
Gun shoots very well
Good heft, but not too heavy
Wood is very good quality
Metal is very solid and good quality
A huge hassle to use the bolt(might just be a dud)
L piece falls off easily
Scope mount screw is weak and broke, won't be able to attach a scope
I'm giving this a 3 because for a 300 dollar gun, I would expect quality from both the externals and the performance. The performance is fine, but there are too many problems with the externals