"I bought this rifle several months ago, hooked on the idea of realism. I was not disappointed. The gun has six shots in a mag, seven if you keep one in the chamber. The shells are co2 loaded, but can be loaded by hpa for far more pressure with the right equipment. This gun is solid as solid comes, 10/10 for build quality. A smidge disappointed in the lack of a hop up on the new model, but it is not too necessary. A slight bit of teching opens the gun to see the flat hop patch that serves as bucking and nub. I immediately changed the barrel for a pdi, which also requires modification, but it is well worth it. I prefer to run on larger fields, where the 800fps shells are a necessity. Very accurate at 180 feet or so with a .38, varying between .30 for better distance, but a slight drop in accuracy.
1) Expensive - Shells cost between $9-$15 a piece. Don't loose them.
2) Heavy - this rifle weighs about 14lbs
1) Realism. This rifle's realism is unparalleled, Metal what should be, Plastic where should be. The shells are massive and intimidating. One shot, one kill. GIT GOOD SON.
2) One shot, one kill. As stated above, this is a one shot, one kill rifle. If you are not a hardcore, wait for the right moment sniper, do not buy this rifle, you will hate it.
3) Intimidation. I have only played against my rifle once, and never will again. The gun is a silent killer. If you are close enough, you will hear the firing pin drop, maybe a quiet pop, but that is all. If you are cross field, forget it. Seeing a shell the size of your thumb being ejected is just a bit unnerving. It packs a bit of a punch, which can leave welts at shorter distances, and stings at 180+. If your really want performance, teching is required. that is the most expensive part of owning this gun. However, there is nothing quite like this rifle.
I love this rifle. As a dedicated sniper(4 of the six working guns I own being dmr's or sniper rifles) there is NOTHING like this gun. There is a sense of deep satisfaction popping someone at long distance with this rifle. Because of your limited ammunition, it really helps set your mood as sniper. 10/10
"I have owned this gun for almost a full week now. I got it form my local shop. This rifle is so smooth and reliable i love it. Its easy to clean. Easy to take apart. I had range problems at first but thats because of my bb and co2 pressure. I recomend buying a shell catcher with this gun tho. Nothing bad to say! 10/10 Would buy again!
"This is an interesting gun. The first thing I noticed was the atheistic quality. The rifle is well-built, the parts that should be metal are, and the parts that shouldn't aren't. The adjustable stock is very nice and offers some height customization. It comes with a shell catch (so you don't have to buy one). The shells are relatively easy to fill, and it can be done quite quickly when you get used to it. I have both the angel shells and the skull shells, and they aren't much different, aside from range. Before I bought this I looked all over the internet for the range, but couldn't find it anywhere, so I decided to risk it. The lack of hop up is abysmal. The CQB shells loaded with .3g bbs go about 20 yards. The regular shells go about 40. What makes up for this though is the noise. This gun is nearly silent when you fire it; the firing pin is the main sound. It's wonderfully stealthy:)
Excellent external design
Comes with shell catch and charger
Range without hop up
All in all this is a good gun, still very fun despite the range. It's a perfect stealth weapon, so if you're into using a ghillie suit and taking out unsuspecting victims, this is the gun for you. The range could be a huge con for some people, but that problem can be solved by either aiming upwards so the bbs fly in a parabolic arch, buying the devil skull shells (if your field and fellow airsofters will let you) or just rigging the shell charger to HPA. If you're a hardcore sniper who like to deliver accurate shots where they count instead of slinging hundreds of bbs downrange, this is the gun for you.