"Must say that INITIALLY I was impressed when I first received this rifle. Upon first inspection before putting any better to it it seems extremely solid, I have seen people complain about the barrel wobble relating to the quick-detach feature, but there is a just meant and you can really tighten very well if you pay attention. However after a little bit of use the shortcomings become apparent.
Beautiful externals, absolutely gorgeous tight and solid
The ambidextrous features are nice
Long upper rail
Locking bolt catch and cool location of bolt release
Stock hop up chamber is atrocious. They sell an aftermarket chamber which I purchased as well but you are forced to reuse several of the hop up parts including the plastic slider which simply does not stay put
The fire selector does not click securely into place, several times and I was supposed to be in a semi only game I very easily bump the fire selector to the full auto position
Internals seem to be iffy at best. My gun now fires full auto whether in semi or full auto position but the safety still works
Body pin holds on the front hand guard doesn't quite stay put very well, actually lost it during a game because of the loose fit
In conclusion if you are tech savvy then this might be an excellent choice for you. I don't feel like this is a long term rifle without getting into the gearbox, however the externals are truly beautiful and if you are willing to put in the time this is a very unique build. In addition the hop up leaves much to be desired, and the fact that they have you reuse terrible parts that are poorly designed is simply a letdown that will require a bit of imaginative problem solving. I would probably buy this rifle again but only because I am confident in a gearbox. Because I have not opened it up yet I can't comment on the shimming quality AoE or gears themself. Too many other projects and this kind of got shuffled to the side.
On a side note lol at the guy who said this might not work well for CQB. People always say that about the longest rifles. Duh!
"Just received this last week. I'll say this... Never, in all my years of airsofting, have I ever ordered a stock gun, took it, out, used it in a game, and seriously considered not changing a thing internally about it. Used it, in an indoor game, an outdoor game, and a small 3v3 skirmish, accuracy is great, consistency is good. like most long-barrel guns there is some slight barrel wobble, due in no small part to the quick release barrel system. This was easily fixed with a rubber band I used as a make-shift barrel shim. No wobble, straight as an arrow. The FPS is about 350 or so with .3g ammo. (haven't crono'd with .25s, and don't have any .2s to try out, I'd imagine this gun is too powerful to use light rounds). For its size, its fairly light. Would have been nice if it came with at least a bottom rail for a bi-pod/fore-grip; Still for the price, can't beat it. If your arsenal is lacking a good DMR, ya have a surplus of M4 mags (who doesn't), would like a change from SR25/M16/M14 variants, and would like something highly adaptable in all manner of combat situations and applications (ACR like the true name states), Then look no further!
-Price, $200 for a great stock DMR, Masada no less
-Range/accuracy, sniped from end to end on a CQB field, roughly 175ft, Still able to pull off head shots
-Working bolt Catch, Stays back for quick hop-up adjustments, snaps forward with a solid, and satisfying metal on metal smack
-Ambidextrous everything but hop-up chamber, this is big for me, sometimes you get stuck behind cover that doesn't allow you to shoot from your right hand, long as you have some practice shooting with your off hand, this situation won't be a problem for you
-Weight, for its size, it doesn't weigh all that much.
-Uses M4 mags, if someone on your team has an M4/M16, running out of ammo should never be a problem
-Consistency, for a stock gun, consistency was better than I expected, have yet to do a grouping test on paper target, but 4/5 hit dead on the cross hairs after sighting my scopes today.
-Sturdy as hell, Normally I'd like at least a little metal on my receiver other than rails and outer-barrel, But I'll be damned if this isn't one of the toughest polymers I've ever seen, stays true to the real deal counter-part. A&K, you've really Surprised me!
*Trade-offs* (Con or pro, up to you)
-little bulky, Duh, its a DMR
-Fire's hard, crono'd at 350-360ish with .3s, so probably 420ish with .2s, 400 when the spring settles, you may not be able to use this in some indoor cqb games
-Barrel Wobble, Easily fixed impromptu or otherwise, hey ya get a quick release barrel system, given the right external mods, you can adapt this weapon for any battle field and any role!
-The pages suggests a butterfly/crane stock battery, this fits, but wit just barley any room, id suggest a small stick type, 9.6v or higher
*Cons* (I had to be stringent just to find any)
-Jams or double feeds with some polymer Midcap mags (only noticed after I ran out of .3 KWA perfects, and had to switch to infinity .25s, so bbs could be to blame)