"I bought this to get a dmr type weapon for my collection and I wanted something other than an sr-25 or long barrel m4. So far i have been really enjoying the rifle, shoots far and straight enough for the job.
- The bullpup design allows for a really long inner barrel, about 630mm, and it does go through most of the mock suppressor. This gives it a higher fps and I chrono'd around 400 fps average with .25g bbs
- Lots of mlok and pic rail space for optics and accessories on the foregrip, a direct upgrade to the 'regular' svu
- If you wanted to, theres also a side mount for other ak accessories like a pso-1 style scope. There a cover that can be removed after removing some allen key screws
- Heavy weight makes the gun feel sturdy, but can be unwieldy. 8.8 pounds is quite hefty
- Select fire, semi or full auto
- Bullpup design does have drawbacks, mostly ergonomic: magazine being the rock and lock with the bullpup design is cumbersome, but doable
- Very low sight clearance, another downside of the bullpup setup is that there isnt really a stock, just the receiver right on your cheek, so its flat along the top pic rail. This means you need a riser for pretty much any optic if you use a lower face mask. The built in sights arent much better, but they fold away nice at least.
- Magazine compatibility, this works with SVD mags since this is a bullpup'd svd, but theres apparently another svd style magazine pattern out there that does not fit in correctly due to design differences, so be careful. The extras i bought were found here: https://www.evike.com/products/37655/. The mags this gun uses have the bbs come out towards the middle of the mag, not the front
- No battery space at all. The only way you are getting power to this thing is with a small rectangular shaped battery inside a mock peq box mounted somewhere on the front, or some other form of creativity. The gun is wired to the front with a small tamaya connector.
Most of the cons i feel are due to the bullpup design (needing a riser for optics, no battery space, reloads being awkward), but if you can get over that this is a great gun to pick up, especially if you wanted a bullpup dmr
Also, this could just be me being unlucky, but the gun came in with the gears inside locked up and would not fire. Had to get a local tech to replace the gear set, but once that was fixed the gun has since ran flawlessly.
"Absolutely love this rifle. Have had no issues whatsoever after six months. Fit and finish is beyond my expectations. Running a PEQ 7.4 lipo to avoid fitment issues I have read about, honestly can't see how anyone could fit a battery in the hand guard. Dead on at 60 yards with 3.0s.
I don't have the black one to make a set.....yet
Mags seems to empty way too fast
Oh....and my neighbor yelled at me because of all the ricochets.