"So, I dont usually write reviews. I've bought plenty from here and just never bothered. However this gun warranted one, and I soon realized that after using it for the first time. After assembling it I put in the new spring, the m160, and took it out.
I was able to hit targets upward of 80 meters straight shot. After a bit of tinkering with the stock hop up, which I really enjoy, I was able to hit a target at 100 meters as long as I compensated for the bb drop of maybe 2 meters. So out of the box I was hitting a body target at 100 meters consistently and easily.
This is one of the most solid guns that I've ever held. I love the feel of holding it, and it looks very nice after attaching a scope and bipod to it. Only complaint I would say is racking the bolt back is rather difficult to do from a prone position. I was able to make it easier by adding a foregrip for my left hand to hold the gun in place as I racked it. Still a bit of a hassle, but it did make it a heck of a lot easier.
Overall would highly recommend this gun, only difference between this and the other versions, is no monopod (not very important), no varied trigger lengths (the one it comes with is perfectly fine for me), and the outer barrel is hollow. Overall not any big differences and totally worth saving the 100$. 10 out 10. Would buy again.
"The build quality is like no other in my opinion. This gun is very easy to upgrade because parts are so cheap and easy to install. The one part I would expect them to make is aftermarket trigger sears, if yours wears out your basically done.
Madbull 6.01 barrel
fast hop from silverback
m160 silverback spring
These all add up to about 90 to 100 dollars which compared to a very 10 or an l96 is not bad at all. The high asking price is not high if you think about the quality of the gun when stock. This gun could outshoot any stock sniper in my opinion.
very good quality
many aftermarket parts.
no aftermarket trigger sears
"Simply put, with NO EXAGGERATION WHATSOEVER, THE BEST OUT OF THE BOX SNIPER RIFLE YOU CAN BUY. Yes, I'd take this even over the Novritsch SSG. The fact of the matter is, even bone stock, this sniper rifle can reach out pretty far (approx 60 meters no problem), and that's on the stock 370 FPS spring. With a simple bucking upgrade, 500+ FPS spring, and 0.40-0.48 gram bb's, people are getting shots out to 300 feet on torso sized targets confirmed with rangefinders. Being a bullpup, it's much more compact and easier to field than a VSR-10 that can be upwards of 4 feet long, and it doesn't feel as heavy since a lot of the weight is centered directly above the grip rather than being weighted out towards the front. It is generally heavier than a VSR-10 though at about 6.5 pounds. If you're going to buy a $130 VSR-10 and drop $300 worth of upgrades into it, why not just buy an SRS and a stronger spring and call it a day?
The primary difference between the Sport model and the other 3 (16", 22", and 26") models is that the Sport doesn't come with a monopod, doesn't have an adjustable trigger, has barrel spacers instead of a solid barrel interior that spans the length of the inner barrel, and is 1.5 pounds lighter. Everything else, including the internals and external body is the exact same across all the models. But let me tell you, that 1.5 pounds you save on the Sport is HUGE. You'll be able to keep a steadier aim and also play with it for a longer period of time without getting exhausted. No doubt that the 22" and 26" versions are also great, but let me tell you - after holding one of those for 15 seconds, it definitely shifted me towards the Sport version. The adjustable triggers and monopods are nice and all but more for show than anything, as the stock trigger is a nice consistently weighted pull, about 3-4 pounds.
It comes with a 6.05mm brass tightbore barrel as well as a flat hop bucking stock that is pretty excellent with 0.30 gram bb's and above. I'd recommend going with a stronger spring to push it to about 450-500 FPS and heavier bb's such as 0.40 gram or heavier. An M140 spring will result in an FPS rating of approx. 460-470 FPS on the Sport version which is quite hot even for some smaller fields, just something to keep in mind. Any additional upgrades such as the WASP piston, Flat Hop Chamber or TNT hop sets are optional, but useful for quick hop adjustments on the field and for tuning your gun to the micrometer. Before you drop any upgrades in this rifle, PLAY WITH IT FIRST and then you'll have an idea of just how much extra performance you need, because any performance gains made by barrel or hop upgrades are logarithmic (the more money you spend, the more diminishing returns you get). Also don't forget that hop up buckings have a break-in period of 300-500 shots before becoming more consistent.
Disassembling this gun is breeze. Just make sure you have some big hex keys handy. I can swap out the bucking in less than 5 minutes. I can swap out the spring with my eyes closed in less than 15 seconds. Try doing that with a VSR-10. Only thing to watch out for is to make sure that dust and dirt doesn't get inside the chamber (with such a huge opening for the bolt it's easy to get debris in there if you're not careful). I've noticed that this gun does tend to get dirtier slightly more quickly due to the opening, but the gun is so easy to strip and clean that it doesn't even matter.
Shooting the gun is a dream. I didn't realize I'd have so much fun with a bolt action sniper rifle. It does sound a bit louder than a VSR-10 because the piston is closer to your ears, but it's actually extremely quiet and near inaudible from more than 25 feet away. The FPS rating is very consistent and during chrono readings I'll often get a streak of FPS readings that deviate no more than /2 FPS. Airseal was perfect stock as I could hold a finger at the tip of the barrel and the piston could not move forward completely when I pulled the trigger. I actually ended up dropping an additional $200 into the gun. That is, $200 worth of scope/helmet cameras and camera attachments. Working the bolt is a bit harder than your standard VSR-10, but the trick is to rest the stock against the center of your chest and jerk the bolt back rather than pulling it slowly. Not hard even with stiffer springs as long as you're using proper technique. One thing to note is that swapping out the mags is a bit tricky but doable. There's a special technique that you can use to do it one-handed. For the right handed version, you need to lean the gun to the left, press the left side mag release with the right hand middle finger from below, grip the magazine with your thumb and index, and tug. The magazine should come out just enough for you to grip it with the rest of your fingers. Magazines come with a separate extended follower to feed all BB's, which is a nice touch. They will fit in most .308 pouches as well.
-ACCURATE up to 60 meters bone stock, 70-80 meters with heavier BB's and a better spring plus bucking upgrade. When the bucking was broken in, I had almost 0 flyers.
-Upgrades not even necessary except spring
-Easy to strip down and repair or upgrade
-Hops 0.30's-0.48's easily
-Variety of upgrade options available
-QUIET, with mods that can make it even QUIETER
-Looks amazing, receives tons of compliments on the field
-Compact size, about the size of an M4A1 carbine.
-Good weight distribution, doesn't feel too heavy even with a scope
-Rails for attaching accessories
-Precision bidirectional hop up adjustment
-A little heavier than the VSR-10
-Grip is huge, may be a bit awkward for those with small hands
-Mag changes are awkward
-Hop Up adjustment takes a while to tune perfectly
-Big breech opening means dirt and debris can get in if you're not careful
-24mm positive (clockwise) threads... need an adapter to use a suppressor
-People will keep asking you if they can use your gun