« on: August 14, 2010, 02:36:30 PM »
After using this rifle and playing around with it for a month, I have found some things out about this gun. To be honest, this rifle is very nice for the 70$ price tag it comes with. The bolt assembly and outer barrel are made of metal and look and function nicely. The stock has visible seam lines, and is fairly light, but there are no creaks or odd bends.
Now for the problems. Most of the problems are small and fairly easy to fix. First off, the screws that hold the receiver to the gun are very prone to stripping, because of the fact that they are made of pot metal. The front sling mount is also screwed in, but is not secured into the body with a nut, which lead to me losing it and not being able to have my front rail on the stock anymore. The magazines do fit rather loosely, but the do fuction fine.
As with most new guns, there was too much grease throughout the internals of the gun. I would definitely recommend cleaning everything out and giving the bucking a good washing. The biggest issue is regarding the hop up. The teeth on the arm bar that apply pressure to the bucking were poorly molded. The right tooth was longer and thicker than the left tooth, meaning many of the shots were heading left to right. I had to sand down both teeth to the point that the hop up as not sufficient for the .28 gram bb's I use in the rifle. As a fix, I had to make electrical tape shims to put on the bottom of the arm bar cutout to increase the hopup again.
Overall, I have been very happy with this rifle, especially with the 6.01 EDGi tightbore installed. While there were several issues to be worked out, most were very simple and the low price to quality ratio more than makes up for it. It is a good performer, especially for the 70$ price tag.