The Echo 1 CSR is probably the best Airsoft gun that I have used thus far. The range is phenomenal, especially when heavy BB's such as .36 grams are used. The accuracy is also very good. When used on a field that mainly consists of M4 and AK variants, this gun has a tendency to out-range the majority of them. The FPS also meets the standards that most Airsoft Sniper/Counter-Snipers would expect from an SVD. When shooting at a M.O.L.L.E. backpack, the gun shot a hole clean through one side. This was done using .40 gram BB's. This gun also seems to stand out due to the great package deal it is included in. Having two magazines is incredibly useful, especially because the gun is semi-auto, as opposed to spring action. This is also a huge plus, as double tapping is almost a necessity for those playing the role of counter sniper. I have yet to mount a scope on it, however the iron sights work pretty well. (The cheek rest must be removed in order to use the iron sights properly.)
* Incredible Range
* Incredible Accuracy
* Great durability
* Balanced Weight
* Aesthetically pleasing
* Two Magazines!
* Good Quality SVD under Six-hundred Dollars
* Uses either 8.4v or 9.6v stick batteries
Basically no cons.
* The only con I can think of is that the trigger response is slightly slow. (Can easily be remedied. either buy more batteries or buy a larger battery.)