My A&K SR25 is not functioning properly. I have had it for a little over three weeks, and it has failed twice. While it works, it is a good gun. It will hit a man sized target with .20 or .25 bb's nearly every shot, consistently. I chrono'ed it to which it was shooting 403fps with .20. The gun comes with a battery that is unlabeled on voltage, and honestly, is a crap quality battery. It is also very small compared to the battery compartment.
The first time, there was a part inside the gear box that had slipped off causing the gears to turn backwards and get stuck. It was fixed, and lubed and worked again. However, the next week, it played fine for a day, with no problems at all, and when I got home, it once again locked up. I have yet to check the gears again.
I also think there is either a short or a some problem with the connector to the battery.
The gun looks good, and is heavy. It shoots good for being stock, and it has a fairly good accuracy. The body feels good, and I dont see the main body breaking any time soon.
It shoots consistently and has a good deal of power behind it.
I have gotten many kills with this weapon, only having used it in 3 matches.
It looks intimidating.
The gun weighs 15lbs and has no front sling mount. that means you are holding the gun at all times.
Mine has internal issues, and I fear that unless something is done to prevent further internal hangups, this gun will become damaged beyond repair.
I love this gun while it works, but it is absolutely not reliable for me.
Unless mine is just a POS, I do NOT think this gun is worth $200+ and would look elsewhere. To be honest, a M16 DMR with a QD silencer would be the same thing, using a more popular magazine. The barrel is 509mm--standard M16 length, and the stock is the same as an M16. If you just get a DMR version of the 16, and a silencer that fits over the birdcage flash hider, you will have the same thing as this gun, and it will probably be lighter.
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]