let me get this out of the way quickly. i did not buy this gun from airsoft gi like the rest of you did. i purchased this from a teammates brother for $100 used. it literally only came with the gun, magazine, and some rail panels he had bought extra. in my opinion, it was a beautiful gun right there without the grip or iron sights. but being my teams tech, i had the raging impulse to open her up and throw in a few spare parts i had.
now before i get started with the internals of this gun, ill comment on the extrernas. true, you will get a better body and finish when you guy a g&g or g&p, but you get what you pay for. g&g costs twice as much, and g&p costs three times as much, so you really are getting a budget gun here. the rails did wobble a bit, but thats nothing some screw tightening didnt fix. the stock wobbles a good bit, which to me was the most diappointing thing about this gun. i tried using lairs of electrical tape to reduce the wobble. it worked to an extent, but there was still some play. eventually i just gave up and added an echo 1 full stock to my cart with my next large order. with a full stock, this gun looks and feels much more solid. i personally pefer full stocks to collapsible stocks.
apart from that, i installed a king arms tan snipers piston grip and a leapers 3-9x40 rubber armored scope; both were parts i had sitting around.
as for the internals of this gun, there is a good bit to say. the hop up, bucking, and barrel were the best i had ever seen on a budget gun like this. with the high power of 450fps without internal tuning, i was able to hit a man sized target about about 200ft consistantly, using 0.3g rounds.
as for the rest of the internals, evething but the more and spring guide are usual a&k quality. the motor is very stong. i can easily pull upwards of an m160 spring if you wanted it to without a problem. deffinately the most powerful stock motor i have used. it even compares with the ics turbo3000 motor. it does include a metal bearing spring guide, which helps a bit. but there is no whole running through it, so with the m130 spring, its a pain to reinstall.
i had a few random upgrade parts i wasnt using on my shelf, so i decided to go ahead and upgrade this thing. a systema bearing spring guide, prometheus aluminum piston head and anti-reversal latct, an extreme fire cheetah mosfet, echo 1 h-nub, and a deepfire 6.04 inner barrel later, this gun was truly living up to my expectations. i was able to get it to shoot upwards of 500fps with 0.2g rounds, still using the stock spring. i was getting close to 300ft accuracy after installingthe nub and barrel with 0.3g rounds. excellant for an aeg.
my main gripes about this gun were the lack of upgrade parts for it. there are sr25 parts out there, but this cost way too much and are hard to find. overall, this gun has huge potential, just take the time to at least tune the gun when you get it, and if possible install a few upgrade parts. you wont regret it.
-high fps ~450fps with 0.2g round
-good respons time, for an a&k gun
-450 round mag, lots of extra ammo
-good weight ~10lb
-durable so far, with tunin
-stock wobble (worth thing about this gun by far), remedied by installing a full stock
-high cap mag, i prefer mid caps, but they rn pretty expensive for the sr25
-too hot for most fields (so use high weight bbs to trick the chrono)
-some internal and external parts are cheap feeling, expect nothing less from a&k. hello china clones!
hope this review has been helpful. for video review you can go to my youtube page "www.youtube.com/astkilo23."
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]