WOW, i bought this gun with a coupon code for a extremely reasonable price. when i opened the box i couldn't help but load it right up. stock out of the box this rifle with the m150 spring is clocking in at 2.3 joules! thats some serious power right out of the box. Airsoft gi has yet to update this post about the SVD, this is the second version from A&K, it has the m150 spring installed giving you 480-500 fps with .20's... version 1 is discontinued and it gave 400 fps with a m120 spring. you can tell the models apart because the new version has 2 small "show" flat head screws on the upper metal receiver.
now to start of f every svd will have a loose front hand guard, and a shaky receiver. but nothing a little black wire tape wont fix right up. now this gun is solid! the plastic is actually glass fiber and extremely strong stuff. the bolt pull was difficult the first round i loaded, but a little silicon loosens it right up. And alot of young children are tell people to use glove to fire this weapon. im a normal guy and had no problem with this gun cocking leaver hurting my hand after 300 rounds or so.
the magazine is wonderful, the new version holds 60-70 and is whisper quiet and has no mis feeds because of the hicap. this gun will double feed however, if you loosen or tighten the screws above and below the hopup. the hopup is the middle allen key screw.
so overall, this gun is heavy, has a super long barrel, very accurate with .36's out to about 170 feet. has a great feel to it, huge mag capacity, extremely intimidating.
and it is also quieter than a vsr-10 spring verzion.
500 fps .20's
long inner barrel
pretty much my favorite sniper platform i have ever worked with
very smooth trigger pull
runs aeg type springs!
great weight balance
you wont want to put it down!
unfortunately no beefy trigger sears are on the market so if you upgrade to a m170 spring (3.2 joules!! and 585-600 fps! (.20's)) you will have a seriously powerful sniper for only 20$ but you will need to machine out a new sear because it will blow out :(
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]